Review A Perfect Fit by Carly Phillips
Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn’t known. But Michael’s independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he’s as lost and restless as ever, until he’s challenged by someone he never anticipated.
Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store. When Mike returns as Cara’s boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore – and the unexpected emotional connection continues to grow. But Cara’s a small town girl while Mike has a wanderer’s blood in his veins.Â
Together their chemistry explodes but …
Both are convinced a future together is impossible. Until Mike’s real father’s secrets come back to haunt him and he realizes there are some things worth staying and fighting for. Including Cara.
I have always been a huge fan of the Serendipity series, and I am such a fan of the small town trope, which lets me live out a better version of my own small town life, which as anyone who lives in a small town knows, isn’t all that exciting. So it is always with great pleasure that I look forward to a new Serendipity NY novel which is always spine tingling and heart warming. Perfect Fit is no different. I loved the tale of Mike and Cara, two strong headed, independent individuals who didn’t know just how much they needed each other until they were together.
One night of action, then Mike pulled away from Cara and began to distance himself from her simply because he didn’t want to involve her in his life, because he didn’t know how to incorporate her when he didn’t know how his life was going to be, because his life was in so much flux, but he wanted her, he wanted to be with her, so of course they started up again. But when an old case begins to rear its head, and involves Mike’s “adopted father” and also involves his biological deadbeat father, and involves a brothel and dirty cops. Mike is the interum police chief , having just left an undercover position with the NYPD, and he has no idea where his while his adopted father recovers from heart surgery, and his uncertainty about his future and his past collide in his search for himself, and in his search for acceptance, and love.
In typical Carly Phillips fashion, this is a totally involved, emotionally complex, driven story, with such fierce passion and love, and action, along with the great small town and familial aspects that I have come to rely on a Carly Phillips story for. I go to it as much for the support, the family, for the friends as i do for the romance and the action. I love the interaction and thats what sets Ms. Phillips apart. In other novels, the interaction is a distraction, in Ms. Phillips book it is one of the things I look forward to.
Overall Rating: B+