My sister started reading Pretty Much Perfect before I did, and she texted '"For a guy I'd picked up off the side of the road in his underwear, he sure could come off as a pretty normal, very likeable guy." If the rest of the book is this funny, I'm hooked! 😁'. That quote from the book and her reaction definitely had me intrigued.
With expectations super high (and the fear of potentially being let down that comes with that), I was happy that I was pulled right into the story. I liked the interactions between Camille and Liam from the get-go. Their meeting was random and pretty funny. I really liked that Camille was oblivious to who Liam was for quite awhile (they both needed that in order to really get to know each other).
Once the truth came out the mood of the story changed quite a bit, and honestly I missed the humor that was replaced with angst. I think Camille's feelings were realistic given the situation, but the yo-yo of feelings wasn't as fun to read about. Don't get me wrong, it didn't ruin the story, but I just didn't devour the second half like I did the first half.
I like the cover-it would catch my attention in a bookstore. Although, I don't recall the story saying that Liam played guitar (did it? Sometimes in my rush to read an awesome story I skip over little details) and Camille didn't play either, so I was a little distracted as I read wondering when the guitar was going to come into play.
Pretty Much Perfect is a clean read. Overall, I enjoyed the story and I can see myself reading it again. I would also read more by this author.
I’ve read Sally Johnson’s books before and really liked them, so I was really excited to get to read Pretty Much Perfect. And don’t you just love that cover?!
This book starts off in such a great way, with Camille finding Liam on the side of the road half dressed. It made me want to keep reading until I figured out why he was on the side of the road in that state. And the reader doesn’t figure that out for a really long time. That makes this book so much fun!
I loved Camille. She’s just a down to earth girl, recently returned from her mission. Camille’s wanting to be a person who sets up fund-raisers for others. I loved the way she’s always trying to help someone else. She’s just a great girl. And that’s a good thing, because she’s the sole point of view of this book. I love the way the author did that with this particular book. It makes the plot a lot more fun, because, like Camille, the reader doesn’t realize who Liam is. And that was a lot of fun!
I liked Liam too! The way he was willing to respect Camille and all of the things she wasn’t willing to do, makes the reader realize that he is a good guy. I realized that way before Camille did, but then again, I had figured out a little more about him than she had too.
It was fun to have Sophia from The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress and Worth Waiting For make a small appearance in this one! I love getting a glimpse into the future lives of the characters I’ve grown to love in other books.
This one has a fun plot. Camille never imagines all of the things that are going to happen to her before she meets Liam, but that’s all part of the fun of this one. Dating a superstar is never “normal.” There’s always going to be a little craziness. And it’s just a matter of whether Camille wants to deal with the craziness or not. What would you do?
Anyway…for me this book was “Pretty Much Perfect.” I know that’s a bit cliche, but wow, I really loved it!