Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
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…
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
They say a picture is worth a thousand words….
so what’s this .gif worth?
Having read almost all of GLINES’ contemporary stuff, I knew what was in store for in picking this: sad girl, rich boy. No, let’s be specific here: There’s a girl of the sad and scarred variety lacking experience because of said sad/scarred life. There’s also a rich boy /man prone to being the alpha complete with ‘He roared this then he growled that.’ (I’m serious here, folks.)
There’s also the multiple layers of drama that I just could not buy. For one, she’s running away from her past to “discover” herself (it’s something I could have liked too, but need she have ended up in someone’s bed time and again?) For him, it’s a father who’s overbearing and bent on him following a certain path… I didn’t get this because for such a tough guy you’d think he think he is… well, he just wasn’t. (Tough, I mean… or smart, for that matter.) Then finally for them, it’s that pull that they can’t help (again)… how she’s made for him and he for her, but there are things in the way and blablabla, like how she’s a past she’s yet to reveal, and how he has a certain future to get to, then how he thinks she’s a certain way and she thinks he’s a certain way…. only for both of them to find that they’re way off base.
Plus there’s the whole thing on a girl with little experience managing to rock his world on every single encounter (and him for her too!) I mean, really now.. . shouldn’t it suffice that’s she’s pretty and he’s hot? Must they be gods and goddesses between the sheets, too? Apparently so… this is about the only aspect I bought. If titillation was the goal, then the same has been met. It’s on this note that Glines has upped the ante... in much more steamy detail. Unfortunately, it was the type of detail that wasn’t working for me. Because without fail, each sad moment here is concluded with them bumping uglies and me hot/bothered (what? I’m being honest here!) but still wondering what the hell they saw in each other to begin with. She’s a mess and he’s a douche; she wants what’s best for him and he wants to fix her... there’s a moment here when he declares with a passion to find a cure for her that had me rolling my eyes and getting a head ache in exchange.
So sad girl, rich boy with the either one or the other saving the other from themselves or each other.. who knows? More on him either growling/declaring/roaring that she’s mine mine mine and then them managing to get each other off multiple times in a single occasion. So take all that together, well… this wasn’t
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