Review: Perfect Timing by Robin Mellom

Perfect Timing

After a break-up with her boyfriend, Tori Wright decides to get her mind off the guy and takes a job running errands for an eccentric couple. Suddenly she finds herself involved in the crazy world of LA nightlife--nightclubs, palm readers, movie stars, and a roving pack of paparazzi. After a misunderstanding lands her in jail, she has one night to clear her name, help a movie starlet avoid the paparazzi, and find Adam...the coworker who is quickly stealing her heart.
As she makes decisions that can change the course of her life, Tori discovers just how far she'll go to set the record straight.
But is she too late?

Perfect Timing reminded me of those Disney Channel Original Movies, about normal teenage girls getting mixed up in some big showbiz drama and learning lots of new things about herself along the way - that's actually exactly what this book was, and I think it would have translated much better into a movie than a book. As a book, I think Perfect Timing lost the point a little. To start with, I thought we were going to get an inspiring, fun teen romp about a heartbroken girl realising there is much more to life than guys. Instead I got a far-fetched teen romp that stated that it's all about finding the right guy.

I think Tori was a fun character, she was headstrong and determined... At the start. I feel like after she met Adam and realised her feelings for him she lost that strength which was super annoying because that is where the story started to go downhill for me. The story lost the fun vibe that comes with the paparazzi and the Hollywood life and just becomes Tori crying over her love life and that annoyed me, because this book - up until then - was great.

I feel like I also didn't connect much to the characters, aside from Tori I didn't feel like any of the characters had much to them and Adam for me was too weak to be a main love interest, he could have done with my emotive writing as opposed to just descriptive. I also feel like the book was just too far fetched for me, like the fact that Tori is this romance guru at sixteen, and the fact that her mother doesn't realise what Tori is really up to. That's just messed up and unbelievable and it stopped me from 100% enjoying this book.

I'm not saying that Perfect Timing was bad - it was fun and it kept me reading and I did for the most part find it good, I just struggled to find it great at any point and that's disappointing because it could have been great.


Overall Rating: C

Book released 1st March
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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