Saturday, November 29, 2014
REVIEW: Once Perfect by Cecy Robson
His life was never easy. Hers wasn’t supposed to be this hard. They come from different worlds, but fate lures them together in a way neither expected in Cecy Robson’s raw, steamy series debut—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn.
Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.
Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.
As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.
First of all I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.
Wow, what a powerful book. It hit on subjects that were triggers for me I won't lie, but I loved the way it was handled. The author Cecy did a fantastic job of handling it.
Mateo is a sexy latino man who sacrifices himself for those he loves. Evelyn once had a perfect life... well from the outsiders point of view, but her world crumbled around her one day. The things that no one thought was that she was going to pick herself up, and make something of herself. Yes she has setbacks, but that is kind of expected when she starts to remember everything that has happened to her in the past. Life has hardened Mateo, but not to the point where he doesn't know how to love, its actually the opposite, he loves so much he sacrifices himself for it. But even with all his hardness he is gentle and sweet with the women in his life that he loves. Now it doesn't hurt that he is sexy, strong, and latin.
I have to tell you all, I couldn't stop reading this book. I was so attached to it that I even read while I waiting in line at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and the Post Office during Black Friday shopping.
I definitely look forward to reading the next book in this series. Cecy Robson, is definitely going to be one of my new go to authors.
Happy Reading... Adri