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A Perfect Mess

(Hope Parish #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,915 ratings  ·  304 reviews
A Perfect Mess (genre: New Adult)

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be br
Kindle Edition, 367 pages
Published August 5th 2013 by Blue Moon Creative (first published September 29th 2012)
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
Actual rating: 3.5 Stars

I really, really enjoyed reading this book, it was the perfect light read with a bit of mystery thrown into the equation. The banter between Booker and Aubree was hilarious. Booker was cocky, funny and yet at the same time he could be sweet and considerate.

The book is set in the south (everything I no about the south is from watching true blood :P)That being said the story did have a few inconsistencies. But they didn't bother me much, although they were pretty obvious.

Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED A Perfect Mess!! It was an addictive blend of smoking HOT romance, sassy dialogue, fun sibling snark, and suspense. Love me them Outlaw Brothers!!

Aubree had been away at college for the last nine months. Away from her Aunt Lottie, her friends and Booker Outlaw, her unrequited crush *sigh*. She’s stayed away because of one terrible night that haunts her to this day. Booker is the only one who knows what happened and without his help, Aubree doesn’t know how she would’ve survived.

When an
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
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A Perfect Mess is the first book in the A Perfect Secret series.. Which are basically about three seemingly perfect girls that all have their own terrible secrets, and three brothers (triplets) with a bad rep..seems intriguing right?!...not so much..

This is Aubree story,
Aubree has tried to runaway from what happened last summer "on Magnolia Road"and has not been back home since, but when she gets a call saying that her Aunt has had an accident she races back home.. and fro
talon smith
Jul 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
What in the hell? I am serious. What in the hell did I just read and why did I even finish it? I feel like I 100% understand why this book was free on Amazon and why the title is "A Perfect Mess". Fitting.

For one, the writing was absolutely terrible and not very mature for the age of the characters this author was hoping to portray and their conversations were so all over the place. If any body has ever read this and connected to a single character in this story you must be as shallow as a showe
Tpagirl Loves Romance
A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson was the first book I’ve read by the author. It’s the first book in the Hope Parish series.

Aubree Walker was the perfect, good girl student. She was a freshman in college and her studies drove her. Booker Outlaw was one of the Outlaw triplets that the small town of Suttontowne called white trash and held their lineage against them.

Booker and Aubree had history. They silently crushed on each other in high school and they shared a silent bond. Aubree hadn’t been home i
the hundred-eyed human
A Perfect Mess is a story written by Zoe Dawson, and is the first among the Perfect Secret Trilogy. So, I guess I'll recommend this to someone who has nothing to read, don't leave other great books around to get caught up in this one. This is somewhat a waste of time. "Why?" you might ask. Let me bre-bre-break it down for you.
What I liked about this book?
The start It was one of the funniest and unique start I have ever come across. It starts with a dream, now you'll say "Pfft. What is unique in
ARC provided via Netgalley on behalf of Toot Suite.

Aubree Walker is an uptight, in control, good looking, math major 19-year-old. She was raised mostly by her aunt after her mother passed away. She's secretly harbored a crush on bad boy Booker Outlaw for years. Lucky for her, one fateful night, he becomes her knight and shinning armor. He saves the day and she runs away never to look back until her aunt has an accident that forces her home.

Booker Outlaw is this bad boy, town "black sheep", hunk
2.5 stars

ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

This story started with a good scene which I never expected will be that way. As much as it's kinda weird, I think it's hilarious and makes me laugh. And then the mystery regarding Aubree's leaving for college and never come back to her little town in nine months engage me to the story. I really want to know more about it. Add it with Aubree and Booker relationship which I think is really good. I like t
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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We all wear masks to get by. To hide things from people who would strip us bare. We protect what's inside because it's too precious to be exposed. It's who we are. The real us.
Aubree Walker has a secret. A huge secret. It is for this reason that she's been avoiding her home town and everyone in it for nine months. Once high school was over, she all but fled town to a college in the city.

But escaping your past isn't always possible...

Alicia Huxtable
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable

I found this story thoroughly enjoyable. The characters have a great chemistry that you can feel from every page. It wasn't all lovey dovey romance, it had issues and they were great!!! If there is one thing I can't stand, it's lovey dovey romance.
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
“It was genuine. It was heartbreaking. It was… a perfect mess.”

