Near Perfection (Aspire #1) by Allyson Young


April 1st 2012
Siren Publishing Inc.
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Haley leaves one Dom even though she loves him, just to save him the trouble 

I am not really sure why I like this book enough to read it again and again but I do. I mean any woman who would completely change herself for a man has some major self-esteem issues. Any man who expects a woman to be what he perceives as perfect truly does not deserve to have a woman, although at this point I should stipulate that this part does work both ways, just something to keep in mind when expecting someone to be perfect. Gordon Sinclair has to be the reason I keep coming back to this book because he is the only character who is comfortable in his own skin and seems to have no problem calling a Spade a Spade while Haley and Warren are burying their heads in the stupid sand, they really need a clue. Then again the bedroom scenes aren’t too bad either, not that there are that many to begin with. Warren is a very selfish shallow man who reminds me of a spoiled child who gets what he wants only to throw a tantrum because he wants his toy back.

Near Perfection is an ok book that for some reason I can’t stop re-reading but it honestly is not a five-star book, so if you choose to read this book maybe you can enlighten me to my weird fascination with this book.

Book Cover Rating
Given that I purchased this book back in 2012 I can’t exactly remember what it was about this cover that even made me think I would even remotely like the book. Since I have read this one a few times now I can say please don’t judge this book by its bland cover. And I think the man on the left needs to be replaced with something that looks less like a pansy although given my thoughts on Warren, I could be mistaken.

Book Blurb Rating
The blurb gives just the right amount vague to the blurb about Near Perfection to get you to pick it up and read more.

Book’s Blurb
Haley Snider thought Warren Chalmers was the perfect Dom, so she made herself into the perfect sub. A woman in love is truly blind, because Warren can be such an ass. Warren doesn’t really know what he wants, and questions the very perfection he apparently sought. Haley leaves Warren before he can reject her, unveiling a surprising temper and steely determination. Warren is both intrigued and forced to look at himself. He doesn’t much care for what he finds, and is determined to change, to seek Haley out and really get to know her. Realizing that her obsession with Warren has kept her from being true to herself and him, Haley decides to embrace life differently. Upon reconnecting with Haley, Warren discovers that his best friend Gordon Sinclair has a different idea in mind for them all, and that life can be filled with both friendship and love. And hot sex.

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