Monday, February 03, 2014

Perfect Together

Perfect Together is the 3rd book in the Serendipity’s Finest series from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips. The publisher is Berkley Penguin Group and the release date is February 4, 2014. From the back cover.~

In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest?

Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in being her fiancé’s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity? The place where she met the one man who made her heart beat faster, and gave her the courage to reinvent her life—even if he doesn’t know it.

Officer Sam Marsden calls Serendipity home and he loves it there—even though his childhood sweetheart was stolen by his best friend. After such heartbreak, Sam fears he can’t trust his instincts when it comes to love. Yet he’s so tempted by Nicole, a woman he met only briefly but who has starred in his dreams ever since. For Nicole and Sam, opening their hearts one more time could change their lives forever. But who’ll be the first to take that chance? 

I was lucky enough to get a review copy thanks to the publisher through NetGalley. I'm a huge fan of Carly Phillips and couldn't wait to read Sam's story. 

I loved Sam and Nicole's book so much. I felt the connection between Nicole and Sam when they met in Perfect Fling and was super excited to discover Nicole was moving to Serendipity.

I really loved how strong Nicole is as a character. It takes lots of strength and guts to pack up your life and move to a new town where you know no one, and start your own business. Add in her twin sister stalked one of the town's sweethearts, and I had even more respect for Nicole. I found myself liking Nicole more and more as I read this story.

I loved the chemistry between Sam and Nicole from the very beginning, and thought with all their differences, they worked well as a couple. I hated how Nicole's family was so distant and showed almost no love towards their children. I also admit I got a little mad at Sam for not sharing his past sooner with Nicole. However, since I loved them as a couple, I totally let that go.

I loved how Carly wrapped up the Serendipity's Finest series, as well as the Serendipity series. While I think you should read all of the Serendipity and Serendipity’s Finest books in order, Perfect Together can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend Carly Phillips books to everyone who loves to read fun and sexy contemporary romances.

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