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Just Perfect (Perfect Trilogy #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  2,083 Ratings  ·  92 Reviews
An Ice Princess
You have to be tough to work in the ER–but Dr. Christine Ashton’s courage doesn’t extend to riding a chairlift, no matter how much she loves skiing. Her challenge is to strap on a pair of skis and conquer her fear of heights. The bigger challenge, though, will be resisting the sexy ski instructor her friends have deemed off-limits.

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Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published March 19th 2011 by Julie Ortolon (first published 2005)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
this book was so very very ansty :/ i dont even know why it was even marked as chic-lite.

The only reason i gave it a 4 star instead of a 5 was because i just could NOT STAND how spinless the herione was, she basically did everything to make her dad happy, who only had eyes for her brother anyway :( really sad actually, i never felt so bad for both the leads before.

This book was mostly pretty anstly perfect but its abrupt ending and no epilogue definatly cut another 0.5 from the rating too...
Amanda (Hootie) Clark

"It's been 84 years...and I can still smell the fresh paint.."

It hasn't really been that long but four years ago I stumbled onto this little three book series by Ms. Ortolon and instantly fell in love with the characters and the stories. Recently I've been working my way through them having hit a reading slump, uninspired to start anything new. So I decided to give my favorites a re-read. Having just finished "Just Perfect" I was filled with the same rush of endorphins as I was the first time I
May 17, 2010 Crista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 of the "Perfect series started out REALLY slow for me. I almost quit reading but continued on because it had received so many good reviews. I'm so happy that I did!

Dr. Christine Ashton is a beautiful, brilliant, accomplished ER doctor who just can't seem to earn her father's respect or love. She is terrified of heights but is determined to learn how to ski better than her brother to win her father's approval because in her father's eyes, her brother can do no wrong. Enter Alec Hunter, th
Feb 26, 2015 Cece rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotic

This is why I fail my tests at uni, I need to stop reading. Reading is ruining my life.. kinda.. ehm.. no no no no I SHALL NEVER GIVE IT UP! MUHAHAHAHA!

This is such an adorable story! But I still think the first book was the best! For those of you missing Joe and Maddie let me tell you.. they have a really really really small cameo in this book. God I loved that story! Out of all the three I am pretty sure Maddie got it better.

Back to the story, as I was sa
This one was good too. I really hated Christine for not standing up to her family and what jerks her brother and her dad was ahhh I hated them. What kind of a father actually treats their child like that? Anyways I liked Alec's character the most, he was the reason I kept reading or else I would have stopped this book long time ago. I was tired of Christine's attitude for most part of the book. At the beginning of the book she was okay and kinda fun to read but her character became untorable and ...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I stopped by the used book store yesterday because I seem to be addicted to buying books. In any event this was on the bargain rack for a buck. While I usually read reviews, get recommendations, ask a librarian, or at least make sure it's book one in a series - I did none of these. I have a pile of 600-800 books waiting to be read that I've bought and yet this bypassed the whole stack. I quickly discovered that it was the second book in a series but that did not detract from this story. I'll pro ...more
Jun 09, 2009 Tasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
SUCH a great romance! I love, love, loooooooved this book. Okay, you've got skiing in Aspen, which is a total win; you have an awesome, independent heroine who is exactly how I want to be when I grow up (^_~); and you've got an absolutely yummy guy for the hero. And how all the issues in the novel were wrapped up at the end was, well, just perfect! ^_^ A definite recommend.
May 17, 2017 Kathleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
They go on and on about the pretty hair the main character has, on a ski slope, learning how to ski again. And I'm so distracted by her lack of helmet. Then 2 chapters later, the hair again, but there IS a helmet now....
overall the book was fine though.
Mar 20, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First Thoughts:
I've recently begun re-reading books that I'd initially given four stars to, this applies to this entire trilogy. I'm doing it because I know that my taste in books will have changed since reading them, especially considering that I'd read this about four years and it came out ten years ago. With scoring this the second time, I couldn't decide between a low three or a high two but obviously I settled on a high two and I'll explain why in a bit.

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The second book in the series is just as great as the first!! I am really digging these kinda deep romances. If you cry at emotional relationship moments you should have tissues at the ready, I needed them!

