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Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate Series #2)
     

Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate Series #2)

4.5 13
by Chelsea Fine
 

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Praise for Best Kind of Broken:

"By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my favorites!" ---Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author

"You'll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!" ---Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling

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Praise for Best Kind of Broken:

"By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my favorites!" ---Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author

"You'll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!" ---Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak - not to mention a huge dose of humor - Chelsea Fine's New Adult novel is not to be missed! Beyond an incredibly HOT read, Pixie and Levi's longing for each other will have you rooting for them till the very end." --- Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author

"Chelsea Fine's style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters. " ---Chelsea M. Cameron, New York Times bestselling author

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.

New Adult Romance

(85,000 words)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind of Broken has become one of my favorites!"—Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author on Best Kind of Broken

"You'll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!"—Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling author on Best Kind of Broken

"Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak - not to mention a huge dose of humor - Chelsea Fine's New Adult novel is not to be missed! Beyond an incredibly HOT read, Pixie and Levi's longing for each other will have you rooting for them till the very end."—Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author of Rule on Best Kind of Broken

"This book destroyed me. Tore me into little tiny pieces. But somehow with lots of laughs and some very steamy times, Chelsea put me back together again! Chelsea Fine's style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters. And now all I want is MORE. "—Chelsea M. Cameron, New York Times bestselling author on Best Kind of Broken

"Sandwiched between laugh-out-loud moments and some serious heat, Best Kind of Broken is an unforgettable story of loss and forgiveness that will leave your heart aching."—Lisa Desrochers, USA Today Bestselling author of A Little Too Far on Best Kind of Broken

"Fine will win over fans of Abbi Glines and Katie McGarry with this. Eloquently written, Fine's story has a way of making even the most minor characters leap off the page."—RT Book Reviews on Best Kind of Broken

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455583157
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/03/2015
Series:
Finding Fate Series , #2
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
274,876
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She's ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

Learn more at:
ChelseaFineBook.com
Twitter, @ChelseaFine
Facebook.com/ChelseaFineBooks

