Perfection Series, #1
by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Self-Published (April 22, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult/New Adult
Format: eBook (Novel Length)
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
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…
At A Glance
Sweet Baby Cheeses. What. A. Book. This book is it’s namesake, twisted perfection.
So, so, so happy I read Twisted Perfection. Abbi Glines is a new author for me. I knew she had a pretty great reader following so I was excited to finally get my hands on one of her books. And Glines did not disappoint. Twisted Perfection had everything I look for in a contemporary romance: interesting characters, steamy sex scenes, a force trying to keep the couple apart, and a past trauma affecting the relationship. I know, I’m weird for coming up with this list, but when this criteria is met, I always seem to love the book.
I loved Della right away. She was a perfect combination of vulnerable and aggressive. Sometimes she had this confidence that surprised me considering her past. But when she gets comfortable with someone, she exposes her emotions and fears and I respected her the more for it. She also comes off as sweet and innocent, which is what seems to attract the people around her. She has had a very, very tough life. Her past is not one I read about in a book before. She does a great job of trying to enjoy life and trying to get over her childhood trauma. When she meets Woods, she starts to feel more than she is comfortable with, but she pushes on anyways. Because what’s life without taking chances?
Woods kind of pissed me off in the beginning. It was hard watching him throw his life away because of fear. Fear of going against his father and loosing his legacy. But he really does redeem himself. I felt so bad for him as he struggled with his feelings for Della and his obligations to his family. The more he gave into his cravings for freedom and Della, the better the book got. Woods and Della could not have been hotter together. They threw off sparks when in the same room. I could literally feel their sexual tension seeping off the page.
The side characters fascinated me as well. I despised Woods’ parents. Such horrible people. And his “fiancée” was just disgusting on the inside. I had fun hating these secondary characters. Della and Woods friends all had great qualities, like compassion and camaraderie, that made me feel comfortable with them.
I loved the sexual freedom Twisted Perfection represented. Woods and Della started their relationship in reverse. They had wild sex first and tried their hand at love way later. I am so tired of reading books about virgin girls in their twenties who are so freaked out about losing their virginity. Not that that’s a bad thing, its just that the concept gets tiring after the 100th time I’ve seen it. Sure, many people save themselves and wait to have sex until their ready, but not everyone. I want to read about the ‘not everyone’ occasionally. A lot of people are not virgins out of their teen years, and a lot of people have sex when they first meet some one if the mood strikes them. And there’s nothing wrong with that as long as they are safe. So, thank you, Glines, for breaking out of the mold on this one.
The writing was spot on, the drama was in abundance, and the pacing was perfect. This book held my attention the whole time. I can’t wait to continue this series.
This was a five star book until the end. I wasn’t in the mood for a cliffhanger ending so it left me feeling annoyed.
Glines may have labeled this a new adult/adult book, but it’s straight up adult in my eyes. The sex scenes were beyond steamy, they freaking melted my walls. I swear, I feel like I was doing something naughty just reading about Della and Woods going at it like bunnies. Glines wrote some of the most tantalizing sex scenes I have read in a long time.
I was shocked but how good this book was. Woods and Della’s story really punched me in the heart. I just loved them together. I would definitely recommend this to contemporary romances lovers. Highly recommended.
“I’ll be whatever she needs me to be. I can’t walk away from her, I tried. I’m hooked.”
“Is she forever for you then? She’s worth throwing it all away?”…
“She’s it. No one else. She’s all I’m ever gonna want.”
“You are mine. Do you hear me? You are mine, Della Sloane. I will take care of you. Nothing is taking you away from me. Nothing.”
Jace let out a sigh. “I wasn’t going to bring this up but what happened last night with Della?”
I picked up my empty glass and shook it at the bartender. “Nothing,” I lied.
Jace smirked. “That’s not what Bethy said. Apparently your shirt was off and your pants were undone.”
Hell. Figures Bethy had to tell him the details. “I met Della four months ago. We had a night. A really, really fantastic night. Then she walked back into my life and I lost my damn mind. That’s what happened.”
Abbi Glines was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the small town of Sumiton, Alabama where she left the summer she turned eighteen. She didn’t get far… she chased her high school sweetheart down to the coast and she’s been there ever since.
Abbi now lives in the quaint southern town of Fairhope, Alabama with her three children and husband Keith (the high school sweetheart she chased after). Her life is never dull and Keith always makes sure there is another “experience” for them to explore.
Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, and The New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far.
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This sounds amazing. I like that the relationship was reversed to, I think that will be great to read about. Wonderful review.
Jenea @ Books Live Forever
It was great to read about. Hope you get a chance to read it.
Delia sounds like a great character! This book sounds really great and I’ve been wanting to read a book from this author for a while now 🙂 Awesome review!
Janina @ Synchonized Reading
I am so happy I finally got to read a book by her. She is a great writer.
I have not read any Glines yet but I know people are loving on her books. This one sounds super awesome…but cliffhanger. I guess that means – series, which I have never read a contemporary series with the same two main characters, usually the main folks get swapped out. Interesting.
Your write, I wonder if it will have the same characters? Probably, based on the cliffhanger. It was still good though.
Really enjoyed the excerpts from this one! I know how you feel about cliffhangers though. Sometimes, it really bothers me that they have to end that way when it’s been such a great book.
I’m wondering if there is cheating involved since you mentioned he has a fiance? I have a hard time cheering on cheating unless there is a darn good reason. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.
No cheating at all. the fiancé is an arranged thing from his parents and he doesn’t want to marry her. He sleeps with Della before he is engaged and isn’t dating the other girl before. So no worries.
Della’s great combo of aggressive and vulernable sounds like I would like her a lot.
I simply loved her!!!
Do you haven’t read any Glines book before? Because I hear this is a sort of companion or spin off of her other series and I also hear this one is much better so I was wondering and hooping I could read this one without having read the other series yet–and it sounds like I can (wow what a run-on sentence that was lol.) Anyways, sounds like a great read and I’ve never known someone passed 19 who was still a virgin. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing? We’re all too horny, here, what else is there to do in winter?
I heard that it’s a spin off as well. I didn’t even know until after I read this book. I had no problems with reading it before the original series. It’s a stand-alone when it comes to the other series.
LOL, I think everyone is hornier now a days. hehe. I don’t know anyone who stayed a virgin past 17.