Title: Picture Perfect
Author: L.E. Maguire
Genre: New Adult
Ember Whitfield was well on her way to living the life she always envisioned for herself. She received her degree in photography from a prestigious New York university. Her best friend, Jake, was her roommate and photo assistant. And after fleeing the tough competition of New York City for Seattle, she had high hopes of being able to obtain her dream as a professional photographer. But most importantly, Ember was perfectly single. And after having dumped her not-so-perfect, philandering boyfriend, Ember planned on staying perfectly single. But as Ember soon discovers, things don’t always go as planned.
Ember’s assistant secretly enters her in a local contest, winning her a gallery showing. She’s hopeful this will get her and her work quickly noticed. While out celebrating her impending show, Ember gets hit on by the most annoying, arrogant man, who is also the most attractive man she’s even seen. He’s tall, built, and ruggedly handsome. He’s perfect, but he’s also not part of her plan.
After landing a photo shoot for a popular fashion magazine, in strolls the up and coming male model, Evan Ryan James. The perfectly annoying, arrogant, gorgeous man from the bar. Evan had been immediately captivated by Ember, but after getting her heart broken by her former philandering boyfriend, Ember vowed she would never get involved with another model again. But Evan isn’t going to take no for an answer. He believes he found the perfect woman in Ember, and he is determined to make her see it. Just as Ember starts to let Evan in, both of their careers take off. Soon, their tenuous relationship is quickly put to the test when they are both pulled in different directions by the high demands of their jobs.
This is a great love story! Nothing paranormal, nothing crazy, no weird, kinky sex. I love a good love story because they are harder to find now a days. The author does an amazing job giving you great visuals which supports the MC’s job as a photographer. Ember is passionate about photography and you really feel it in the writing.
I loved Ember and Evan! Ember’s heartbreak was realistic and Evan’s persistence was real as well. The drama created to move the book along was SO real. These were real people, with normal problems and it was so refreshing. I guess I didn’t realize how many books I have read lately that have just be so over the top. This book was a breath of fresh air and I just ate it up!
There is the insta-love factor. As a rule, this doesn’t bother me, but I know some people HATE it. Also, the book is fairly predictable. Again, while I didn’t mind this because it was still a great book, some people might find it boring.
About the Author:
L. E. Maguire is an independent author who is a born and bred Jersey Girl currently living below the Mason-Dixon line.
She is an avid reader with a passion for romance novels. When she’s not reading, you can usually find her writing.
Starting Over (Hart of Seattle, #1) was her first published novel on July 27, 2013. Her second novel, New Beginnings (Hart of Seattle, #2), is the second and final in the Hart of Seattle series, and was published on December 31, 2013.
She also has a special love for photography, football (sharing an equal passion for both the NY Giants and the Seattle Seahawks), and all things vampire.