Perfectly Saucy could have used a bit more spice to liven it up. As it is, it’s a rich good girl meets poor bad boy story that’s nothing special.
Jessica Summers is from an upper class privileged family. Her father is a judge turned senator and her mother is a fixture in local society. Jessica has a trust fund, a beautiful car and home, and everyone in the town loves her. She is beautiful and as good as gold, but she isn’t very happy. Her relationship with her parents is cordial but distant, and just recently Jessica was passed over for a job promotion. Jessica takes stock of her life, and decides she is tired of being a good girl, so she plans on implementing the ten tips from Saucy magazine for spicing up her life. Jessica plans to start at the beginning with tip number one – Find Your Fling.
The man Jessica wants to fling with is Alex Moreno. He went to high school with her, but they were from different worlds. Alex’s parents were migrant farm workers who picked in the local apple orchards and he was a handsome smoldering bad boy. Their paths crossed when Alex rescued Jessica from some bullies and they passed notes to each other in their lockers for a short time, but then Alex left town. Now he’s back – he owns a construction company and Jessica plans to ask him to remodel her kitchen and seduce him.
Jessica’s plans go awry, and Alex’s pride is hurt. So Jessica lets her wild friend Patricia dress her up in slutwear and they go to a bar to pick up some men. Naturally Alex is there and he saves Jessica from an obnoxious creep who is determined to do a body shot on her. Things heat up between them.
The bad boy character is one that I have a particular fondness for, but I could not warm up to Alex very much. He wasn’t a bad or obnoxious character, he was just so generic. It’s as if he came out of a bad-boy-in-a-box kit and the author did not bother to customize him. The same is true of Jessica. She was sweet and pretty and nice and ladylike but there was nothing that made her stand out from the crowd of sweet, pretty, nice ladylike good girls in series romance land. Well, she wasn’t a virgin.
This was a short book and this will be a short review. Perfectly Saucy was not bad, but it just wasn’t anything special. If you like the bad boy/good girl characters but don’t have a lot of time to read, this might be what you’re looking for. If you want something more substantial, there are a lot of better titles with this theme. I suggest Lisa G. Brown’s Billy Bob Walker Got Married.