Saturday, June 21, 2014

Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine


From Forever Romance (Grand Central Publishing)

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 the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-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 protégé. 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 who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more 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 begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

I really liked everything about Perfect Kind of Trouble, except Kayla.  I kind of hated Kayla.  She was just too annoyingly perfect, except for the whole "woe is me, I'm just to beautiful and no one can see anything but my stunning beauty," wah, wah, wah...  

Beyond Kayla, I really enjoyed the premise of Perfect Kind of Trouble.  The kooky father who hadn't seen his daughter in years and dies without a word to her, sets up a scavenger hunt that would lead said daughter through the small town, speaking to the townspeople who can tell her tales, forcing her to get to know him, and the young man that was like a son to him.  It was brilliant and a hilarious premise and if I had liked Kayla, this may have been a four-star rating.    

~ Shel

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