ARC Review: Once Perfect by Cecy Robson

Posted October 7, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Once Perfect by Cecy Robson
Once Perfect
by Cecy Robson

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 7th 2014
Series: Shattered Past #1
Published by Loveswept
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
 

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“Cecy Robson excelled in her debut to the New Adult genre. Once Perfect is not only exciting and sexy, it was intriguing.  Cecy infused this romance novel with tough issues such as abuse, family feuds, PTSD, and culture differences.  It wasn’t too heavy but the issues were definitely relevant to the story line.  I was engaged from the beginning to end.”
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Cecy Robson excelled in her debut to the New Adult genre. Once Perfect is not only exciting and sexy, it was intriguing.  Cecy infused this romance novel with tough issues such as abuse, family feuds, PTSD, and culture differences.  It wasn’t too heavy but the issues were definitely relevant to the story line.  I was engaged from the beginning to end.

Once Perfect is a story of a nursing student and ex-con, ex-military, now, a bouncer and MMA fighter.  Though coming from totally different ends of the spectrum, Evie and Mateo are made for each other.  Despite the culture difference and social status, they had a strong attraction towards each other right of the bat.  The strongest connection between them is their past and without knowing it, it was what drew them together.  Unfortunately, it also the very thing that can destroy their relationship.

I loved Mateo and Evie.  Their story was sexy, sweet, moving and I can say very realistic.  I say this from my own and from my friends experiences during college…the nursing student’s sacrifices, the club life, starving student’s life and friends/family drama.  And one specific scene with baking cookies that I can totally relate to.

I was most fascinated with Mateo’s life.  He worked as a bouncer and an MMA fighter yet not an ounce of that background he ever used against anyone in his family even when they deserved it.  His emotional and physical strength fascinated me and damn it, he was hot as hell. I imagined him as Mark Wallberg and often times, Channing Tatum…need I say more?

Overall, a very fine start to what I predict a good series to follow.  Cecy truly did a wonderful job with this novel which I had no doubt she will deliver in the next book, Once Love.

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About Cecy Robson

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. A member of Romance Writers of America, she attributes her passion for storytelling to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing in May 2009. Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

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I’m looking forward to reading this…thanks for the review Angela

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It’s good, Timitra! ~Ang

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I’m glad this is getting good reviews. I enjoy cecy robson’s writing.

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You’ll enjoy this too Elizabeth. I’m sure of it ~Ang

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You are too awesome for words. I am so happy you enjoyed Evelyn and Mateo’s story. I hope you will also love Lety and Brody’s when they return for Once Loved.

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Cecy, thanks for passing by. Lety’s book will be interesting and I’m totaly excited to see more of Teo. ~Ang