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Perfect Fling

(Serendipity's Finest #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,428 ratings  ·  257 reviews
In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity's finest?

Assistant D.A. Erin Marsden is Serendipity's quintessential good girl. The daughter of the former police chief, she's never made a mis
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published July 30th 2013
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Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B

After a one night stand results in a baby on the way, Erin and Cole’s lives are changed forever. Before knowing about the baby, Cole made it clear that all they had was the one night. His life and career is very solitary as he’s often working undercover for long periods of time and he’s only in Serendipity to rest in between assignments. He’s also not exactly the town hero. He caused some trouble when he was younger and having a dad still li
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Scene:

Cole and Erin drove back to Nick's house in comfortable silence. He didn't feel the need to discuss what went on in his father's hospital room, and Erin didn't ask. She knew from his somewhat calm demeanor that at least there had been no yelling or confrontation, and for that she was grateful.

She couldn't remember ever being more exhausted. At the top of the stairs, she turned toward the master bedroom, expecting Cole to head the other way to the room he'd been staying in for the
Romda Shepersky
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect Fling-
Serendipity is the place we all wished we lived! Where we have cops that we know personally and will protect us when needed. The place we all want to escape to.

Perfect fling is about Erin , a district attorney and Cole, an undercover detective we all want to get under the covers with!

Goody good girl Erin has her first one night stand with an incredibly sexy bad boy, cole. Her night of sizzling sex, left her pregnant. She is trying to figure out a way to tell him he's a father. On
Dawn ♥ romance
This story was okay. There was enough plot to keep reading but the hero who claimed to take responsibility said for most of the book that he was not into commitment and would eventually return to his long term undercover job. Oxymoron until last ten pages. Secret FBI agent Cole becomes a body guard for attorney Erin after she is shot.
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Blue Ribbon Rating: 5 out of 5
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Assistant District Attorney Erin Marsden has no problem being classified as the town good girl. Then, on the night of her brother’s wedding, Erin throws caution to the wind and has a one-night stand with bad boy Cole Sanders. What was only supposed to be one night turns into something much more when Erin learns that she’s pregnant.

Manhattan cop Cole Sanders has returned to his hometown to recover from his last undercover assignment. He’s not loo
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5 Stars

Carly Phillips never ceases to amaze me when I pick up one of her books and Perfect Fling was no exception. Able to make you feel the connection between not just the characters but what they are dealing with her writing style takes you into their hearts, souls, and the pains of their past making you feel a part of their lives without being aware.

Ms. Phillips has this uncanny abil
Anne - Books of My Heart
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
This comes so close to being a favorite. Erin was wonderful - I loved her and could completely relate to her. I was so proud of how smart and honest she was.

Cole is a guy I could love and understand but geez he's smarter than he acted. His mind fuck just went on and on, and a guy that smart should have figured something out a little sooner. Other than that irritation, I enjoyed the book greatly. His turnaround was pretty quick and drastic once he got to it; I'm not sure that feels totally belie
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great book, this is second in the Serendipity's Finest Series, and each one just keeps getting better with each one that Carly Phillips cranks out!

This book is about good girl, Erin, who has a one night stand with bad boy, Cole. There one night leads to her being pregnant and now someone is out to take her out and so Cole decides to be her "bodyguard".
They fight their feelings for each other and Cole must decide if he wants to take a chance and make a life with family and friends or be l
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Fun sexy read. A one night stand that results in pregnancy? Never saw it coming. I'm not good enough for you whining that he finally get over? Never saw it coming. Bad boy's actually a good guy? Never saw it coming. Who is the mystery stalker? Never saw it coming.

OK, so no surprises here. There were no "What??!!" moments. Everything is telegraphed ahead, then sent invitations, and then announced before it actually shows up at the door. So much so that by the time whatever thing actually happens
Cole's feelings were so all over the place even he didn't know what he wanted. The mixed signals he was sending were enough to confuse anyone. Erin was quick to call him out when he said one thing but acted in a conflicting manor. It was good to see her push, since that was clearly what he needed.

Erin was an optimist who would have become annoying, but she had a temper that balanced out her innate goodness. She wasn't perfect, but she owned her flaws and mistakes.

They had a good support system
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
well, 4 stars because I'm a goner for pregnancy stories.

Erin is pregnant after a night of sex with no strings and Cole wants no commitment but he's ready to step up for the child.

Another man with commitment issues, what a bore!

I didn't like so much and Erin was a sort of saint to put up with him! I can relate with his problems with his father, because his father was bad, but just because you have a bad parent, it doesn't mean you cannot be a better person!

