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Simple Perfection: A Rosemary Beach Novel [Format Kindle]

Abbi Glines
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Simple Perfection

Woods


My mother hadn’t spoken to me during my father’s funeral. I had gone to comfort her but she turned from me and walked away. There were a lot of things I expected in life, but that hadn’t been one of them. Ever. Nothing that I’d done had affected my mother’s life. However, she’d helped my father as he had tried to destroy mine.

Seeing him lying there cold and still in the casket hadn’t struck me the way I imagined. Everything was too fresh. I hadn’t had time to forgive him. He had hurt Della. I could never forgive that. Even with him dead and buried in the ground I couldn’t forgive what he’d done to her. She was the center of my world.

My mother had been able to see the lack of emotion in my eyes. I wasn’t one for pretending. At least not anymore. A week ago I had walked away from this life I’d been born into without one ounce of remorse. It hadn’t been hard to let it all go. My focus had been on finding Della. The woman who had walked into my life and changed everything. Della Sloane had become my addiction when I hadn’t been available. In all her twisted perfection she had made me fall helplessly in love with her. A life without her in it seemed pointless. I often wondered how people found joy in life without knowing her.

With the sudden death of my father, the life I had just washed my hands of and been so ready to walk away from was now being placed completely on my shoulders. Della had stood beside me quietly from the moment I’d stepped foot back in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Her small hand tucked into mine, she knew when I needed her without my saying anything. A squeeze from her hand would remind me that she was there beside me and I could do this.

Except at this moment she wasn’t with me. She was at my house. I hadn’t wanted to bring her here, to my mother’s house. My mother might have wanted to pretend that I didn’t exist but I now owned everything in her life, including the house she lived in. It came with the country club, and my grandfather had made sure that when my father passed away this would all become mine.

Not once had my father thought this might be something I needed to know. He held it over my head that he controlled my life. If I wanted this world, then I had to bend to his will. Yet all along it would become mine on my twenty-fifth birthday or in the event of my father’s death. Whichever came first. There was no running from this now.

I thought about knocking and changed my mind. My mother needed to stop acting like a child. I was all she had left. It was time she accepted Della in my life, because I was getting a ring on her finger as soon as I could convince her of it. I knew Della well enough to know that it wouldn’t be easy to get her to marry me. With my world completely morphing into something I hadn’t expected, I wanted the security of knowing that when I came home Della would be there.

I started to reach for the doorknob when the door swung open. My eyes lifted to see Angelina Greystone standing in the doorway of my parents’ house with an innocent smile on her face. The evil twinkle in her eye couldn’t be masked by her attempt to appear nice. I had almost married this woman so that I could get the club that was going to become mine anyway. My father had made me believe I had to marry Angelina to get the promotion and future I deserved.

What my dad hadn’t banked on was Della walking into my life and showing me there was more for me than a loveless marriage to a heartless bitch.

“We were expecting you. Your mother is in the sitting room with some chamomile tea I made for her. She needs to see you, Woods. I’m glad you took her feelings into consideration and didn’t bring that girl.”

The one thing I did know, despite what the witch had just said, was she knew Della’s name. She might have wanted to pretend like she had never heard of her and didn’t know her, but she did. She was just being spiteful. What I didn’t know was why the fuck she was at my mother’s house.

I pushed past her and walked into the house without responding to her. I knew where my mother was without her help. The sitting room was the place my mother always went to be alone. She would sit on the white velvet chaise lounge that had once been my grandmother’s and she would stare out at the water through the large picture windows that lined the room.

I ignored the click of Angelina’s heels as she followed behind me. Everything about her grated on my nerves. Her being here in the middle of a family situation on the day of my father’s funeral only added to my disgust. Why was she doing this? What did she think this would win her? I owned it all now. Me. Not my father. And certainly not my mother. I was now the Kerrington in control.

“Mother,” I said as I walked into the sitting room without knocking. She didn’t need a chance to send me away. Not that I would go without having this conversation. As wrong as she had been, I loved her. She was my mom, even though she had always stood beside my father and never once thought of me. It had always been about what they wanted for me. But it didn’t make me love her less.

She didn’t turn her attention from the gulf view outside. “Woods, I was expecting you.” Nothing more. It hurt. We had both lost a part of our lives with my father’s death. She didn’t see it that way. She never would.

I walked over to stand in her line of view. “We need to talk,” I replied simply.

She shifted her eyes to look up at me. “Yes, we do.”

I could have let her control this conversation but I wasn’t going to. It was time I set some boundaries. Especially now that I had Della with me and we were back in Rosemary.

