Sunday, 13 July 2014

Review: Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine

Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate, #2)Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine

Author: Chelsea Fine
Series: Finding Fate
Pages: 336
Publisher/Source: Forever / Netgalley
Release date: 17th June 2014


Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . . 

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.

Review: 3 ½ out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Best Kind of Broken so I was quite eager to read the sequel, Perfect Kind of Trouble.

Kayla Turner has returned to Copper Springs to attend her father’s funeral, a man she hasn’t seen in a number of years believing he had abandoned her; she is struggling financially and emotionally and yearns for a better life. Also attending the funeral is Daren Ackwood, also down on his luck and surprised by Kayla’s attendance – they both instantly judge the other and it’s not until they are forced to spend time together that they really come to understand each other.

The plot was interesting, Kayla and Daren disliked each other instantaneously so I was really eager to see how they would work together scavenger hunt style to learn what was left to them in the will (whilst handcuffed together) and appreciate one another without judgment; their chemistry was off the charts and the banter had me giggling many times but it also didn’t come without emotion due to the circumstances and the hand they had both been dealt. Each chapter is written in alternating POV’s which enabled us to get to know Kayla and Daren on a deeper level and fully understand their pasts and current situations.

I enjoyed this book but not as much as I liked Best Kind of Broken, my biggest gripe was the emphasis that was placed on the MC’s looks; I found this aspect to be shallow and quite off-putting. It was highlighted too often and did become tiresome.

Chelsea Fine’s writing is engaging; I enjoyed the witty dialogue and the unusual predicament the characters found themselves in. This book isn’t over the top with the drama or the angst which was refreshing. I am keen to read the next book in the series Right Kind of Wrong which has an anticipated September 2014 release date.

Thank you to Forever via Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine.

Chelsea FineAbout the author: Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

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  1. I've read Chelsea Fine's The Archer of Avalon books and loved them. However, this is the first time I've heard of her new Contemporary series. I just wish the MC's looks weren't so stressed to the point that it sounded shallow, but it's still great to hear that the engaging style I adored on her Paranormal books can also be seen here.

  2. Too bad about the shallow aspects Sharon, but I love the sound of the plot.Glad you enjoyed it despite it not delivering the same feelings as book one.

  3. Nice review. I enjoyed this one to. I still need to read the first book. It seems that everyone thinks it was better than the first.

  4. Now this is my kind of book even if it wasn't perfect.

  5. Witty dialogue is a must for me; I can't wait to discover Fine's writing for myself! On a side note, my middle name is Chelsea, so the author must be cool beans, right? Hehe Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  6. I have at least 2 or 3 Fine books in my kindle pile. I don't know if this is one of them, but I will definitely have to check her out soon! Great review, Sharon!


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