Title: Perfect Kind of Trouble
Series: Finding Fate #2
Author: Chelsea Fine
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . .
Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father’s protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she’s forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla’s seen his type before. But Daren isn’t who he seems to be . . .
Struggling to make amends for his family’s mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He’s beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner’s princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she’s just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla’s dad could have left them . . . was each other
This is the second book in the Chelsea Fine’s Finding Fate series. It can be read as a stand alone.
I fell in Love with Chelsea’s writing in Best Kind of Broken, the first book in the Finding Fate series. I loved every minute of this story, it was a fantastic journey of self discovery. I adored Daren and Kayla, their chemistry was like a roller coaster of up’s and downs, hot and cold but I loved the ride all the way through. Chelsea creates real connections between her characters and entertaining plot lines that keep you hooked.
James Turner just passed away prompting Kayla to return to her childhood town for the funeral, to sign some papers for the lawyers and maybe get some closure while she is at it. Kayla and her father haven’t spoken for over five years and she’s never understood why he stopped being a part of her life. Her mother died a year ago and Kayla has been working off a debt her mother owes to a dangerous mob boss. Kayla dreads being back in town, given her disappointment towards her late father for abandoning her but at the same time it’s a relief to escape the mess she left behind in Chicago. Daren is trying to keep his head above water, working hard and doing what he can to make amends for his father’s mistakes. But things are stretching awfully thin for him. He just got his car repossessed and is practically homeless.
“From way up here, you can see the whole world, he said. And when you can see the whole world, your troubles don’t look so big.”
These two unlikely characters could not be more different from one another, but fate has a sense of humor and brings them together or rather Kayla’s father does. After being summoned for the hearing of James Turner’s will, Daren and Kayla find themselves on a scavenger hunt, handcuffed together and inches away from killing each other.
“I don’t want you to think I’m some disgusting pig who just wants to drool all over you … Although, side note, I do want to drool all over you. I just don’t want to be piggish about it.”
James Turner left an inheritance for them both, his daughter whom he claims to have loved very dearly and his protege Daren. But only under one condition, that they be handcuffed until the clues they discover lead them to the money no exceptions. They both reluctantly agree to the terms of the will. Kayla and Daren literally hate each other, she thinks he is a spoiled rich boy and a man whore and Daren thinks Kayla is an ungrateful, selfish daughter that never bothered to visit her father and squandered her trust fund. The only thing these two have in common is the need to find a light at the end of the tunnel… or a pot of gold.
I loved the interactions between Kayla and Daren. As they slowly get to know each other and discover that perhaps they have more in common than they thought. Together they learn that first appearances are not always right and that they might need each other more than they think.
“This is why we give into the storm of love. This something that is neither word nor feeling, found in quiet gazes and cookies in the dark. Hidden in cotton candy secrets and gentle shower soapsuds. It creeps up on you and slips inside, and before you know it, love owns you completely.”
This second book was a little different, more adventurous and fast paced. The humor was refreshing and well balanced with the emotional parts of the story. Perfect kind of Trouble was a laugh out loud adventure, filled with fun twists and turns. Kayla and Daren must find a way to set aside their misconceptions of each other and work together in order to reach their goal. What could possibly go wrong, right? As it turns out, a lot. If they don’t kill each other on the way, they just might have a chance at a happy ending. Don’t miss out on this awesome story by the talented Chelsea fine.
About the Author
I write, I paint, I drink coffee and I love superheroes. I fail at cooking and putting laundry away and I have a minor addiction to reading. Okay, major. Friend me!