Book Review: Something So Perfect (Something So #2) by Natasha Madison

Goodreads Synopsis:

Matthew

Drafted first round pick when I was seventeen, playing first line at eighteen, branded NHL’s bad boy at nineteen. At twenty-three I was cut from the team and living back home with my parents. A knock on the door brought an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. All I had to do was prove I learned from my mistakes, so no way would I fall for a chick with a pouty mouth even if I wanted to spend all day devouring it.

Karrie

When my father gave me a job, I had no idea it would be to babysit some washed up NHL player. He wanted me to be his chaperone, his overpaid babysitter. I thought it was a joke. Then I met him, Matthew Grant. I wasn’t prepared for this particular bad boy. He’s not only hot but he’s arrogant and kinda sweet in a ‘you make me crazy’ kind of way.
Basically now that he’s finished screwing up his life, he’s decided to turn mine upside down.

She’s the first thing I’ve ever wanted more than hockey.

He’s the guy I know I should stay away from.

But what if this thing that started out so wrong turns into something so perfect?

Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

Another new author for me! Natasha Madison’s writing is witty, humorous, and emotional all wrapped into one. I am not one for reading sports romance, especially ones centered around hockey, but this had the perfect balance between the two to keep me interested from start to finish.  Although the second in a series, it can be read as a stand alone with no problem. I can not wait to see what comes next with this series.

Something so Perfect centers around hockey bad boy Matthew. He had it all, but quickly lost it when he let the partying life style of NHL get to him. Matthew had to learn a hard lesson at a young age, but now he has been given another chance to prove himself again. Karrie never thought this was how her life would turn out. Having just graduated, her father offers her the job she never expected. She is babysitter for their newest draft, none other than Matthew, and make sure he does not cause the team any trouble. The one thing Karrie was not counting on was all the trouble Matthew was going to cause her heart in the process. Neither were looking for love, but it was inevitable they were going to be together. They both just had to accept to before either of them got hurt in the process.

Although this is a sports romance, Madison does and amazing job of keeping the focus away from the sport and more on the individual. We have the team aspect and their involvement in Karrie and Matthew’s relationship but that is the extent of their involvement in their relationship. Matthew and Karrie do not instantly fall in love, in reality they instantly hate each other. Even in hate they have a connection that they are unable to deny. The chemistry between these two jumps off the page. Madison has written them so we are either laughing so hard as they banter with each other or we have to get a cold cloth to cool our selves of at the steamy session they have in the bedroom. She writes characters that are perfect each other from the start, however they need to convince each other more than we, or anyone else for that matter, need convincing.

This is a no brainier! This book gets my highest recommendation. It is an easy read that will have you laughing one moment and then fanning yourself that next. Based of the epilogue Madison gave us, we will be hearing a lot more from Matthew and Karrie in future books.

 

Until next time,

 

XOXO

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