Title: Pitch Imperfect
Author: Elise Alden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.
For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.
But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?
Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance.
My Rating 4 out of 5
I really enjoyed this book and I LOVED Rob's Scottish accent. I would love to listen to this on Audible.
Rob is forgiving, determined, patient and totally swoon-worthy (even though he did a very bad thing by leaving Anjuli hanging once she came to her senses). Anjuli is dealing with a loss and secrets, while punishing herself by running away from happiness. At times, I wanted to shake Anjuli for being so stupid. I thought she was coming around when she said this to Rob:
"Because you asked and I hate romance films where they spend the entire time fighting over a stupid misunderstanding they could've cleared up if you - if the hero had just answered his bloody phone."I was like YES....clear this up, have make up sex and stop all of the craziness. Speaking of sex, the scenes were HOT and it didn't take over as the story. The story and writing is very good but it was a little challenging for me not to skip around because I wanted to get the interesting part. The supporting characters had their drama(s) going on also, maybe that was the cause of my attention span shortfall. The epiloque was sufficient with an approprite HEA.
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About the Author
Elise reads, writes and revels in romance, and is never happier than when caught up in a heart-thumping, sweat-your-socks-off tale—hers or somebody else’s. She loves creating stories about flawed characters, people for whom love isn’t simply a question of boy-meets-girl, but a gut wrenching journey of transformation.