A Perfect Mess
(Perfect Secret/Hope Parish - Book #1)
by Zoe Dawson
Kindle Edition, 367 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own
A Perfect Mess (genre: New Adult)
I know what you did last summer.
Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.
Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.
Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.
Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.” Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.
As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess.
A Perfect Series: Three perfect girls, three perfect secrets, one unholy trinity
A Perfect Mess, Book #1 – the girl most likely to succeed, an unpredictable Outlaw, and a dangerous secret that could be the death of her.
A Perfect Mistake, Book #2 – A preacher’s daughter, a reckless Outlaw, and a secret that will change her life forever.
A Perfect Dilemma, Book #3 – The town’s poor little rich girl, a sweet-talking Outlaw, and a secret that will ruin all that she holds dear.
Aubree Walker & Booker Outlaw's Story starts all the way back in high school. Aubree was the new girl in town at the age of 10 and has known who Booker, Braxston, and Boone Outlaw were from day one. At least Aubree thought she knew them, She did not realize who Booker was until the day at school that Booker and Damien Langston got into a heated fight about her reputation. Daniel Langston was there to help beat the crap out of Booker but Booker had no idea Aubree heard any of that discussion. And Aubree has loved him ever since that day.
Aubree ran from her hometown after a seriously messed up encounter with Damien Langston. She ran to protect Booker and to protect herself. Now Aburee is called back to her home due to her Aunt Lottie taking a tumble on the stairs.
Aubree now must face all the things she ran from including Booker Outlaw. But when Booker comes to her rescue for the 3rd time she just can't ignore him anymore.
Booker can't believe that Aubree is back. He has no idea what to do but he still wants this girl badly. Booker must figure out what he wants and how it will change him and their relationship forever. Now with the past creeping up on them and secrets being released into the world and their relationship can their friendship survive. And can they move past the friendship that they have only just begun to find out that both of their feelings go much deeper than they even knew.
I felt that this was a nice story. Not a lot of ups and downs. You can guess the secret right away between the 2 characters so it was not a huge mystery of what happened. I got a bit confused on the part with Aunt's secret and what happened to her family. I did not think it made a lot of since, I just did not really follow it. Aubree's character is so uptight that it is kind of funny to be honest. I did like that Booker was able to get Aubree to relax a little and have a little bit of fun. There were some holes in the story but all in all it was a good read.
I will continue with this series and by Book #2.
Rating 2 1/2 STARS