Perfect Kind of Trouble
(Finding Fate # 2)
By: Chelsea Fine
Pub. Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . .
Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief, until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be.
Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them was each other.
I love Chelsea Fine. I have always loved Chelsea Fine. I will always love Chelsea Fine. She has such a talent to write the move relatable, broken, beautiful characters, and Kayla and Daren are no exception! These two had one of the best connections I have ever seen. I fell in love with these two, and their story.
Kayla is definitely going through a lot right now. Her mother recently died, she quit her waitressing job because her boss is a sleaze ball, and now her father, James, who once was the best daddy in the world, to absent father, has just passed. She goes to the funeral, expecting nothing, but it turns out her father did leave her something. The only way to get it is if she handcuffs herself to Daren and the two of them have to work together to find their inheritance. Kayla doesn't understand why she has to share anything with spoiled, rich kid Daren but she desperately needs the money so she agrees to it. Kayla was definitely a little reserved and snobby, but it was because of everything she had been through. I felt so bad for her and everything that was happening to her all at once.
Daren acts like he doesn't have a care in the world, and the two of them instantly hate each other. Kayla's father was a father figure to him and he hates that Kayla hurt him by wanting nothing to do with him (or so he thinks). He agrees to be handcuffed to her because James took his baseball cards when he was a kid to teach him a lesson and Daren wants them back. He knows they are worth a lot of money, and since Daren is basically homeless, he desperately needs the money. I loved Daren. He too is holding in so much pain but he was so light, laidback and funny. I nearly lost it when he finally became vulnerable.
OMG! I loved these two. They were written so amazingly. I hated that they were both keeping secrets from each other. I couldn't wait for them to open up to the other. Both of their stories were so sad. My heart broke for Kayla especially.
I can't wait for the next book in the Finding Fate series!