Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach #3, Perfection #1
Publication Date: April 24th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…
Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.
What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…
This is the second book by Abbi Glines that I’ve read. I’ve heard about her books long before I finally opened one up and I was not expecting to hate the first book that I read. But I did. There are so many books by Glines that I was itching to read (still am too) so when my first go round with one of her books turned out so poorly, I was scared to start another one.
But then I picked this book up, seeing that the hero was actually a guy that I thought was okay in that one book that I liked and thought…I’m going to give her books another go.
And I’m glad I did.
This book is far from perfect but man was it compelling. We’ve got two characters that are from two completely different worlds and one of those characters is broken from past experiences and you’ve got one helluva story.
Della Sloane has lived with only her mother for company for as long as she can remember. Aside from her friendship from the nosy neighbor that turned out to be the best friend she’ll ever have, Della has been alone. She’s never been to school. She’s never gone to the movies. She’s never had friends so when she’s finally free from the constricting life that she led with her mother, she’s free to do whatever she wants to do.
So with her best friend’s (the nosy neighbor) car, she goes off in search of some adventures. Things are going swimmingly as she drives around, with no clear direction in mind, just driving until she needs to stop for gas and realizes that she has no clue how to pump gas into a car.
With the help of a sexy guy in an expensive car, Della wasn’t expecting to spend an explosive night with him…but she does. It was supposed to be a one night stand but when she finds herself back in his presence months later, things get really interesting.
Woods is almost engaged. He lives under his father’s thumb because he wants to be a part of the family business. Running the country club is something that he’s wanted for as long as he can remember and his dick of a father is dangling it in front of him but won’t let him take the reins without jumping through hurdle after hurdle after hurdle. Woods hates his life but has accepted that he’ll have to live without being happy in order to get what he really wants. The country club. But when Della storms back into his life and throwing it up in the air, he finds out that there are more important things that trying to earn the approval from the person that is never going to give it to him. There are things far more important that a country club.
And for him, it’s Della Sloane.
But Della’s got issues of her own. She’s got secrets that she doesn’t want to tell and memories that won’t leave her alone. And it’s a struggle for her to deal with them each and every single day but she does. Because it’s all she knows.
And the closer she gets with Woods, the more she realizes that true love really does exist.
These two characters are young and they make a lot of stupid mistakes that made me want to punch a wall but I kept reading because I couldn’t stop. It didn’t take me very long to finish this book but after I was done with it, I wanted more. I couldn’t wait for Simple Perfection to come out because I had to get my hands on it. Woods was a far better hero than Rush was and Della wasn’t the doormat that Blaire was so I enjoyed getting to know them.
I’m glad that I gave Abbi Glines another chance because I enjoyed this one and look forward to reading more books from her.
Grade: 3.75 out of 5