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Perfect Partners (Unexpected Love Series #2)
     

Perfect Partners (Unexpected Love Series #2)

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by Carly Phillips
 

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All books in the UNEXPECTED LOVE Series are stand-alone novels!

Friends to lovers...

They lost their siblings in a car crash and fought over their orphaned niece in court. Now they must find a way to get along for the good of the little girl they both love.

Can an unapologetic, arrogant attorney with a soft spot for his niece find a way to

Overview

All books in the UNEXPECTED LOVE Series are stand-alone novels!

Friends to lovers...

They lost their siblings in a car crash and fought over their orphaned niece in court. Now they must find a way to get along for the good of the little girl they both love.

Can an unapologetic, arrogant attorney with a soft spot for his niece find a way to open his heart to the one woman he doesn't think he can trust?

Editorial Reviews

Shannon Short
Carly Phillips will make you smile, laugh and cry as she pens an emotionally intense romance with wonderful characters. Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee 1999 -- 4.5 STARS Romantic Times Top Pick
Romantic Times Magazine - Shannon Short
Carly Phillips will make you smile, laugh and cry as she pens an emotionally intense romance with wonderful characters. Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee 1999 -- 4.5 STARS Romantic Times Top Pick
The Romance Reader - Linda Mowery
Fans will recognize talent when they read it!
Linda Mowery
Fans will recognize talent when they read it!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016611495
Publisher:
CP Publishing
Publication date:
05/02/2013
Series:
Unexpected Love Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
112,233
File size:
323 KB

Meet the Author

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Perfect Partners 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
BeautyBriteReviews More than 1 year ago
I read Perfect Partners by Carly Phillips in one afternoon. Perfect Partners was a heart-warming romance story between Chelsie Russell and Griffin Stuart. While they know each other through family ties, the story begins in the courtroom where they are fighting over custody of their niece Alix. Chelsie and Griffin both lost their siblings, which left Alix without guardians. After Griffin wins custody of Alix, Chelsie and Griffin bond over the little girl. Griffin asks Chelsie for help with caring for Alix as she is having trouble adjusting to her parents not being around and being in a new living situation. As they spend more time together, Chelsie and Griff become closer as friends and then as lovers. Two people who are related through marriage are forced to work together to tackle parenthood. They work together to take care of their niece, all the while juggling their busy schedules as lawyers. Both Chelsie and Griff come from rough childhoods and backgrounds. Chelsie isn't close with her parents and she eventually pulled away from her sister. She was also married to a man who abused her and left her emotional scarred and unable to have a baby. When Griff was 12 years old, his mother walked out on the family wanting more material things. His father was working full time and having a hard time adjusting to being a single father. In turn, Griff took over to help raise his younger brother. Griff's last girlfriend left him because she wanted the material things just like his mother left him. With Chelsie's abusive background and Griff's background with the women in his life leaving him, they both had issues with the opposite sex. Chelsie and Griff discover their love and devotion for each other and their niece. Could their love make the instant family they both want? I loved reading Perfect Partners. It's about two very different people who happen to be in the same profession and make it work for their niece. Two people who work together to make a steady home for the little girl that captured their hearts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perfectly easy read if you are looking to escape in a good book.
HorseCrazyinMontana More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It was exactly the right mix of saddenes and heartbreaking romance, with a mix of unwanted and forbidden love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I started reading this book I wasnt sure that I really liked it. But then as I got rather in the book it got more and more interesting, there was some nights it was hard putting it down until the next day. This was a great book and I would suggest it to anyone, bc is shows how defficult life can be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and I am very impressed with her writing style and development of a meaningful and very well written story. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author and will archive this book for future reading enjoyment again. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a love story that actually has some depth and has characters who are intelligent, considerate and who think deeply and rationally about their lives and decisions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was sweet, short not a bad read,looking at more from writer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chelsie and Griff's story is full of emotions. They both have so much baggage to deal with as they both try to do what is best for their neice Alix while they grapple with their growing feelings for each other. Great love story and well worth a few hours of your time.
Heidi Smith More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story about finding happily ever after....after tragedy
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Chelsie Russell has never gotten along with her parents who seem to think that money and status were more important than being a family. Chelsie is a lawyer and is representing her parents in a custody hearing for their 2 year old granddaughter, Alix. Since Chelsie's sister, Shannon, died in a car accident along with her husband Jared, Griffin Stuart, Jared's brother, was given custody of Alix. Chelsie's parents guilted her into pursuing the case against her own beliefs. Chelsie thought Griffin would be a much better provider for her niece than her own parents. Griffin may be thankful he won his custody case but he rebuffs Chelsie's attempt at an apology and an offer of help with Alix. Griffin is used to working long hours being an attorney, but now his life is totally changed having a two year old and it is not going well. When Chelsie stops over to visit Alix, the little girl is drawn to her because she looks like her mommy. At first Chelsie doesn't want to get to too close to Alix because of ghosts from her past but eventually Griffin convinces her that Alix needs Chelsie in her life too. Over the course of time Griffin and Chelsie start to realize that things they believed about each other were actually wrong and they started up a friendship in helping out with Alix. That friendship continue to grow until other feelings started to arise. Could these two attorneys work out their differences to give Alix the type of life she really needs? It was fun watching these two go from foes to friends to lovers. It was a great, sexy read that was full of a lot of emotions. I was so glad that Chelsie finally got the happy ending she was looking for her entire life.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
Perfect Partners by Carly Phillips is Book 2 in her Unexpected Love series and an updated version of one of her earliest books. In this story we meet Chelsie Russell and Griff Stuart. They are both lawyers who lost their siblings in a car crash and fight over custody of their orphaned niece. We follow these two as they work together to help with the adjustment of the little girl they both love. As they find ways to make this successful transition, these two become friends and then lovers. This was a sweet, fun and entertaining story with very likeable and authentic characters that you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I really loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Although part of a series, this book is a standalone story. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review
Theresakerch-28 More than 1 year ago
Great read This is a wonderful read of two enemies who have to deal with each other for the best interest of their niece. Then they realize that they both have reasons from their pasts for how they have closed them selves off. Can the work together or will there pasts be too much even with the chemistry they share. Carly Phillips proves that she has always had a great gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the story. It maid me cry at times. Great read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love prevails Would have liked alittle more spice but still good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did the person who chose the cover for this book even read the story?????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eventhough there have been tv movies with. The same plot, I decidedto check the book out.....its mediocre at best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ENJOYED THIS BOOK. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a partnership when you leasr expect.
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Luckylady More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a very good book and it touched on some very tough subjects, abuse,  losing a loved one, adoption and  trust.  Do you trust  enough to love?  I thought the book was very well written and would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!
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PrincessThuy1 More than 1 year ago
Although this wasn't my favorite Carly Phillips book it was still good. I think why I didn't totally love this book is because the hero, Griffin, was just too hard on Chelsie. He thought he knew what kind of person she was because she's been avoiding spending time with her sister and her family but he never questioned why Chelsie acted the way she did. It just took too long for him to realize the truth and it just didn't endear me to him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing special
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