Review: Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines

Posted August 18, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Simple Perfection by Abbi GlinesSimple Perfection by Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach
Published by Atria on 9/23/2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Source: Own
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Also in this series: Fallen Too Far, Rush Too Far
Also by this author: Twisted Perfection, Fallen Too Far

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?


Once again Abbi Glines grips me with her storytelling.

I love both Woods and Della, although I loved Della a little more than Woods in this one.  Both have their strengths and weaknesses, for Woods, that is Della.  He’s terrified to leave her alone in case she needs him.  And he tries to shelter her from his awful mother.  I admire Della for standing up for herself and her health.  I think that is a major plus on her character.  She’s always viewed as this fragile object that will break.  She’s stronger than either she, or Woods, knows.

Simple Perfection is a fast read.  It’s one of those that you can’t put down.  And I flew through it.  There are some awful things that take place in this book, and leave you feeling deflated.  But there are times when you are cheering the character on when they realize that they are in fact pretty awesome.

If you are a fan of Abbi Glines’s books, definitely read this one.  I love how this circle of friends is so close.

About Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at and

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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