Friday, September 27, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson

Today I'm excited to be part of the Blog Tour for A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson.  This tour is hosted by AToMR Tours.  Thanks for allowing us to participate!  For a complete list of tour stops, click HERE.  Be sure and scan down to the end of the post and fill in the rafflecopter for a chance to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card.
A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret #1)
A Perfect Mess(A Perfect Secret #1) by Zoe Dawson
Publication Date: August 5th 2013 by Blue Moon Creative
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
About the book:
I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.” Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess.

My Thoughts:
I LOVED A Perfect Mess!!  It was an addictive blend of smoking HOT romance, sassy dialogue, fun sibling snark, and suspense.  Love me them Outlaw Brothers!!

Aubree had been away at college for the last nine months.  Away from her Aunt Lottie, her friends and Booker Outlaw, her unrequited crush *sigh*.  She’s stayed away because of one terrible night that haunts her to this day.  Booker is the only one who knows what happened and without his help, Aubree doesn’t know how she would’ve survived.

When an accident puts her beloved Aunt Lottie in the hospital, and in a coma under suspicious circumstances, Aubree rushes home.  Her Aunt provided unconditional love and security for years and Aubree can’t bear the thought of losing her.  Her heart skips a beat or two knowing that she’ll be running into Booker.

Aubree and Booker have had it bad for each other for years, but each of them have held back for different reasons.  But with Aubree being threatened as soon as she comes back home, Booker appoints himself as her protector and won’t leave her side.  Of course this makes their mutual attraction intensify, and pretty soon it’s no use fighting what was meant to be. 

“Don’t you want to touch me?” I asked.  She blushed and looked away.
“Only for about a million years.”
I spread my hands. “Then touch me. Wherever, however you want.”

Oh, I loved these two together!  

Oh my lord, these Outlaw Brothers will be the death of me!  I can handle one smoking hot bad boy (maybe), but three?!!  Triplets, Booker, Braxton, and Boone, all identical with electric blue eyes, shaggy black hair, and muscles in all the right places. Couple that with their sassy but sweet words uttered in a Southern accent, and I’m a puddle of goo on the floor.  Every time Booker called Aubree “sugar” I went a little weak in the knees!  These boys are close, and their teasing and camaraderie was a treat to read.  I love close sibling relationships, and the Outlaw Brothers lent support and love to each other with a little snarkiness thrown in for laughs.  

I adored the setting of Louisiana with its rich Southern culture.  I felt like I was experiencing the warm sultry nights by the bayou right along with Booker and Aubree.  There was a great cast of secondary characters, as well: Booker’s brothers, and Aubree’s Aunt, and her friends, round out the story, and gave a glimpse into the future companion novels.  This story centered on Booker and Aubree, but it set up coming romances for Boone and Brax.  I believe Holy Mary Verity, the reverend’s daughter, and Boone will be next.  I seriously can’t wait! 

This was my first read by Zoe Dawson, but it definitely will not be my last!  She cleverly combined all the things I love in a romance: chemistry, humor, and spice.  With the addition of mystery and danger, this made for one hell of an addictive read!

5 Suns


 About the Author: Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic comedy/mystery, new adult, urban fantasy. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.

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  1. I did the cover reveal for this, and thought it sounded good. Yours is the first review I've read, Rachel, and the 5 stars excites me. Great review!

    1. I hope you like it, Andrea! It was a whole lot of sassy fun! And thanks! :)