Source: Received eBook from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…
Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.
What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came. The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…
3 stars - Love Woods so much but Della didn't add up for me
I love Woods. This is the third book that Woods has been in. He was a secondary character in Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far. While I wasn't his fan in the first, I learned to love him in NTF. I was so excited to see him get his own story. He needed that. His father has set him up to marry some "name" to help business and I just couldn't deal with that. I really wanted him to fall in love. And he does in Twisted Perfection.
There was so much I loved about this story that it truly pains me to only give it only three stars. I loved how Woods figures out how to stand up to his dad. I loved how he figured out what he wanted and went for it. I loved how the characters I loved so much from FTF and NTF where there. I loved that there was some serious steam in this book. I loved how the story was never slow and held my attention. Loved the ending, right up to the cliffhanger. Read it in about a day.
I also loved Woods and Della together. They are so good together. He silences her nightmares and she empowers him with the strength to make his own choices. They bring out the best in each other. They belong together, truly.
So now, you're wondering what's up with only three starts? It's the details of Della. She's sweet and broken but she is a puzzle that doesn't make sense to me. Is my math teacher showing? Maybe. I can't really say too much about these things without being spoilery but let me say this. Someone who has experienced as much emotional trauma as Della has doesn't leave her support system and venture out into the world alone. Della believes that she will one day loose it and be totally crazy. That is clear from the start. Why would she leave her support system and why would her BFF let her leave? I don't get that.
Other details bug me too. I'm left wondering about how her father who was raised in foster care ever had an insurance policy large enough to support both her and her mom for years and years after his death without Della's mom needing to work. That stopped me short. Della's behavior around guys she'd just met was hard for me to get too. Other things I just can't say without giving too much away.
Some of this, I could overlook. But when it all added up to Della, I just didn't get her. I wanted to. I wanted her to be this sweet broken girl that Woods needs to take care of but it just didn't work for me. Will I read book two for them? Yes. I love their story even if the details bug me.
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