SIMPLE PERFECTION by Abbi Glines
Published by Atria Books
Debut Date: September 23, 2013
Format: Ebook & Audible book
Source: Amazon Kindle & Audible
My Rating: 5 stars
Abbi Glines has done it again! I’m breathless…a whirlwind of emotion. During some parts of this beautifully written story I was left speechless. So much so that I had to put my ipad down and take a breather. Since the beginning we, readers, have came to think of the characters Abbi Glines creates so perfectly as friends…people we know and care about. Every time I finish one of Abbi’s books I’m left wondering about these characters for days..weeks even. They are the type of characters that stick with you. SIMPLE PERFECTION is exactly what the name implies…simply perfect.
I fell in love with Woods from the start. He was introduced in a way that left me wanting more from him…to know more of him. Then, in TWISTED PERFECTION I fell for him. He’s all alpha male (dirty mouth included) and I just couldn’t get enough. Della was a mystery that kept me wanting to know more about her as well and when I realized how life had shaped her I connected with her character more than I had with any of the other characters Abbi has created.
SIMPLE PERFECTION starts almost immediately where TWISTED PERFECTION left off and I loved that! We get to see the after-math of Woods’ dad’s funeral and how it affected him as well as his family relations. We also get to see how he handles taking over the family business. Through it all Della is there and tries to be everything she thinks Woods’ needs. We also see that the spawn of Satan, Angelina, is still in the freakin’ picture.
The things that Della finds out about herself were a complete shock to me but I find that it was what was needed in order for Della to become..whole. It tore me into to see what she had to do in order to save Woods from herself because it seems as if everyone but Della knew how much she was worth. My heart literally broke for her.
“I wanted him to know I loved him. When I was gone I wanted him to know that he was a part of me. That this hadn’t been empty for me.”–Della
This book had so many ups and downs that I felt as if my heart literally couldn’t take much more after reading it! The storyline overall pulled at my heartstrings and the characters and their…connectedness…made it that much more intense for me. The chemistry between Della and Woods was everything I had imagined and more.
“She is my perfection. She holds my heart in her hands. When she hurts it brings me to my knees. There is no way to explain to you the way I feel about her. Just understand that I will not allow anyone to hurt her again. I won’t forgive that. I lose a piece of my soul when I see her in pain.” —Woods“Della owned me. She always would.” —Woods
Another thing that I couldn’t get over was the awesomeness of Della’s best friend, Braden. When you have someone like Braden in your corner to fight for you when you can’t seem to fight for yourself you can do anything you put your mind to. I feel as if Della needed that more than anything and the love between these two friends is pretty unique. Abbi Glines is a freakin’ mastermind…seriously!
“You better tell me what she really heard, because what she thinks she heard will get your ass killed, and sexy biker dude will get off scot-free, Capisce?”–Braden.
Braden and her personality really made up for all of the sorrowful moments in this book and believe me….there were many, many of those moments. Moments where you can actually see the characters sorrow play out in your mind and you can’t help but cry for them. I did…a lot.
SIMPLE PERFECTION was absolutely one of the best books I’ve read all year. Hands down! I’m seriously looking forward to reading the other characters’ stories as well as getting to see the perfect little glimpses into the lives of the characters we’ve already had the chance of reading about. Thank you Abbi Glines for another beautifully written story that will forever be in my heart.