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Chaotic

(Imperfection Perfection #1)

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Adelaide McGregor was spinning out of control, in a world of pain that no one knew anything about. She put up a front, displaying a picture perfect girl that everyone wanted to be, but no one was truly there for her. Then she was sent away to live near her grandparents due to bad behavior when her mother decided she just didn't want to deal with her any longer. Without a ...more
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published May 10th 2013 by Cori Williams
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
2.5

Ugh, I'm not sure how to exactly put what all I didn't like about the book without giving away the whole plot....So this girl, Adelaide (aka Della) has an awful mother and non existent father, blah blah blah. She is a bad girl with a secret and an ex who is still in love with her but they can't be together. Because of this secret she goes out and sleeps with guys to fill her void, etc. etc. etc. (view spoiler)
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So then she gets shipped
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Kat DM
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Once again C.A. Williams has written a great story that is unputdownable. Beware there is a cliff-hanger, but it was definitely still worth the read and now the wait. I LOVED CHAOTIC.

Adelaide McGregor has been going to community college for the last two years because she's not sure what she really wants to do with her life. Her mother is not a loving person and decides she's of Addy making her look bad by going to such a lower-ranked school and doing nothing with her life. Addy has commitment
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Chu
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

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I think bad girls rock!

Adelaide or Della was the perfect epitome of the ultimate bad girl - her life was in chaos: party, boys, sex, alcohol. It was the perfect facade for what she feels inside - her inner pains and nightmares that has been hunting her.

When her mother could no longer stomach what she has been doing with her life, her mom cancelled all her credit cards, took her car and sent her back to her grandparents. Little did her mother know that it
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Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
This is the first book of CA Williams that I have read and it definitely won’t be the last. I loved Chaotic and Justin and Della. This book I would put in the NA category, and you definitely get some steamy sex scenes! I loved the flow of the book and her writing style. I flew right through the pages needing to know what was going to happen next.

When the book starts out Della is crazy and kinda slutty, ok really slutty. She has a crappy mother who forced her to make a decision that affected her
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Felicia Tatum
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I gave this book 3.5 stars and received it in exchange for an honest review.
Chaotic is about a young girl that is into all the wrong things. When her parents uproot her life and move her to the country, she has to learn to live again and deal with all the changes. I loved reading how Della grew as the book progressed, but at times it was a little unbelievable. When she met Justin, everything changed. He was rough, wild, and a man-whore. (They were the perfect match, cause she too was once a
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Jodi Nichols
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow I just picked this up on Amazon and I read it in 3 hours! I could not put it down b/c I had to constantly know what was coming next!!!! I really love Justin and Della together in this book, but I really liked Nash and how sweet he was. I absolutely want to read #2 like right now b/c I need to know how everything is going to end up! Thank you for giving the opportunity to get this book for free and I definitely would have paid to read this :-)
Pam
Mar 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
This book had potential. The story was good, but I never really connected with the characters. There were also a lot of grammatical errors. I am curious as to how the story continues though.
❀ Crystal ✿ -
*ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review*
I don’t know if I ever read a book where the title was so appropriately fitting. Chaotic was a book full of utter chaos and emotional turmoil but it was GREAT!!!

Once again C.A. Williams has written a great story that I could not put down. I’ll admit I am and was not happy with the ending, perhaps a bit of a warning that this will be part of a series. So beware there is a cliff-hanger, but it was definitely still worth the read and now
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Nina
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Chaotic started out so formulaic and had a little angst. Della was really sort of a bad girl. I actually disliked her at first because she was really unlike-able. Although I kept my mind open because I know she experienced something that made her like that. Ta-da! She really did experience something that was really not a normal occurrence for a girl her age. It was unbelievably annoying especially it was her Mom's fault. Seriously though. Her Mom!!! But that didn't make me like her either, I'd ...more
Dianne
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Sigh. Good thing this book was short and I finished it in a night because if I spent too much time for it, I would have been so irritated since I could have read another book. Not sure if a review will be forthcoming.

*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Shane of Itching for Books Blog Tours and Cori for the review copy! Still, receiving a copy for free in no way influenced my opinions. I don't think I can stop myself from ranting so there might be minor spoilers.

