Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace

Posted September 25, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Picture Perfect by Elisabeth GracePicture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace
Series: Limelight #2
Published by Self Published on March 31, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 286
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

Being the daughter of a big-city mayor, twenty-one year old Skye Summers has giant shoes to fill in her first real job out of college. With the public spotlight on her family, and her dad’s expectations running high, she jumps at the chance to work side-by-side on an important project with her sexy new boss.

Playboy entrepreneur Landon Steele has built a successful entertainment PR firm and broken more than a few hearts along the way. He’s counting on his enthusiastic new assistant to help him expand his business into LA… until he discovers she’s a pampered rich girl who’s in the public spotlight as much as his famous clients. Still, he agrees to give her a chance, and soon the two are heating up the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

But when Skye’s ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal a dangerous secret from her past, her job, relationship with Landon, and her father’s career are suddenly all on the line. Will she be forced to leave Landon? Or will she pursue her heart, regardless of the cost?

Quick summary

Skye Summers is the daughter of a prominent city politician who is running for higher office. She’s politically savvy because of her family experience and lands a job as an executive assistant with an up and coming PR firm run by hotshot Landon Steele. The night before she’s scheduled to start, she almost succumbs to a one-night stand but retreats. Unfortunately, that “almost” encounter was with her new boss, who she meets for the first time on her first day at work.

 

The conflicts

Landon’s not happy that he’s hired what he believes is a pampered daughter of a politician. Skye is mortified that her new boss’s first impression of her isn’t what she’d like it to have been. She’s got an uphill climb to prove herself and Landon’s also struggling with a raging attraction to his new assistant.

 

What I liked

Both Landon and Skye are really well crafted characters with depth and flaws. The story is also extremely interesting without the normal paths taken given its start. Skye really is talented and her climb out of the hole she created is realistic and on point. Additionally, she bailed from an abusive relationship that comes back to haunt her. Grace doesn’t shy away from the ugliness and the story proceeded in an unpredictable direction. The romance between Landon and Sky is a mature one, with some truly steamy moments.

 

The bottom line

I really enjoyed this story, which stands alone strongly in spite of its series connection (earlier character connections are briefly mentioned but not critical). It has lots of substance and I was impressed with the writing style and character depth. I’m looking forward to the next in the series.

About Elisabeth Grace

I’m Elisabeth Grace, or El if you prefer, and I write New Adult Contemporary Romance.

I’d been an avid reader my entire life, but when I discovered romance novels during my first pregnancy I was hooked! Not sure if it was the hormones or the lack of a life that was headed my way once my daughter was born, but since then I’ve been devouring several romance books a week. I love nothing more than reading about some serious alpha males and a happily ever after.

Things you should know about me…I’m a fan of lists, so here’s mine:
1.I live outside Toronto, Canada…eh. (Yes, it’s true. We Canadians say ‘eh’ A LOT.)
2.I’m a wife and mommy to two small children which I refer to as Little Miss and Mr. Magoo.
3.I own one cat spawned by the devil. Seriously. He’s as cute as they come but you’ve never met a meaner feline. In retrospect we should have named him, Lucifer. I have the scars to prove it.
4.I believe there’s no such thing as too much chocolate. Or popcorn. Or bread. Or potatoes. Yes, you guessed it…I’m a sugar and carb addict.
5.I hate running. Always have, always will. Unless David Gandy’s in the vicinity you won’t find me doing it. Ever. Not sure who David Gandy is and think you might want to become a Gandy Girl like me? Google him. You can thank me later.
6.I’m a LOVER of all music. The 1200+ songs on my IPod can attest to the variety of my musical tastes. Hubby and I try to travel to a different music festival every year and are regular concert goers.
7.My name is Elisabeth and I like reality TV. There I admitted it and that’s the first step, right? Yes, I’m a writer and I see the need for scripted shows, but sometimes there’s just something so entertaining about watching one Real Housewife lose it on another one. I could listen to Cochran’s diatribe on his fellow castaways for hours.
8.Of the four of us that make up my family, three of us are Leo’s. Let’s say it together…DRAMA!
9.I may be the world’s worst cook. My poor children. Unless Daddy’s cooking they know not to expect much.
10.I write every night after my kids are in bed until the wee hours of the morning. This wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that I have always been an early-bird-catches-the-worm kind-of girl, so 5:00am comes early. Sleep is over-rated, I say.

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