Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.

Darcy Phillips:
• Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes―for a fee.
• Uses her power for good. Most of the time.
• Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham.
• Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else.
• Does not appreciate being blackmailed.

However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89―out of which she’s been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service―that’s exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach―at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back.

Darcy has a good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that she’s behind the locker, some things she’s not proud of will come to light, and there’s a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again.

Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl who’s already fallen for him once? What could go wrong?

Review:

Darcy thinks that she has all the answers to love – life – friendship and family, and she gives it anonymously at $10 a letter. She thinks that her system in impenetrable until one day she is caught by someone who is looking for her help. Rather than be exposed – she goes against her better judgment and ends up helping a fellow classmate win back his ex girlfriend.

This novel is a cute, fast and easy read. It is very diverse and tries to dispel the typical stereotypes and familiar tropes when dealing with dynamics between the mix of characters. I enjoyed discovering more details about the other characters, including Brougham. I did find some characters a bit surface level and wish that more development could have been made but it was a good read.

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