Perfect Fling (Serendipity’s Finest Series) By Carly Phillips

Erin Marsden is the Assistant D.A. for Serendipity and the daughter of the former Chief of Police. Erin is known as the good girl. Tired of the good girl image, Erin decides to shake things up by heading to the local bar after her brother’s wedding. At the bar Erin gets together with Cole Sanders, the town bad boy. Cole returns home to Serendipity to decompress after his latest undercover assignment.  He intended on spending his time in Serendipity alone, like usual. What neither Erin nor Cole planed on was their meeting one evening and the explosive chemistry they generate together.


I loved, loved, loved Erin and Cole!  After reading the first chapter I could not believe all that had happened so far! I haven’t read a book that sucked me in so completely in a while.  Perfect Fling starts off with a bang and just doesn’t stop. I think I gasped at least twice while reading the book, there are quite a few surprises! At first the book appears to be a typical good girl and bad boy romance. But that is so not the case! Both the story and the characters have so many layers to them.

Erin is great! I love her humor and strength throughout the story. She goes through so much in a short amount of time (I would have lost it by now). Erin usually takes care of herself so she finds it a little hard to rely on Cole. But with everything happening around her she realizes that Cole provides the best chance she has to remain safe.  Erin takes this in stride even though she is spending way more time with him than they agreed upon after their first night together.

I liked Erin, but I LOVED Cole! There is just something about Cole that grabbed my attention right away. I think it is his intriguing mix of bad boy and sweetheart wrapped up into a pretty hot package. I really enjoyed Cole’s take charge attitude, it fit him so well (he was able to do it without being a jerk). He pretty much moves right in with Erin when she is being threatened and ensures that she remains safe.  As he begins to spend more time with Erin Cole is forced to interact with other people and he soon begins to realize that he doesn’t have to be alone all the time.  In many ways the story is a growing experience for Cole he learns more about himself and his family (specifically his relationship with his dad) and that his future is whatever he wants it to be.

While this book is part of the Serendipity series, it can be read alone. If you haven’t read the previous books, I suggest you do! Perfect Fling is a great story filled with humor and a wonderful cast of characters. I can’t wait for my next visit to Serendipity; the next book can’t get here fast enough!

My Rating:

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 My favorite quotes from Perfect Fling…both are from Cole!

 “Erin, honey, in a world where nothing and no one is what they seem, you’re real. And that makes you dangerous.”

 “I love you Erin, it’s that complicated…and that simple.”

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 *I received this book as part of a promotion run by the Author and Publisher*



One thought on “Perfect Fling (Serendipity’s Finest Series) By Carly Phillips

  1. A Great book! It draws you into the lives of Erin & Cole within a few pages and from their you are hooked. Its not just a love story but the story of how one allows trust into his heart! You can’t wait to see what will happen on the next page. I would love to live in Serendepity, its not just the family members, ,but the other people that live in the town. Its a town that comes together to help their friends. Highly recommend!

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