Accidentally Perfect by Marissa Clarke
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Publication: February 22nd 2022 by Entangled: Amara
From Goodreads: Workaholic Lillian Mahoney has given everything to her job. The hugely popular lifestyle show she helped create monopolizes her time, energy, creativity, and anything remotely resembling a life. But all it takes is the show’s womanizing, egomaniac star throwing a massive hissy on live TV to utterly implode Lillian’s career in a New York minute.
Now Lillian’s hiding out in the gorgeous and completely unknown seaside village of Blink, Maine. Out of gas. A stolen wallet. A broken heel. And worse, she’s somehow managed to completely piss off the town’s resident hunk, Caleb Wright. She’ll show that hot, grumpy single father exactly what she’s made of.
But Blink isn’t quite what Lillian expects—and neither is Caleb...or his feisty teen daughter she can't help but love. And while her entire life and career are in shreds, Lillian might just discover what happens when she gives her bad first impression a second chance…
My Thoughts: Lillian needs to escape life; she heads to a very small town to escape social media gossip and take a break. She finds so much more. She finds a town in need of her help to keep it alive. She finds friends that she did not know that she was missing. She finds a relationship that she did not know she wanted. The hard part, leaving the life that she thought she was happy with.
I loved the small-town setting of Blink, Maine. The families that still lived there were families that lived there for generations. The stores and restaurants that were still open were run by people who know everyone and treated them like family. I liked learning the history of the town, the businesses, and the people.
The relationship between Caleb and Lillian was perfect. From the instant dislike to the growing of their feelings. I liked how Caleb’s daughter fit into their relationship and how Lillian accepted her place in Caleb’s life without question. I could picture how they would be the perfect family if they could just find a way to find happiness together.
Accidentally Perfect is a book that I truly enjoyed, I enjoyed the setting, the characters, and the story itself.
** Thank you Entangled Publishing for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Add to your MUST-READ list on Goodreads
Meet the Author: (Taken from her website) Marissa Clarke is a multi-award-winning, RITA nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with her ever-patient husband, two cantankerous Cairn Terriers, and twenty-six bossy chickens.
She loves to connect with readers, so follow her on social media or shoot her a message through the contact page.