Guest Review: Perfect (Soulmates #4) by Felice Stevens

Despite multiple degrees and business success, in his heart Jeremy Strauss feels he’s never measured up. While he hasn’t lacked for men or women to share his bed, Jeremy has yet to find someone who sees beyond his muscles and perfect smile. Taking it slow with a lover isn’t how he operates, but something about the shy accountant he rescues in a snowstorm makes him want this time to be different. So what if Blake drops little comments here and there about Jeremy’s pretty face? Their relationship is perfect.

Or is it?

Lonely most of his life, Blake Myers is as careful with his heart as he is with a balance sheet. The last thing he expects is for a man like Jeremy to fall for him, and he can't help but wait for the bubble to burst on their relationship. When the stress of a professional crisis turns personal, Blake sees the perfect relationship he and Jeremy have built start to crumble. Caught in an ever-tightening web of lies, rather than wait for Jeremy to leave him, Blake breaks it off and vanishes.

Perfection is an illusion.

Jeremy doesn’t know which way to turn and for the first time in his life, he’s lost and uncertain. Believing he’s no longer the man Jeremy needs, Blake sinks deeper into despair. Both men struggle with secrets, lies, and hurtful memories until they are forced to look inside their hearts and learn the truth—that love is perfectly imperfect.

Reviewer: Shee Reader

This is a lovely, sweet, rolling tale of self discovery, bravery and love in all its forms. It was quite spell binding from the outset.

Jeremy is a buff, beautiful gym owner and Blake is the clever, nerdy city boy. Both men are charming and endearing, and I was rooting for them from the start. Despite all of their skills and talents, both men are riddled with self doubt. Both have stories of loving and imperfect/damaging childhoods and strong sibling love. Their love match is a beautiful one, with it’s own twists and turns, where the bottom line is: Honesty is key.

This is a pretty decent mantra to live by, and Felice does it beautifully of course!

I really enjoyed the fact that this story incorporates all variations of love - between parents and children, siblings, friends, nephews and nieces, friends and other significant people, and includes negative relationships and loss. It’s basically the whole of life in a few hundred pages!

Blake and Jeremy and both good guys who find their way into a relationship without either of then having had a real one before. It's a fascinating journey and one I loved taking with them. Another highlight for me was to revisit previous characters from earlier books. For example, Carter and Reed from The Arrangement. so good to see those guys again, albeit in passing.

On the whole, this is a super cosy read. The only slight down-side for me personally, was I’d have liked the story a little more pacey, but that's just a personal thing!

Highly recommended.

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