Christine is a always trying to get her father's approval. It is sad that she basis her whole life on getting him to praise her. She is such a fun and sassy character other than that one major flaw. Pair her up with fun loving Alec who li
Nov 24, 2012 Feminista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Perfect is the most perfect contemporary romance book in the 21st century. This was a simple, good to read romance. Something that's in rare commodity these days. I felt good after reading this novel. The plot was beautiful in its simplicity and also the love that was fostered between Alec and Christine was real, sweet and innocent.

The book was also funny, making it an enjoyable read. Thank god the angst was limited to the last few pages, but even then you knew that they loved one another
Feb 23, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the next book of the Perfect Trilogy, Christine Ashton has to get over her fear of heights. Actually she needs to get over her fear of heights and a whole lot more. She thinks that by conquering her fear of heights she will be able to go sking and finally beat her brother at something and gain her father's approval.

As part of the bet with her college suitemates, she goes to Colorado to get started on getting past this fear she has had for what seems like forever. Arriving about a week early,
Jul 22, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Perfect is by Julie Ortolon and is book 2 in a series. It is a great summer read and is very easy to read.
Christine Ashton has come to Silver Mountain to spend Christmas with her family. She came early to give herself time to practice getting up the ski lift and to practice skiing since she hasn’t skied in fourteen years. She is afraid of ski lifts. She is fulfilling a dare made by two of her four roommates in college. Maggie, Amy, and Christine are all to do the one thing that they are mo
Maddy, Christine and Amy are thrilled that their old college suite-mate has written a bestselling book, How to Have the Perfect Life—until they realize she used them as examples of how women let fear screw up their lives. The worst part is…it’s sort of true. Together they make a pact: they each have one year to face down their fears—and maybe show Miss Perfect a thing or two!

You have to be tough to work in the ER—but Dr. Christine Ashton's courage doesn't extend to riding a chairlift, no matter
As with my re-read of Almost Perfect, my first review of Just Perfect is, again, apt. I will amend that earlier to review however to say this runs almost concurrent with the first book - and the end of this runs concurrent with the beginning of Amy's book.

This book and the first one cover the longest period of time - Amy's (ignoring the epilogue) lasts a month whereas these two cover approx. 11 months between them.

I liked the phone conversation transcripts - it was used to good effect and I foun
May 15, 2011 Mirya rated it liked it
If you see the date, when I began reading this book, you will laugh. Yes, I did start reading this book on my Kindle last year. Because of so many interruptions, I had to stop and start several times. I really wanted to finish it, but time wasn't on my side.

It's a very sweet romantic novel. All the ladies will fall in love with Alec and want to slap some sense into Christine. Christine has a lot of struggles that she must face, but her main problem area is a relationship with her parents. All s
While the previous book was nice, this one really talked to me.
Christine looks perfect on all criteria, she's an over-achiever on most things, except relationships for which she has a very bad track record of picking mutts mooching her for a few weeks or months.
She meets Alec, that looks so wrong on all criteria but so fun and charming.
I like the stories when H/h start prejudiced against the other and change their mind. I also like stories with social class chiasm, with Christine being from a v
Apr 30, 2011 Katrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really am enjoying Julie's series, :O) I was lucky enough to have read book one for free via Amazon on my Iphone , and it intrigued me enough so I went and brought the next two.

I love the way in which Julie sets her books in such luscious settings, the characters are believable and the storylines can be true and realistic. All enjoyable reads, filled with love, devotion, romance and I must say smexy ! hot and definetly smoking, to make your toes curl and eyelashes flutter. Her characters are lo
Jun 13, 2012 Jaja rated it liked it
This is book 2 in the Perfect trilogy. This is Christine's story.

Christine is beautiful and is on her way to become a brilliant doctor. Her challenge is to conquer her fear of heights. Cue gorgeous, completely irresistible ski instructor Alec. Christine thinks Alec is unemployed and tries to fend off his advances. She later finds out that Alec is employed and not exactly the man she thinks him to be. After finding out that Alec is not really a destitute and is capable of at least feeding her, s
Dec 13, 2012 Selina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this story to be very cute and sweet. I like the misunderstandings in the beginning and how we were able to see both sides, but aware that both Alec and Christine were wrong. Christine did irritate me at times with her constant need for approval, but I was glad she eventually grew some backbone. I thought Alec was very sweet and dreamy. I did read this book (the second in the series) after the third book, so I knew they managed to work everything out eventually, but I liked reading the p ...more
"Just Perfect" is the second book in the 'Perfect Trilogy', it picks up a short time after the first book ends and follows Christine, who was introduced (along with Amy - the female lead in the final book) in 'Almost Perfect'.

