She’s a small-town girl.
He’s got a restless spirit.
Can their hearts bridge the gap?
Michael Marsden’s adoptive parents gave him a family, but Serendipity never felt like home so he fled to Manhattan, where he’s an undercover cop with a reputation for skirting the rules. But when his police chief father steps down to fight a serious illness, Mike returns home to fill his dad’s by-the-book shoes.
Serendipity hasn’t changed much but there’s one familiar face from the past that he never expected to see—Officer Cara Hartley. She’s the only woman that ever made him consider giving up his lone-wolf ways.
Cara is determined to keep a professional distance from her new boss, the one night stand she never forgot. But hearing Mike’s deep, sexy voice ignites memories of how he set her body on fire. It isn’t long before their red-hot chemistry tempts them to cross a dangerous line both personally and professionally, leaving Cara hoping for a future where she can have it all.
But when Mike’s long-absent biological father returns, the fragile bonds that could have kept him in Serendipity threaten to snap. And Mike must face his past if he and Cara are to have any kind of future.
Will Mike realize he fits perfectly in Serendipity with Cara, or will he choose to walk away?
You wanted more Serendipity? NYT bestselling author Carly Phillips delivers! Welcome to “Serendipity’s Finest”, a spinoff series featuring three siblings navigating careers and love in the shadow of their beloved police chief father, mom’s Sunday pot roasts, and a small town they’ll never quite manage to leave behind.
As always, Carly Philips’ stories are amazing! After reading the original Serendipity’s Series, I was curious about some of the extra characters. Mike and Cara’s story is just as captivating! They have history, but this second chance brings the possibility of forever. Slip in a “mystery” and you have a very gripping tale! Well done! Five stars!!.
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3.75stars-heart breaking, emotional
3.75stars-- PERFECT FIT is the first instalment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult SERENDIPITY’S FINEST erotic, romance series focusing on the small town of Serendipity, New York-a spin off from the author’s Serendipity series, This is Serendipity police officer Cara Hartley, and Manhattan police officer Michael Marsden’s story line.
NOTE: PERFECT FIT is a re-release of the author’s original book with the same name.
Told from omniscient dual third person perspectives (Cara and Mike) PERFECT FIT follows the building romance and relationship between Serendipity police officer Cara Hartley, and Manhattan police officer Michael Marsden. Years earlier, Michael Marsden left his heart break and anger in Serendipity, New York for a job with the Manhattan police force but his adopted father is fighting a battle with cancer, and Michael has returned to Serendipity to fill in as the chief of police until his father is better. Michael never expected to come face to face with Cara Hartley, the woman who stirs something deep within our story line hero but Mike is honest and upfront with Cara, that his time in Serendipity is temporary, and so too, will be any relationship between our story line couple but all is not well in Serendipity, as Michael and Cara are asked to look into a cold case with deep and ominous ties to our story line hero. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Cara and Mike, and the potential fall-out as Michael’s time in Serendipity comes to a close, and Cara is target for doing her job.
The world building focuses on the Marsden family including Michael’s adopted father Simon, and his mother Ella; his siblings Erin and Sam; Mike’s questionable birth father Rex, as well as Cara’s embattled parents. PERFECT FIT looks at spousal abuse, dirty cops, crime and punishment, forgiveness and love, as well as a long hidden secrets buried deep within a cold case file.
The relationship between Cara and Michael is one of immediate attraction. Cara and Michael knew one another years before but Michael is honest about his lack of commitment having been burned in the past, refusing to experience anything again. As Cara and Michael’s relationship turns into something more for our story line heroine, Michael refuses to accept that there is anything more than a sexual relationship between our story line couple. The $ex scenes are numerous, intimate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
PERFECT FIT is a story of family and relationships, secrets and lies, betrayal and vengeance, forgiveness and love. The premise is heart breaking, emotional and dramatic; the romance is passionate; the characters are desperate and dynamic.