• Mostly Perfect

  • The Women of Ambrose Estate, Book 2
  • By: Heather B. Moore
  • Narrated by: Reagan Boggs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Mostly Perfect

By: Heather B. Moore
Narrated by: Reagan Boggs
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Generations of secrets. An ancient curse. Love has never been an option. 

Lauren Ambrose has made a life for herself as a fledging artist, far from the ancient secrets and cobwebbed past of her family’s historic estate in Texas. Generations of the Ambrose women have suffered at the hands of a curse, and the last place Lauren wants to spend time is at the Ambrose Estate, among the tragedies of the past. But when her grandmother, matriarch of the Ambrose fortune, requires Lauren to attend an urgent business meeting, she reluctantly travels home. 

Nick Matthews is ready for a battle. Lillian Ambrose, co-founder of Ambrose Oil, has agreed to hear his investment idea, but no one has ever successfully partnered with the business tycoon. When he arrives at Ambrose Estate, prepared with weeks of research, the last person he expects to meet is Lauren, a dynamic and captivating woman with a past full of secrets. As Nick gets to know Lauren, he discovers she is mostly perfect for him, except for one, major drawback.... The curse that has the power to destroy everything between them. 

The Women of Ambrose Estate Series:
Mostly Dangerous
Mostly Perfect
Mostly Perilous
Mostly Risky

©2019 Heather B. Moore (P)2022 Heather B. Moore

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Finding love and overcoming the curse

The saga of the Ambrose women continues with Lauren's story, which is written by one of my favorite authors. Lauren's an artist and really different than her older sister Sofia (who we met in Mostly Dangerous). She doesn't let people know she's an Ambrose, she's learned people tend to treat you differently when they know you come from wealth, and she never goes on more than five dates with a guy because of the whole curse thing. Lauren's not sure why her grandmother summoned her to the Ambrose Estate, but when she gets there she's not happy to discover the venture capitalist her grandmother wants to do business with is Nicholas Matthews.

I loved Lauren and Nicholas' first meeting--arguing over a cab--and that he knew exactly who she was, but she didn't know him from Adam. Their second meeting in the library was also pretty good when she "uninvites" him to Ambrose Estate to give his business proposal. Sparks were flying.

Nick is about as perfect as a guy can be. Even though he and Lauren had a super rocky start he came when she called in the middle of the night. He pays attention to the small things, so what woman wouldn't fall for that kind of guy? I also loved that he kept buying her paintings, and not because he's a nice guy. Nick has his work cut out for him if he's going to win Lauren over to his side, as she's never alllowed herself to fall for anyone because of that blasted curse. Speaking of the dreaded curse, I wondered what she would have to do to break it; I figured it out about the same time she did.

I really like this new series, I know I say that about every series Heather B. Moore writes but she knows how to write characters that make me care about them. I can't wait to read about the other Ambrose sisters and what they'll do to break the curse.

I liked the narrator a lot. I feel she didn't overdo the Texas accent for the Ambrose family matriarch, as some people tend to do.

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A swoony curse

Do you believe in curses? The Ambrose women definitely have a curse that's extended through the family for generations and it basically means they can't fall in love and get married or something tragic will happen. I loved the meet cute between Lauren and Nick and that's all it takes for the chemistry to start to sizzle like a slice of bacon, but wait--it can't. I enjoyed the slight Southern accent of the narrator and thought she did a great job telling the story.

I was expecting the secrets and curse to play a bigger role, but the swoon stole the show, and that's alright with me. This curse is so fascinating and kind of scary, but with solid characters and an interesting twist, I was completely sold.

Content: mild+ romance (some innuendo, kissing, swoony)

*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*

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MOSTLY PERFECT

A WONDERFUL STORY THAT IS CLEAN AND KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT!
THE MYSTERY IS INTENSE BUT DEFINITELY WORTTH IT! REAGAN BOGGS DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THE NARRATION OF THE STORY.

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Another good one from Heather B. Moore!

Heather B. Moore is one of my favorite authors! Normally, I listen to her historical romance novels so this contemporary audiobook was a bit of a change for me but it was worth it!

Mostly Perfect is a sweet, clean romance that is the second book in the Women of Ambrose Estate series.

Lauren has always held herself back from falling in love. When any guy she dates starts to get serious, she quickly puts an end to the relationship before things can go further.

Successful, wealthy, and “GQ” handsome, Nick wants someone to care about him - not his status, his looks, or his bank account.

Lauren and Nick happily find their way until the Ambrose family curse puts a stop to their budding romance. Can Lauren finally give love a chance even though she has always been afraid of the curse? Can Nick love Lauren even if it could mean his premature death?

I had not listened to Mostly Dangerous - the first novel in the Women of Ambrose Estate series. However, Mostly Perfect had enough of the backstory woven in that it worked for me as a stand alone.