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Perfect Kind of Trouble 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TheUndomesticFangirl More than 1 year ago
Daren is a playboy who has an issue of getting himself invested with women. His mother left him. Marcella and Charity left him. And now, he is forced to get stuck with a woman who he thinks is a rich spoiled girl. While Kayla, a gorgeous girl who seems to think that boys only want her body, is forced to work with Daren in order to get at least something from her father who has been absent for years from her life. But as the two goes on a hunt, fate gives them trouble that will make them realize and learn what the most important thing in life is. And it’s not money. I loved Chelsea Fine’s previous novels. The Archers of Avalon is one of my favorite YA novels. So I’m pretty excited that she wrote a NA novel! (I haven’t read the first book to the Finding Fate series and I would love to read the first one now.) The intro chapter was amazing. It hooked me right away, which I’m always looking for. It’s always a good thing when you’re captured right from the start. Also, the mystery of who’s who or why she’s there is a great way to keep the reader’s attention. I’ve always thought that opening chapters must restrain the reader from putting the book down. The story was entertaining it had a twist from the early stages that makes you want to know how it will play out. The supporting characters were very accommodating with the two main protagonists. They served as an important part of the story in giving advice to Daren and Kayla. The gradual realization of how they felt for each other was refreshing because they had depth in their relationship. They shared their deepest secrets and painful memories with each other. What I didn’t like was the cliché playboy and gorgeous girl that fell in love with each other. And that’s about it on my dislikes. PERFECT KIND OF TROUBLE takes being broke and homeless to a whole new fun level. Chelsea Fine made me swoon over her boys again. So for those looking for a fun new adult romance story, you might want to read this series! I can’t wait to read the rest of the Finding Fate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know... I definitely did enjoy the book I just had trouble connecting with the chemistry between the two.. I've never liked it when characters seem to fall in love with each other in what seems to be days but really has only been one or two days. Their initial chemistry aside, I did enjoy the book more about half way through. I definitely enjoyed the first book in the series much more but all in all #2 is a good, quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read and daren is funny as hell.
2_Irish_Girls More than 1 year ago
“I really like that he really likes what he sees- and that’s never happened to me before  When Kayla Turners father dies, her life cannot possibly get any worse. Estranged from him for years, she only attends the funeral on the off chance that he possibly left her something in his will. He was incredibly wealthy and Kayla has been living in poverty for years with her ailing mother. Broke, homeless and out of options, Kayla is desperate for a new start. Daren Ackwood is a spoiled rich kid whom her father admired. Kayla cannot stand him, and unfortunately the only way for her to have a chance at her inheritance is to handcuff herself to him. They both have preconceived perceptions of each other, and they are not good. They also have an undeniable attraction to each other that makes their confinement to each other that much more frustrating.  This second book in the Finding Fate series is absolutely wonderful. It did take me a tad bit longer to get into Kayla and Daren’s story than it did Levi and Pixie from book one. However, as I lie here with a total book hangover, I find myself loving them even more. The whole world was against them. They were so broken and beat down from their respective pasts, that the last thing they could ever have imagined was that they would somehow end up together. There is so much miscommunication, not only between Kayla and Daren but also among the other people in their lives. As these two are led on a scavenger hunt to find the inheritance, so many secrets about their pasts are revealed that it literally changes everything they thought they knew.  Again Ms. Fine has done a fantastic job of making the buildup and the tension between her characters almost more intense and satisfying than the payoff. Neither Kayla nor Daren want to be together, both for very different reasons. They are fighting their feelings and their attraction for each other so badly because they feel that they cannot possibly take any more heartache. Their feelings however are just way too intense. I try not to do spoilers but I have to say that there is a shower scene that is so intense both physically and emotionally that I actually had to take a 10 minute break to recover. I feel like this couple had to work so much harder to realize that they should be together and that perhaps that is why I loved them so much. Their ending is in no way perfect, but this story absolutely is!  5 Stars and a Vodka Screwdriver for this one! Enjoy! I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and am looking forward to the rest of the series. A thank you to Chelsea Fine for generously providing this ARC.
csingh More than 1 year ago
Having read the first book in this series, I thought I knew what to expect.  I had high levels of expectations to be met, assumptions you can say, and they were met.  The assumptions Daren and Kayla made about each other and what they thought they knew on the other hand, weren't so spot on.I love how Chelsea Fine made this story so much more than a romance.  It was a mystery and journey that I loved being a part of. Daren and Kayla are so similar but they can't see it.  Each of them is projecting a persona they hope others won't be able to see through.  Being forced to spend time with each other from necessity allows them to see past those personas to what really lies behind the facade.  I loved seeing them discover each other in a way. It was raw, emotional, and hot too.  I couldn't get enough of both of them.  I'm usually not a fan of books where people fall in love quickly, however in this case, it really didn't feel like everything transpired in a couple of days.   I read this book in one go and in a couple of hours.  There was nothing I wanted to do than to find out why Kayla was estranged from her father and why Daren's flashy car had been repossessed.  I loved seeing Pixie and Levi again.  It made my heart happy to see them happy and embracing life and each other again.  I can't wait to read the third book in this series and see what surprises Chelsea has in store for us. She's got a knack for writing characters and stories I can't wait to read.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Handcuffs make the book fun! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review. 