Review: The Perfects by Rachel Van Dyken


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

From the moment I read the blurb for this book, I knew The Perfects was going to be complicated. But hey, complicated can be a fantastic thing, particularly when done well by the right author, and Rachel Van Dyken just happens to be a master at it. Ambrose's life may have seemed like it was perfect, but it was anything but. The arrival of Mary-Belle, a girl his parents decide to foster, brings with it even more complexities, the most notable being the fact that they've gone and fallen in love. When tragedy strikes, Ambrose and MB go from forbidden lovers to devastated enemies. Then Quinn, aka Ambrose's ex-best friend, seems to be paying MB special attention, and Ambrose is none too happy about it. The demise of his friendship with Quinn is mired in secrets, and he's torn between pushing MB away or pulling her back into his arms. When all is said and done, what will Ambrose's imperfect life look like...and who, if anyone, will remain part of it?

What do you get when you have a new adult romance that brings together an illicit pairing between foster siblings (Ambrose and Mary-Belle) plus a maybe-kinda-sorta love triangle involving said foster siblings and an ex-best friend (Quinn)? You get one heck of a tension-filled, intriguing, and pretty darn addictive read. There was angst and passion and all the feels in between. RVD pushes the envelope, which is par for the course with this author, by taking the whole idea of the forbidden and not only thinking outside the box, but building her own with a perfect bow sitting on top. The Perfects snags four stars.

Release Date: 11 October 2022

Date Read: 09 October 2022

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