Cole was mulish and unreasonable and I
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love it!!!!
Erin and Cole are so funny together and sweet. I loved that we get to hear about the others in Serendipity. I can't wait for Sam and Nicole's book and see them falling in love with eachother. I loved how Erin put Jed in his place when it came to Cole and their relationship as father and son.
This was a fantastically written and the characters were just amazing to read about. Carly Phillips did an awesome job writing this book.
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it
It was kind of a hard book to get through. The plot was okay but I thought that the more amorous scenes overshadowed the characters in the novel. Don't get me wrong, love scenes are all well and good, but it frustrates me when they are more highlighted than the plot of a novel. However I did enjoy the plot well enough. I'm not sure whether I will continue the series or not, but we'll see
Amanda Siegrist
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it
This story had a good plot line for me to enjoy, but I found the pace just a little too slow for my tastes. But, overall, I enjoyed the storyline. Cole is just a man that you can't help but love. And Erin's determination to make him see the error in his ways just makes you love her as well.
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fv, phillips
Erin and Cole

Another fun book set in Serendipity. I can always count on these to be good reads. Full review to come on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
Marquita Valentine
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Longer Review to come!
Jami Dutcher
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read this book for the second time and I loved it just as much as the first time I read it.
Heather Lire
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You won't want to miss this one...
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
One of the best yet!! Carly keeps knocking them outta the park!
Michelle the Romance Witch
4.5 solid stars. loved everything and can't wait for more.
Nisa Rahmah
Cukup menyenangkan juga membaca novel ini, yang merupakan perpaduan antara romance kontemporer, sedikit erotica romance (tapi setelah googling, kayaknya nggak masuk ke genre ini deh, karena nggak eksplisit banget kok), dan sedikit thriller.

Bercerita tentang Erin seorang asisten jaksa penuntut umum yang berhubungan dengan Cole, pria dengan pekerjaan misterius yang baru saja kembali ke Serendipity setelah menjalani tugas. Mereka bertemu di bar. Mengira pertemuan pertama mereka akan berakhir begit
endang cippy
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, romance-hq-dkk
Penerjemah : Renata
Editor : Jimmy Simanungkalit

Erin Mardsen, anak ketiga dari Tiga bersaudara. Berprofesi sebagai asisten jaksa wilayah.

Cole Sander, bekerja sebagai penyamar di badan intelijen.

Karena hubungan semalam, membuat Erin harus menghadapi kehamilan yang tak terduga. Persoalannya menjadi kisruh ketika ada seseorang yang ingin Erin tewas di tempat parkir dekat kantornya.

Bukan hanya tembakan itu saja yang harus dihadapi Erin. Ancaman bahaya lainnya pun datang silih berganti. Ancaman t
Another fun series by Carly Phillips. Am enjoying her books between the other genres I enjoy. Fast read. Humor, romance, family fun drama at times, suspense, action packed,

Must read in order. The characters continue in the following series' as they are in Serendipity and surrounding area. :-)
>> Serendipity
>> The Chandler Brothers
>> Serendipity's Finest
Read in May 2018.

May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
There was a lot more action in this book than the first in the series. I like the story development and I think the characters are written well. I also like the author's no nonsense contemporary writing style.
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, audio-book, romance
This one was just ok for me. I knew what would happen with Erin and Cole's one night stand. I didn't expect for Cole to stay when he found out and want more. The threat seemed to throw them together, allowing them to get to know each other. That made ok with how things ended with them.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the story of Cole and Erin. Even though Cole did not think he was good enough for Erin I did swoon over Cole. A definite YES. Now I can't wait for Sam's story.
Liz F
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review and author interview posted on Kindles & Wine

Hopefully a lot of you follow our blog and check us out on a regular basis. If you do, you may remember that I’ve reviewed some Carly Phillips stuff before – a book and a short story. And I loved that we got to host her exclusive cover reveal for Perfect Fling back in February. Now the book is out and you KNOW I had to get my hands on it! Perfect Fling has all the things that I love in a romance: a tough heroine and bad boy hero! Read on to
Loved this good girl vs bad boy story. After her brother Mike's wedding, Erin was feeling pretty blue. It seemed like everyone was part of a couple except her, so she stopped in at Joe's Bar because she didn't want to go home yet. There she ran into Cole, the bad boy she had a crush on in high school. No one knows what Cole has been doing since he left town, but the bad boy still draws her attention. A few dances later the heat between them is sizzling and they decide to do something with it.

Jaimie Marshall
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
First reviewed at Red Hot Books:

Assistant District Attorney Erin Marsden has always lived her life on the straight and narrow. She is known around town as the ultimate good girl and she is okay with that because she never wanted to disappoint her family. After her brother’s wedding, a lonely Erin heads to the local bar to drown her sorrows and runs into Cole Sanders, the resident bad boy of Serendipity. A few drinks later, Cole and Erin are heading back t
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

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While every now and then Carly Phillips releases a book that falls into the dud category for me, most of the time she writes solid if not extraordinary contemporary romances. Perfect Fling falls into the latter category. It is a good solid story that keeps you turning the pages even after everyone else in the house has turned out the lights. However it will probably not have you turning back to page one when you have finished the book.

”Erin Ma
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