4 Stars This is the book that I picked to read sitting on the beach during my summer vacation and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed this fun, romantic read. I have had a chance to read two books by Chelsea Fine and have really liked both of them. I am becoming quite the Chelsea Fine fan. Kayla is in town to attend her estranged father's funeral. It has been years since she has seen or spoke to her father. Daren Ackwood looked up to the same man and saw him as a father figure. The pair knew each other years ago so they both make a lot of quick assumptions without any merit. Kayla's father has included the pair in his will but there is a catch and they soon find themselves handcuffed to each other. As they work to solve the scavenger hunt, both Daren and Kayla learn that they have misjudged each other. They both learn a lot of things about each other and about themselves. I found this book to be extremely well written with a solid plot. I found the characters to be very likeable although I have a hard time feeling sorry for Kayla because of her good looks. The constant "nobody takes me seriously because I am beautiful" theme is really the only part of the book that I did not like. The chemistry between Daren and Kayla was authentic. I had a really good time with the fact that they were literally attached to each other throughout a large portion of the book. Let's face it....the handcuffs made the book much more fun. This is the second book in the Finding Fate series. While some of the characters and places are in both books, each book in the series can be read as a stand alone without any confusion. I would definitely recommend this book to others. I plan to continue to read this series and watch out for other books by Chelsea Fine.
CleverGirl1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, flirty, and emotional. It grabbed my attention from the first page, sucking me into the premise, the inheritance - the 'strings' - and kept my attention with the stubborn hero and heroine, the sizzling attraction and the hope of a happily ever after. I loved Daren and Kayla, they're both such strong, determined, flawed characters who really learn and grow through the book. I liked how Chelsea Fine revealed Daren and Kayla, I learned about them as they battled each other's misconceptions. And their parents? Ugh. Horrible and sad. Perfect Kind of Trouble is the first book I have read from Chelsea Fine (though it is the second book in the series it can be read as a standalone) but it will definitely not be the last. Disclosure: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
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RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. Gosh!! This book was FANTASTIC!! There was nothing I disliked about it. I loved both Kayla and Daren. Separate they were amazing, but together they were perfect.  This was a really exciting story with a great scavenger hunt, and I enjoyed every second spent with these two amazing people as they raced to find their inheritance. Little did they know they'd be getting so much more. There were so many great life lessons throughout this story, and I feel like a better person for reading it. I also loved that Kayla was able to better understand how much her father loved her, through his letters and the friends he got to help out with the hunt, and she was able to put aside her animosity once and for all. Daren too had so much emotional baggage, but he was able to let it all go and realize his true worth.  Not only did Old Man Turner's wisdom leave an impact, but one of the biggest messages this book held was that we should never judge another based on other peoples ideas. Both Daren and Kayla assumed so much about the other, and they were both so completely wrong. The rumors and gossip made each of them out to be less than stellar human beings, when in fact they were both good, amazing people.  This book was exciting, fun, quite hilarious at times and the personalities of the MCs shone through beautifully. I didn't want this story to end.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
This book. OMG this book. Ok, I really enjoyed Best Kind of Broken, the first book in Chelsea's standalone Finding Fate series. But Perfect Kind of Trouble? Ahhhhh-mazing. Seriously. I wouldn't change a thing if I could. It is absolutely perfect as-is. Handcuffs and scavenger hunts and serious chemistry, oh my! There are so many things I loved about this, I'm not even sure where to start, so to avoid a total gush-fest, I'm going to keep it pretty short and sweet. I don't want to ruin a moment of this story for you. This book truly has it all. Yes, there are funny and sexy moments, but there's also a really moving story for both characters... and a whole bunch of feels. Kayla and Darren were fantastic characters on their own, but when they were together? I have no words. They had a ton of chemistry and I loved their banter. They were so well-matched. Both were stubborn and thought they had figured the other out, but there was a lot more to both of them than met the eye. There's no insta-love between them, if anything they spend the book overcoming their initial impressions and misunderstanding of the other. Both Kayla and Darren grew tremendously during the course of this book. In addition to finding out truths about each other, they learned about themselves and that the history they thought they knew wasn't as simple as they might have thought.  None of this growth would have been possible had it not been for Kayla's dad and the instructions he left in his will. Not only was it unique, but it was unifying and it fit so perfectly with the past. I get chills thinking about just how perfect it was. Admittedly, I was a little skeptical when the plan was revealed in his will, but I was ridiculous to ever doubt Chelsea. I'm so hopelessly hooked on this series. I love that it's centered around one small town and the same characters, so my beloved Pixie and Levi popped up in this story. I'm looking forward to the third book, Right Kind of Wrong, both for the new characters and the update on the couples I loved so much in the first two books. I received a copy of this book from the author, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Kayla Turner has nothing except the old beat up car her mom gave her and her few belongings in a suitcase, and now her father who she has been estranged from is dead.  The least she can do is go to his funeral.   Darren Ackwood is the town hottie that women can't resist, he has the reputation of being a playboy and a bit of a man-whore, yet he is still the most beautiful man Kayla Turner has ever seen, even if she can't stand him.  When Darren sees Kayla, he is a bit flabbergasted by her beauty, but then he remembers the things she has done, or the things "he thinks" she has done, and feels the same way about her.  Kayla and Darren have a lot more in common than they know or want to admit to, both flat broke, both have been dealt a bad hand in life, and both of them are desperate, which is how end up in their present situation, thanks to the late Mr. Turner's stipulations in his will.  They find themselves stuck with each other, literally, and things really begin to get interesting and then some.  Perfect Kind of Trouble is a delightful and funny story that also has it's sexy and serious moments in the mix.  I really enjoyed getting to know both Kayla and Darren's characters.  They both make assumptions about one another that aren't true, and in the process of "the quest" Kayla's father has sent them on, they come to find out who the other really is, both realizing that their feelings for each other are changing.  The banter between these two and the situations they find themselves in will keep you laughing, while the romance has just the right amount of sizzle. Perfect Kind of Trouble can also be read as a standalone.  If you enjoy contemporary romance, then Perfect Kind of Trouble is something you should consider checking out.