Julie Ortolon does very well in that her three female leads are all entirely different and flawed. It is often the case that female leads have a 'flaw' which serves no real purpose, but in these books the flaws only serve to make the characters more real - they are also giv
Mar 14, 2013 Lyndi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, I have the exact same complaint as the previous book in this series: the protagonist defies common sense repeatedly and makes bad choices. I just wanted to shake Christine and be like "Why?! Why would you even think this?!"

I loved Alec, though. He was a worthy character. And Christine was a great character in every way except when it came to her family and making decisions about relationships. Aside from those terribly important things... I really liked her! That doesn't really feel like
Oct 02, 2013 Britt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the style of writing and I think it was well executed. Christine is a Doctor from a wealthy family who falls for the Alec the County Search and Rescue Coordinator. Alec has to deal with his sides over not feeling good enough for Christine because he comes from "white trash" (his words, not mine) background. Christine had to decide if finally gaining acceptance of her father is more important than the live she's found with Alec. I loved Alec. His character was ...more
Pretty sure I'm done with this author. I can't put my finger on why exactly, but I finished this series feeling a little put off. The ladies are all fine and the dudes seem alright but maybe it's the emphasis on "You need a man to feel happy/complete" which is probably a weird thing to hold against a hetero-romance novel, but there it is. Maybe it's the sort of saccharine sweetness of the series. I dunno. I only read the whole series because I got the first book Almost Perfect free from Amazon a ...more
Jan 16, 2010 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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Feb 01, 2016 Alexia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Just Perfect ( Perfect Trilogy Book 2)" by Julie Ortolon continues the story of three high school friends Maddie, Christine, and Amy. They are trying to overcome fears and life that they feel is being published in their former suitemate/friend's book. Dr. Christine Ashton is trying to prove herself to her family. She exists, and she is smart. If only her mother and father would recognize it. Christine hires 'ski bum' Alec Hunter to help her overcome her fear about getting on a ski lift and beat ...more
Debbie Saraceni
Jan 06, 2014 Debbie Saraceni rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful read

Christine and Alec's story was a wonderful story of self discovery and love. I so enjoyed what the author did with them. Christine has such baggage she didn't fully realize she had until faced with a life without Alec. Alec was blindsided by how quickly he found that Christine was everything he had been looking for. Their struggles just made the rewards that much richer. The cast of characters just get better and better and the stories more interesting. Can't wait to rea
Rosemary Paladini
May 11, 2009 Rosemary Paladini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a lighthearted read, but I enjoyed the concept of the mix up in what each assumed the other was - judging a book by it's cover - and the discovery that they were wrong. Also enjoyed the journey of watching the female lead resolve her family issues. Not a deep story, but a good summer/beach read. I read this book first not realizing it was a trilogy and it was fine as a stand alone. Didn't need to read the first to get the concept. However I do have the first one on my to read list now!
Mar 18, 2013 ShaniceRhynd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked Christine but if she was my mate I'd give her a slap or two. She meets this lovely guy who she likes and is attracted to but she won't date him because she thinks he's jobless, talk about judging a book by its cover! Then when she finds out he is a paramedic and search and rescue, she's all over him. To me this made her look really vain and I didn't like that as a character. I like when there's love in spite of jobs, age etc
I loved Alec he was so down to earth, loved his job and never l
Jul 02, 2011 R.G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As this series progresses the characters become more dynamic as you slowly get to see more sides of them... Christine is now the one to go and face her fears... and as before she's learning that what she thought was her fear is really just the tip of the ice berg... it's a fun story of people making snap judgements off of misconceptions and misunderstandings... and learning to really get to know people and realize what is the most important things in life and what's worth fighting for... it's ob ...more
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Most authors will tell you they've been writing and reading since childhood. Not me. I hated reading and never imagined I'd someday be a writer. Of course, the fact that I have dyslexia probably has a tiny bit to do with my aversion to the written word.

Nonetheless, I had a very active imagination and spent most of my school years staring out the window dreaming up stories. When I finally escaped t
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