Chaotic, simpy
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Nanette Bradford
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book to read for an honest review. It's the second book I've reviewed. For C.A. Williams as I reviewed Chasing Leah also. I loved Chasing Leah and I can't believe that I now loved Chaotic even more.

Chaotic starts out with a troubled Della. Della has had quite a few bad things happen in her life. As a child she had the perfect life. Two loving parents that meant the world to her even though they didn't have much. Her mom on the other hand always wanted to live far beyond her
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Jenea
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 hearts

Chaotic is about a young girl from a pretty well to do family, wanting to keep up appearances, and keep family secrets just that. Della makes some wrong decisions and gets herself to in some trouble, giving an emotional read.

Della is seriously on the wrong path. At first I was just so irritated with her character. She seemed to come from a fairly decent family, she was part of a reality tv show a couple years ago, but she snippy and snotty. I soon learned just why she was the way she
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Jennifer B
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My first CA Willaims book was choatic, for sure! This book started out sort of rough for me only because I wasn't really connecting with any of the characters, I actually disliked them. Della was spoiled beyond belief and frustratingly immature. Her friends, if you want to call them that, were pathetic. Her so called Mother, ha what a joke. I was frustrated and wanted to jump in the pages and strangle them all!
But, when Della was shipped off to North Carolina to stay with her Grandparents and go
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Erica
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I read by Author C.A. Williams and was impressed. I enjoyed reading Chaotic and will be looking forward to more in the series. 4 out of 5 stars.

Adelaide McGregor (Della) went to a community college for a year, and didn’t quite know what to do with herself. With the thoughts and memories of her past constantly haunting her and nobody there to help her through her problems, she doesn’t care what people think. She just wants the pain to go away, to forget. With a mother who
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Kera Montgomery
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Adelaide (Della) McGregor is really not sure what to do with her life so has spent the last two years going to community college. Her mother gives her hardly any attention and little to no love so, Since she does not get the affection she needs from her parents she seeks it elsewhere, partying,sex,alcohol are all things she uses to try to fill the void in herself. Her mother who worries more about appearance and social status then her daughter decides Adelaide is making her look bad by going to ...more
Heather andrews
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Della seriously had to grow on me she was just out of control, "don't worry mother. I'm not being stupid about it, I'm on birth control, and whichever penis I pick is most certainly wrapped. So when I feel the urge to spread my legs, just know I'm being one hundred percent safe." With Nash you see a different side of Della one that I really liked, "oh, please," I snorted. "I used to let you win so you wouldn't run off pouting to your mom like a baby because a girl beat you." I mean he's ...more
EndlessReading
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars ****

Firstly I want to thank the tour provider and the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of this book to read and review for this book blitz!
I loved this book! It was a short read for me, but enjoyed it non-of-the-less :)

It certainly lives up to its title...CHAOTIC!
Crammed full of drama, family scandals, new beginnings, and of course lust.

Adelaide (AKA Dalla) is young girl who is going through some issues in her young adult life. Living with a "stuck up" mother and a
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Up All Night Book Addict
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, read-2013
This book had me going back and forth in liking and not so sure if I liked. In the end, I liked the book. I loved Della’s character. Although she had led a privileged life, she was able to see what life was really about when everything was taken from her. Her character was open to learning life lessons and self-discovery. You don’t typically come across characters quite like her, similar but different.
I loved Justin. Who doesn’t? It’s the typical cliché, but yet you don’t ever want to truly
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Karen Lee
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story begins with a rich, college aged girl, whose life is spinning out of control. Living in Connecticut, Adelaide is used to only the finest and best of everything. She was featured on a reality show, putting her in the national spotlight with her snobbish ways. She parties too much and when her continued antics embarrass her well to do mother and step-father, they ship her off to her paternal grandparents in North Carolina. Having spent her formative years in North Carolina and staying ...more
Helen Stothard
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Is it wrong that I wanted Della to end up with the bad boy rather than the best friend? Nash is perfect for her, and I'm sure I should have been in his corner but I couldn't bring myself to cheer for him, to me she needed to choose the other guy.

Della has one of the worst book mothers I've ever read, that woman needs shooting for what she put her daughter through, and her damned concern for appearances over feelings. I doubt she can show affection anyway thanks to all the Botox.

