A Perfect Mistake – Zoe Dawson
Title: A Perfect Mistake (A perfect secret #2)
Author: Zoe Dawson
Publisher: Blue Moon Creative
My rating: ★★★★✫
A perfect mess, the first part of the Perfect Secret / Hope Parish series, was not just a romantic novel, but also a bit of a thriller. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from the sequel. Still I am someone who enjoys reading series, therefore I did move on to the next part.
What the book is about
How can they have a future when their past is based on a lie?
The perfect preacher’s daughter, Verity Fairchild, has something that only she and God know about and she wants to keep it that way. Her mistake was easy to keep secret when she was out of town, but now that she’s come back to Hope Parish for the summer, she comes face-to-face with the guy responsible for it all. Boone Outlaw nearly ruined everything for her and despite the fact that he’s now working at her father’s church, she’s determined to stay as far away from him as possible.
Boone Outlaw doesn’t understand Verity’s anger towards him. He barely knows her. In high school she was Holy Mary Verity and she was off limits – except in his dreams where Verity seems way too real. Most of the time he was wasted in high school, not the type of boy Verity would ever look at twice, but he can’t shake the feeling that something might have happened between them. He’s going to break his own rules to get the answers he needs straight from Verity.
What will Verity do when she finds something in Boone that she never knew existed and her perfect mistake is the only thing that could stand between them and their happiness? Will she sacrifice Boone to keep her secret?
What I think about the book
The story of Verity and Boone turns out to be a lot more dramatic. Nothing scary, except for the avances of Billy Joe, the boy that Verity’s father would like to see her end up with. I found him quite creepy and a bit of a stalker. Other than that, the story is mostly romance, lust and drama all rolled into one. It was definitely more the kind of story that I had expected from these series and therefore I found it much better than the first novel.
Once again, the reader doesn’t know the secrets that Verity and Boone carry around with them. Throughout the story they tell each other (and their friends/brothers) about what has happened last summer, the summer of their graduation. O yes, it keeps coming back to that one night. A lot has happened that night and during the year after when the girls (Verity, Aubree and River Pearl) left town. As a reader you get to see both Verity’s and Boone’s point of view, so while they are still a bit in the dark about the other, the reader can see where things go wrong for them. Although Booker was more my type of bad boy, I can see why Verity is falling for Boone Outlaw.
This time I was prepared for the fact that this novel was not quite ‘clean’ when it came to the ‘romantic’ scenes. It didn’t really bother me like it did last time. I guess it is something that comes with the genre of new adult novels. So if you like your books to have clean content, pick another one. If you don’t mind, go ahead and read this.