Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review: Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate #2) by Chelsea Fine

Title: Perfect Kind of Trouble
Series: Finding Fate, #2
Author: Chelsea Fine
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 3.5/4 stars out of 5
*ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . . 

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

My Review: 

Perfect Kind of Trouble was such a fun and sweet read! I enjoyed Kayla and Daren oh, so much and loved the situation they get thrown into! Fine has created another book that was just as fun and sexily charged as her first book in the series.  
I slant my eyes to Daren in the barstool next to to me and bite my lip. If fifteen-year-old Daren looked appetizing without his shirt on, I bet twenty-one-year-old Daren looks downright delicious. Ugh. No. No, Kayla. Boys are bad.
What I enjoyed so much about this one is the situation the two characters, Daren and Kayla, get thrown into. Being handcuffed together and then forced to go on a ridiculous scavenger hunt made the story fun and very endearing to read. That situation also made me really feel for the characters and connect to them.  It also allowed a nice chemistry tension to fully develop between Daren and Kayla; which I loved watching grow.

Both Kayla and Daren have some major money problems. They each have reached the end of their ropes; they are sad and very unhopeful for their futures. It’s like only bad luck has been following them around lately, but when an opportunity comes up that can change their lives, for the better, they really don’t hesitate to take advantage of it.

Daren and Kayla are some interesting characters. I say that because they each have preconceived notions about each other which, of course, leads to many assumptions that they have to overcome.  That also brings in some wonderful tension between these two characters. Kayla is a hard working chick and I loved watching her overcome her past and figure out her future. I admired her fierceness and snarky attitude.

Daren is a cocky character; however, he isn’t the full-of-himself kind of cocky.  He is actually very kind and very sweet. I loved that he is assure of himself yet not in the same way.

The tension is so palpable in this story, and I loved watching Kayla and Daren overcome their preconceived ideas of each other. The chemistry between them was there from the beginning, but as the story progresses it becomes very noticeable. I joyed reading and watching it grow. I also loved the transformations they go through and the character growth they each experience.
Why the hell does this girl affect me like she does? One minute, I'm pissed at her for hating her father, and the next I want to comfort her and feed her cookies and shit. I'm a nutcase around her. 
The plot moved at a very decent pace and I loved the obstacles the characters have to overcome. It all builds nicely and flowed very well with the storyline. The only factor I have a complaint about was the ending; it just felt a bit rushed. Everything else, however, flowed  very nicely. Despite the one little issue I had, I so enjoyed this book! I definitely recommend this series if you want a fun, sweet, and sexy read!


  1. Nice review. I just read a swoon from this one on another blog. Definitely sounds like a sexy read.
    I recently read Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles. That also had a rushed ending but otherwise, was a fun read.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. You know I want to get started on this series! It just sounds so fun and sweet. The characters sound really likable and I just need more hours in the day haha. Wonderful review!

  3. I really loved this one! I think I love how unique their situation is and how I haven't read about it before in NA! I am craving new spins on this genre, so this book just really worked for me. I loved Daren even after he pulled that dick move on Pixie in the first book, and I really wanted to see him happy. I felt bad for both him and Kayla because their money situation really sucks! I loved their chemistry together- its what really made this one work for me. I'm glad you enjoyed it too girl! Great review!

  4. Great review Magen. I love the Cocky characters, so I know I'd like to read about Daren! It's funny that they are handcuffed together... A shame the ending felt rushed to you.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. Lovely review, Magen! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I haven't read these books yet, but I'll keep them in mind. Since it's summer, I am in a contemporary romance mood and I plan to read more NA soon.

  6. Ah, those well done cocky characters work themselves into my heart, so I would prob like this one too

  7. Excellent Review Magen! I love that the sexual tension between these two characters was palpable. Kayla sounds like such a great character with her snakiness, as does Daren with his cocky, yet, kind and sweet ways. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, despite the ending being a little bit rushed.


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