Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: Perfect Match by Kelly Arlia

~Synopsis~

Inside the ring, Jackson aka Bullet, is a high flyer, the fearless risk taker and takes people down with his signature move Shot to the Heart. Outside the ring, it’s his heart that takes the shot. He has fallen head over heels in love with the perfect woman. She knows all about the wrestling life, the people in it, and what it takes to succeed. She is his best friend, and the one person he is not able to have.

Noelle Reid plays by the rules. She is not the type to invite drama into her life, and when her father has told her from the time she first discovered boys that she is not to date a pro wrestler, she‘s never questioned it. Then Jackson starts getting her heart beating faster, and stealing every thought she had. She finds herself falling for him, the forbidden pro-wrestler, her father’s (the former pro-wrestler himself) student. She can no longer lie to herself when she says that doesn’t love Jackson, because he is perfect for her in every way. The straight laced, daddy’s girl has grown up and is realizing that some rules are going to be broken. Especially when her not so trusting heart, begins to trust Jackson. She never trusted anyone besides her father. And for the first time she starts to question why her father is so against his daughters getting involved with a man in the profession he has loved his whole life. So Noelle has to decide on being the perfect daughter that she has always been, or finally put herself and her life first and allow herself to love Jackson.

~Book Links~

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~My Review~

Disclaimer- I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Perfect Match introduces us to Noelle and her best friend Jackson (JJ). At the start they are merely 14 years old. They have been friends forever and they do almost everything together.

Noelle trusts JJ; until one day he lets her fall! The reason is they are playing together but Noelle's older sister walks by and JJ looks away from Noelle and he fails to catch her. Noelle screams at JJ that she hates him. Then she goes with her dad to get cleaned up.

Then we catch up with Noelle and Jackson when they are all grown up.


As adults both Noelle and Jackson seem to be where they want to be. Noelle has just landed the job she wants working with he dad. Jackson has made it as a pro wrestler (like his father). Noelle however has done one thing in her life that now threatens to resurface and has the potential to cause some serious trouble for her. Jackson on the other hand is determined to break the one rule that all the wrestlers at the school have been told. Will breaking the rule pay off or backfire on him?

I have loved reading this book, every page had me itching to find out more!!

Noelle grew up following two main rules. One from her mother: "Never trust a man who will look at another woman while he is in your presence". The second from her father: "No dating wrestlers". Her mother's rule is the reason she hasn't seen Jackson for so long, and is one rule Noelle has never broken. Her father's rule she has broken once and is hoping that her father will never find out.

Jackson bumps into a woman in a bar and nicknames her "Scout", they get on great and there is some serious chemistry between them, that said Jackson decides that he'd rather get to know Scout than have her as another one off encounter. As a pro wrestler at Noelle's dad's school Jackson knows the rule he instill's in all the wrestlers that none of them are to go near his daughter's. So you can imagine Jackson's surprise when "Scout" walks in to begin working there, and she is introduced as Noelle!!!

I loved these characters, they are realistic and believable. They are both very likable as are majority of the characters. There are a few characters that are a little less likable, but only because they are portrayed as the baddies in the story. Even the baddies are good; well written and realistic and they definitely bring some spice to the story!!

Kelly's writing style is fab; it's informative and emotional. There are plenty of details to keep the reader engaged and interested. I think this is a great debut novel and I'm excited to see what Kelly has in store in her next novel.

I'm really pleased to have been given a chance to read this fab author's work! I'm definitely looking forward to my next encounter with Kelly's work.

Overall this is a fab love story. It's full of romance, emotion and turmoil. A great read for all you romance lovers out there!!

~About The Author~

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and can never imagine living anywhere else. I have been married for 13 years and have a beautiful creative 8 year old. I have been writing since I could put sentences together. I always thought that I would go the traditional route of publishing, and once I discovered the Indie world, I got hooked.

I am inspired everyday by people, music and other books. I love it when a book I read stays with me long after I read it. If one of my books can do that for one other person, that will make me happy.

Perfect Match is my debut novel. It's about a woman learning to let go of her past and trust in what her future can bring.

~Places To Find Kelly Arlia~

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