Saturday, October 8, 2016

Perfect Stranger by Sofia Grey

When one night just isn't enough

Kate’s having the birthday from hell. A sadistic boss and rumors of a corporate takeover threatening her handpicked team are bad enough, but then her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. In a monsoon.

A one-night stand with the delicious Jordan Merrill is probably not her best idea, but it's far more appealing than room service and pay-per-view. Like Cinderella, she runs away from the best night of her life, but instead of leaving a glass slipper, she drops her business card.

Like Prince Charming, Jordan isn’t satisfied with just one night, though he and Kate live hundreds of miles apart.

Kate's worked hard to reach her senior management position, and she knows a long-distance relationship is impossible, even if she falls in love with Jordan. He wants to promise her a happily ever after, but is she ready to throw away her career for him?

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I was excited when I found out Sofia Grey was writing a book for Kate and Jordan since they had intrigued me when I read Pole Position. There were strong indications in that book that they had quite the background story, and boy did they. Long-distance relationship issues compounded by communication issues compounded by general work and life stress make for a situation that doesn't exactly promote smooth relationship formation. Add in a tangled web of friends who also have a myriad of problems of their own and you have all the makings of a bonafide soap opera.

Kate and Jordan are both the sort that deep down they want to believe in happily ever afters and in love that can endure, but between their less-than-picture-perfect childhoods and bad experiences as adults neither can bring themselves to trust that love could be possible for them. On the face of it, this is somewhat of a typical setup for contemporary romance, but it all plays out in a way that is unique and never feels like a rehash of other stories. Part of that stems from the supporting cast of characters
 I think, for each of them has an effect either directly or indirectly on Kate and/or Jordan and on the way their story plays out.

Speaking of the supporting cast, it should be noted that besides their influence(s) on Kate and Jordan, most all of them have their own storylines going on as well. Some of these stories are heartbreaking, others will have you shaking your head. It's hard to say much without getting spoilery, but all in all, the entire cast of characters here is pretty much a hot mess and you may just want to have some popcorn handy as you watch some of it play out (though at times you'll want to reach into the pages to smack a few assholes that richly deserve it).

I have to say that so far I'm loving this series of stand alones by Sofia Grey as much as I've loved her Talisman series which they are loosely related to. The afterwords promise that we will see some of these characters again in another book that is to come as well as in a new series she has on the horizon. I for one can't wait to see where it all goes next. In the meantime, I would definitely recommend you give this one a read, and if you haven't checked out her other books, read them as well. I promise you won't regret it.

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