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Simple Perfection | [Abbi Glines]

Simple Perfection

Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.
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Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times best-selling author Abbi Glines concludes the irresistible story of Woods and Della that began with Twisted Perfection.

Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.

Della is determined to be strong for Woods, even as she’s quietly falling to pieces. No matter how far from home she’s run, the ghosts of her past have never stopped haunting her. Struggling to hide her true feelings from Woods, Della fears she can’t be his rock without dragging him down into the darkness with her. But is she strong enough to let go of the last thing holding her together?

©2013 Abbi Glines (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Jordy United States 09-23-13
    Jordy United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "There is nothing simple about this book....."

    If you're looking for a book that has some heat, passion, romance, and will twist your heart up a bit, this is the perfect pick for you! Although, this is part if a series. I recommend you complete Twisted Perfection first. Just be prepared to put on your big girl panties, grab the tissues, and hang on tight when you tackle this little gem. There were quite a few surprises in this book. The first half of the book moves along at a steady pace. The second half of the book nearly knocked the wind out of me. I won't go into detail and ruin the impact for you, but just know that you will never see some of these things coming. This book continues basically at the point Twisted Perfection ended. Della is starting to adjust to the fact that Woods really does love and want her, she still struggles with the issues in her past. She fears that she will hold Woods back in the long term and feels like he deserves more. Better. Like in the first book, there were times that Della just plain irritated me. She quickly jumps to conclusions and her insecurities can be frustrating. But, I also empathized with her. Her past has seriously wounded her. Despite the times I felt frustrated with Della, I still admire the fact that she isn't scared to take a chance. Della learns some startling info about her past which changes the direction for a more promising future. I feel that she shows a lot more growth in this book. As far as my feelings for Woods. ..well, lets just say I thought I liked him before, I was wrong. I absolutely adore him even more now. Overall, I really liked Simple Perfection. Woods and Della's relationship is special & very very SMEXY!! This couple has had to overcome some pretty difficult issues. But, they do and they do it together. In fact, their love for each other is the only thing that is simple in this book. I've enjoyed these characters and look forward to continuing with the next book in the series. On a side note, it would been more helpful if Audible would have made the rest of the books in the Fallen too Far series available first since Blair & Rush play a significant role in this series. Its frustrating learning bits & pieces about them in this book. Regardless, its not the end of the world. I just think it would have helped listeners connect better with the secondary characters in these books.

    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Jacki @ Bout-A-Book Blog Fort Huachuca, AZ, United States 02-04-14
    Jacki @ Bout-A-Book Blog Fort Huachuca, AZ, United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2013

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    "One of my favorite audiobooks!"
    What did you love best about Simple Perfection?

    The book in general is amazing. The storyline is very emotional and draws you in pretty quickly with the well-developed characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Della. She amazed me with what all she's had to endure but yet she still fights for herself.


    What does Elizabeth Louise and Sebastian York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    EVERYTHING! These two work great together! I'm especially obsessed with Sebastian York's narration. I've actually bought books just because he has narrated them. Elizabeth Louise did a great job with her accent. It was believable.


    If you could take any character from Simple Perfection out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Do I have to choose just one? I would have to choose Grant. Yes, I know this isn't his book but I've slowly come to love his character.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda United States 09-26-13
    Wanda United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2013

    Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!

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    "PERFECTION, OH YES, IT IS."
    If you could sum up Simple Perfection in three words, what would they be?

    unconditional love, misunderstandings, and heartbreak


    What other book might you compare Simple Perfection to and why?

    at the moment, still thinking about this read, I cannot think of anything I have read that brought my heart "OH No" tears and "Thank God" sighs as this did. It's all in this book for Woods, Della and friends.


    What about Elizabeth Louise and Sebastian York ’s performance did you like?

    They fit Woods and Della so well. It's as if they understood how they felt and portrayed it all on Audio for us. I could hear the joy, sadness, fear, and so much concern for everyone, Emotions run so deep this TRIP around. You stay focused and you WILL want to climb in this book and help them so much. It's a love story that could stand alone if you didn't read the first book. I loved this Abbi Glines!. It's so good. All in!!!!


    If you could take any character from Simple Perfection out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Trip and Brayden. My hero's here..


