Written by: Cecy Robson
Series: Shattered Past
Sequence in Series: 1
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/7/2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genre: New Adult
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His life was never easy. Hers wasn’t supposed to be this hard. They come from different worlds, but fate lures them together in a way neither expected in Cecy Robson’s raw, steamy New Adult debut—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn.
Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.
Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.
As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.
Once Perfect by Cecy Robson
Once Perfect was a solid 4.5 Star, new adult read.
Evelyn Preston's world shattered when her father killed himself after being caught embezzling. This left Evelyn penniless and struggling to survive, she went from riches to rags.
Mateo Santos is an ex-con, working as a bouncer and MMA fighter to support his mother and sisters.
Evelyn has been working at a popular night club to work her way through college. Mateo is the head bouncer and the same night club. One act of kindness ignites an unlikely friendship.
Their attraction grows but they both must face their pasts before they can have a future. Even if the pasts have been buried deep inside.
Once Perfect was a gut wrenching story dealing with many difficult life circumstances. Both Evie's and Mateo's must face the gritty. real and raw worlds that have entrapped them.
The romance is explosive with a very steamy sexual attraction.
You can't read Once Perfect without becoming emotionally moved by the story. This is a marvelous new adult read.
I received this ARC copy of Once Perfect from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 7, 2014.