Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Perfect Mess REVIEW

A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret #1) by Zoe Dawson is a bundle of secrets.

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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 Series
Three perfect girls, three perfect secrets, one unholy trinity

  • A Perfect Mess, Book #1 – the girl most likely to succeed, an unpredictable Outlaw, and a dangerous secret that could be the death of her.
  • A Perfect Mistake, Book #2 – A preacher’s daughter, a reckless Outlaw, and a secret that will change her life forever.
  • A Perfect Dilemma, Book #3 – The town’s poor little rich girl, a sweet-talking Outlaw, and a secret that will ruin all that she holds dear.

REVIEW
This book is like a bundle of unraveling secrets. Told in alternating POVs from both main characters, readers are given good insight into their motivations and come to generally like Aubree and Booker. The story was good but it never really grabbed my attention. The set up was abrupt and pacing was off in the beginning, making me feel confused which made it difficult for me to connect with the characters. It smoothed by the end when there was an explosion of secrets. The huge twist in the story came out of nowhere and surprised me. I'm not crazy about the ending in terms of some of the actions just seeming so very wrong but the author did answer all my questions and leave me with a sense of closure. This was a good read -nothing more, nothing less.

RATING
3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was provided through NetGalley. Many thanks.
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