R E V I E W ➠ Perfect Song by Lauren Runow


I came back to Mason Creek when my life was turned upside down, both literally and figuratively. Scared and alone, I packed my belongings and left New York where I’ve made a career as a writer for a national publication to stay with my parents in the town so different than the big apple they might as well be on different planets.
Getting to see my friends was a big plus, but meeting someone new never crossed my mind until a ruggedly handsome man in jeans and a worn baseball cap came over to say hello. Not knowing someone in this small town is like not knowing how to breathe. The slightly older man caught my eye, just as much as I caught his. A witty and roguish personality kept me on my toes, even if falling for someone new is the last thing I need.
Neither of us wants a relationship, yet we keep finding each other in this small town. Rumors fly, hearts connect, and there’s more at stake than either of us are willing to share.
This man has secrets everyone wants to know, but when more than he’s willing to share is revealed I hope I’m strong enough to help him. I may have come back to town to save myself, but saving him might be the real reason I’m here.

RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2021

Not my first read by the author, have read plenty and was super excited for this one knowing that it will be a age-gap…and I was NOT DISAPPOINTED at all. It actually fell in love from page one.

I will try and not spoil anything even though I really want to tell you in detail page by page. I have to say that the way and actions of the hero and heroine MADE ME FALL IN LOVE with them instantly. The hero’s name is Tucker a single-dad and a small town mystery but legend. Yes, not only is he is hardworking early 40s man but also a singing star (country and more) he has a awesome 17 year old and is loving his life. In comes well not new but comes back the heroine Justine. She had a very traumatic experience in NY that left her broken and broke so to say, when she decides to comes back to her hometown to figure out what she will do next, she ends up at the same only bar the town has and meets Tucker who usually is not there just to hang. Sparks fly instantly, even if he did look older (heroine is 29) but you can’t deny the heart what it wants. Then comes the slow, sensual, seductive, sweet, cute, dorky and amazing connection and play. They fit so well together and the dates he takes her on SWOOOOOOON! I mean the whole book is swoon alert but this one has a little bit of a twist.

The twist I will not get into because if you see it coming it will be hard to continue reading knowing and if you don’t, it will hit you hard. It really does get into a touchy issue and if it’s close to your heart, have tissue and if it’s something new you’re learning about HAVE TISSUES handy because it does get emotional. To me personally coming from understanding the issue better, I understood his actions and feelings, may come off weak or different to someone but in the end you will realize why and what. That is all I am going to say, no spoilers and definitely worth diving into. This is book 2 out of 12 and I can’t wait for more!

If you are looking for a swoony older hero who has his heart on the sleeve, gentleman, sexy, sinful and a heroine who is just swoon fascinated in a sweet way with the hero, broken but held together by his actions, strong and if you like music…I could go on and on, this book is for you. I would recommend reading from book 1 of course but to me I would have been able to read this alone by itself.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

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