Perfect Together by Carly Phillips

perfect together_front mech.inddTitle: Perfect Together

Series: Serendipity’s Finest bk 3, Serendipity bk

Author: Carly Phillips

Genre: Contemporary

In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest?

Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in being her fiancé’s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity? The place where she met the one man who made her heart beat faster, and gave her the courage to reinvent her life—even if he doesn’t know it.

Officer Sam Marsden calls Serendipity home and he loves it there—even though his childhood sweetheart was stolen by his best friend. After such heartbreak, Sam fears he can’t trust his instincts when it comes to love. Yet he’s so tempted by Nicole, a woman he met only briefly but who has starred in his dreams ever since. For Nicole and Sam, opening their hearts one more time could change their lives forever. But who’ll be the first to take that chance?

Thoughts: Perfect Together has everything we’ve come to expect from Carly Phillips. A hot tortured hero, a heroine determined to make a change, and pages that steam with their attraction.

I have wanted to know more about Sam ever since Dare’s book, Karma, where he made his first appearance. Then with each of his siblings books I wanted more and more of him. Partly because he was so secretive, at least until his sister Erin’s book (Perfect Fling)…let’s pause for a moment in Cole’s honor, as he is one of Carly’s hottest and best heroes…okay back to Sam.

We met Nicole in Perfect Fling and Sam immediately had a connection with her, but she also had a connection with the person who was stalking his sister. Which made her off limits in his mind. To bad she was the only woman in a long time that made him want to be with someone.

When Nicole had been in Serendipity searching for her sister she’d fallen in love with the small town. She new it was the perfect place to live. So she returned to her life and began the process of changing it so that she could do what made her happy.

I loved the story of Sam and Nicole. Both of them have trust issues, but they can’t deny the attraction between them. This sets in motions events and feelings that one of them is prepared for but the other not so much.

Of all of Carly’s books this is one of those books left me wanting more of the story. I wanted to see what happened next with Sam and Nicole and the secondary love story that takes place. I know it’s because I know the series has ended so we don’t get to see them anymore, but I still wanted more.

This in my opinion is the sign of an excellent book, one that leaves you wanting more of the characters. Perfect Together does that for me.

Grade A

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  1. Sharlene Wegner

    I have been loving this whole Serendipity series! I will take that pause with you for Cole. LOL! Although I think Ethan & Dare are still my favorites. Can’t wait for Perfect Together! Thanks for the great review!

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