Yesterday I finished reading Twisted Perfection by: Abbi Glines. You know Woods from the Too Far books? This is his story.
Here is the description from Goodreads:
My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn’t ignore it anymore . . . I’d gotten close enough to her to see deeper.
Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past and the memories of the illness that claimed her mother, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can’t even pump her own gas—until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need.
Woods’s family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can’t resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can’t get the irresistible Della out of his head.
When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don’t keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn’t about to let that happen . . .
I’m not really sure where to begin. This book was powerful and emotional and that last bomb at the end has left me shocked.
Woods and Della’s story was deep. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting especially since it is set in the same world as the Too Far series. Woods and Della’s story was more serious. They both have issues that they need to work through.
Woods was willing to get married and be miserable in order to get promoted in his family’s country club. Then Della came and through a huge wrench in his plans. She showed him that he was not really living and that some things are more important than getting ahead. I was actually a little confused by Angelina and Woods’ relationship. Woods had been trying to get with Blair and I don’t remember hearing anything about Angelina. I might just not remember it, but I would have thought her presence would have been known. Anyway, Woods thinks that he would not have made it down the aisle with Angelina, that he wouldn’t have gone through with the wedding, but I’m not so sure. He didn’t know that there was something else for him to be wanting and I think he just would have gotten married to appease his parents.
Then there was Della. She has gone through more than any person should have to deal with, but she hasn’t given up on living. It’s just the opposite. She has a zest for life and wants to experience everything that she can. Della is afraid of what the future holds and is trying to do all the living she can now. The poor girl has seen some of the sadder aspects of the real world on her adventure, but she hasn’t given up. She wants to live. Della doesn’t think she is worthy of love, but the people around her are drawn to her, and she just doesn’t see herself clearly. I believed it with her. So often in books the main character just makes me roll my eyes with her inability to see how others see her. With Della, it is believable. She is seriously the type of person you just want to hug and tell that everything is going to be okay.
I missed seeing more of the secondary characters in this book. The others were around and mentioned in passing, but we never really got to see Della bond with Jimmy and Bethy and them even though I am under the impression that they became friends.
I don’t really know what else to say other than I am definitely looking forward to the next book.
You can buy Twisted Perfection from Amazon here.