After Nicolás Veneto rescues the popular Kendra Voss at a party, his long-time feelings for her reignite. But the socially awkward Nick can’t ever seem to find the right words to tell her so, and instead, seems to push her away with his persistence in trying to have her press charges against her attacker.
Nick's playboy cousin Sebastian Veneto, however, is a master with the opposite sex and is used to getting what he wants. After unwittingly helping Kendra at her most vulnerable, he discovers that his feelings for her go beyond his usual lust.
Kendra is caught between the two, the elusive artist and his dangerous cousin, both of whom are pulling her through the difficult aftermath of her near-rape in his own unique way. In the meantime, she tries to avoid the boy who attacked her, deal with rumors at school, and move on with her life.
Waiting for Perfect is a story about facing the unexpected events that force us to grow up and is told through the alternating, memorable voices of Kendra, Nick, and Sebastian.
- The style of writing is so nice. It's perfect for sounding like it's coming from a teenage girl, but not annoying in the slightest. It also is easy to read and flows.
- The first chapter is a little slow. There is way too much background in it when I would really just like to be hooked. Infuse the background into the story later; grab my attention now.
- Aw, the romance is so so cute! I really like both boys, and Kendra. I like how everything is written-not extremely sappy but not just hey either.
- I like the characters. They give me nice feelings. They just act so realistically and perform how they should.
- Thank you for treating the topic with respect. Date rape is a serious problem and should be treated as such, no matter the medium. This wasn't written to make it seem okay; it was written and shows that it's bad. I like how it isn't treated lightly-it got the attention and recognition it deserves.
Kelli Kretzschmar graduated with a BA in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. She works full time as a marketing manager and writes for enjoyment. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, three children, a wild Labrador named Tyson, and a corn snake named Abigail. When she's not at the office or spending time with her family, she enjoys writing, reading contemporary fiction, learning new things, running, and her most recent passion, practicing Krav Maga.