Part of a series? Yes.
Category: Adult, Erotica.
Genre: Contemporary, suspense, with some romance.
I lie to survive.
Have since I was sixteen and my world fell into chaos. But I found a way to endure, or rather it found me. Now I’m a prisoner of my own doing, hiding behind a false mask so no one sees the truth. Not even the man I want but can’t have—Deck. But I messed up and the lies are spilling over, out of control.
Deck is unrelenting and will settle for nothing less than the truth. He demands everything from me—EVERYTHING—even if it rips me apart.
I kill for a living.
Unyielding—It’s how I survive in my line of work. I bend people to my will…except Georgie.
But that ends now.
I’ve played her game for far too long. Now I think it’s time we play mine.
I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.
Perfect Chaos is the first installment of a series that features different set of characters in each book, but their story is connected and the main plot is resuming in the other books. For info, there is a cliffhanger in Perfect Chaos even though the romantic plot is completed in this book. Also, this series is a spin off series, so you’ll see mentions of characters from that other series, but it’s not an issue if you have yet to read the other series.
That now out of the way, I’m going to try and write my thoughts.
I enjoyed reading this book for the most part. I really enjoyed the first half of the book. It was thrilling to meet Deck and Georgie, to try and decipher the mysteries surrounding them, but in the end I’m not as head over heels as I was expecting.
Deck is a real alpha-male, and while I enjoy that very much in books, here sometimes it felt forced and I even disliked him or at least didn’t swoon as much as I wanted to. There was just something that rubbed me the wrong way. I would have loved to see a little bit more of softness instead of being told that there was something soft underneath his very in-control self. I don’t know, maybe I was more into seeing actual romance instead of reading numerous sex scenes.
Georgie is tough, she’s got some sass and that brought real comic relief sometimes. At other times, I found it a little bit too silly considering the tone of the story, but it’s just me. I don’t have much to say about Georgie. She’s a good character, quite well-portrayed and it’s easy to see her attachment to Deck and her pain and fears. Though, sometimes I’d have loved to FEEL more while reading this book.
The plot itself is interesting. While the romance is mainly about the sex scenes, the plot itself is unfolding something very complex. I do think some things are coming quite late, but it’s done quite well even though some things were obvious almost right away. I’m a little bit disappointed that we’re left hanging, but I’m curious about what comes next. That’s a good thing.
In this book, I enjoyed the suspense, the mysteries, the array of characters and the possibilities of the plot for the next books in the series.
In this book, I disliked, the too numerous sex scenes that while well-written and hot, are for the most part gratuitous and a little repetitive. I also miss the romance, and Deck stays too cold for my liking even though he did say a few very good lines.
I will probably read the next installment.