I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte
Series: The McCauley Brothers #3
Published by Casablanca on October 7, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
It's Not Easy Being Right...
Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She's fit, successful...and decidedly lonely. She can't stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He's just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right—except when dealing with her.
...But Someone's Got To Do It.
Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too well. She's a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault—also like him.
A past misunderstanding has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up—get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?
What I Thought…
• I absolutely LOVE this series. It’s sexy and fun!
• This was by far my most anticipated book in the series. Cameron peaked my interest in The Troublemaker Next Door and I was eager to see what would happen with Vanessa as they share a lot of the same characteristics.
• Vanessa and Cam have been dancing around each other for awhile and finally decide to give each other a chance (with rules, of course). Things are going along fairly well and then things start to get rough.
• Vanessa has this insane need to be right about all things. Admitting she is wrong is just something she cannot do, even when she knows she was wrong deep down. She sticks her nose where it (kind of) doesn’t belong and Cam and his brothers aren’t too pleased. If she would have talked to Cam about it first it probably wouldn’t have even been a thing, but of course, she didn’t.
• Cam seems like he is very laid back and go with the flow, but he’s actually seriously organized with a life plan. I loved his interactions with his brothers. He’s the youngest and they love giving him a hard time. He’s also very accepting about his relationship with Vanessa (which is quite the change of pace from the guy who is in denial about his feelings).
• There is a bit of a surprise at the end, but if you were paying attention you’d probably pick up the clues throughout the book. Even though in the book others felt that Vanessa was a bit in the wrong for how she handled it, I could see where she was coming from. Cam was more of an issue here for me, handling it like he did, but even his actions were believable.
• Cam and Vanessa’s relationship had quite a few ups and downs, but I loved seeing them work through them.
Overall Ruining Mr. Perfect is a perfect lay back and relax contemporary romance.
I’m excited to be able to present you with an excerpt of Ruining Mr. Perfect. I hope you check it out!
“Colin,” Cam tried again. “You know dumping water on someone in the shower is a no-no. And especially Ubie’s new girlfriend.” Ubie—short for Uncle Brody. Brody Singer, the blond “adopted” McCauley who had grown up as part of the family
“But he told me to do it.”
Cam blinked. “He did? Well, you should never—”
“Dad thought it was kind of funny after he yelled at me.” Colin gave him a sharp nod, then added with a smirk, “Dad said he used to do that to you, and that you cried like a girrrl.” Considering Colin’s anti-girl phase, that was a high insult.
“Is that right?” Cam frowned, remembering being the butt of too many jokes while growing up. “Mike has no idea what he’s dealing with. You think your dad’s tough? Watch Uncle Cam.” Knowing he shouldn’t encourage the mischief in his nephew’s eyes but unable to stop himself from the unspoken dare, Cam hurried to the kitchen, found a large glass and filled it with ice-cold water. Considering the freezing January wind outside, Mike would be basking in a hot shower to warm up. Cam grinned, looking forward to his brother’s howl of misery.
Colin trailed him like a puppy. “Oh wow, Uncle Cam. Are you going to get Dad?” He clapped.
“Oh, sorry.” Colin’s big grin showed a missing front tooth.
Cam walked down more ugly brown carpet that looked as it if had been vacuumed to death—Mike and his obsession with cleanliness—and tiptoed into the big guy’s room. He made sure he had a clear exit. If his goliath big brother caught him, he’d be toast. Fortunately, he could move like a gazelle.
Gliding into the master bathroom, he readied himself. One, two…three. He yanked open the curtain and tossed the cold water at…Vanessa Campbell?
He stared in shock at the sexiest woman he’d seen in a long, long time. Naked, her creamy skin glistened with water as she gaped at him in horror. Which quickly turned to anger.
“Oh, wow.” He couldn’t look away
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit www.marieharte.com and fall in love.