Title: Perfectly Loved
Author: Lacey Silks
Publisher/Year: MyLit Publishing 2/21/16
Length: 221 pages
Series: Perfectly #3
“She was nothing I expected and everything I wanted.” – Dave
I’m a scorned woman and no one, except him, knows it.
My first lover.
My best friend’s brother.
A mouth-watering piece of art I can’t stop staring at.
He’s the ice-cream to my tongue on a hot day.
Water to my dehydrated body.
And a perfect release for my pent up desires.
But we’re far from a fairy tale.
He can be the knife to my heart.
Acid to my skin.
And darkness to my eyes.
He destroyed me.
Broke my soul and stole my faith.
Now he wants to put me back together and I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to resist him.
I think that we all felt like we knew where things were going to go – these 2 had an obviously connection that pretty much was unbreakable. that being said, it takes us through most of the book to understand why and why not – as far as ‘could their relationship truly work’.
Throughout this 3rd installment, we learn more and more about how David and Millie came to be connected, and it was done through a series of flash backs from both of their POVs. i don’t know that Ms Silks has ever really done that for us before, but i really enjoyed it. It adds a depth to the story and the relationships that we would not have had otherwise.
We see Millie’s troubled life – we see how she was bounced from foster home to foster home, and how she was abused, or neglected at each. It’s only through the friendship of David in high school that we see hope – that Millie realizes that maybe it’s ok to be just a little bit open to someone else. And it’s through David that she meets her best friend in April – a girl who saves her in a sense – and gives her what she didn’t have at least in friendship and material things in a girl.
There were a lot of under currents in this final story as well. We get the constant reminder of Mrs Bowers – the grandmotherly type who lives in the cabin down the road from David’s family’s cabin, and we learn bits and pieces about her past that really begins to make you scratch your head. It’s not an ending that we all didn’t see coming for miles, but its a nice one.
The twist that i don’t know that i expected was how intermingled the Savages were. We know that Millie was spooked and running because Mark Savage was let out of jail early and he had a vendetta against her, but the ‘why’ behind it all, FAR FAR more complex than we ever thought – and i was impressed how well our author wrote that one in.
All in all, there was a great mix of anxiety, fear and passion / romance to make it a well balanced book. I’m a bit sad that it’s coming to an end, but in the final notes, we see that there’s something AMAZING coming out later this year from Lacey and i can’t wait to see what that is. Have a great week all!