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Perfect Together

(Serendipity's Finest #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,585 ratings  ·  122 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?

Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in
ebook, 227 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Berkley
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Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B

Nicole has made some huge changes in her life: she broke off her engagement to her longtime friend and fiancé, she packed up and moved to the small town of Serendipity leaving her life and parents behind (gladly) and she’s trying to figure out what to do with information she overhead about her father’s business. His business partner (her ex-finance’s father) has been putting dirty money into their company and business ventures and
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

When Phillips announced that the Serendipity series was coming to an end, I was pretty heartbroken. I adore this series, and I was hoping we would get to see so many others in Serendipity find their happily ever afters.

Sam hasn’t really been interested in anyone since Nicole left town, but watching his brother and sister settle down has left him feeling a bit lonely. Opening up to relationships isn’t easy, but Sam is willing to try, especially
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual my backward self read this before the other two. I actually have the first one in the series but grabbed this first. It wasn't hard to figure everything out about previous characters. I enjoyed all of them with the exception of Mommie Dearest! Quite a few laughs, lil bit of suspense, romance and some pretty steamy sex. Welcome to Serendipity readers!
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another exciting tale in Ms. Phillips' Serendipity's Finest series, which I rated 4.5! Taken from my review at

Nicole Farnsworth was born in wealth to uncaring and unloving parents. She has always watched over her twin, Victoria, who is suffering from a mental illness and is now institutionalized for treatment. She had managed to prevent her sister from doing any real damage in the small town of Serendipity and had fallen in love with the town and the people, espec
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

The final Marsden sibling finds love in the deliciously entertaining Perfect Together . Carly Phillips hits all the right notes in this fast-paced, engaging romance.

Nicole is a woman I liked and admired from the start. By moving to Serendipity, she’s stepping out of her comfort zone and breaking the bonds of her parents’ expectations in order to make a life for herself. Nicole has a warm and friendly personality, and when you add in her hidd
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Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it

The town of Serendipity is always one of my favorite to read!  I was always a fan of Sam, but when we got the hint of who his heroine would be in the last book I wasn't sure how I was going to like it.  Being that she is the sister of the girl that causes so much havoc in the previous book and in Cole's life.  I have to say Carly Phillips pulled this one off perfectly!

Sam has commitment issues after his ex fiance left him standing at the altar and ran off with his best friend.  He can't trust easily and is

Anne - Books of My Heart
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, library
I really enjoyed this book and this series. Because I have read all the previous books it was great to see the characters from them and their progression. I loved the honesty and integrity of this couple. They were heartwarming and sexy together. This is a great, easy read. I am not one to read a book from a series as a stand alone and I wouldn't do that here. It would take away some of the enjoyment not having that knowledge of some of the characters and this world. The next book looks set up; ...more
I totally loved this book. I can even see some of my own family members in the cast of the story. Carly Phillips truly knows how to create what I believe are real live stories.
Addie H
Apr 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Amazon bargain bin

DNF 14%

- “Hi, Macy. How are you?”
“Hi yourself.” Her smile, as usual, was infectious.
“I’m good. Busy as usual. You?”
He shrugged. “Same old.”
She shook her head, her long dark hair falling over one shoulder, and sighed. “You so need to get laid.”


- She’d made a profound impact on Sam. From her dark hair to her big beautiful blue eyes, he felt like he could see inside her
Debbie Lester
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Author Carly Phillips once again delivers with her latest book in the Serendipity's Finest series, Perfect Together. Perfect Together is the final book in the series, set in a the small town of Serendipity, New York. It focuses on the last sibling in the Marsden family, Sam. Phillips consistently gives readers stories that make them smile, with characters who are real and engaging. Readers are treated to a bit of mystery and suspense to go with their romance in this one. Phillips trademark wit a ...more
Tamm Frederick
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the last in the Serendipty Finest series of books that Carly has written. While on her site, it looks like there will be a book for Tess Barron, I honestly haven't searched to find out if she's still writing that book. I have fallen in love with this town so much that Carly gave me a serious book hangover after each one. This last, no exception, was the hardest though.

While you don't have to read the Serendipity Series before you've read this series, I guarantee you'll fall in love with
Book Reading Gals
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Title: Perfect Together

Series: Serendipity's Finest bk 3, Serendipity bk

Author: Carly Phillips

Genre: Contemporary

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?

Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance
Barb Lie
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Together by Carly Phillips is a wonderful romance that takes place in a small town called Serendipity. This is not the first book in this series, but it can very well be read as standalone. We meet our hero, detective Sam Marsden. While Sam’s family all around him are happy, being engaged or married, Sam doesn’t want any commitments. He however can’t seem to forget a girl he met during a case a few months before. Nicole Farnsworth has just broken up with her fiancée, since she knows that ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
When Nicole realizes that what she has with her fiancé Tyler isn’t the passionate love she’s looking for, she decides to call off her wedding and head to the one place that has made her feel comfortable, Serendipity. Knowing that people there might need to be won over due to the episode with her twin sister, Nicole sets out to create a new, and better, life for herself. But even starting over isn’t that easy. She’s overheard a conversation between Tyler’s Dad and someone else that eludes to some ...more
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it

Perfect Together (Serendipity's Finest)
By Carly Phillips
February 2014

When Nicole Farnsworth’s twin sister, Victoria, was in Serendipity [see Perfect Fling] – she caused a lot of problems for a lot of people, and Nicole was sent to bring her home. Victoria is now hospitalized for her bipolar disorder. Nicole has broken off her engagement to Mike Stanton who is the son of her father’s business partner. Victoria knows she doesn’t love Mike, and now she has stumb
 Reading In Pajamas
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review: Perfect Together (Serendipity's Finest, Book 3) by Carly Phillips
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars
Blog Post:

This book was a feel good romance. Sam is a detective in a small town. Nicole is from Manhattan and was leaving her old life behind and moving to Serendipity. She was ready for all a small town had to offer. After breaking off her engagement it was time for Nicole to build a life that
Jami Dutcher
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. Unfortunately I read the last book first so I am going to go back and read it again after reading books 1 and 2 first. I love Carly Phillips books and I especially love trilogy or series books. Where you get a look at the lives of people you fell in love with in their own book. You get to see where there lives have gone and that they are living their happily ever after. This book was wonderful and the characters were wonderful but flawed. Both Nicole had lived a hard l ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
A suspense romance with not enough suspense to keep the plot moving forward at much of a pace. Still, I liked the characters and the way their relationships developed.
Linda George
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Sam Marsden, the youngest of the Marsden siblings, is the last to fall in love. Abandoned at the altar years earlier, he is not one to trust easily, but Nicole Farnsworth has snuck into his heart without him being aware. They had met when he arrested her thinking she was her twin sister Victoria who was stalking his sister Erin. He recognized right away that she was nothing like her mentally ill sister. After a sizzling kiss with Sam, Erin realized that there was something missing in her relatio ...more
James Garman
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two families, one in Manhattan and one in Serendipity, couldn't be further apart in how they were raised. However both of the families have offspring that have issues around love and relationships. What will happen when one from each of these families come together and try to build a relationship?

That is the question that is foremost on the main characters mind. Both Sam Marsden, a detective in the police force in Serendipity who comes from a loving family and Nicole Farnworth of Man
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I enjoyed the romance and the drama. Loved the hero and heroine and everyone in the town. However, I gave the book 4 stars because there was just too much sex. I just skimmed over the last sex scene. I do like sex in my books but it felt like the last scene (or maybe 2) was added to add pages to the book.

But I enjoyed the plot and writing well enough to look for more books by this author. If they have too much sex, I'll just skim again.
Sandi Ramirez
Well written romance with touch of Mystery. Very good

Glad I found this book written by Carly Phillips. Detective Sam sure knows how to pick the right twin. Nicole came to town looking for her sister who is mentally ill and they met. Seems Sam made a lasting impression on Nicole to the point that she ends her engagement. Oh yes and there's another matter too that causes issues in Serendipity. Well written and lots of fun to read.
judy gardner
Not My Favorite

I really wanted to love this book, but unfortunately it fell short in keeping my interest. The storyline had potential and I think this author had a good idea about the romance she wanted to present, but the romance between the two main characters was just so so and not to good.
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.

Maryam Dinzly
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AH FINALLY THE LAST BOOK FOR THE LAST BROTHER I have to admit that I miss the typical romance of an adult novel that you can certainly be sure it will have a happy ending HEHE

Sam is so hot I'm dying and like I love Serendipity this town has so much gorgeous man around. Sizzling romance ugh I miss adult books so damn much.
Carly Phillips always writes excellent escape from reality stories. I love to read her, don't want to put them down, and I never want the story to end! I know non-romantics would scoff at the story-line, but I still enjoy a well written love story. Thank you Carly for another enjoyable book!
stephanie engelby
Great story! The perfect ending to the Serendipity town!

I absolutely loved this book! It was a great story! I think it had the perfect ending for everyone in the town of Serendipity!
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It was a good solid story, and even though it was part of a series, the author told the reader enough about the characters from previous books that you were not lost. My one complaint was that the sex scenes did not need to be so explicit.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Your average contemporary romance, doesnt particularly stand out in any way.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well written, but the stories in this series are almost identical. But still a nice book.
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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two ...more

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