Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Trouble with Perfect by Christy Barritt

Book Description:
Since the death of her fiancé two years ago, novelist Morgan Blake’s life has been in a holding pattern. She has a major case of writer’s block, and a book signing in the small mountain town of Perfect sounds like just the solution to help her clear her head.
Her trip takes a wrong turn when, on her way there, she’s involved in a hit and run—she’s hit a man, and he’s run from the scene. Before fleeing, he mouthed the word “help.” She plans to give him that help, but first she must find him.
In Perfect, she finds a town that offers everything she’s ever wanted. But is something sinister going on behind the town’s cheery exterior? Was she invited as a guest of honor simply to do a book signing? Or was she lured to town for another purpose—a deadly purpose?

My Thoughts:
I LOVED this book!  Morgan needs a vacation and when the writer's blocked author gets an invitation to a small town for a book signing, she can't resist.  Her dead fiance's partner who is also her best friend, Tyler, doesn't want her to go, something just feels off.  She starts on her vacation and right when she is getting to her destination, she hits a man in the middle of the road!  When he runs away, she is shaken and she hurries to report it.  She meets the town sheriff, mayor, deputies and they all seem to be good but is the town what it seems?  The more she sees, the more suspicious she becomes.
I loved Morgan.  She was a smart, hurt, loving, caring woman.  She has tried to close her heart off so she won't be hurt again but already Tyler is in there, she cares for the bed and breakfast owner's daughter completely!  Tyler is amazing.  Strong, stable, safe, like him are rare.  It isn't shocking that Morgan has issues with God after all that has happened, but yet she doesn't ever believe he doesn't exist and I thought that was great.  The town was Perfect, a bit surreal, creepy and strange and written perfectly. 
I rate this a 5/5.  It was a great book!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. From the wording of your review, it seems that this main character might be a great role model for others going through hard times, with regards to her belief. Thank you for sharing!