I'm a big Susan Mallery fan, but I didn't enjoy this book as much as I was expecting too. I thought it sounded like a great contemporary romance and a great new series. But I feel that I may have out grown Susan Mallery's stories but as I'd already bought the first two books and the novella I had better read them all.
Charity's nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer everything, that is, except cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she's not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he's perfect just the way he is. But maybe that's just what he needs someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he's just chasing perfect.
Chasing Perfect just doesn't hit the mark for me. I felt that it was too simple and too everyday. I liked Charity, I thought she was a great character but Josh just didn't appeal to me at all and he really put my off the book! The strangest part of Chasing Perfect was that Charity's job was to build something to bring men to Fool's Gold, because the problem with Fool's Gold is that men just don't seem to stick around, there's plenty to see and do and people to meet but they're mainly women.
What I did like about Chasing Perfect, all the female friends Charity made. All the women accepted her and they had a girls night in. Very sweet! I thought it was great how Charity also found her last remaining relative, her grandmother and how she met her and how they bonded.