Monday, January 28, 2019

A Perfect Picture of Us by Rachelle Paige Campbell {Review}

A Perfect Picture of Us by Rachelle Paige Campbell
ebook, 280 pages
Published December 17th 2018 by The Wild Rose Press 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
Chicago lifestyle blogger, Jess Edwards, built a successful brand based on the pursuit of perfection. From throwing a party to decorating a home, every post is magazine spread worthy. Leo Martinelli, the law school study partner she never mustered the nerve to kiss, shows up in the middle of a photo shoot, and she's thrilled for the reunion—until he serves her with a lawsuit.

Attorney Leo never thought he'd see Jess again, not after she disappeared halfway through the first semester. For the past ten years, he's measured every woman who's crossed his path against her. This meeting is his chance to say good-bye and finally move on from his unrequited crush—before relocating overseas.

To salvage her reputation, Jess has no intention of settling. To obtain the future he's worked hard for, Leo can't lose.
My Review: 3.5 Stars

Jess is the epitome of perfection, but that portrayal has come at a cost. When her former law school crush, Leo, serves her a lawsuit, her life takes some drastic turns. I love the idea of a second chance to develop a romance, especially with stumbling blocks scattering the path to that happily ever after. The things we have to work hard for in life are the most appreciated. I was fascinated by the fact that although these two used to be study partners, they haven't seen each other for ten years and once that first re-meeting occurs, they suddenly spot each other all over Chicago.

I'm a big lover of clean romance, as you all know. Jess and Leo have such great family support and connections, but I had a hard time fully connecting to their romance. I really wanted those emotional tentacles to grasp me in their clutches and to know more of their previous feelings, as that would have brought the connection for me, but it was all an after fact. That aside, I loved the small glimpses of vulnerability that the characters occasionally flashed and the way the lawsuit unfolded, leaving true inner intentions exposed.

Content: mild romance

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