The spin off of the New York Times bestseller, Bad Rep.
Can be read as a stand alone!
Riley Walker makes all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed.
Riley Walker does not make mistakes.
Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions.
But then Riley Walker gets dumped.
Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And
she is feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And
suddenly the girl who has always done everything right feels like doing
something completely wrong.
Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation
Rejects, is going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past
the next gig or the next party, he has worked hard to not become too
attached to anyone or anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn
to the snarky girl with a chip on her shoulder. She pisses him off and
puts him down. He knows she’s nothing more than a self-entitled college
brat who thinks she’s better than the townie boy without a future.
Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and
Garrett immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight
of rumors and misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their
one-time indiscretion will never be repeated. Particularly when their
harshest critics are each other.
But how do you reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on?
And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?
Reviewed by Dawn~
After 're-reading "Bad Rep" (the first book in this
series), I couldn't wait to get into "Perfect Regret". I certainly
wasn't disappointed. This is a story about a girl who has her life
planned out ahead of her and then realizes things don't always go as
planned when her heart is shredded to pieces.
Riley Walker knows
what she wants and goes for it. She's an English major at Rinard
College, has a good part-time job at Barton's Bar and a boyfriend who
loves her....or at least she thought he did until he decided he was
bored with the relationship and dumped her. She was devastated. So much
so, she felt like doing something totally not her.
has no life plans as he likes to live day to day. He's the lead
guitarist in the local band, Generation Rejects, and sometime plays at
Barton's Bar. Garrett is usually seen drunk or high, throwing big
parties at his house. He works very hard to not become attached to
anyone due to a life shattering experience when he was younger. However,
things change when he meets Riley Walker. For some reason he is drawn
to this sarcastic, frustrating, rude, beautiful girl.
and Riley have one drunken romp in the hay during one of his parties
that they immediately regret. Riley couldn't remember much of that
evening and was embarrassed that it ever happened. There was no way
she'd ever do that again. However, tragedy strikes and Garrett is there
to help her out. Riley sees a different, sweeter side of him and thought
for a second that she could like this guy. Then things change and she
ends up chewing him out again. Riley needs to get her act together and
stop thinking so much. She needs to live in the moment and follow what
her heart tells her, not what her brain is saying.
There is a
lot of drama in this book. Many times I wanted to slap Riley upside the
head to wake her up and see the good in doing something different or
falling for someone she would never look at twice. Garrett showed he
wasn't always a "bad boy". That he was romantic and sweet too.
(Quote from Garrett)
hands slid up my back until he was cupping the back of my head. "I'm
here because no matter what you say, or what you do, I want you. I want
every part of you. There is something in you that calls out to the
messed up pieces inside of me. And I think that you might be the girl to
make my world right again."
Garrett won my heart with how sweet he could be under that bad boy persona.
Will Riley finally come to her senses and go with the flow by giving Garrett a chance? Will she ever change her ways?
totally loved this book. Yes, Riley was a pain in the ass sometimes,
yes I wanted to harm her for treating people meanly, but what's a good
book without a little drama. This book was intense, dramatic, romantic,
heart wrenching and funny at times. Riley's sarcasm made me laugh when
she wasn't trying to be mean. I also shed a few tears at times. I really
didn't want this story to end because I fell for Garrett and wanted
more. Thank you A. Meredith Walters for another wonderful read. I cannot
wait to see what you have in store for the other characters in these