Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Romance Review: The Perfect Man by Vicki Lewis Thompson

New York Times Bestselling Author Vicki Lewis Thompson presents a sweet, sexy novel about saddling up, getting lucky, and finding love...

Sorority sisters Melanie, Astrid, and Valerie have been inseparable since college. Even years after graduating, they still get together to debate their favorite topic: Who is the perfect man?

While growing up on a ranch, Melanie always assumed that she’d marry a cowboy—until a Parisian adventure introduces her to a dashing Texas billionaire and makes her doubt what she really wants.

Astrid’s parents expect her to settle down with someone rich, but when she can’t keep her hands off a hardworking and handsome rancher, her world turns upside down.

After a terrifying accident, Valerie doesn’t expect ever to risk love again—until she meets the one man no woman can resist: a billionaire cowboy.

As the three argue over what makes a man a great catch—a pocketful of dollars or spurs on his boots—they discover that the perfect man is sometimes exactly what you’d least expect.

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of more than ninety books, Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor. Following the success of her nerd stories, Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal series featuring a matchmaking witch and wizard, an ADD dragon named George, and a black cat inspired by her own precocious feline, Eve.

Since this book was really 3 stories in one, I feel I should do each lady justice by reviewing them separately and then together as a whole.  So... here goes :)  

Story 1 - Melanie and the Texas Billionaire

This was my favorite pairing :)  Only because I loved Melanie and Andre.  Their romance was so unlikely and yet... so perfect.  They meet in Paris, fall in love... it's beautiful!  And what I loved the most about them?  The fact that they showed one another a side of life that they didn't know existed.  Together, they were alive.  That's the kind of romance everyone dreams of having.  

Story 2 - Astrid and the Rancher

It was fun to watch Astrid and Fletcher's relationship develop.  It was even more awesome that a once rich, spoiled brat would find solace and a deep passion in an animal lover like Fletcher.  This was one of those rich girls likes the not so rich guy, people (parents included) don't approve, which adds extra stress to the situation scenarios.  But it worked well.  Especially with Astrid and Fletcher following their hearts instead of listening to anyone else.  So sweet!  And the fact that they both love animals... bonus cuteness!  

Story 3 - Valerie and the Cowboy

Their story made me laugh.  Several times.  Mostly because of Valerie's situation that brings her to Adam and his ranch to begin with.  Her need for equine therapy is warranted, but when it puts her in the sights of Adam, a little bit of hilarity is in order.  They are so cute together.  And although she fights the urge, he gives her everything she needs to finally listen to her heart.  It's so sweet and exudes charm. 

The Whole Story

As a whole, this book was absolutely wonderful.  It could bring any cynic to feel, and is chocked full of emotion and romance.  The idea of the story is brilliant, and the settings for each of the women are gorgeous and charming.  All of the characters are very well developed, and their love stories are... dare I say it?  Perfect.    

Rating:  5 stars 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.   


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