Title: Pitch Imperfect
Author: Elise Alden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.
For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.
But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?
Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance.
A ROCK CHICK FAIRY BOOK REVIEW
Pitch Imperfect is a very good example that giving people second chances can be so messy.
Our characters, Rob and Anjuli has a messy past. The leaving-at-the-altar thingy is the biggest of them all. They were both so in love when they were younger, but that's the thing... I think they were too young and Anjuli has so many dreams that has yet to come true. As much as I would like to hate Anjuli's character for this... I think it's for the best. As a woman, I think that she would have resented him if she didn't go for her dreams. Anyway, that was just the start of everything. Anjuli's entire life crumbled afterwards, so she set out to go back home and just start over.
However, starting over has its own price. After reading this, I am so glad that I don't go out of the house a lot and that our home isn't like theirs. Let's just say that their town is the town that you'd like to visit... but not stay. It's full of gossip and I really detested reading about certain characters who are so judgmental I could just choke.
Anjuli and Rob had a string of issues when she comes back. They are still so attracted to each other that you could feel it as a reader, but since there are so many complications and one too many secrets between them, they just fight and fight some more. They are both imperfect characters, but I continued reading because I truly want to know both f their secrets and because this book, with its imperfect characters, is very entertaining and intriguing. Both characters needed to forgive one another and both of them must find a way to not let secrets get in the way of their happiness.
As for the other characters, I like Ash and Mac. They are two women who are modeled from reality (in my opinion). They both are fictional embodiment of what really happens outside fiction. It's not pretty and it's not all hearts and flowers.
The story follows our characters on their journey back to each other. They get so many bumps that I was so afraid it was gonna end badly, but no. I am very satisfied with the ending. Everything was revealed and I like what happened to them. Honestly, their happy ending was worth the wait. :)
This book is a brutal reminder that finding second chances can't be that easy, but when you do find it... It's beautiful and it's worth it all. :)
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About the Author:
Elise reads, writes and revels in romance, and is never happier than when caught up in a heart-thumping, sweat-your-socks-off tale—hers or somebody else’s. She loves creating stories about flawed characters, people for whom love isn’t simply a question of boy-meets-girl, but a gut wrenching journey of transformation.