True Perfection (Aspire #2) by Allyson Young

☆☆☆

Published
May 2012
Publisher
Siren Publishing Inc.
Author’s Page
http://allysonyoung.com/

Doesn’t seem that Haley can learn her lesson… NO BODY IS PERFECT so stop already.

What makes this book better than the first book in the series, hmmm. Good question? I don’t think much but then given that I am surprised at how many times I have this book and the first one and I still don’t get my fisination. I do like that Hailey actualy grew a pair and stuck to her guns. Of course Warren is still annoyingly childish with his whining and I really think he needs to grow a pair and man up, then maybe I could understand why he and Gordon are BFF’s and why Hailey loves him. Because right now I just don’t get it. Gordon I get he is confident and states it as he sees it with out whining or acting like a two-year-old (like Warren) lol he seems to be the only real adult in the relationship, I guess that makes Haley the rebeloius teenager. I think the best parts of this whole book, series even would be the bedroom scenes because nothing else really stands out for me. Wow, that brings me back to why did I read this series again? As to weather I delete this book or not remains to be seen, If I could I think I would trade it in for something else, after all I did pay for this book and it seems a shame to just delete it when it could be traded. The only other positive thing I can say about True Perfection is that I only found 2 edits in my version of this E-book, I am really grateful for that given how much I dislike how edits interrupt the flow of any story good or bad.

Book Cover Rating
This cover is decidely better than the cover on Near Perfection, the first book in the series.

Book’s Blurb
Haley Snider left her selfish Dom before and sought solace with his best friend. Gordon Sinclair facilitated Haley and Warren Chalmers’s reunion—with a twist. He proposed a menage relationship. But Haley isn’t so sure. She is afraid of getting hurt again and also wants to pursue her career and live her own life outside of the bedroom, something Warren hadn’t accepted before. She resists their attempts at building a relationship, and then tragedy strikes. Haley blames herself, believing she has been selfish, and her desperate, guilty feelings cloud her thinking. She won’t walk away this time, but will wait for Gordon and Warren to realize she has brought them too much trouble and tell her to leave. In the meantime she will try to make amends, reverting back to pretense. It takes considerable effort on their part to help Haley face reality and accept what she truly needs and deserves.

Near Perfection (Aspire #1) by Allyson Young

☆☆☆☆

Published
April 2012
Publisher
Siren Publishing Inc.
Word Count
23,332
Author’s Page
http://allysonyoung.com/

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.