Tuesday 23 June 2020


© Bianca ✰ 

• 23 June 2020
• standalone adventure romance
(love-triangly - sister's BF!)

4 Stars

From #1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens comes a complex romance about finding your purpose, living your dreams, and loving your soul mate.

Valerie would never do anything to hurt her sister, but when the man of Valerie’s dreams turns out to be her sister’s new boyfriend, remaining loyal to her family becomes increasingly difficult. Valerie knows nothing can ever happen between her and Jake, but that doesn’t prevent her from growing hopelessly fond of him.

By keeping her distance, Valerie is mostly successful in pushing her feelings for Jake aside, but when she struggles to land a job after culinary school, it’s Jake who offers her the opportunity of a lifetime working with a world-renowned chef
and also, working with Jake.

Valerie’s heart twists with indecision. Does she take the job of a lifetime cooking and sailing around on a yacht, but torture herself in an isolated situation with a man who is perfectly made for her yet absolutely off limits? Or does she reject the offer that could get her so much closer to making her dreams come true?

Valerie just finished culinary school. Now she needs a good job to be able to save enough money to one day open her own restaurant.

Jake is on his way to becoming a cruise ship captain. For now he's apprenticing on a yacht.
And the yacht needs an assistant cook.
A job that would be perfect for Valerie.
And she accepts when Jake tells her about it.
Jake is her sister's boyfriend.
They didn't know that when they met.
There were sparks.
But Jake was very happy in this new relationship with Kylie - so nothing ever happened between Valerie and Jake.
But the sparks haven't gone away. And now they'll be on a ship together for two weeks??

Let the fun times begin ....



I'm such a huge #KellanKyle fan - he's still my number one book boyfriend of all time - so anything that follows in his footsteps will have a hard time with me ...
And I started reading this with the hopes of getting a cute and beachy romance. Like the cover suggests. The blurb didn't really grab me, because I HATE love triangles. That was the only thing I hated about Kellan's story. And this was basically the same. At least a bit like it.
Kylie and Jake have been dating for three weeks when he meets Valerie in a coffee shop. Insta attraction for Valerie. And Jake is super intrigued too. But he wanted to give this new thing with Kylie a chance.
Jake is a really great guy. Nobody wants to hurt the sister.
But it's still horrible! I just hated the situation!

And then they're on the yacht together and of course the attraction only grows. Which makes us sad for Kylie. But we also want Jake and Valerie to get that happily ever after. Which might not be as easy as it might sound. Just a little cheating and poor Kylie will forgive them one day? Maybe. But that is SO not the biggest problem we're facing. I'm not telling you more, but it's getting even worse than all that. LOL!

This was a really great and exciting love-triangly adventure romance. I loved reading it. It wasn't too long. I might've wanted a bit more of things. More details, more of everything. And I definitely would've wanted to cut the triangly part. The story would've been enough without Kylie's part. Most readers hate love triangles. I would just cut Kylie out of the book. First of all, it's completely unnecessary and then it's way too close to Kellan Kyle for my tastes!
We could also cut out the 2nd drama part of the book and have just the love triangle as the drama. But I would prefer it the other way 'round! ☺
Anyway. I really liked reading it. It was just a bit too much. Both drama parts were not my kinds of drama and I again judged a book by its über pretty cover. There were sweet moments and sunny and beachy ones. But there was too much drama! But I really loved Jake - he was very Kellany. And the story was kind of the exact opposite of SC Stephens' last book with the snow stuff. LOL!
I want something really NEW and super amazing next please!

SOMETHING LIKE PERFECT was a sweet & exciting love-triangly adventure romance!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Jake - this one is MINE!


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S.C. Stephens is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer's block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.