A Perfect Moment by Becca Lee
Series: Perfect, book #1
Genre: contemporary romance
“When life threatens perfect, it’s time to step up and kick life in the balls.”
Ella’s perfect moment was taken from her is the worst possible way. Humiliated, heart broken and absolutely determined not to allow her heart be destroyed for a second time, she builds an ice wall around her heart.
Preston has known that he was in love his big sister’s best friend since the age of fifteen. Over ten years on, and an opportunity to be her knight in shining armour is too good to miss. Putting his heart on the line, he’s on a mission to show Ella that the perfect moment is possible.
Ella’s instinct is to run when she realises her feelings for her bestie’s little brother may just run a little bit deeper than just friends. But if she can’t run, she’ll try every trick in the book to shake off his affection and realign his feelings.
She already had her perfect moment, and there is no chance she’ll let her heart thaw for Preston. No matter how good he looks in the firefighter’s Christmas calendar.
Winning this book at the Sydney Author Event back in 2013 was the first I’d heard of this author. From the prologue, I was pulled into the story. I was laughing, I was feeling Ella’s pain and wanted to give Jo a huge high five.
As the story progressed, my fondness of Ella started to wane. Yes, she had experienced a terrible experience – not disputing that but the way she makes Preston suffer for the choices her ex-fiancé made, is not fair. It would be like being in a car wreck and saying ‘oh – all cars are going to wreck so I’m not going to get into one of them’. I know the heart is much more complicated than a car but that’s the mindset I have. Sure, be cautious, but Ella is missing out on a wonderful man who hasn’t fallen for her overnight, this is a many years I’ve been in love with you but never had the guts to tell you. In saying that, I started to skip a lot of Ella’s section purely for the fact that her mindset was annoying me. She was too busy living in the past to see her fantastic future. I can see that she’s trying to be a conflicting, complicating character, but for me, she started to grate on me.
Preston on the other hand. This guy needs a medal for putting up with Ella. She puts him through the wringer with her mind games and inconsistency. He is the ultimate love lead. I enjoyed his chapters and wanted to shake him saying ‘she will forever make you jump hoops to prove yourself and that’s exhausting’!
Aside from those points, this book was enjoyable. The drama was just the right amount of drama and the tension was held throughout.
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