For the last three months, Charlie has worked hard to
reinvent herself as a good girl. Now living with her boyfriend Dominic,
everything is perfect.Almost.Charlie thought she had escaped her past, but as more
photographs surface, she wonders if it has finally caught up with her? Despite
Dominic’s assurances that nothing can come between them; the truth isn’t easy
to accept when it’s staring you in the face. Especially when Charlie realizes
there might be more to the photos than someone trying to remind her of a life
she’d rather forget.Can she make peace with her past or will it destroy her
present?Being the good girl just got dangerous.
Disclaimer: This is the sequel to A Good Girl, and contains characters and situations that have spoilers about the same.
Almost Perfect starts off where A Good Girl leaves off – with Charlie and Dominic living together finally after combating a colourful past and a rumour filled reputation. They finally have had the chance of their own HEA – but do they really?
Charlie has tried really hard to leave her colourful past behind and now finally has, or at has tried to let go of the influence her past behaviours on her present. While he sassiness and stubbornness has remained the same, her commitment to be a good girl takes quite a hit when she meets Dominic, the lead guitarist in a band, and the exact same kind of guy, she doesn’t want to get involved with, yet the heart wants what the heart wants and her heart wants Dominic. Now, that she is in a fully committed relationship with Dominic, she really wants to enjoy her being a bad girl only for Dominic.
Dominic, a player in his own right, has just done a 180. He made a commitment to Charlie and he is sticking to it, especially since he is head over heel for her. He accepted her past, as just that her past and has stood by her and always will. He is deep down a good guy and loves with everything in him.
Almost Perfect is a novel about what happens after HEA, when the ghosts of the past are trying so hard to insinuate themselves in the present, especially with the help of some despicable human beings. Almost Perfect talks about how just being a human can muck up relationships be it with jealousy or even doubts.
Both Charlie and Dominic are head over heels for each other, yet they still have a lot of ground to cover. Charlie has a stalker, Dominic has to come terms with his past and both need to communicate with each other.
I liked this book a lot better than A Good Girl – that being Jenny’s debut novel. The characters here are a lot more solid, the plotline better executed and the writing a lot more fluid. I read this book within a single setting – or rather a single night. The suspense that came with the stalker angle to this book was a lot more intense and while I had an inkling (and boy, was that instinct right!), with all the creepiness that came off the guy, the reason behind that stalking never once crossed my mind, for which I will have to commend Ms Siegel.
It has been quite interesting to read the progress that Ms Siegel has gone through, from her debut novel to this one, and that progress has been tremendous and I really do look forward to see her go leaps and bounds forward!