Dreams of Perfection
by Rebecca Heflin
Rating: 5 Stars
Publication Date: May 5, 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 252 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
writer, Darcy Butler, is holding out for perfection in the form of her
own carefully-crafted heroes. Once blissfully engaged to be married,
Darcy’s post-traumatic commitment phobia is depriving her of the very
thing she wants most: her very own happily-ever-after. Now, here she is
just six months shy of her thirtieth birthday, and not a Prince Charming
Successful lawyer, Josh Ryan, is the boy-next-door
with a soft spot for the less fortunate, and Darcy’s best friend without
benefits. Darcy often comes to him lamenting her love-life, or the lack
thereof, whereupon Josh patiently doles out his sage advice. Problem is
Josh is in love with Darcy.
But when Darcy finds herself
looking into the handsome face of the man who graces the cover of her
soon-to-be-released novel, she’s convinced her dreams of perfection have
come true. Or have they?
Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin
Admit it, the reason romance stories are so popular for many readers is because the hero and/or heroine are somehow perfect, the dream person, all anyone could want, emotionally and physically. What happens when a popular romance author finds her own love life going down the drain and that her Prince Charming was a toad? Best-selling romance author, Darcy Butler is desperate for her own happily ever after, alone, lonely and in need of a man of her own to love and be loved by. Who better to know what makes the heart tick, but an author, or does the author’s fictional perfection become the standard she uses to judge all mere mortal men who fall woefully short, leaving her once again, all by herself.
Even her best friend, Josh, who is her sounding board, her "go to shoulder" to cry on can’t make her see what is before her very eyes, she is so lost in her dreams. Could it be possible that Darcy has missed the big picture regarding love?
When the man of her written dreams stands before her, she thinks she has finally found her happily ever after, but is getting everything you think you want really such a good thing? Could the kind of love she hungers for being standing right in front of her the whole time?
Rebecca Heflin’s Dreams of Perfection is a light and airy look at one woman’s skewed version of the “perfect” man. Filled with great banter a head in the clouds main character, and at least a dozen wrong turns on the road to happiness, this delightfully warm and crazy romance proves once again that one should watch what they wish for, because they might get it and it might not be what you need. Ms. Heflin gives us a the bright and shiny side of dating, the one that will make you giggle, because it may have happened to you, at least once and develops it into a romantic tale that feels all warm and fuzzy.