Nine months ago, Aubree Walker left the small Louisiana bayou town she lived in to start her college life and didn’t look back. Too many painful memories awaited her if she did, particularly in the form of one very hot guy she left behind named Booker Outlaw. Seriously, how awesome is that name- add in longish black silky hair, sapphire blue eyes, built and ripped, and he is a triplet- YIKES!! A young Ian Somerhalder comes to min
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Perfect Secret Series. This series is about three girls who on the outside are perfect almost untouchable but on the inside they have terrible secrets that need to stay hidden. The unholy trinity. The identical triples. The Outlaws. They have the bad boy image down but they might not be as bad as the town thinks they are. This is Aubree and Booker’s story.

Aubree Walker has been running for the past nine months. She has always been a perfectionist. In high school she
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc
**ARC provided by Toot Suite via NetGalley for an honest review**

10/08/13 – 3.5★’s - I really enjoyed this book. The setting, the mystery and the romance. I am a sucker for a secret and this had a few. I love books set in the South and the setting for this story, a Bayou in Louisiana was written into the story perfectly. Three boys and three girls, “bad boys” and “good girls” is a great set up for a new series. Add in that these “boys” are hot, hot, hot triplets and well, you get me. This had th
Stacy Sabala
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult
Book Review- A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson

Aubree Walker gets a call in the middle of the night letting her know her Aunt fell down the stairs and is unconscious. Aubree has no choice but to go home. She hasn’t been back since she left. She ran from that one night staying busy hoping all the memories will go away.
When she gets there the first person she comes face to face with is Booker Outlaw, her high school crush she left behind nine months ago. He and his brothers have a bad reputation in the
Kami Dodson-Perry
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Aubree Walker & Booker Outlaw's Story starts all the way back in high school. Aubree was the new girl in town at the age of 10 and has known who Booker, Braxston, and Boone Outlaw were from day one. At least Aubree thought she knew them, She did not realize who Booker was until the day at school that Booker and Damien Langston got into a heated fight about her reputation. Daniel Langston was there to help beat the crap out of Booker but Booker had no idea Aubree heard any of that discussion. And ...more
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Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Perfect Mess would not have been a book I would have picked up naturally...but I can not say how happy I am that I got a chance to read!! It gets 10 stars out of 5 in my book!! The setting takes place in Louisiana, which I happen to know all about. I could feel the and relate to the descriptions of the trees, the moon, the flower lined drives. The scents...all of it I was right there! But to get to the extra juicy stuff...Aubree, who I fell in love with her spirit to forge ahead and her brains ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG i love the Outlaw brothers!!!

This book is a perfect combination of suspense, secrets and lies, hotness, great dialogue, and great sibling relationships. This story blew me away the plot is gripping and fantastic with echo’s of first love revisited. The emotions are felt in every page through the writing, beautiful.

The secrets that run through this book has you guessing all the way through, you are captured by the mystery of what is going on in the deep south Bayou.
Aubree is a strong nerdy gi
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Blue Moon Creative and Netgalley.)
Aubree is shocked when she gets a call to tell her that her aunt is in the hospital seriously ill, but going back to her aunt’s house means going back to the town where Booker lives – the guy she has always been secretly in love with.
Will Aubree’s Aunt recover? And what will happen between Aubree and Booker?

This was an okay contemporary romance story, but it was a littl
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the debut novel A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson. It definitely has a little something for everyone, mystery, misunderstood southern bad boys (maybe that’s just me), romance and funny banter. Aubree Walker will do anything to be the perfect student and the perfect niece in her small Louisiana town, that’s until an event sends her running. Booker Outlaw is one of the three Outlaw triplets and their reputation matches their last name. An accident sends Aubree back home from college wh ...more
Heather andrews
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got so lost in this book (by that I mean once I started reading it I couldn't put it down.) I'm digging this small town stuff I actually rather read books about small towns than a big city I'm not sure why. Booker he's just hot, and dominating and I love the hell out of him, "always with the argument, Aubree. Just move it, sugar. We'll argue right after right and wrong after I check things out." He slapped me on my a**." It's fun being in Booker's mind, "I speared the frog. Down boy! I ordered ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is the start of what looks like a fantastic series. I really enjoyed this story.

