Friday, 9 May 2014

A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret #1) by Zoe Dawson

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Blue Moon Creative and Netgalley.
A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret  Series, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.” Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess.

 A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret  Series, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Blue Moon Creative and Netgalley.)
Aubree is shocked when she gets a call to tell her that her aunt is in the hospital seriously ill, but going back to her aunt’s house means going back to the town where Booker lives – the guy she has always been secretly in love with.
Will Aubree’s Aunt recover? And what will happen between Aubree and Booker?

This was an okay contemporary romance story, but it was a little rough in places.

I found it quite difficult to relate to Aubree, she just didn’t come across as a real person to me, and was a bit wishy-washy.

The storyline was okay, but I found it pretty rough going in places. The writing was a little rough around the edges, and it made the story less believable.
The mystery aspect was alright, but I wasn’t really desperate to find out what had happened.
The ‘Love’ scenes were the best part of the book for me, as Aubree and Booker seemed to have some really hot and steamy chemistry. I don’t think I’d have liked this book much at all if it hadn’t been for the steamy love scenes.
The ending was okay, and I was glad that the mystery and secrets were revealed. The sheriff did make a comment at the end that sounded a bit creepy though!
Overall; okay story with some steamy love scenes,
6.75 out of 10.

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