Perfect Sense - Amanda Cowen

Amanda Cowen’s Perfect Sense is just that – perfect.  Quinn Ashby gets a job as a marketing coordinator intern for the Bexley Bruisers AHL team.  She has goals and the last thing she wants is to be distracted by bad boy/hockey star Cash Brooks.  However, Cash is determined to win over Quinn.  This contemporary sports romance is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.  It primarily takes place in California. 

 

I like Quinn.  She is a smart and determined woman. She is no stranger to hockey being the daughter of a Hall of Famer.   Cash was an NHL Star who was sent down to the AHL for constant misconduct.  His attitude was caused by a tragedy.  After getting to know each other, Cash begins to open up to Quinn;  while Quinn starts to reevaluate her priorities and goals in life.  Cowen does a great job with her character development.  We learn a lot about both characters as well as witnessing their growth.

 

I found it amusing how Cash and Quinn first meet.   I like Cash’s nickname for Quinn.  I appreciated that she does not automatically give into Cash’s charm.  He has to work for her attention.  The photo shoot was an interesting turn of events.

 

Because the book is told from Quinn’s point of view, I feel like it took me a while to like Cash. Initially, I would have liked to hear the story from both Quinn’s and Cash’s points of view.  However, as the story continued, I thought it was a good move on the author’s part to tell the narrative only from Quinn’s POV because the reader gets to know Cash the same way Quinn does.  We see him the way everyone perceives him. 

 

I enjoyed the plot.  There were a lot of things that happened and were built upon.  The story was believable and full of various emotions.  Perfect Sense made me laugh and cry.  This is the first book that I have read by Amanda Cowen.  I really enjoyed her style.  This is one of those books I could not get out of my head.  The ending was heartbreaking, and I am dying to read the next book.

 

Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.