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Ember Harris, you rock my world!
on September 21, 2012
Ten Days of Perfect is a smart and sexy read. I liked that there was a depth to what was going on beyond the relationship between Bo and Ember. There were just enough twists and turns that kept me guessing and glued to the page. Peeling the layers back on this story was so gratifying I only put the book down once ... to call for pizza.
The chemistry between Bo and Ember is smoldering without being overtly graphic. Don't get me wrong, I am all for a gratuitous sex scene but I think it takes tremendous talent to write the foreplay. The kind that sets your panties on fire before anyone even touches each other; that's what I am talking about. WHEW!
Ember is a magnificent protagonist; I fell hard for her (sorry, Bo!) She is a beautiful balance of strong yet vulnerable, stoic yet emotional. She is bold, passionate, independent and sarcastically witty. *swoon* She isn't perfect but her flaws made me more invested in her, not irritated by her.
Bo is about as swoon worthy as they come; he's hot and he is sensitive. He is also a musician and philanthropist so there is absolutely no hope in trying to escape his magnetism. Like Ember, he has issues he needs to work out but I got pretty mad at Bo for his imperfections. Was that fair? Maybe not, I have an unnatural attachment to Ember that biases me.
Adrian was a wild card for me; I wanted to hate this guy's guts. He completely screwed with Ember's head back in college and then reappeared to take another stab at it. At first, I thought that he was just a run of the mill manipulative egomaniac but I found myself feeling sorry for him. I don't think he is less of a manipulator but darn it, Andrea Randall made me like him anyway. Well done.
Overall: The characters were my favorite part of the book; I loved how each of them revealed themselves in their own way and in their own time. They each set their own pace, taking care not to fall prey to predictability. I liked the lack of contrived formula character development that can plague the romance genre. It was obvious to me that the author took a lot of time and great care to write a great love story with a fresh character profile. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a great romance but is looking for something outside of the generic hero/ heroine role. It was a wonderful read and I am already anticipating Reckless Abandon (#2)!