“At least he came alone.” Angelina’s voice came from the door and I jerked my head to glare at her intrusion. She wasn’t a part of this.

“This doesn’t concern you. You may leave,” I replied in a cold tone.

She flinched.

“She is a part of this. She’s going to stay with me. I need someone here so I’m not alone and Angelina understands that. She’s a good girl. She would have made an excellent daughter-in-law.”

I understood my mother’s pain at losing my father was fresh—and she was in pain. But I wouldn’t let her control this. It was time I made some things very clear for both of them. “She would have been a selfish spoiled bitch of a daughter-in-law. I was lucky enough to realize it before it was too late and I ruined my life.” I heard both of their sharp intakes of breath but I wasn’t about to let them speak. “I control everything now, Mother. I will take care of you. I will make sure you want for nothing. However, I will not accept or acknowledge Angelina in my life. More importantly, I will not allow anyone to hurt Della. I will protect her from both of you. She is my perfection. She holds my heart in her hands. When she hurts it brings me to my knees. There is no way to explain to you the way I feel about her. Just understand that I will not allow anyone to hurt her again. I won’t forgive that. I lose a piece of my soul when I see her in pain.”

The tight line of my mother’s mouth was the only answer I needed. She wasn’t accepting this. Today wasn’t the day to try to convince her about my feelings for Della. She was mourning and I was still angry with the man she was mourning. “If you need anything, call me. When you’re ready to talk to me without resentment toward Della, then call me. We will talk. You’re my mother and I love you. But I won’t let you near Della, nor will I put you before her. Understand that if you make me choose, I will choose her without a second thought.”

I walked over and placed a kiss on the top of my mother’s head before walking past Angelina without a word. It was time I got back home. Della didn’t do well alone. I was always anxious when I left her.

Présentation de l'éditeur

Abbi Glines concludes the irresistible story of Woods and Della in the #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series.

Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.

Della is determined to be strong for Woods, even as she’s quietly falling to pieces. No matter how far from home she’s run, the ghosts of her past have never stopped haunting her. Struggling to hide her true feelings from Woods, Della fears she can’t be his rock without dragging him down into the darkness with her. But is she strong enough to let go of the last thing holding her together?

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 5330 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 273 pages
  • Editeur : Atria Books (23 septembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00DA98S02
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.5 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (2 commentaires client)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 OH MY GOD ! 24 septembre 2013
Par obee
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Abbi, Abbi, Abbi... This girl is going to drive me crazy !

We all wanted to know Woods's story since "Fallen Too Far" and Abbi made sure to give us an amazing first book with "Twisted Perfection". I was super excited when i learned that Della and Woods were going to have their sequel, i felt like their story wasn't finished. I waited for "Simple Perfection" for months! But as i thought, Abbi did an incredible job. This book is even better than the number one.
Reading it, i have been through every emotions possible: Love, Hope, Sadness, again Hope then again Love and fury too ! What i love about Abbi Glines's books is that she continues the story of characters we already read about and starts giving us sneak peeks of the next ones.
You will think that you know what is going to happen, well you are really wrong !
Della's issues are the main topic of this book of course and we learned more about her fears but her love is above any of them. Woods is just Woods: Freaking perfect and i am deeply in love with this boy!

Abbi Glines was amazing as usual but i have to say that this book is maybe her best, you will know why once you read it.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A good one 1 octobre 2013
Par Manceaux
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Woods ' story is not my favorite story but this is still a really good one! The end of the book suprised me (so sad!)
Now i am waiting for more of harlow and Grant's story! This next one seams amazing!
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Amazon.com: 4.6 étoiles sur 5  745 commentaires
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 No, no, NO!! 24 septembre 2013
Par Sam I Am - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Darn it! This was a 4 until it neared the end. Then, for some reason, the author decided to pull a fast one and ruin my opinion of the book.

Ok, first I want to say that I love Abbi Glines. The Fallen Too Far series was great, except for the weird twist in book three when she decided to put in the POV of random characters. When I read about Rush and Blaire, I want the story about them, not a blatant lead in for another couple. In Simple Perfection, she did it again. And worse, she set up a story for a couple I DO NOT want to happen, and threw in a messed up twist to make it happen. Now, instead of being content with the HEA of the two characters this book was meant for, I am mad and frustrated. What the heck happened to this being Woods and Della's story?? I was already annoyed because their story felt rushed and there was a lot of time they were separated that, although necessary, took away from the story. But then she has to gate crash their party with someone else's. Actually, two other couples were discussed here, because Grant's drama was also mentioned.

