IMPERFECT by Holly Carr
29th November – 21st December
Genre: Romantic Suspense
A workplace crush is supposed to be light-hearted. Frivolous, even. Just some daydream inspiration to make the hours go faster, or to fill in twenty boring minutes.
Sam isn’t ready to develop actual feelings for someone. Not with Logan still looming so large in her heart, and especially not when the subject of her infatuation is her new employer.
Alex doesn’t plan to fall in love ever again. Not after what happened with Victoria.
But fate seems determined to begin an unwanted love story, and a tentative romance blossoms as Alex and Sam battle the malicious sabotage of a rival company.
That is, until Alex’s cruel ex-wife re-enters his life, threatening to take custody of their daughter.
Sam’s determination to help the desperate man stand up for himself brings the two would-be lovers closer, but Victoria’s antics only highlight to Alex the dangers of leaving himself vulnerable.
Can Sam convince him to set aside eleven years of stanch celibacy and give into his feelings?
And just how did he get that mysterious scar on his face?
Can two people with battle scars and baggage find a way to trust each other? I really liked both Alex and Sam. For me a romance is all about whether I am rooting for the couple and I can say I did in this one. I like the layers of the story that kept getting in their way of a HEA.
I could not put this one down as I tried over and over to guess about Alex’s past that made him so gun shy. And then entered his ex wife and a custody battle. I must admit the courtroom drama was a surprise. And I’m all about the chase leading up to the relationship and this one delivered that too. The near misses just made me root for them all the more.
If you’re looking for a well-written romance that takes a detour along the way, you’ll enjoy this read.
Holly Carr was born in Geelong, Victoria, where she still lives today with her husband and their very affectionate cat. She graduated from Deakin University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations), majoring in Literary Studies. IMPERFECT is her debut novel.