When Pia O'Brian's best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn't think she's meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Fool's Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he can't get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind--and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending?
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 125 x 180 x 22mm | 168g
- 31 Aug 2010
- Original ed.
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If you can overlook some of the more unlikely scenarios in this novel, it's a sweet romance with an unusual premise. Pia's closest friend has passed away after a battle with cancer, and Pia has not inherited her cat as expected, but instead Crystal's three frozen and fertilised embryo's. Pia's agonising over the decision she now faces has some authenticity, though really it is never in doubt what she will choose to do. New to the town, Raoul by amazing coincidence, met Crystal's late husband in Afghanistan, and feeling partially responsible for his death, offers to support Pia through her pregnancy. Though unrealistic, it's a unique start to their burgeoning romance. Pia is sufficiently complex to be interesting and likeable. I liked Raoul too, yet his characterisation is awkward. I can see that Mallery tries to justify Raoul's contradictions between his emotions and his actions, but it didn't quite resolve for me. What I don't think was handled well were the realities of IVF. Too many women have had some sort of relationship to the process to be fobbed off with this more romantic view. Mallery has tried to justify the events with optimistic possibilities, but it doesn't work because the reality for most is so different, except in terms of the storyline. What I did appreciate is that Mallery writes with warmth and heart about her characters and the town. I did enjoy the story and would happily read more by the author. Finding Perfect is a thoroughly contemporary romance novel, with an unusual premise for the romantic at heart.show moreby Shelley Cusbert
This book is about Pia O'Brian who finds out her deceased friend has left her three embryos. Poor Pia finds this a massive shock. She had not expected to be left these three embryos. Pia ponders over the reason her friend left her these. She doesn't take motherhood lightly. She asks herself questions like, "Does she want to be a single mother"and" What does she know about children." In the meantime Pia meets Raoul Moreno who has just recently moved to Fool's Gold. He is in the process of setting up a camp for high school kids where they can hang out during the summer. However his camp ends up becoming a school before it opens as the local school burns down. Pia comes to know Raoul and she confides in him what her friend has done. At first he runs the other way, as on the first day he met her, she nearly fainted as she had just been informed by the lawyer what her friend had left her. But gradually overtime they become friends and he says he will become pregnancy buddy if she decides to go ahead and get pregnant. Pia does go ahead and decides to get pregnant with the chance that she could be having three babies. And so the fun begins...show moreby Sandra Greaney