Thursday, 3 July 2014

Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines

Summary from Goodreads

Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.

Della is determined to be strong for Woods, even as she’s quietly falling to pieces. No matter how far from home she’s run, the ghosts of her past have never stopped haunting her. Struggling to hide her true feelings from Woods, Della fears she can’t be his rock without dragging him down into the darkness with her. But is she strong enough to let go of the last thing holding her together?

Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK

My Review

I was ever so excited to delve into Della and Woods' complicated world again. I really wasn't disappointed, Glines writes yet again another very heartfelt and emotion filled read.

Della is the kind of girl that I would like as a friend. She is kind, thoughtful and very down-to-earth. She has some very dark things in her past that she still struggles to deal with in everyday life. I loved her bravery and her beautiful journey.

In this instalment we see Della and Woods work together to try and make their relationship really work. But with Della's issues and Woods' infuriating mother and ex constantly getting in the way, how can they possibly hope to get anywhere?

I fell in love with Woods in Twisted Perfection but sadly in this instalment I lost my attraction (could be because I've now experienced Rush *swoon*), I still really liked him but more as a friend. He was overbearing and just very annoying...which drove me insane in places.

There was a big emotional punch towards the end and I think it will play big parts in future books.

Simple Perfection is a steamy read that is filled with emotion and is very dark in places. Abbi Glines explores some tough topics with ease and her characters are always larger than life. A really great all-round read!

4 / 5 Stars

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