Not So Perfect by Emma Lyon

Emma Lyon wraps up The Real Thing series today with No So Perfect... 

From the Blurb:


Everyone thinks I’m perfect—or maybe just a hard-ass perfectionist—but they don’t know what a shambles my life really is. Newly divorced from a marriage I never should have been in, I spend my evenings picking up men in hotel bars so I can give up control for a few hours.

None of them compare to the man I loved and left three years ago.

When Shane comes back into my life, it’s clear the attraction is still there—and then some. It’s not just the bedroom heating up. Shane needs to win his case to save his business, and I want to be the one to win it for him.

I want to be a lot of things for him.


I need a lawyer, but I know better than to get involved with Phineas Quinn again. Even if the same scorching attraction between us is still there. Even if I want him more than ever. Even if we can’t seem to keep our hands off each other.

Turns out my buttoned-up, perfectionist lawyer is just as hot under the sheets as he always was. And I’m just as bad at resisting him. It’s not just my libido he’s got a hold of, either. As much as I swore I’d protect my heart, I can’t help falling for him again.

But this time I won’t be happy with second place. I know what I want, I just have to convince Quinn to take what he wants too.

Heather's Review:

Not So Perfect was a steamy second chance romance with good character development, just enough angst and decent pacing, but there were a few things that detracted for me.

A big issue is the fact that Shane and his sister were dismissive of bi-identity in such a flippant way and it really detracted from the story because it got me wanting to lecture them on respecting queer identities, particularly since Quinn identifies as bi.  I also found the legal issues sub-plot to be a little contrived and forced...  

Overall, I enjoyed reading Shane and Quinn's story and would recommend if you're looking for a good way to pass the time with a second chance romance

Rating: 4 Stars