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly, I read her first book and feel in love, And this the second was a compliment to that. Woods and Della needs understanding of the past and what they are both going through. What happened in this book needed to happen. I didn't think that when it come to be as I was reading, but afterwards it had to in order to understand the past and come to terms with the future.. I pray this series is not over, and want of this couple that have NOW have open eyes and a clear understanding of each other past's and hearts and what has keep them from being complete for one another in more than just being in love. They were badly hurt but unjustly so parents, but there is "snap to moments", ( actually several) that surprise you and they needed to be mended.. Great, great romance hot love scenes, totally raw honesty from so many directions that now you know more of each other's battle better and how they set out to conquer and pull together. With the help of dear, dear friends. Some new and from the past. These friendships that are on top of what each other needs are and help them bring them back from the brink of complete and utter sadness and for Della her darkness.. It also will want you to bring out the gloves for those who have always been trouble makers. Woods and Della are merely surviving, holding on, thinking they can make it like this. until she makes a major decision thinking it's best for Woods. She once again, didn't understand, only wanting what she thinks is best. She is such an unselfish person and the love being so deep for him, she will give up her happiness for a brief moment in time to show him that her love is so great for him But Wood's is no idiot. He will sit back and watch everything concerning his Della. Letting her be he own person and making herself whole. But after listening to this book, I understand why she had to do what she did. Woods also had chapter's in his life to end and start. He needed Della to continue with her searching but as she did, he did the same with his past, remembering his grandfather's visions for the family dynasty. Wood will come to terms with all that has been a thorn in his side. His closure from a few things in his life as well set's him free to be a MAN of his word to all that know him and love him. Things he did out of respect for his father and mother are no longer a duty, He makes them understand it's an honor for them as his son. His time has come. His father had just died, And Mother, well, Mother is another story as you will hear in this.. Becoming that strong Man, business or otherwise changes him toward those who control him once.. a new Woods is about to unleash.... A strong man that don't withhold anything emotionally and verbally. He don't take advice from anyone that has been in his way before, NOW, he give the advice. I as a reader and listener was so proud of him. Nothing, I mean nothing would stand in his way. In this book he completely understands what his father never told everything,. Yes Woods will change, but looking through his beloved grandfather's eyes.. Someone Woods admired and is a lot like. While wheels are in motions Changes start coming from every direction. They were upsetting to me. From the readers aspect, I thought why Woods' and Della do this.. but looking back, it had to come full circle in order to move forward. It had to. His father almost destroyed his life in book one..Hence that marriage Woods never wanted. Clarity for Wood is ":All in" that will make total seance during the listen. And Della is his. Make no mistake. Change is good here.. But FATE changes things again and has a have a way of taking control and becoming out of control. In this you will need tissues. It does become so emotional and what is looming, is the start of what I see in a future book. Your last hour of this listen is hard, but important. TRIP time is on the way... It's what I hope the beginning and a means to and end. This is a great book. I am totally into strong Alpha men, Hot love scenes, Women that knows what they want an these men fall so deeply for them cause of how strong they are. But it's getting harder to find a good book I like. I think I have read over 75 of them now since I changed my reading genre' from what I used to read. I enjoy this new path and wish Audible would follow some other book clubs that have such a larger selection. And I do wish some of us could email each other to help guide us into that book we love. I wish you all happy listening and I do think you will enjoy this.. Off to find another HOT book... Abbi's books, most are young love to me. I like mature reading, I love dual narrations, it adds so much to the listen. like this one did. And for the record, there are two male voices, that make me melt, This man Sebastian York, is one of them.. WOW oh Wow... And if your are like me... Yes the sex is amazing due to his deep voice it's intoxicating. Very HOT, it's not for young teenagers and I would say it's even mature reading in some parts, which I love. , it's got adult language....that was yummy.. Happy Listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    linda seaside, OR, United States 06-09-14
    linda seaside, OR, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "so slow; dual narration irritating"
    What disappointed you about Simple Perfection?

    characters not built very well in advance. If you haven't read previous books in series you might be totally lost in beginning.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was too choppy - going from female to male voice; it was hard to envision characters the same way from chapter to chapter


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 03-25-14
    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 03-25-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "90210--Southern Style"

    I love these little Abbi Glines stories. I didn't think I would be this into them, but, I've kept coming back for more. I finally determined what they remind me of, and it's more than just an R-rated After School special, it's Beverly Hills 90210--the Southern version! Young, rich and beautiful.

    Although some of the decisions are very immature, the characters are definitely grown and engaging in grown up matters that's for sure. Della and Woods have a rough go at their relationship, with Della trying to overcome her past and find her own strength. Ultimately the two make it, but, not without some trials. The supporting characters definitely add content and opportunity for multiple spin offs and I'm probably going to buy each one. The sex is pretty hot as well--BONUS!

