Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Picture Perfect by Deena Remiel

Picture Perfect by Deena Remiel

*I received this book (digital copy) in exchange for an honest review and participation in the blog tour.  The blog tour is being hosted by The Bookish Snob Tours.

Amazon Product Description:
Jamie has it all, looks, brains, and a charming personality. But in this romance cover model’s world, those blessings become a curse when a colleague blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Will women only see him for his looks and never look below the surface to the man beneath? Hope had a dream job, working with sexy, hot photographs, turning authors’ dreams into reality. When laid off from her publisher as a cover artist she must find her namesake in life again…some kind of hope for her future. Can a birthday wish give her what she truly desires? They say be careful what you wish for. Destiny seems to bring Jamie and Hope what they need, each other. But a dangerous obstacle stands in their way as obsession turns deadly. Can Jamie trust in Hope’s grounded nature? Is Hope strong enough to live in Jamie’s world? Or will reality intrude on their fantasy of being together?
My thoughts:
This is a whirlwind romance!  Picture Perfect is a short story, only 72 pages, so a lot happens fast!  This action packed love story features romance, danger, a bit of steamy sex and characters that are "picture perfect." Jamie (James) the Adonis  male romance book cover model who has it all from gorgeous hair and a sex god body to a sweet down-home boy attitude about love and the woman of his dreams.  Then there is Hope.  Who miraculously is a romance cover artist.  She too is looking for "the one" and is open, understanding and everything Jamie has always looked for in a partner.  They meet and it's kismet!  In a matter of hours they find they have much in common besides their desire to find true love.  Of course it can't all be perfect...enter the stalker "I wanna be your everything" female model who turns to making their lives as not perfect as possible.  
I enjoyed the story, although I found that it all moved a little too fast from where they meet on the beach to where they are soulmates, but as I said it's a short story and had to move quickly.  I would have loved for the story to have been fleshed out a bit more.  I felt that the characters were created well enough that they warranted more.  The storyline is solid and the stalker woman was obsessive and creepy.  I look forward to more books by Deena Remiel.