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true love


Charming

CAn Lauren believe in breaking the curse and fall in love and live a full life? The Ambrose curse is a very dangerous one, it means death to the men that marry an Ambrose woman. But charming Nick will fight to reach Lauren’s heart. A sweet love story and great audiobook

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Clean Texas Oil Heiress romance

Mostly Perfect: The Women of Ambrose Estate by Heather B. Moore (4.5 stars)

I liked that there was angst but, just like in book one, it was mostly on the heroine’s side. Nick knew that he felt differently about Lauren than he had about any other woman and was ready to pursue her. At the same time, when the curse is revealed in its entirety, he waits, hoping but not knowing if she’ll come around.

Nick is good for Lauren; he gets her out and about. She is good for him because she has a kind, pure heart and doesn't value wealth or status; she values people. She's perfectly content to live a simple, non-materialistic life as an artist. (Her miniatures sound really special, I wonder if they are based on a real artist's art?)

The fulfilling of the curse is cool; not as heart-wrenching as the first book’s was, but certainly more creepy and mysterious.

A hard-to-put-down read! You can’t go wrong with a Heather B. Moore book!

Narration: 4.5 stars

Reagan Boggs has a smooth, southern accent that perfectly "voices" the women of Ambrose. Male voice is deep enough to be believable and the feel of her books is calm and soothing, but not boring. (I wish she had done a British accent for the ancestor's journal, but that isn't a true complaint, just a wish.) A wonderful voice actress to whom I will happily listen again!

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Fun, clean romance with a hint of the supernatural

Enjoyed listening to this fun, swoony romance with a hint of the supernatural thrown in. Lauren Ambrose is the granddaughter of an oil empire matriarch. There’s a curse on the men of the Ambrose Estate; they die early. Lauren has sworn off marriage because she doesn’t want to risk losing someone she loves. She’s an artist living in San Diego and prefers to keep a low profile. When she’s summoned back to Texas, she shares a ride with a handsome, charming man who happens to live in San Diego as well. But, Lauren has no time for an ill-fated romance. Imagine her surprise when the handsome stranger shows up at Ambrose Estate.

Nick Matthews is an investment broker. He sees Ambrose Oil as out-of-date but with the potential to make an even bigger fortune. When he shares an Uber with an intriguing woman, he’s immediately interested in her. His interest grows when he learns she’s Lillian Ambrose’s granddaughter. As he gets to know Lauren better and passion flares between them, he’s determined to find a way to break the curse.

I liked both Lauren and Nick. Nick is thoughtful, handsome, and the proverbial dream. I loved that he was always upfront with Lauren about his business dealings and there were never big secrets between them. I loved the way he was willing to let Lauren ultimately choose her own destiny. Lauren has grown up with this curse and so I can’t blame her for believing it, but I wanted her to fight more instead of passively accepting it. I liked Nick’s persistence and Lauren’s willingness to finally open her heart. The curse and the breaking of it stretch the imagination a little bit, but it adds a fun element to the story. I enjoyed the side characters including feisty Lillian Ambrose.

There are plenty of passionate kisses in this romance, but it’s definitely clean. The audiobook version was enjoyable to listen to. The narrator had a more sultry sounding voice that lended itself well to this story. I sped up the narration to 1.25 and it was the perfect speed for me. She does a good job of distinguishing each character. If you like narrators with a more mellow sounding voice, you’ll enjoy this. While it’s the second book in the series, it can definitely be read as a standalone.

It’s a fun story and I’m looking forward to the other books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author. All opinions are my own and I am voluntarily leaving my review.

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clean romance


The narrator on this book does a great job and listening to it added to my enjoyment. (I read it first a couple years ago). This is a stand alone but I suggest reading the first one in the series first. I think the curse makes more sense in the first one than if you read this one without that previous background. Just my opinion.

I like the premise of this series. It is unique. The curse itself is rather mystical and in this book there is a little unexplainable twist at the end of the story. The writing is good and the story does not drag. The two main characters are likable though we have to wonder about Nick in the beginning. But he turns out to be an okay guy. Looking forward to reading about the other granddaughters as well.

No sex, language or violence
*I won this book in a giveaway and voluntarily chose to review it.

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Fun, contemporary romance

This clean, contemporary romance has a twist. Any man who marries an Ambrose woman, has died an untimely death. It’s up to Nick to help Lauren break the curse. The narrator had a soothing voice and really brought this story to life.

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Fun, enjoyable read

Really enjoyed the book- this was the first in this series that I’ve read and I had no problem enjoying it as a stand-alone. The plot was fun and I loved the characters.
The audio version of the book was very well done and the narrator was fantastic! Her voice was perfect for the story.
This is not my usual genre so I wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it.
I will probably end up putting the other books in the series on my to read list.