February 6, 2014
Title: Twisted Perfection
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Perfection #1
Publisher: Atria (Simon & Schuster)
Published: April 24, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: 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…
First Thoughts: 3 stars I loved Woods and want to know more about him. While this story didn’t wow me, it was still an enjoyable read.
Plot, Pacing, and Style: From the outside Della and Woods seemed like two very unlikely people to fall in love, but from the instant they met they had a connection. That connection led to something more, something that changed both of them forever. The pacing was pretty fast, and it seemed like the whole story only took place over the course of a few weeks. It was fine though, and totally held my interest. It was told from both Woods and Della’s POV so we really got to hear all of Woods uncensored x-rated thoughts.
Main Characters: Loved Woods, Della not so much. Woods was so confident, and it’s funny that he and his friends refered to him as a puppet because he really was still so in control. He made the whole story and definitely stole the show.
Della had some serious baggage, and I don’t fault her for that, but I just didn’t connect with her. I understand she had a troubled past, but it didn’t make sense that she turned out as normal as she did. Her past and her current situation just don’t add up. When I sit down and think about it, she was probably smarter and deeper than she came across. Maybe I will get to know her better in the second book and she will grow on me?
Romance/Chemistry: It’s undeniable: Della and Woods have serious chemistry. However all the sex scenes were almost TMI. It got better as it went along, but I felt like it was just porn at times. They also fall in love, and that part of the story was very sweet, and I could feel what they shared.
Title/Cover: The title is one of those “two opposite words together”. It’s ok and I can agree that these two are opposite, yet totally a couple.
The cover is awesome!! Not Della to me though, she is very pretty, but just not Della.
Ending: Definite cliff hanger.
What I Loved: I did love how much Woods loved Della. He calmed her when she needed it, and she let him in. While I wasn’t her hugest fan, I could see that she was the world to Woods and it was really lovely.
Gripes/suggestions: I really struggled with the first scene, when Della doesn’t know how to pump gas. It was like a scene out of hickville. I cringed, but since so many people had given this book great ratings I kept on reading. I’m glad I did because the tone did change and improve, but overall the entire story and writing style never totally pulled me in, it was as if it was written quickly and we only scratched the surface to this story. I don’t know how those two could possibly have a meaningful relationship after only a few weeks.
Also, with Della’s past and childhood…too many inconsistencies and this book could use a serious edit. I don’t want to spoil, but so many parts just didn’t add up.
Final Thoughts/Rec it? Yes, it was a quick read and I will still read book 2, Simple Perfection, because I’m dying to see how everything plays out for Woods and Della and if they get their HEA.