Della's spent the
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Bobbi Vaughan~reader
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is not a better name for this book than Chaos. Adelaide McGregor’s life is, well… Chaos. Della is raised by her cold hearted mother after her parents are divorced. Della’s mother is all about her appearance and nothing else. So when Della begins acting out, to save her reputation, Della’s mother sends her to live with her grandparents.

Life starts to look up for Della while living in North Carolina with her grandparents. Della attends the local university and meets new friends (Callie and
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Ciarra  Walker
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
At first I wasn't too sure about this one Adelaide seemed so stuck up and full of herself, I got the whole little I'm a poor little rich girl feeling but then it all changed.

Adelaide had been through a lot in her short life although I don't think she went about dealing with her pain in the right way I could see why she did it.

When she is forced to move back to live with her grandparents its like she took at 190. She finally got friends....real friends not the fake things she called friends
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Stefan Eveline
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Della is a girl who has to learn how to deal with her painful past and she needs to love again and to be loved.When her mother move to the country with her grandparents Della was angry but she understand that is her chance to ger her life together.Her grandparents loves her and they helped her to reconcile with her father.Della and her father spena time together and she knows that he didn't judge her and he wants her to be happy.
Her new roommates Joey and Callie are her best friends and they are
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Christina M Condy
What a great book. First I have to say this is my first book by this author, but I plan on reading more from her. Character Creation is always an important factor in any book I read, and C. A Williams has created characters that are fabulous. Della is a wonderful young girl, struggling to overcome her past. I do love the interactions between all the characters and the by-play or relationships.

Character growth occurs in this book. The only problem I truly had is that the book left me hanging. I
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Jessica Leonard
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although from money and upper-class Della did not have the most nurturing upbringing. As a result she could care less of her families image as they were always more concerned about the family name then the love they needed to show their daughter. This neglect leads Della to rebel, especially after what had happened that one night that lead to one of the most traumatizing events in her life.


Her mother finally has had enough and sends her off to her grandparents, cutting her off in hopes that this
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Elizabeth Horbaczek
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Arc review
4 stars

This is my first time reading this author and I loved it. I like the first person storyline and love that there was a storyline , not just about meeting a guy in college. There was a couple of hard topics in this book, the author let it play out and made us draw our own conclusions. The only thing I was upset about, is that we didn't get Justin's POV, only Della's and I would have loved to hear what he was thinking.

Della is a socialite, that parties a lot. She got herself in
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Reading Write
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
3 1/2 Stars from Kota for Kota's Book Kollection

"There truly was so much going on in this story, that Chaotic is such an apt title. This is my first CA Williams book and while it was a pleasant read, and I am curious to see how the story unfolds – I am not sure I was completely sold on this book.

Ms Williams spent time developing the characters in this story and you either loved, hated or didn’t feel much for them at all. Della started out incredibly unlikeable, her attitude of expectation was
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Catarina Swartz
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I nearly gave up on this book because the first three chapters where had to get through, but I'm so glad I persisted and continued to read. Once you get through the fist three chapters you won't want to put it down. You will ride the roller coaster of emotions and say a little prey that Justin and Della stay together. You will won't to start a hit list eliminating other characters so that they can be together. Della is lost and needs to find herself. You will feel her pain and Justin's as well ...more
Anny hernandez
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
WHEN I STARTED READING THE FIRST THREE CHAPTER OF THIS BOOK I KEPT THINKING WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON
THIS BOOK IS A EMOTIONAL ROLLER COSTER FROM THE BEGGINING TO THE END NOW I CANT WAIT TO READ THE SECOND BOOK

THE CHARACTER OF DELLA I WAS NOT LIKEING IT AT THE BEGGINING CAUSE I THOUGHT SHE WAS CONCIDET AND ACTING LIKE A LITTLE B BUT AFTER READING MORE OF HER I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER CHARCTERS AFTER FINDING OUT THE REASOND SHE ACT THE WAY SHE ACT

I LOVE THE CHARACTER OF JUSTIN HIS UR TYPYCALL BAD
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Cassandra Lawson
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I first started reading, I had trouble getting into the story. Quite frankly, I just did not like Della. She seemed spoiled, cold, selfish and mean. She did, however, grow into a likable character. Her blossoming relationship with Justin and the way she turned her life around were fun to read about.

This was a well-written story with really well-developed characters. I felt it was a 3.5 star read but I think that some of that was personal taste bringing down the rating for me. The characters
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