Book Review: Simple Perfection

SIMPLE PERFECTION by Abbi Glines: 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?

TeriLyn's thoughts: Simple Perfection is perfection for me. I liked the follow-up to Woods and Della's story better than the first. The whole Rosemary gang is involved in the book making it that much better. For Woods and Della, Simple Perfection is about healing and making them whole, both individually and as a couple. There is no doubt to anyone that they belong to each other but they both need to face their demons. Some tough scenes will make your heart hurt for them both. Woods is the ultimate protector and through his need to protect Della he forgets that he's smothering the freedom she so desperately craves. However, these two ground and protect each other their need for each other is so strong that it is, at times, strangling. It's beautiful when Della is able to give back to Woods the protection and stability that he has provided her. I have been rooting for Della since we first met her. When in a faceoff with the crazy ex psycho, Angelina, Della states she wants to be tough like Blair. I want that for her too and cheering her on. Woods makes some very mature decisions regarding the future of his club and I couldn't have been happier with him. He was dealt a crap hand as far as his parents. The manipulation they put him through is repulsive and I'm rooting for him to overcome that and prove himself despite them both. He is standing behind his convictions while proving his capability to run the corporation that was handed down to him. When he calls in his closest confidante's it's game on. I'm always in awe of the man Dean Finlay; he loves his son and daughter-in-law and simply adores his grandson. His scene in Woods' office was equally heartwarming and hilarious. Rush and Blair's parts in the book are awesome; I love Blair Finlay. She's in all her glory and she's happy so her strength and confidence shine bright. Be warned: There are some major plot twists in this story that I just wasn't expecting. There is so much going on with Bethy/Jace, Tripp, and Grant that we only get glimpses of; I cannot wait to get my hands on their books. One twist in particular will leave your heart just as broken as Woods'. It's a totally crazy moment that you won't believe is actually happening. Abbi Glines wanted to torture us a bit with this installment I think. Her writing is, as always, flawless, quick, and easy to read. The simple words and plot flow seamlessly making it quite simple to devour her work in one sitting. The Rosemary crew is my favorite of her stories and she continues to draw me in completely. Woods and Della's story is beautiful because they're healing and they're facing their fears which in turn makes it so easy to stand in their corner. I can't wait to read more about them in future Rosemary books.

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1 comment:

  1. I still need to read the first book. It's on my iPod. A long with so many other impulse buys. :D #needmoretimetoread