Review ~ Perfect Match by Kelly Arlia
Inside the ring, Jackson aka Bullet, is a high flyer, the fearless risk taker and takes people down with his signature move Shot to the Heart. Outside the ring, it’s his heart that takes the shot. He has fallen head over heels in love with the perfect woman. She knows all about the wrestling life, the people in it, and what it takes to succeed. She is his best friend, and the one person he is not able to have.
Noelle Reid plays by the rules. She is not the type to invite drama into her life, and when her father has told her from the time she first discovered boys that she is not to date a pro wrestler, she‘s never questioned it. Then Jackson starts getting her heart beating faster, and stealing every thought she had. She finds herself falling for him, the forbidden pro-wrestler, her father’s (the former pro-wrestler himself) student. She can no longer lie to herself when she says that doesn’t love Jackson, because he is perfect for her in every way. The straight laced, daddy’s girl has grown up and is realizing that some rules are going to be broken. Especially when her not so trusting heart, begins to trust Jackson. She never trusted anyone besides her father. And for the first time she starts to question why her father is so against his daughters getting involved with a man in the profession he has loved his whole life. So Noelle has to decide on being the perfect daughter that she has always been, or finally put herself and her life first and allow herself to love Jackson.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I truly enjoyed this story of Jackson and Noelle. At times I was very frustrated with Noelle but she had her reasons and grew on me. The love story between them started when they were young, they just didn’t know it yet.
With some advice from her mother and rules by her father, Noelle seemed to really take them to the extreme. Until she didn’t and paid for it. So she was gun-shy and had every reason to be.
But when her first love came back into her life again, he really impressed her with his constant love. Jackson knew she was the one and fought for her literally and figuratively.
The epilogue left something to be desired, I would have liked more showing not telling and more of the two of them. Except one part really tickled me. The Bullet’s signature move being done by Noelle was just hilarious. You’ll see. 🙂
I recommend this story to anyone that likes wrestling, hot men, protective men, and great love stories.