Or is it?
Lonely most of his life, Blake Myers is as careful with his heart as he is with a balance sheet. The last thing he expects is for a man like Jeremy to fall for him, and he can't help but wait for the bubble to burst on their relationship. When the stress of a professional crisis turns personal, Blake sees the perfect relationship he and Jeremy have built start to crumble. Caught in an ever-tightening web of lies, rather than wait for Jeremy to leave him, Blake breaks it off and vanishes.
Perfection is an illusion.
Jeremy doesn't know which way to turn and for the first time in his life, he's lost and uncertain. Believing he's no longer the man Jeremy needs, Blake sinks deeper into despair. Both men struggle with secrets, lies, and hurtful memories until they are forced to look inside their hearts and learn the truth-that love is perfectly imperfect.
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3.75 stars--provocative and dramatic 3.75 stars-- PERFECT is the fourth instalment in Felice Stevens’ contemporary, adult SOULMATES erotic, M/M romance series. This is gym owner Jeremy Strauss, and accountant Blake Myers’ story line. PERFECT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Some of the events of PERFECT run parallel to the events of book two – ONE CALL AWAY where the reader was introduced to Jeremy’s brother, former model, and radio talk show psychologist Noah Straus. NOTE: PERFECT is an M/M storyline with graphic sexual situations that may not be suitable for all readers. Told from dual third person perspectives (Blake and Jeremy) PERFECT follows the building relationship between gym owner and businessman Jeremy Strauss, and accountant Blake Myers. An early snow-storm found CPA Blake Myers taking refuge with a stranger, a man who checked off all of Blake’s boxes but a man Blake believes is too good for a numbers nerd like himself. Jeremy Strauss likes what he sees when he first encounters the shy and sweet accountant, a shyness that only endears Blake to the man with whom he will fall in love. What ensues is the slow building relationship between Blake and Jeremy, and the fall-out as Blake’s professional life begins to implode, taking a toll on his personal relationship with the man that he loves. PERFECT is a story of opposites attract. Blake has issues of low self-esteem, having been lead to believe that he will never be good enough by the father he has grown to hate. Jeremy is a man determined to find someone who will love him for more than his body and his looks, but for his mind and his heart as well. As Blake’s professional life begins to spiral out of control, the secrets and lies continue to build until he is forced to walk away from the man that he loves. The relationship between Jeremy and Blake is one of immediate attraction but Blake isn’t one to fall immediately into bed. Jeremy must bide his time as his slow seduction of Blake brings him closer towards his happily ever after. Both Jeremy and Blake have issues stemming from their earlier years, issues that should have been resolved as they entered adulthood and matured but sometimes emotional, childhood scars have a way of causing permanent damage that may never be resolved. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. PERFECT is a sexy and edgy story line. Blake is an awkward numbers man who struggles to be accepted in both his personal and professional life; Jeremy is as laid back as Blake is intense but Jeremy hides a bruised ego as it pertains to his own successes in life. The premise is dramatic and edgy; the characters are realistic and animated; the romance is provocative and intense.
Perfect is the story of Noah's older brother, Jeremy, who we first met in One Call Away, and who owns a gym, and Blake, a CPA, journey to finding their happily ever after. Book is aptly named, because it is also a journey that teaches both men that not everything that looks perfect on the outside is always perfect on the inside, and that instead of always focuses on the outward beauty you need to look within to find the true perfection of a person. I absolutely loved Jeremy. I loved how selfless he was and how he always sought to put Blake's feelings ahead of his own. I must admit that I although I understood that Blake has been through a lot in his life, I did find him to be a little bit on the whiny side and very pessimistic, and his pessimism at times really made it hard for me to connect with him. There were a lot of instances in which Blake's actions were just unfathomable to me. I will say that I felt as though Jeremy and Blake need to communicate a lot better than they did in a lot of instances. Perfect, like any Felice Stevens' book, focuses on family and the love that only family can truly give to one and other. Perfect is a well written book with extremely complex characters, and yes, it does give us surprise appearances by some of our favorite Felice Stevens characters.
This is book #4 in the Soulmates series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order. Blake cannot believe someone so good looking could care for him. He has secrets that he needs to talk about. Will he still have the trust if he tells the truth? Jeremy has waited for someone as great as Blake. He is finally seeing his hard work pay off. Now he just needs someone to share it with. Has he found his future? Such an intense and amazingly sweet love story. I was rooting for this couple from page one. I loved the heat and banter. This book has a steady pace, and this story fits perfect with the Soulmates series. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.