18509616Reviewed by Rebecca Donatelli

Vanessa Campbell is my favorite kind of woman: strong, independent & confident. She is a beautiful blonde CPA who is constantly striving for control and perfection. Her rough edges make her better at her job and keep her focused on the end result of becoming a Partner at her firm. She doesn’t have time for men, emotions or anything else that can stand to get in her way. She is the typical Alpha Female.

Enter the typical Alpha Male, Cameron McCauley, the smartest of the McCauley brothers. He chose a different career path from his family and tends to be overly sensitive, yet strikingly handsome. He never felt the connection to his father that his other brothers did, but that did not stop him from following his calling. He works hard and plays hard and when a misunderstanding brings Vanessa and him together, his attraction to her drives him to break down her walls.

What I really enjoyed about Ruining Mr. Perfect is that it wasn’t just about Cameron and Vanessa. At the heart of the story, Cameron’s parents’ marriage is falling apart. The book allows you to love the push and pull between Cameron and Vanessa, as well as between Beth and James McCauley (parents). I also love reading books that have a strong female lead–one that needs to be reminded that there are other things more important than work. As most can relate, we tend to stop seeing the beauty in things because we become so weighed down with stress, work and expectations. Cameron keeps his edge throughout the book, but we watch Vanessa lose some of hers.

I hope that there is a continuation from this book because I would love to see what happens to Cameron and Vanessa after the surprise twist at the end.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Rebecca is passionate and insane, empathetic and aggressive, loud and predictable. She loves reading, writing, shopping and creating. She is what she is and it may not be what the world wants but it is what it is. Love.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Sourcebooks Casablanca. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.