Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Abbi Glines

Twisted Love, Simple Perfection

Twisted Perfection

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…

Mag's 4 Star Review:

Woods has his life set up the way his parents believe it should be. He is to marry someone who he doesn’t love and doesn’t even like just to keep his position within his families business. Being forced to marry someone is putting Woods into a downward spiral he doesn’t know how to get out of. That is until one chance encounter with a girl at a gas station sets in motion a plan no one had planned for. Della Slone had lived most of her life alone being locked away from the world and everyone in it. Finding her way out from the dark is was a lot harder to do emotionally than it was physically. Della finds herself out in the world trying to find herself and in the process unknowingly helps another person find himself.

I am a fan of Abbi’s books, because all of her characters are very well developed and you can tell a lot of thought goes into her writings. All of her books are somehow intertwined together to create this web of series. I really enjoyed Woods character in Rush and Blaire’s books, and was very happy to get to read more of him. Another thing that was great with this book was the alternating point of views. Getting inside of not only Della’s head but also Wood’s head was great. I am very excited to read the second book and finish their story.

Simple Perfection

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?

Mag's 3 Star Review:
***This is the second book in the series and WILL contain spoilers from book one. We suggest reading book one before reading this review***

Simple Perfection leaves off where Twisted Perfection ended. Wood’s father has passed away and with that gives Woods an added stress level he didn’t have before. Finding his family business dumped into his lap and dealing with his grieving mother, who didn’t approve of Della was not something he was prepared to do. Feeling like she was more work than help, Della decides to make the decision she thinks will benefit Woods the most.

Simple Perfection will take you on an emotional roller coaster with an epic change of events towards the end. Reading more of Wood’s point of view was again great. He is truly an amazing character filled with love and compassion, but I was let down with this book. I felt like it dragged in comparison to the previous book. It was beautifully written, as are all of Abbi’s books, and had a great plot with twists and turns, but overall I was looking for more than there was. I found myself skimming the pages trying to get to the conversational parts. I also was getting a tad bit annoyed with Della in this book. We all know her past was horrible and she fights those demons daily, but have some backbone against those demons and fight for what you want.

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