Monday, May 18, 2015

ARC Review: Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross and Mark Perini

Halfway Perfect 
by Julie Cross and Mark Perini

Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Published May 5th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Local order/purchase: Fully Booked National Bookstore

Blurb (Goodreads):
Bestselling author Julie Cross teams up with Ford model Mark Perini to pen a poignant and gritty YA novel about love and the dark side of modeling and the fashion industry.

Eve's time as a fashion model nearly destroyed her-now she's determined to build a career behind the camera lens. But landing a coveted photography internship brings her face to face with her dark past-and her ex.

While Eve is snapping pictures, up-and-coming male model Alex is launching his career-which, for him, involves maintaining a fake relationship with his (secretly) underage co-star, Elana.

But Alex is falling for Eve, and Eve won't let herself get hurt again. If Alex can pull off a fake love with Elana, can he convince Eve to risk a secret affair with him?

My Thoughts:

*This review is based on advance reading ecopy. here might be some changes with the finished copy.

I like how Eve have become despite her ugly past (in modelling). I met her in the book as strong, determined, and thoughtful. I wouldn't know until I learned her back story that something have happened to her (except for some hints). So it's easier for me to like her, even if I don't really relate to her. Alex is also fun to read (they both have their POVs), fun, and a sweet one. 

I liked the starting of the story, even the cute chemistry between Eve and Alex. I really liked the first half of the book but then I suddenly fell out of it on the second half. I don't know why exactly. Maybe partly because it became dramatic in a sense that I don't want to hear (or read, in my case) it anymore.

I've grown to know more about modeling in Halfway Perfect and the perks and disadvantages of it. I'm glad that the authors were able to spin a major modeling theme at the same time, tell an interesting story, and even throw some major issues.

I would recommend this book to romance readers, to those who like to be in a backstage pass in the world of modelling or Hollywood, and/or to those who like the combination of sweetness, angst, and major issue/topic. Halfway Perfect is overall an entertaining read for it caters different flavors for a book.

*Thank you so much to Sourcebooks Fire for the review ecopy in exchange of an honest review! You can win a copy here.


1 comment:

  1. I'm sad to see that this one was just decent. I mean, I'm glad it wasn't bad, but I was really looking forward to it! It sounds like something I really love because I love Hollywood and romances, so I will probably still give it a read.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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