Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Picture Perfect

Book Description Provided by Goodreads: Being the daughter of a big-city mayor, twenty-one year old Skye Summers has giant shoes to fill in her first real job out of college. With the public spotlight on her family, and her dad’s expectations running high, she jumps at the chance to work side-by-side on an important project with her sexy new boss.

Playboy entrepreneur Landon Steele has built a successful entertainment PR firm and broken more than a few hearts along the way. He’s counting on his enthusiastic new assistant to help him expand his business into LA… until he discovers she’s a pampered rich girl who’s in the public spotlight as much as his famous clients. Still, he agrees to give her a chance, and soon the two are heating up the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

But when Skye’s ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal a dangerous secret from her past, her job, relationship with Landon, and her father’s career are suddenly all on the line. Will she be forced to leave Landon? Or will she pursue her heart, regardless of the cost?

Story Line: The story pulled me in from the very beginning because of its powerful start with Skye and Vic fighting. From there, it just got even better with the steamy introduction of Landon and the surprise twist that he is Skye's new boss. I also loved that the author admitted to incorporating events from her life into the book because it just made the story seem more realistic!

Relationship: Skye and Landon's first meet at a bar and are automatically attracted to each other. Later on they find out that they are now coworkers and Landon being the boss doesn't act on his feelings for Skye. Overall, Landon and Skye's relationship transitions from both of them ignoring their feelings for each other, to acting on said feelings, and finally to accepting their faults and the other person completely. They have a sweet relationship and it was fun to read about their discovery of that relationship!

Characters:Skye: Skye's character is strong but most of all she is protective of those she loves. She has spent all of her life in the spotlight because of her father's political career and this has taught her to be responsible. I found it really admirable and relatable that she would sacrifice so much for her loved ones, especially after everything she has already endured.

Although Landon's character starts off as a player, he can't help but want a relationship with Skye. This quality made me like his character from the beginning because it showed that he wasn't a douchebag; however, what really made me fall in love with Landon was his protectiveness for Skye (and his name hehehe!!!). He comes to her rescue more than once and sweeps her off her feet, while still trying to remain respectful as a boss by not overtly showing his feelings towards her. I loved his manners, his love of cars, his protectiveness, his charm, his intelligence, and his looks!!

Overall: The characters are fantastic and the author brings so much life into them that I couldn't help but enjoy reading about their lives and root for them as well. Also, the story's pace was perfect and the two plot twist near the end of the book really kicked up the heat and the pace of the book to make a great ending to a fabulous book!

Rating: I would give this book a 9 out of 10!!

About the Author:
I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO much for the lovely review of Picture Perfect!! :) So happy you enjoyed it!