"I needed him. I'd always need him. He wasn't just my strength. He was everything that mattered."
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Verity Fairchild has expectations to live up to, the preacher's daughter will soon become a preacher's wife if her father and annoying potential suitor get their own way. But Verity lusts after the bad boy and her actions at graduation are far from the pure preacher girl she is. Verity's life swings in an unfathomable direction and she struggles with this alone. When Verity flashed back to that period in her life, or thought about her regrets and what she would change, I did tear up. She could be viewed as selfish or weak but Verity put others before her and made an impossible heart breaking decision. It took me a while to get Verity but by the end, I knew she was the perfect match for Boone Outlaw.
I definitely had the 'Boone Swoon'. Boone Outlaw didn't really pique my interest in book one, but boy did he have me eating out of the palm of his hand by the end of this story. I LOVED him! Boone has spent his life being misjudged due to his last name. Everyone treats his brothers like their father before them but underneath Boone is the sweetest guy ever. He's smart, caring and the boy can sing. He lusted after the preacher's daughter but he knew nothing could ever happen between them but that didn't stop him hoping. Boone was so sweet and tender with Verity but let's not forget he has a cheeky, smouldering sexy side too!
On the preacher's daughter.
Verity Fairchild liked black lace.
And I liked black lace on Verity Fairchild."
I enjoyed the first book in the series and from that I guessed what Verity's life changing secret she was hiding, I will admit as I began to read, I did worry the secret would be dragged out, luckily we (the reader) were told around 40% and from there it was about Verity coming to terms with her actions and decisions and she really needed to think about the person she wanted to be.
Although I loved Verity and Boone together, my heart did lie with Boone and therefore I was a little annoyed Verity was planning on keeping him in the dark, when he still did't know at 85% I was worried the ending was going to be rushed. There was a great bit of drama thrown in at the end and it made Verity and Boone re-evaluate their life and decide they wanted to make a stand and live the life they deserved. My heart broke for Boone when he finally found out, but I did soften with Verity as she was letting external factors cloud her judgement and force decisions upon her.
The ending did feel rushed as it was crammed into the last 10%, I wanted to get into Boone's head and find out how he really felt. I also thought the process they had to go through to reverse Verity's decision was a little glorified for the sake of the story to be tied up nicely but really, I was just glad Boone was happy so I can let that slide. ;-)
A Perfect Mistake was a good story, I connected with the characters more and the author's writing was enjoyable. I felt we got more depth to the storyline and setting with this book and I found myself engrossed and not wanting to put it down. Just how I like a story to be.
The next book will focus on River Pearl and Braxton and a secret between their families, I am intrigued and can't wait to read it.
Check out my review of book #1 A Perfect Mess HERE
Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.
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