Book Review: Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery

March 30, 2015

Book Review: Finding Perfect by Susan MalleryFinding Perfect by Susan Mallery
Series: Fool's Gold #3
Published by HQN Books on 31st August 2010
Pages: 346
Source: Bought Kindle Copy
Goodreads
two-half-stars
When Pia O'Brian's best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn't think she's meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day.

A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Fool's Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he can't get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind—and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending?

In all honesty, I probably should’ve skipped this one. I’m not a massive fan of Pia, so to read a book centred was a bit of a silly idea. That said, it wasn’t all terrible, but not as enjoyable as its predecessors.

Despite me not really liking Pia, I do admire her decision to have Crystal’s babies. It might have been a slightly rash decision, but I really liked how she knew she had to do it, even if she didn’t quite know how she was going to do it.

My whole problem with Finding Perfect is the romance. And for a romance book, that is not what I want to happen! I just never truly believed in Raoul and Pia, and couldn’t see any chemistry between the pair. I know it started off as a relationship of convenience, but it still just didn’t work that well for me, which sucks. And I really wish men would stop using a marriage proposal as a quick fix! Ethan did it, now Raoul thinks it’s a good idea! Surely they know only to propose if they truly love someone! I’m more likely to believe in the romance if the proposal comes out of genuine feelings, instead of being used as a way to easily repair things. It’s so disrespectful to the woman, saying she doesn’t deserve to find someone she truly loves to marry, she should just marry to ease their conscience and make them happy.

Finding Perfect was still a quick, if not wholly enjoyable read. I’m looking forward to continuing with the Fool’s Gold series, and reading the next three stories which are centred on Ethan’s triplet sisters.

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