Search Me!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Once Perfect by Cecy Robson

Once Perfect (Shattered Past, #1)Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 9780553391
Pages: 272 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Buy this Book: Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Nook


His life was never easy. Hers wasn’t supposed to be this hard. They come from different worlds, but fate lures them together in a way neither expected in Cecy Robson’s raw, steamy series debut—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn.

Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.

Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.

As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.

My Review:

Intro: I picked up this book, looked at the cover and knew I needed to read it immediately. ASAP. With no delays. I didn't even put it on the e-reader. I read it on the laptop. I very rarely do that but, I mean, look at the cover. It’s perfect.


Heroine: Evelyn- I started out with a sort of negative impression of her. Due to my own prejudices. Her privileged background created a sort of disconnect with her but I grew to really love her. Watching her progression into independence was really interesting and I really identified with her.

Hero: Mateo-I loved him. He was so sweet with Evie. He is so gentle and kind with her. I don’t swoon often but I was pretty close with Mateo. He was the perfect hero.

Chemistry: Evie and Mateo seem like they wouldn’t go very well together at all. But they were perfect together. Mateo helps Evie come into her own and Evie softens Mateo’s edges a bit.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: This is another series that I will be fangirling. Once Perfect was a reading highlight of the year. I breezed through the book in a couple of hours and fell in love with the characters and the writing. I can’t wait for the next book, Once Loved.

Overall Rating

Author Info
Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

Author Links
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you so much for the feature and your words of praise. I am so thrilled you loved Once Perfect, and the characters. You honor me!

  2. Thank you for hosting today! I felt the same way about ONCE PERFECT!! We can start a FanClub!



Blog Template by In Between Design Studio