So anyway, yes, we get a HEA for Woods and Della, and yes, a lot of the drama from the first book was squared away (almost too neatly, I might add), but there was too much that took away from them. And like another reviewer, I feel Woods seems like a completely different person than who he was in the Fallen Too Far series. He had already seemed to be different in the first book but in this one is was like a new character all together. And Della's drama went from constant panic attacks to everything being fine a little too quickly to be realistic. You can't undo the trauma she went through just like that.

On the whole, I was disappointed. So much was taken away from the main focus of this book, which was supposed to be Woods and Della overcoming both of their issues to be together. I think Abbi Glines might be experiencing the same problem Jessica Sorenson is by trying to accomplish too much in a short amount of time and taking away from each project in the process. I'd much rather wait awhile for a well written, well thought-out book then read several rushed books that feel incomplete and underdeveloped. And please, NO MORE random chapters about people who are NOT the main characters!! Aargh!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 It was good..but some things could have been different 24 septembre 2013
Par Kiz - Publié sur Amazon.com
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really?! I seriously did not see that coming. the book was good..but I'm mad about jace!! that damn bethy....so I'm guessing this sets up for bethy and tripp's book. della and woods story was good..just of wondered what happened to his disgusting mother of his and psycho ex...so she gets off like nothing happened? and della's relationship with her birth father was ok..her birth mother? I guess she didn't want to involved? I don't know..but I am looking forward to grant and harlow's book too since we know that's coming. just wish things ended differently for jace. :( book was a good read but some things could have been different.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Stop Rushing Publication! 25 septembre 2013
Par HCG - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I am a huge Abbi Glines fan. I have read all of her books and I can never wait for the next one to come out. That being said, the last two books I've read have made me wish that SHE had waited for these books to come out. The quality of writing is so much less complex than her earlier work and the whole story feels like it has the bare minimum for dialogue and description. It reads more like a rough draft or outline than the finished story :(
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Perfection? Not so much, for me. 27 septembre 2013
Par Mommyofone - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Okay, I thought about things for a couple of hours after finishing the book, and I think I figured out what I want to say. First, I very much like most of Ms Glines' work, with only a couple of exceptions; the Perfection spinoff books being among them.

I think the biggest reason is Della, followed very closely by Woods. Yep, that's right, I really wasn't a fan of the main characters. Makes it kinda difficult to enjoy a book when that happens. Della seemed too lost and too child-like, and Woods was a needy bitch. OMG! I know I am being harsh, but I simply could not get over the co-dependency of these two. Yuck! I do not like clingy, overbearing characters at all.

The story picks back up with Angelina thoroughly entrenched in the story after Woods' dad dies. I absolutely hated, hated Angelina, so it made even sinking in to the book even more difficult. I initially thought it was due to a book hangover from the previous book, but even after Angelina's part ended I still was not drawn in. I admit I skimmed over a good portion of the book and most of the sex. The crap Woods says to Della when they have sex is just not attractive, at all, IMO.

[Slight Spoiler in next paragraph]
I also find it very, very difficult to believe all of Della's issues could be resolved or settle down WITHOUT some serious therapy. Seriously, the girl had major trauma as a child, was not allowed around people for like 16-years of her life, all of that just magically gets better without any professional help at all. Unbelievable. And Woods would not let her work initially? Um, instead of sitting around worrying whether she will have a panic attack, why not send her to a therapist if you really want to help her!!

I am really sorry to say I didn't find a ton I really enjoyed about this book, except Tripp. Although, I have to say the twist at the end involving him wasn't really what I wanted to see, either. Still not sure why, maybe since the rest of the book bummed me out? I have a horrible feeling I am going to have a hard time with Grant's book because of Nan. Nan is simply a character I hate, not a love to hate them, just hate. Let us hope for some redeeming qualities at some point with her, but I am not holding my breath. Sigh...

Oh, well, we can't like every book we read, right? On to the next book on my endless TBR.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Seriously!!! 24 septembre 2013
Par Mellissa Bair - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Ok first off let me just say, Holy Hell that was good. There is one part in this book that seriously pisses me off, when you read it you'll know what I'm talking about. I mean after the said part that pisses me off there is another part that made me see why but still all I can say WHY, ABBI, WHY!!!!
But that said it was still really, really good. If you have not yet started any of Abbi's Rosemary Beach novels( Fallen Too Far series and Perfection series) then you need to start. But FYI get some tissues ready.
Now I really can't wait till Grant 's story.
Thank You Abbi for another great book, your soooo good at making me want more.
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