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.The Reverse of Perfection by Christi Barth
Series: Bad Decisions #2
Published by Self Published on May 17, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Dylan Royce, ex-teen pop star, needs a sexy image makeover. His first adult solo album came out under his perfect, white-washed persona and tanked. Joining a band equally famous for their music and their between-the-sheets escapades is only the start. He needs to get raunchy. Sleep with a different girl every night. But there’s only one woman he wants, and she still sees him as a goody two-shoes boy-bander.
Ariel Watson is the publicist in charge of turning Dylan into the sex-god every woman dreams of doing. Frankly, she doesn’t see the appeal. Until one hot kiss changes her mind. Now she wants to keep him for herself--without losing her job. Or losing Dylan the legions of drooling fans she’s supposed to be building for him.
Turning bad got Dylan the woman of his dreams. But how will he choose between her...or his career catapulting him back to superstar status?
Dylan Royce is a former teen pop idol trying to transition into a serious rock musician. Between his manager and label, they’ve done a lousy job of making that happen. When Ariel Watson, his new publicist, takes over and he gets the chance to sub on tour for Riptide (a band he’s idolized forever), Dylan has a shot at being the musician he’s always wanted to be and the woman he’s adored from afar.
There’s a lot to like about Dylan, especially considering he’d been ” handled” for so long. His situation made me think about all the young teen stars who struggle with similar transitions, being totally mismanaged in the process by recording labels. I loved his heart and selflessness. Ariel came to him at the most perfect time and their relationship was refreshing.
It’s a short story with some very strong themes, mostly about staying true to who you are and being clear about your purpose. I really liked Dylan and Ariel and how their personal journeys exemplified those themes. This series is a little gem in the rough.