By: Tia Williams
Synopsis: Jenna Jones can’t even. After public humiliation, breaking up with her very-long-time-boyfriend-slash-fiance, she leaves her prestigious career at a popular magazine and hits the rockiest of bottoms. 40-plus and alone, she decides to get herself together. She begged her arch-nemesis for another job and, armed with new confidence, makes out with a complete stranger one night. That complete stranger turns out to be her new boss’s son. When the two are put together to deliver on a project, Jenna falls hard for baby-faced Eric Combs. He’s literally half her age but Jenna can’t seem to stay away. With her new career on the line and her love life in shambles, can Jenna Jones keep it together? Or will she stumble upon the perfect find?
“Sacred. That’s what I want it to feel like. I don’t want these clinical, awkward setups. I don’t feel like doing this twenty more times. I can’t imagine meeting my soulmate through an interview process. I want to know without words. I want to fall so violently that I risk breaking into a million pieces. I want to love so desperately it’s indecent. I want to be wild and fated and forever. A no-choice connection. Do you know what I mean?” (page 173)
“It felt like she’d left her personality in a cab somewhere years ago, and he’d found it, dusted it off, and delivered it to her doorstep wrapped in a red velvet bow. She felt alive, understood and drop-dead sexy.” (page 221)
Rating and Review: 5 stars
So you know how you like, keep seeing a book everywhere but you’re kinda avoiding it? You know you’re going to read it one day but you really don’t know when. That was this book for me. It wasn’t on the top of my list to read, but as soon as I dove in, I couldn’t put it down. I started reading in bed around 11. I didn’t finish until 3:30.
I was in bed the whole time. Judge your mother.
The only thing I didn't like was that Eric's ex-girlfriend was alluded to, but never showed up in the novel. The characters talked at length about her, but she didn't make into an actual scene in the novel. That would have added an extra layer of frustration/drama in the book, however, I am satisfied with the book as it was.
Overall, I truly enjoyed The Perfect Find. Whenever we get actual summer weather, it’s a fantastic beach read!