Title: Practically Imperfect
Author: Mary Frame
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Gemma McDougall is certain about three things: One, she’s never going to lose her Latina ass. Two, her career is more important than the crappy (and nonexistent) relationships she’s had to endure her entire adult life. Three, she’s going to get the next promotion to detective if it kills her. But then her job literally almost kills her, and she’s forced into unwanted medical leave.
Sam London is certain about three things: One, he has no idea how to have a normal adult relationship and will likely die cold and alone, ravaged by wild dogs. Two, playing a game of Drinking Jenga, while fun, also leads to late nights sneaking into the neighbor’s yard and getting held at gunpoint by the neighbor’s daughter. Three, he has no idea what kind of trouble Gemma McDougall has gotten herself into, but he’s going to be a part of it, no matter what.
What I love most about this series is how the heroines are not very typical. Lucy, Freya, and now Gemma, all of them have exceeded my expectations on main female characters. They are such bad ***es in their own unique way and most definitely, they are no damsel in distress.
Gemma, was a very strong woman and I like how she stands for her principle and beliefs and does her job well. I like Sam for not stereotyping when it comes to women like Gemma.And the way he cared for Gemma was absolutely a plus. The two of them together is so hilarious to watch I enjoyed every bit of their moment together.
And since this is sort of a romance-comedy-mystery/suspense novel, it also had me on edge when the suspense bit played into the picture. Add Lucy, Freya and their other friend whose name I can’t remember, I’m telling you, you’ll have a hard time putting this book down.
And Lucy ‘showing’ how much she loves her brother while in a wedding dress is definitely my favorite scene.
If you want a bit of suspense, laughter, drama and love, this one is highly recommended