Love Kids!! has such pretty artwork that it was difficult to resist for me. Although I wish I was more satisfied with the ending, I thought3.5 stars
Love Kids!! has such pretty artwork that it was difficult to resist for me. Although I wish I was more satisfied with the ending, I thought it was really cute and enjoyable and there simply can be no regrets when you have a manga with artwork as pretty as Kyou Kitazawa's does. Though I wouldn't have minded an extra chapter (view spoiler)[with their reunion (hide spoiler)] I may or may not have been too busy thinking:
Perfect Kind of Trouble was many things - but most importantly to me, it was a story about how misunderstandings can drive relationships apart and thaPerfect Kind of Trouble was many things - but most importantly to me, it was a story about how misunderstandings can drive relationships apart and that sometimes you aren't lucky enough to have a second chance to fix things.
Sometimes in our life, we make assumptions about somebody's character. We peg them as a certain type of person, and our preconceived notions can be hard to change because many times we make them based on strong emotions and previous experiences. And there may just be that small part of us that doesn't want ourselves to be wrong because it's going against everything we think we know.
Both Kayla and Daren have been though situations that leave them with little faith in people if they don't earn it and the belief that money is essential for a good life, and Kayla's father and perhaps the only parental figure Daren has ever had, knows it. Though it was through James Turner passing that our main protagonists are reunited of sorts with each other, I felt that his role in the book was as consistently strong as perhaps Kayla's or Daren's.
Both Kayla and Daren think they know who James Turner was, but their idea of him doesn't match up. For as much as Kayla is concerned, her father completely disregarded her as his daughter, leaving her mom and her to struggle, and the only reason she attended his funeral was to find closure, any sort of answer to why he did the things he did. Instead, she finds Daren Ackwood, resident playboy, who seemingly has received the love from her father that he never gave her. And despite how pretty Kayla Turner may be, Daren isn't all to fond of her. Because she's the girl who took her daddy's money and never bother to visit him until after he died.
Misunderstandings can create quite a bit of trouble, can't they?
But both of our main characters are in financially difficult situations, which could possibly be solved by a will left by James Turner. The only catch? It's a scavenger hunt where they have to be handcuffed together.
As New Adult tends to be, Perfect Kind of Trouble was engaging and the type of book that ends up as a one-sitting read. However, Chelsea Fine took it one step beyond, and made it not only a story about finding love, but also dealing with family. Though James Turner never got to spend the time with his daughter that he wished he could have, he was incredibly proud of her. And it's because he had a lot of money that he realized that there are somethings that even money may not be able to give you, and it was the one thing he hoped Daren and Kayla could find.
Through the scavenger hunt, James Turner wanted to show that he loved both of them so very much, and that true love, and even just the chance to love, is priceless. I think certainly the impact of Perfect Kind of Trouble definitely succeeded it's predecessor, Best Kind of Broken. Although, I think I hold a certain favoritism for Levi and it may or may not be due to his name and how it relates to a certain Attack on Titan character, and it was fun seeing him in his brief appearance.
(view spoiler)[ When we find out that James tried to contact Kayla and tell her that he was dying and she didn't pick up the phone because she was angry and upset with him because she thought he was being a terrible father it was actually really sad to read. And I really hate Kayla's manipulative mother because of everything that she did. *angry scowls*(hide spoiler)]
Perfect Kind of Trouble delivers a fun scavenger hunt, but also encourages trying to live a life with as few regrets as possible. Try to treat everything like there's no second chance of making it better, because sometimes when it matters most, there isn't. And because I am always a fan of family relationships, the apparent love James Turner held for Kayla and Daren was wonderful to see. It was also a fun journey to see Kayla and Daren overcoming some insecurities and trying out what might be the perfect kind of trouble, also known as love, and finding how much they may be willing to risk for it. I am really excited for the third book in this series, Right Kind of Wrong and though it's release date isn't so far away, I want it now. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more