Friday, October 3, 2014

Review & #Giveaway ~*~ Once Perfect by Cecy Robson

Once Perfect
Shattered Past  # 1
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing October 7th, 2014
Loveswept: Flirt

His life was never easy. Hers wasn’t supposed to be this hard. They come from different worlds, but fate lures them together in a way neither expected in Cecy Robson’s raw, steamy series debut—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn.

Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.

Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.

As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.

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Review ~ 
This review is difficult for me to put into words.  It's one of those stories that sticks with you just enough to make you wonder at the right words to use to describe the story.  The one thing I can say is the relationship between Evelyn and Mateo is definitely a 'don't judge a book by its cover' type of scenario.  I also have a weakness for MMA stories and in that aspect, Once Perfect did not disappoint.

Mateo is a bad boy fighter while Evelyn was a pampered princess who has fallen on hard times.  She is still a bit naive, and not quite ready for Mateo, but no one can deny the spark that's there even though they try. 

Mateo and Evelyn both have demons in their past that need to be fought, if not conquered, before there is any possibility of a HEA.  So Once Perfect gives us a wonderful mixture of passion, drama, action and even a little suspense as we go on a rocky journey with the characters.  I can't wait to see what the next book, Once Loved, has to offer.  A 4 Star story for sure that will keep you engrossed in the story of Mateo and Evelyn .

Author Info
Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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  1. Hi, Star. Thank you for the features and your thoughts. I'm happy that the Evie and Teo made an impression on you. :)