Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Review: Perfect Timing

By Amy Bromberg

I need to start by saying that I 100% devoured Beautiful Disaster, Laura Spinella’s debut novel. That being said, I have been waiting impatiently for book number two. I’ve become friends with Laura on Facebook and Twitter and she’s so sweet. When I saw her Facebook post revealing the cover for Perfect Timing, I messaged her right away saying PLEASE SEND ME A COPY!!!! I’m glad to report that, as I suspected, the book did not disappoint.

What’s a Jersey Girl to do when she moves to Catswallow, Alabama? Isabel Lang finds the answer in an unlikely bond with the musically gifted Aidan Roycroft. The two share everything from a first kiss to startling family secrets. But when Aidan is accused of a violent crime, the two flee to Las Vegas where Isabel’s future comes tumbling down.

Seven years later, the past is buried, including any relationship with Aidan. Isabel is busy running a radio station and closing in on commitment with Nate Potter, a guy who defines ideal. Life seems cozy until new station management demands a sudden-death ratings grabber, putting everyone’s future on the line. What should be a simple solution leads to a stunning revelation as Isabel is forced to call on the past and the only rock star she knows. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

Of course I was looking forward to a romance and a love story. If you haven’t read Beautiful Disaster, then I suggest you do. This way you will know that Laura has a talent for portraying beautiful love stories. We find one between Aidan and Isabel in Perfect Timing. But what makes this one stand out, among many others us readers come across, is that it’s real. We’re not talking about a crush, a fling or “boy meets girl and they live happily ever after.” It’s a friendship that starts in childhood, one that grows into adolescence and into adulthood, and at a certain point in time a relationship blooms. Both of them go through many obstacles. But in the end we see that love conquers all. But don’t let me mislead you. We’re not talking all champagne and roses. This story is packed with family secrets, betrayal, a compelling dialogue and twists and turns. There was one particular one that I didn’t see coming that made me say WOW.

The only thing I wish Laura included was where in New Jersey Isabel lived before she moved to Alabama. I was curious about this right when I saw this mentioned in the synopsis, as I am a Jersey girl myself.

If you're looking for a book where you can escape from your daily worries, to-do lists and and just life in general, then I highly suggest you pick up a copy of this book.

Thanks to Penguin for the book in exchange for an honest review.

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