Friday, August 9, 2013

Book Review: Twisted Perfection

Twisted PerfectionAuthor: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Perfection # 1

My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn’t ignore it anymore . . . I’d gotten close enough to her to see deeper.

Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past and the memories of the illness that claimed her mother, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can’t even pump her own gas—until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need.

Woods’s family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can’t resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can’t get the irresistible Della out of his head.

When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don’t keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn’t about to let that happen…

Guys like him didn’t treat women well. Why did they have to smell and look so wonderful?

“Dance in the rain, meet new people, laugh, watch old eighties movies, and I like to sing,” she replied, then smiled at me before taking another sip. At this rate she was going to get hammered if I didn’t watch her closely.

“I’m sorry. If I’d known he was married I wouldn’t have gone near him. I swear it.” Then I stormed out the door and it slammed behind me.

“Go find yourself while in the sunshine, Della.”

Abbi Glines gave romance a new meaning for me. Honestly. Because of her books I looked at the romance genre differently than I had in the past. Before, I thought that all romance books were mushy gushy and very clichéd. Then I was introduce to Ms. Glines and her wonderful books. The point of all that is to tell you that Twisted Perfection was just as amazing as any other of Abbi’s books that I have read in the past. Woods and Della have an interesting story and relationship to bring to the table, and they kept me hooked from the very first page. If you have never tried any of Abbi’s books then I highly suggest you pick one up. Even if romance isn’t really your thing, Abbi Glines has a little something for everyone!

Woods and Della had an amazing chemistry; the kind you only see on movie screens. I was so invested in their story and their lives, and honestly I couldn’t tell you which character that I liked better. They were both well-written and well-rounded characters, with not a lot of fluff but plenty of flaws. This made them seem more realistic, and therefore made them more readable for someone like me who likes to connect to characters. As with most of Abbi’s books, I was glued to every page and couldn’t put the book down, for fear of hurting the characters feelings. I wanted to get to the end, but never wanted to story to conclude at the same time.

This is not your average love story, as I have mentioned before. Abbi Glines does not write the clichéd love stories that most of us are probably used to. Instead, this is a book that deal with critical issues in the lives and relationships of our two main characters. I wanted to cry for the characters at times, and then rejoice in their moments of triumph in others. I thought Woods and Della balanced each other out perfectly, and they each brought strengths to the table that the other one might not possess. It’s simple really. Start this series now!

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Atria in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've heard all great things about Abbi Glines and this one sounds like another winner.