Reviewed by Larissa M.
Marie Harte’s scored another hit with her third book in her sexy McCauley Brothers series, Ruining Mr. Perfect. Teaming up the efficient, nearly perfect yet socially awkward, CPA Vanessa Campbell and hunky, sensitive in a manly way, financial genius Cameron McCauley.
As with all the books in this series, Ms. Harte steams up the pages and gives you glimpses of how truly perfect these two are for each other. Cameron with his easy-going ways and sensibility are an exact fit for the socially unskilled Vanessa. From the moment the two give in to their attraction it would seem everything was perfect. The only downfall is Vanessa’s constant need to be right at all costs and her hidden fear that Cam will tire of her social skills and leave her. But that’s not the only secret she doesn’t share right away and this one is big enough to leave Cam feeling as if he’ll never breach her emotional walls. Only neither one are ready to give up what they share…but can they move past it and have their happily ever after?
I am totally in love with the McCauley brothers. Each has a different personality that fits into this testosterone amped family. Cam was no exception. He knows what he wants, he’s methodical in going about getting it, and his even temperament and finesse are what wear Vanessa down enough to give them a chance. Vanessa is a little harder to like in the other books, but once you get a little more in her head and add in her background you’ll see these to are perfect for each other.
Ruining Mr. Perfect also gives you more of the brother’s parents and their breakup. It’s so emotional and sad, yet a wonderful compliment to the current book. I found Vanessa’s interference refreshing…even if others might not appreciate it. The other characters are showcased as well (from the previous books noted below), as well more Del! I can honestly say I believe the last book will be the best in this series if for no other reason than the hero/heroine are going to be so explosive! But anyway, while this one (Ruining Mr. Perfect) isn’t my favorite it is a great read, plus it gives you glimpses of the other characters and how they’re still holding on to their romances. A must read for sure!
WWR REVIEWER NOTE: If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out each of the books in this series. While all are standalone, they are SO much better when read as a set!
- The Troublemaker Next Door – Book 1
- How to Handle A Heartbreaker – Book 2
- Ruining Mr. Perfect – Book 3
- What to do with a Bad Boy – Book 4