Published by St. Martin's Griffin Release date : August 18th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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To the outside world, Taylor Hudson has it all: beauty, money and social status. But Taylor’s privileged life is far lonelier than it appears.
Levi is the inside man on a job to steal fifteen million dollars from one of the town’s wealthiest families, putting him on a crash course with Taylor. Neither of them believe in love, but lust. . . that’s undeniable.
Now they’re locked in a wicked game of seduction and it’s unclear who is playing who. But neither of them expected the affair to lead to the deepest connection they’ve ever experienced. Because beneath Taylor’s perfect exterior lies a need for love that mirrors Levi’s own.
As the heist approaches, how can Levi protect Taylor from the truth?
Is he willing to give up everything to save the one girl who’s made him want to be a better man?
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It’s no secret that I have enjoyed both of Season’s previous books immensely. There is something about her story telling that pulls me in from the very first page and never lets go. Her books always leave me with a book hangover and, Perfect Betrayal is no exception.
One thing to note about Season’s writing; she slowly peals away the layers of her characters and plot. I am always on the edge of my seat anxiously waiting for a twist, to discover a deeper connection to the characters or find some secret hidden agenda because we never know everything up front. What you see is not what you get — you must pay attention and hold on until the ride is over.
Taylor was a hard character to crack. She comes off as a rude snob that looks down her nose at everyone, but in reality, there is so much more to her than that. She is smart & witty, with an attitude that rivals my own. Yet behind that wall is a sad, vulnerable girl who wants love, devotion and to find her place in a messed up world she grew up in. While I didn’t always agree with her tactics, she is relentless in her pursuit of Levi. I have deep admiration for women who go after what they want.
Levi comes off as a hard ass with a chip on his shoulder. And yes, you could say that he is but again, layers. His lack of money growing up fueled his agenda for the heist. His attraction to Taylor is obviously undeniable and as he starts to let her in and tear down his walls, he finds that there may be more to her than he initially thought.
While at first glance, these two couldn’t be more opposite. The deeper they connect and the more they open up to each other, shows just how much they are perfect for each other. Their chemistry is amazing (which is expected!) and I loved the little things they did together. Of course, there are many things in their way and many personal demons to fight too. But the journey is half the fun.
I absolutely love how the books ends. I wont go into details, because spoilers.
Like her two previous novels, Perfect Betrayal is an amazing story — full of drama, suspense and a sexy, sweet romance. I highly recommend it!
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