Title: Once Perfect
Author: Cecy Robson
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
His life was never easy. Hers wasn’t supposed to be this hard. They come from different worlds, but fate lures them together in a way neither expected in Cecy Robson’s raw, steamy series debut—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn.
Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.
Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.
As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.
Evelyn is a young lady that had lived the high life until her father was caught embezzling and killed his self. She was able to get back to a life with the help of an older lady that use to clean her old house. Evelyn now is going to school for nursing and working at an ultra-hip nightclub, Excess. She starts out scared of Mateo but ends up learning more about him.
Mateo is a hard core fighter. He had gone to prison but for a good reason. Mateo fights in illegal MMA fights for the money to support his family. He is also a bouncer at Excess. Mateo didn’t show that he had his eye on Evelyn for awhile now. But when they do get together it is hot.
They take their time to get to know each other. We will see some of the bad that had happened in their lives and is still going on. You will not think of them as in their early 20’s they seem to act older. They both have a bumpy road but will make it.
Cecy Robson has away of writing that drawls you in and makes you root for the couple that seems they can’t make it or shouldn’t because of everything that is going on in their lives. But they will because everyone loves a happy ending. Can’t wait for more in this series.