Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Marquita Valentine’s latest, Love So Perfect. If you like small town romances with quirky characters, crazy, interconnected families and plenty of swoons, you should be reading Marquita’s books. I’m loving her Lawson brothers!
Love So Perfect by Marquita Valentine
Series: The Lawson Brothers #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 12, 2016
Format: eARC, 248 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Star quarterback Austin Lawson’s dating life is fair game to the myriad gossip bloggers. Thanks to his most recent screw up with a social media savvy super model, he’s forced to return home so that his PR team can do damage control. To help speed things along, he volunteers at Jessamine Elementary School, never dreaming he’d find the perfect solution to his image problem in Harper Bell. Sweet as anything, she’s star struck by him and agrees to date-after-date, never suspecting the real reason he wants to be with her. But as things begin to heat up between them, Austin realizes that he wants Harper for more than just a quick fix.
Harper Bell is perfectly content as a second grade teacher in the small town of Jessamine—until she meets the one man who makes her question her lack of social life. She never dreamed that sexy, hometown hero Austin Lawson would ever notice a plain-Jane like herself. And with one hot kiss, she begins to fall head over heels for him…until she learns the truth. Austin’s been using her.
Now Austin has to execute the perfect play to win back the girl of his dreams. Or will Harper bench him permanently?
I’ve enjoyed each and every one of the books in Marquita’s Lawson Brothers series and Love So Perfect was no exception. I had pretty high expectations for this book because I’m a big fan of football in general and sports romances. I felt like this book had my name written all over it, and judging by the speed at which I read and how much I enjoyed it, I was totally right.
I loved the pairing in Love So Perfect. Professional quarterback with a PR problem Austin and virginal elementary school teacher Harper might seem like a strange mix at first, but believe me when I say it worked. They had tons of chemistry from the start and that led to some pretty steamy, sexy scenes down the road. I really liked both of these characters. Harper was easy to connect with and Austin, despite some poor choices in the past – and how he was keeping the truth from Harper, really was a great guy. The conflict between them was predictable, but I didn’t mind one single bit. I could see it coming a mile away, but I was wrapped up in the characters and their story, so I still wanted to see how everything would wind up getting resolved.
Love So Perfect was a quick, sexy and uncomplicated read. There were a fair few swoons and it was low on angst. I enjoyed watching Harper and Austin navigate their attraction and everything that came with it – and I loved seeing some of my favorite Jessamine locals again. If you like small town romances with quirky characters, crazy, interconnected families and plenty of swoons, you should be reading Marquita’s books. Each of the books in The Lawson Brothers series can be read as a standalone, but of course I think you should read them all. They’re that good. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
“The eyes never lie, sugar. What’s in our heart is always in our gaze.”
“You’ve been mine since the first day I laid eyes on you,” he countered. “Don’t care what anyone says. It was kismet, serendipity… fate, you name it. I didn’t plan on you, but it’s the unexpected things in life that make it worth living.”
Have you ever read one of Marquita’s books?
Which was your favorite?