After something happened during the summer Aubree fled Hope Parish. Now she needs to go back as her aunts in a coma. Here she's reunited with Booker- one of the sexy triplets.

This is a really great read. Full of mystery and suspense this is a really gripping read. So beautifully written I felt as if I was there.
Highly recommend this story.
Aimee S Butt
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Hero!

Looooooved Booker!
This story hooked me. I couldn't put it down!
I will read more by this author. Thank you!
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve had this book on my iPhone and I’m happy I finally chose to dig into it. I loved the back and forth banter between Aubree and Booker. The book made all those brothers swoon worthy, I can’t wait to read and see what happens between Boone and Verity, and Braxton and River Pearl. I think this book did a good job of opening up all the characters and getting to know them all and invested in their story’s. I’m happy that Booker got his HEA with Aubree, I was worried it wasn’t gonna be in the book ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Perfect Mess. A Perfect Series #1. Zoe Dawson.

Arc supplied via Netgalley.
I've not read any of Zoe's work before, but really enjoyed this book and would happily read more. It's a stand-alone novel – hurrah!! I see there's two more on the series planned, and I assume/hope they're the stories about Bookers brothers and Aubree's friends – this book seems to be setting them up to pair off :)
Well, the food in this....didn't help that I read it yesterday, having decided a diet was needed and I’d t
A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson
(Book #1: A Perfect Secret Series)
Source: Author
Rating: 5/5 stars

Aubree Walker is all about the numbers – numbers make sense, numbers are predictable, and numbers make no judgment about what Aubree did last summer. Moving to Tulane’s campus to study Statistics and out of Hope Parish was the best move Aubree ever made and if she has her way, there will be little to no returning to Hope Parish and her past. The only problem with never going home is the guilt Aubree cons
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I loved A Perfect Mess! I’m finding I really like these edgy, New Adult romances!

Aubree Walker had not been back home since she left for college. Finding every excuse not to come home for the holidays and summer vacation. It’s been a year now since that night...a night she wants to forget about. Going home only reminds her of what happened, but when she gets a call informing her that her Aunt Lottie has been hurt and is in a coma. Aubree rushes home to be with her. Aunt Lottie is the only family
Paula  Phillips
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nine months ago , Aubree was living life as a high school valedictorian and everything was going well until an incident caused her to up and leave everyone she had cared for since she was 12 years old when she went to live with her Aunt Lottie after her mother died. For the past nine months, Aubree has been studying Statistics as a major and chucking herself into work as when it comes to Statistics and Math - you have to be perfect , and there's no room to mess up. Trying to forget the past is ...more
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
3.5 I know what you did last summer Stars

Triplets ALERT!! Those southern boys sigh...

To be honest the triplets really got my attention reading this and the mystery behind the story. Aubrey Walker is the "Miss I want to be perfect" kinda girl while Booker is one of the notorious unholy Outlaw brothers the "Im afraid in commitment" kind of guy. The secret they shared and the secrets they keep to them selves. In the story you can see how both characters grow learning things about each other. I re
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This is not a bad book, I am sure that a lot of people would absolutely love this book. My problem with it, and I can't help myself here, is CHEESE!! It seems to me that in a cheese department the author confused the New Adult with Harlequin Contemporary. Now I don't mind some cheese in an appropriate book, but Angst and Cheese really just doesn't match to me! Again it could be just me.... ...more
Lori Clark
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great voice. Great characters. Great storyline. What more could a person ask for in a book. I adored Aubree and I want my very own Booker clone. Such neat characters. The descriptions of the area, the people, everything was so well constructed, I visually painted each scene in my mind's eye while reading along. I look forward to reading the other two books in the series! Bravo Ms. Dawson! ...more
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Zoe Dawson, the author of 40+ books had always dreamed of becoming a full-time romance writer. Her other passions include traveling the world, owning a beach house (she believes she was a mermaid in another life), and seeing her books in movies. When she’s not writing, she’s painting or killing virtual MMORPG monsters in World of Warcraft

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