Review: Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted May 13th, 2014 in Blog Tour, book review, Giveaway / 26 comments

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PICTURE PERFECT

Limelight Series #2

by Elisabeth Grace


Publisher: Self-Published (April 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: eBook (Novel length)
Source: Free book from blog tour for honest review
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 stars)

Summary
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?

At A Glance
A good romance but nothing spectacular.

The Good
Picture Perfect is a fun, easy read. It had a good amount of romance, sex, and drama. Both characters had interesting backgrounds/stories. Skye and her political family who are loving but not perfect. Landon and his determination and tenacity in his career. I respect someone who knows how to run an efficient and professional company. They worked well together both in the work environment and privately.

These two give off a lot of emotions, especially Skye, but the book didn’t feel overly heavy. I was sad when they had a falling out, but I understood both of their positions. Skye handled the scandal with dignity. I don’t know if I would have been as brave as her.

The couple kept me reading. Their office romance really drew me in. They deny each other for so long that when they finally cave, FIREWORKS! The writing flowed well, as did the dialogue. I felt connected with every character. The plot was simple but interesting. I liked how it ended, so sad at first then super cute. I will continue this series.

The Bad
There is nothing specific I can pinpoint that I didn’t like. I just didn’t find any part of this book amazing. It was all good, but that’s it. Plus, I got bored in some areas.

The Snuggly
The slow romance between Skye and Landon was good but it was the sex that made me tingle all over. The sexual chemistry was off the charts. And liked how that attraction slowly turned into true feelings by the end.

There is sex, so for a new adult audience and up.

Final Thoughts
The series as a whole has an interesting theme of public scandal. It’s hard to read sometimes because I put myself in the characters’ positions and I think I would just break down. But these characters show us how to overcome the negative and focus on the positive. A great message. Recommended.

Quotes
“’I can’t make any promises. I have no idea what the future holds and I’ve never been in a monogamous relationship before. And to be clear, that’s what this would be. But I’m not going to tell you that everything will work out all right, because I don’t know that. Unlike my father, I’m not going to make promises I can’t keep. What I can tell you is that I want to spend time with you. I want to find out what side of the bed you like to sleep on. I want to know where that little scar on your inner thigh came from. I want to figure out whether you’re a morning person or a night owl. I want it to be me you ask what dress you should wear on a night out. I want to know how you take your coffee in the morning and what kind of movies make you cry. I want to know everything there is to know about you…and I want you to want all those things, too.’
That was the single most romantic thing anyone had ever said to me.”


“Yep, I must have done something wrong in a past life because I was definitely being tested. He wore an aged pair of jeans, faded in all the right spots and hanging low on his hips. The lean muscles of his upper body were on full display in a charcoal long-sleeved shirt. Basically, he looked mouth-watering, panty-drenching good. Crap.”  
Limelight Series:
Book #1: Rumor Has It
Book #2: Picture Perfect
 


Author Bio

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.

My debut New Adult Contemporary Romance, Rumor Has It, releases December 6, 2013.

For more of the lowdown on me feel free to visit my author website at http://www.Elisabeth-Grace.com

 
 
 
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26 Responses to “Review: Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Giselle

    Great review! I like the sounds of this series it sounds like it has good emotional content but nothing too overbearing so it stays a lighter read. 🙂

  2. Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books

    Exactly what I thought! Nothing bad about it, a good read, interesting story, interesting characters (though no crush material on either side, sadly), and despite the awesome chemistry between them my heart didn’t go all nutty for some reason.
    Maybe it’s the writing, not over-dramatizing the drama-licious parts, the characters don’t do angsty, so maybe that’s why the end result is a good, balanced, without super highs or super lows kind of reading experience. It’s a rare talent, in my opinion, to give readers a well balanced, not emotionally exhausting, good read, right?

  3. Melliane

    Even if the ook isn’t awesome, it’s already perfect if it’s good. It looks like there are a lot of different things there and I love when it’s well mixed together. Thanks for the review.

  4. Lily B

    Interesting review, I like how you made an okay read sound so positive. Sorry it was just eh, at least you walked away with somethings from it.

  5. Olivia-Savannah

    It sounds like what you put in the at a glance: nice but nothing new or amazing. I think this might be a bit too clichéd for me to read myself… hm >.>

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