Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson

A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret, #1) 
A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret #1) by Zoe Dawson
Release Date: August 5, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romantic-Suspense
Pages: 367
Source: E-Book
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
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.

Notes about the book:
I read and reviewed this book in January 2015.

This book is not meant for anyone under 18 as it does contain mild sex scenes.

At the time of posting this review, this book was free for Kindle and Nook.

Book Quote:
“Are you okay, Aubree?” 
I nodded. “But I went all girl on you. I’m sorry… how are you doing?” 
He gave me that teasing grin. “I think with some rest, medication, and counseling, I’ll be okay.” 
I laughed, my eyes blurring again. “Are you ever serious?” 
“If you hadn’t blubbered all over me and interrupted that liplock in the kitchen, you would have seen how very serious I can get."

My Review

The book started a little slowly, but I was quickly hooked. I was nearing the end and thought I’ll just read a little bit more and go to bed. I was up till 1am finishing the book. Romantic suspense is one of my favorite combinations.

This book is not for those readers who do not like to read vulgar language or sex scenes. I loved Aubree & Booker’s romance. It didn’t hurt that there were two more hot guys waiting on the sidelines! I will continue the series to see what happens to Booker’s brothers and Aubree’s girlfriends. At one time I thought the author was going to hook Boone up with Aubree’s college roommate. But it doesn’t look like that will happen.

I’m glad that Aubree decided to push through her fears and follow her dreams.

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  1. I one-clicked this one a while back, Carey, but haven't read it yet. I'm moving it up in the queue though. I love romantic suspense and don't read near enough of it. :) I'm glad that you enjoyed it so well it kept you up til the wee hours. That's always a sign of a good read. :D

    1. It was definitely better than what I was expecting when I one-clicked it.