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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?

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After I had finished Twisted Perfection (Book #1) - I was so in love with Woods I even started having dreams about him. The way in which TP ended, which was so suddenly and yes... it ends on somewhat of a cliffer - I could not wait to get my hands on Simple Perfection.

So I've read it. Now what? - Pfft! That's all I need to say.

But for you, I'll go into more details as to why:

First off... there is to much going on in this series at the moment and THAT came across in Simple Perfection. Heart and Soul wasn't poured into writing this book - well, no I can't say that, but what I can say is that it did not feel as if author Abbi Glines felt any connection while she wrote it. I felt as if the book moved along in order to make room for a new spin-off... and I know I'm right.

Let me explain. One moment we were involved in Woods and Dalla's lives and then the next we had another problem with one of the added characters and then we go back to Woods and Dalla... then it's not long, then we are back to the other characters. I'm not even going to make much mention about the part that came and went so abruptly... but I'm going to point out that it was at that very moment that I realized that Abbi was over writing this plot and wanted to add a spin into something new. So within this book, a new book was born - and that pissed me off a little. I didn't want to read about 'the others', I wanted to read about Woods and Dalla. I wanted more of what Twisted Perfection gave me.

What I got was a book - that I'm guessing is actually going to become a trilogy since where Simple Perfection ends, is definitely not final. However, this book should have been the final. I don't think there's much left to go with without needing to make repeats.

Another aspect, and I know this one is probably harsh - but for whatever reason, the female characters from this - The Rosemary Beach Series - are just so pathetically weak. I'm all for it being pointed across at the beginning, but now we are already in the 5th book of this series and still the characters are just so sad. Dalla began to drive me insane with all her negativity and self-pity. Why do authors always feel the need to make woman seem so sad, brittle and just plain frustrating? Sure, not all authors, but most do. When are we going to get another book about a strong-willed woman who actually doesn't need the man, but hey, he's cute so sure. But whatever it doesn't make a difference either way.

This is the third book I've read this week (I haven't been able to finished the other two) where the girls are so messed up. It's cool to include that - but seriously, it's becoming something so expected. I've come to expect that when I start a book, the female is tragic and her past is tragic... shame. NO! It's not a Shame... It's becoming Over-rated. Authors - We need fresh stuff.

Anyway, my point on this review is to bring to your attention that something went wrong with this book. It felt like a marketing campaign for the new spin-off, which although you can't tell yet, if you've read this book you will know - it's going to be about Bethy. And this is after Chance get's released, which is the books that follows Grant.

I don't know what else to include here. I'm exhausted just trying to remember all the names for this series and spin-off and sequels and prequels. There was no original plan in place here. The Sea Breeze Series by Abbi Glines was done beautifully. They all connect and it's easy to follow. I'm getting frustrated by the whole concept of this series - because its actually labelled into two series, which is connected to another series and soon will join another new series. There's just to much going on around this and unless you either wrote the book or your spend a lot of time promoting the book - you wont know what's going on here.

I actually don't know if I'll be continuing this series at all. The connection I once had with all the characters have just become stale. It's becoming drawn out and if the emotions within the book don't grab you - then you can know that there wasn't much emotion put into it. The fact that Woods and Dalla have another book - it's obvious - because Simple Perfection ends on a mild Cliffer of sorts - I'm wondering what's left that hasn't already been done in this series?

This is sad that I have to write this review because I really loved Twisted Perfection.... but Simple Perfection was not perfection at all... it was just simple.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

• Read My Review For Twisted Perfection
• See My Abbi Glines Books Reading Order


RELEASE DATE: September 23rd, 2013

GENRE: New Adult Romance

LANGUAGE: English
ISIN: B00DA98S02



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Hi. I'm Laurynne (Pronounced 'Lauren') & I'm a 30(ish) year old Graphic & Web Designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I spend majority of my time either reading, blogging, browsing Amazon or when the mood strikes, designing something. Welcome to my blog.
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