Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Review: Perfect Kind of Trouble
Author: Chelsea Fine
Published: June 17th, 2014
Paperback, 336 pages
4 Gold Stars
(summary from Goodreads)
Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. after spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of tunnel. So when her late father - a man she barely knoew - leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief... until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protege. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't wo he seems to be...
Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more like Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla being to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have let them... was each other.
I love a good story about two people who can't stand each other being thrust into a situation where they need to work together and get over their hang ups in order to accomplish their task. Daren and Kayla certainly proved that sexual tension is a real thing and being hand cuffed to someone is just as alluring as it sounds. Kayla and Daren have both lost everything and Kayla's late father is giving them a chance to get it back. He's left them an inheritance but in order for them to receive it, they must be hand cuffed together and follow a string of clues around town to find it. Kayla knows her father liked playing games, but she's not in the mood to go on a wild goose chase attached to Daren. But she'll do anything to get the money, having run away from the problems her late mother left her. Daren needs the money too. Everyone thinks he's still a rich brat, but he's been picking up his father's mess for a long time and James Turner was more of a dad to him than anyone else. Together they track down the clues, seethe at each other, and realize that they are attracted to each other along the way.
New Adult always has such deep characters. They always have something in their past that makes them stronger and needing to overcome something. Daren and Kayla are no exception. Each of them is fighting their past and struggling to move on with their lives. James has somehow found a way to bring them together in the most uncanny way and it works out, with a few huddles along the way. The plot of this one was so much fun. I loved the mini adventures the two of them went on, along with the quiet moments they spent together where they allowed themselves to feel the way they were really feeling. I'm so glad we got to see Pixie and Levi and my other favorite characters from Best Kind of Broken, another thing I love about New Adult series. Everyone gets their own story but we still get to sneak peeks at our other favorite characters as they live out their happily ever afters.
This was a really fun book with some steamy scenes, some adventure, and a whole lot of fighting. If you're looking for two characters who at first don't seem like they have anything in common and seem to hate each others guts and realize that they kind of actually do like each other and have more in common than they think, this is the book for you. This series has quickly become a favorite of mine and I can't wait to read more from Chelsea.
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