Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Once Perfect (Shattered Past, #1) by Cecy Robson...5 out of 5 rating...

Once Perfect (Shattered Past, #1)Once Perfect by Cecy Robson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cecy Robson is a new-to-me author but after reading Once Perfect, I'm on a mission to catch up with what I missed out on by not knowing about her. She definitely won me over with Mateo and Evie. Loved these two so much.

Not only is the cover OUTSTANDING, but more important, so is the story. I was immediately drawn to Evie and Mateo. It was so much fun reading them fall in love. It wasn't an easy journey for them but it was funny, sweet, heartbreaking and left me smiling at the end. Mateo..he had me from the start *sigh* He was definitely a swoon~worthy hero. It was so sad and it pissed me off how the dad treated not only Mateo, but his sisters as well and the mom wasn't any better. Evie was such a special heroine to me. I loved her from the beginning as well. She adapted to her new life and was making a way for herself even though it wasn't easy. She was so sweet but had trouble fitting in and making friends. It was hard to read her struggle with her past when she finally remembered what had happened to her. I loved how she continued to battle through it. They were so sweet and HOT together ~ loved their relationship. Loved how Mateo protected her and I loved how Evie took care of him.

Great secondary characters...Ant was so funny and I'm interested to see if he will get his own book as well as Noelle, Dee and Big Chris. I cannot wait to read Lety and Brody and then Sophie and Killian.

There were a lot of funny parts in the story as well. Ant and Mateo eating the cookies Evie made, Evie catching Sam and Diane in the kitchen and when Evie asked about Mateo's tattoo.

Such a great read and looking forward to more.

His life was never easy. Hers wasn’t supposed to be this hard. They come from different worlds, but fate lures them together in a way neither expected in Cecy Robson’s raw, steamy New Adult debut—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn.

Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love. Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid. As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.

 Once Loved (Shattered Past, #2) 
January 20, 2015

He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.

Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.

Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.

Lety knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than sizzling desire to move on and build a future together.

Cecy Robson
CECY (pronounced Sessy) ROBSON is the Penguin Random House New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure, and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family's vehement protests. A writer, registered nurse, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories. 


  1. Thank you for the wonderful feature. I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed Mateo and Evelyn's story and that you were so touched by their journey. I'm also happy you love the secondary characters. Thank you for your thoughts and kind words!

    1. Hey Cecy,

      Thanks for stopping by and reading my review. I am counting down the days until January and Once Loved!! lol