Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines Book Reviews

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AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH THERE ARE MORE ROSEMARY BEACH BOOKS!!!!!

The first book is Twisted Perfection.

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Blurb

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…

 

So this book follows Woods (who we see in the Fallen books)

I read Twisted Perfection in one sitting and was glued to the page, unable to put it down. It was hot, steamy and sometimes a little dirty, with a fast-paced plot and lovable characters. It’s a little darker than the Too Far books, but I still loved it.

Having lived her whole life with a mentally ill mother who, kept Della  inside all the time, Della finds her life unexpectedly changed when her mother dies.

Three years later, she is still struggling to find herself and decides a road trip is the best answer. So she throws all caution  to the wind and heads out. At her first rest stop, she meets Woods.. And ohhhh my do they have chemistry. She isn’t looking to stick around, but she can’t help but take up his offer of dinner… and more.

Woods has enough going on in his life. Too much. He’s being pressured from his family to marry a woman he dislikes for the ‘good of the family business’. It’s either that, or he loses his part of the business and everything he’s worked towards his whole life. The thought makes him miserable but, he wants the job desperately and so is just trying to delay the inevitable marriage.

So when he sees Della at the gas station, he sees perfection. She is exactly what he needs right now. A fun time that would drive away afterwards – no strings.

What neither of them counted on was their hearts getting attached and despite the fact that they both drive off after their night together, fate soon crosses their paths again and this time, they’re not leaving each other.

Everything in this book was addictive just like the Fallen books. Woods was even more lovable in this as he was in Fallen Too Far and OH MY GOD does he fall hard for Della. His “Fiancee” Angelina is a bitch and I’m not surprised that Woods doesn’t want to marry her.

His life is not his own but as soon as Della comes back he has a purpose again, something to live for.

And Della… Her past was so haunting and the flashbacks she had were killers. The fact that she thinks she’s going to end up like her mother one day makes it hard for her to love Woods. She knows then when she goes crazy it’ll kill him and she does try to distance herself from him.

And Woods and his dirty mouth… *SWOON* I can see how Della manages to lose it eveytime he says those dirty things to her because my mind wasd about ready to EXPLODE!

Can I have a WOODS KERRINGTON please?!

The ending had no relationship cliffhanger which I was glad about because I don’t think I’d have coped if there was. It ended happily between them too. But you just know that it wasn’t the end of their story.

Also I loved how you saw bits from The Fallen Too Far books mixed in this book. You got to see Rush and Blaire through Della or Woods eyes and the thing that happened to Della in Forever Too Far, you get to see properly in this book. (If that makes sense!)

The second and last book for Della and Woods is:

 

Simple Perfection

 

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Blurb

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?

 

Eeeeeeeeep!

In this one Della and Woods are strong in their relationship but there are still times when Della gives in to the nightmares that terrorise her. 

Woods will do anything to make sure she stays safe, even if that means letting her go her own way for a while.

Okay so, Della gets a job with Woods as his assistant and all seems to be going well, until Angelina comes back on the scene and his mother won’t stop until Woods marries her. Angelina lets go of her crazy bitch side and tries to show that she can compassionate and that she can help Woods with his grieving mother. Even if she does have an alterior motive.

Then pretty soon the relationship between Della and Woods goes wrong. Della overhears Woods talking to Jace and she assumes they are talking about her. Especially when she ehars the words crazy and “It was easier when Angelina was around.”

Della ends up running, to save Woods from having to deal with her crazy. She ends up going on a road trip again, finding herself with an old friend she used to work with. She thinks Woods has forgotten her, that he’s relieved she’s gone because she hears nothing from him. When in reality he’s checking up on her through phone converstaions between her best friend.

When he best friend tells Della some home truths, Della finally realises that she can be with Woods afterall. Until they drop a bombshell on her that Woods is seeing someone else!

Della goes back, hell bent on fighting for her man back. Which she does because Woods isn’t seeing anyone, it was just a little white lie to get her to go back to him.

With the truth finally out Della can actually start thinking about a future with Woods.

But tragedy does strike one night at the beach and… well I’m not going to say it but I didn’t see it coming. It tore me. I loved that character.

Della proves that she can be strong for Woods, just like he was strong for her.

It ends on a happy happy note!

I loved Della and Woods and this story was darker and gripping. The nightmares that Della went through was horrible but I loved how she came through it a stronger person. Even if she did have to away to find herself in order for her to do it.

In Fallen too Far Woods came across as a cocky git but in these books you see a different side to him and I loved him for it.

Della and Woods are like Rush and Blaire… Perfect for each other 🙂

 

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