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 Grace
Series: Limelight #2
Published by Self Published on March 31, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
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.
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.