    This would be at least 4.5 stars if the female narrator was better, but, Sebastian York makes up for anything Elizabeth Louise is lacking!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 01-17-14
    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 01-17-14 Member Since 2012

    Will do anything for books!

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    "Is it over?? Really??? LOVED IT"

    Okay so this continues Della and Woods' relationship. I love this couple. There is so much growing and changing for both characters it was great. There are tons of twists and turns it really keeps it going. There is one part toward the end that breaks you just keep tissues handy. I so feel for all of them. LOVE LOVE LOVE the book!!! Woods has become such a strong man! Della has found the strength she already has, so proud of her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Bloomfield, NJ, United States 10-22-13
    Michelle Bloomfield, NJ, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Better than the first!!!!"

    This one is even better than the first. You get to known more about all the great character in this book while following Woods & Della's amazing story line. My only complaint is the ending. It just kind of ends a bit flat after following such drama. Yet, Abbi Glines has gone from unknown to me to one of my favorites. She has a bunch of books that I wish were available on audio but aren't and I truly hope that will change in the very near future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Whittier, CA, United States 10-02-13
    Frances Whittier, CA, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2012

    It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

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    "Love this Story!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it had you going from the beginning to the end. You won't be disappoint in the sexy scene.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Simple Perfection?

    How Wood stood up to his father and mother.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No - this was my first, they were amazing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The strong love they had for each other.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 09-23-13
    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2011

    Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!

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    "Excellent!! Worth the wait!"
    If you could sum up Simple Perfection in three words, what would they be?

    Unexpected. Brilliant. Love.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story of Della and Woods. Thank goodness that I have a little closure on what happened to them. I've been wondering since reading Rush and Blaire's story when Blaire pulled the gun on that horrid woman what was going to happen to Della. Now I can sleep easy!


    What does Elizabeth Louise and Sebastian York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Elizabeth Louise - she has an amazing narration voice, and acts - not just reads.


    If you could take any character from Simple Perfection out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Woods - duh. I would eat him for dinner - yum!


    Any additional comments?

    I have to know what happens to Tripp and Bethy now!!! Please Abbi - write their story!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 05-01-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 05-01-14 Member Since 2009

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "NOTHING SIMPLE HERE, RATHER DAM COMPLICATED!!!"

    Sweet Della and Woods love story continues as Woods takes over Kerrington Country Club and his family's estates at the death of his father. Although Woods and Della love each other with an unbreakable passion, this chapter (and final book about their love story) chronicles many barriers they must hurdle in order to achieve their much deserved HEA.

    I loved it when Woods and Della worked together, as Della took on the position of his assistant. Their chemistry is hot and their romance is very sweet and tender. Can't believe they were actually productive during work hours with all of that office sex! LOL....

    Angelina was around a bit, but Woods takes care of her soon enough (well, we should say Blair scared her off...what a badass...LOL). Yet, Della has some very strong issues to resolve from her past that greatly impact this relationship. One of the hardest parts of the book was when Della and Woods go through a challenge that really hurts, as they both suffer. However, that time is not wasted as Della learns so much from her past and grows personally while conquering her fears. The reunion between Woods and Della was fabulous, hot and breathtaking. They seem to heal one another and need each other in a way that is definitely a "forever" type of love. There are many surprises that arise from Della's past that fit very well into the cementing of this relationship between Woods and Della. What can I say, the love between Della and Woods is just meant to be!

    I enjoyed being exposed to the lives of the Rosemary gang and to follow up with everyone. However, there is a tragedy that is so severe and impacting that at that point I wanted to say, CUT--STOP RIGHT THERE--RE-WRITE!!!! Seriously, this tragedy overshadowed the romance and will extend that shadow on the rest of this series. This tragedy turned a fun, sexy series into a sad drama for me. Another downer, is that Grant and Harlow's book is next and already you get the sense of what a screwed up, angsty love story they're going to experience. Mainly, Grant's love story is going to be annoying because the witch, Nan is going to be ever present.....I seriously hate that woman. It's going to increase my blood pressures hearing about her continue to reap havoc with, yet, another couple. I'm not going to come near "Take a Chance" until the second one is released, if I decide to proceed with this series. Right now, I'm rather disappointed.....

    Narrators: Sabastian was a dream and Elizabeth did also did well. Overall, a great audio performance.

    WELL, I'M TAKING A BREAK FROM THIS SERIES ON A DOWNER...Unfortunately.

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