I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross, Mark Perini
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on May 5th 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Whatever Life Throws at You, Off the Ice
Bestselling author Julie Cross teams up with Ford model Mark Perini to pen a poignant and gritty YA novel about love and the dark side of modeling and the fashion industry Eve had it all-emphasis on had. She was a rising star with a modeling contract destined to catapult her to celebrity...until the devastating night when she walked away from everything, everyone in her life. Eve's worked hard to put her troubled past behind her, and photography's given her a fresh start. She just never thought her dream internship would force her back into the industry that broke her trust and her heart. Alex is a regular, good guy from Nebraska, but as an up-and-coming model, he's learning that appearances are everything. The fake relationship Alex's agent concocted for Alex and his underage costar? That'll land them both the hot jobs. But Alex hadn't counted on falling for Eve, the girl behind the camera. With careers and love on the line, Eve and Alex are about to prove you may want what you can't have-but sometimes it's worth the risk.
Halfway Perfect touches on a subject I’ve never read about before… modeling, and living your life through it.
I adored Eve. She’s a former model. She quit right before a big campaign and nobody knows why. She is smart, but doesn’t see that things that happened while modeling aren’t her fault. I love her ambition, and tackling the world by storm when given the chance.
Adam is definitely different than how Eve first sees him. He’s got depth, and finds himself starting to care about others more than himself. He gives modeling his everything, but maybe that’s not what is as important to him anymore. He’s fun, witty, and caring.
I liked reading about the modeling world. I know some models go through a lot of drama, but this one touched on some pretty important subjects. I also loved Eve’s friends. They support her, and would do anything for her. She is lucky to have the small amount she does that are so loyal. For the most part Eve isn’t afraid to take chances. She doesn’t want to end up in the same circumstances as she was when she left modeling, and she does everything she can to pave her own way. I also loved Alex’s family. They are there for him no matter what, even when he doesn’t realize it.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to see what else Mark Perini brings us in the future.
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