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A Perfect Forever: A Sweet Clean Romance (Leap of Love Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"One of the most electrifying, powerful, simply spectacular memoirs I—or you— have ever read." —Augusten Burroughs Learn more
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A pleasant ride about love from an unexpected place! Powers sets the stage beautifully and unveils the story in a way that keeps you turning the pages. -Heart of SEA
A tantalizing tale of Western love and adventure! Two thumbs up for this awesome book! -Nneka Gunn
Awesome writing and and interesting adventure! -Anna Jeremiah
Such a feel-good romantic story. Makes you want to fall in love all over again when you read this book. -Diane de Jesus
Very classic and romantic! Story that's meant to be a perfect forever. Lovely story. -Olivia Perlin
One of the best romance novels I have read in a long time. I am already hooked on this series and can't wait to read the other books! -Lourdes Marie O. Batula
A well told story about finding true love. Easy to follow plot and a good clean script. -Ann M Simmons
The storyline is enjoyable, and the characters are multi-dimensional in this western mystery romance. I really enjoyed the interaction between Ben and Amelia. -chenchan
Amelia and Ben were so cute! I was absorbed in the book rather than reading just to finish it! Great book!!!! -Amazon Customer
- ASIN : B07MCMN4D8
- Publisher : Global Village Publications (January 10, 2019)
- Publication date : January 10, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1309 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 146 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #827,793 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By: Paige Powers
Amelia Smith grew up in the lap of luxury in Boston. Her father not only came from old money, but was also a wealthy businessman in his own right. Her mother is also a successful business woman, in that she owns and runs a brothel. When Amelia was sent to boarding school in Switzerland, she thought that her parents no longer loved her. But by the time she graduated, she was grateful for the opportunity and all that she learned, not only educational but about herself as well.
Ben Abbott grew up as the youngest child of 10 to farmers in South Carolina. There wasn’t any extra money and all the kids had to work on the farm to make a go of it. But Ben knew that the farm life wasn’t for him and decided to become a Pinkerton detective. His first job is for a man claiming to be a relative of Amelia Smith’s and so he goes to find her. What he wasn’t expecting was to become enamored with the beautiful and kind woman.
But Ben doesn’t know if Amelia would accept any type of friendship or courtship with him because he was responsible for bringing a man into her life who wanted to claim some of her inheritance for himself. Further he doesn’t know if it would be acceptable for him to start a relationship because of the prior business dealings. To top it all off, Amelia also has a suitor of her own, even if they don’t seem to be well suited to each other.
Ben Abbot grew up in a big family with wild brothers. His first job as a Pinkerton agent is to find Amelia Smith for a man claiming to be her half-brother. After secretly following Amelia around for a few days, he falls in love with her, but she already has a fiancé.
So begins a very hard-to-believe plot. There was so much wrong with this short novella that I don’t know where to start. First of all, many parts just didn't add up. In 1860 Boston, a madam of a brothel would not have been accepted in society. Amelia’s parents’ will made little sense, and no reason was given for the odd requirements. Why didn't Ben find Jonathan, the supposed half-brother, after the man rushed ahead to meet Amelia when he’d agreed to wait for Ben to go with him? If Jonathan couldn't find Amelia (who wasn't trying to hide) on his own, how did he gather information on her fiancé that Alfred was trying to keep hidden? I don’t think Amelia would have been drinking whiskey with company in 1860, especially since she was running a finishing school for girls. I was surprised Ben asked her out, when he believed her to be engaged. It would be difficult to skip rocks on the ocean like Ben did. The story was not well-written. It used no contractions, which made it stilted. At least 90% of it was told after events had already happened, and the recounting became boring and tedious. Some of the characters thoughts were repeated over and over again, and all of them seemed very self-centered. The main conflict just disappears with no resolution. Wrong words were used, such as “exposure” for “composure” and “ground” for “floor.” Modern language was also used, like “they were an item,” “hadn't seen that coming,” and “complete turn on.” Tuxedos weren't worn until about 1900 either. The book had so many unanswered questions, plot points that didn't make sense, and poor writing that I felt it was a total waste of my time. I really thought that it would have some redeeming parts near the end, but it didn't It did have a happy ending, but even that ended up being told rather than shown and was too saccharine. In addition, the modern cover didn't go with the story. Amelia did not dress like a cowgirl!