Title: Pitch Imperfect
Author: Elise Alden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.
For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.
But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?
Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance.
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Rachel’s 5 Star Review
Oh how I LOVED this beautifully written book! I couldn’t put it down and read it in a day! This is a story of regret, bad decisions, love, loss and second chances. It was a meaty read with lots of content that had me drawn in to their world from the very beginning.
We follow troubled Anjuli Carver a now reclusive ex-singer and sexy Scott Rob Douglas, a restoration architect. They are ex-lovers; Anjuli had left Rob at the altar 8 years previously and had disappeared from his life. When Anjuli moves back to her and Rob’s hometown their feelings re-surface yet Rob’s bitterness towards Anjuli and her deep rooted secrets hold them back from acting on them.
I really felt for Anjuli. She was lost and broken by a past tragic life event. She was holding on to so much pain and sorrow, letting it take over and ruin her life and relationships with people. Anjuli was an extremely private person and although there were friends and family she could open up to about her struggles she chose to keep everything bottled up and to herself. She was so fearful of life now, stuck in the past and scared of the future and I hoped so very much that she would allow Rob in and let him heal her.
I fell hard for Rob Douglas. He was very much a traditional man; hardworking with great family values and a good provider and protector. He had the most sexy Scottish accent and sent my pulse rate rocketing knowing he was commando under his kilt in a few scenes! Rob was also battling a wealth of hurt to his emotions and pride by the way he and Anjuli had left their relationship in the past. Fortunately their pull for each other was so strong and their HOT sexual chemistry was undeniable.
There were so many secrets held between them both and other characters in this book which kept me reeled in, excited to watch them all spill and when they did it had me on the edge of my seat and my heart racing!
This book is standalone, everything is resolved and I enjoyed it immensely. This is the second book that I have read by Elise Alden, I love her writing style and her gripping storylines that keep you guessing and engaged and I can’t wait to read more from her!
About the Author
Elise reads, writes and revels in romance, and is never happier than when caught up in a heart-thumping, sweat-your-socks-off tale—hers or somebody else’s. She loves creating stories about flawed characters, people for whom love isn’t simply a question of boy-meets-girl, but a gut wrenching journey of transformation.
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