Friday, September 20, 2013

Perfect Regret by A. Meredith Walters ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway


Riley Walker makes all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed.

Riley Walker does not make mistakes.

Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions.

But then Riley Walker gets dumped.

Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And she is feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And suddenly the girl who has always done everything right feels like doing something completely wrong.

Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation Rejects, is going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past the next gig or the next party, he has worked hard to not become too attached to anyone or anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn to the snarky girl with a chip on her shoulder. She pisses him off and puts him down. He knows she’s nothing more than a self-entitled college brat who thinks she’s better than the townie boy without a future.

Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and Garrett immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight of rumors and misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their one-time indiscretion will never be repeated. Particularly when their harshest critics are each other.

But how do you reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on?

And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?


I turned around and grabbed Garrett by the front of his shirt and gave it a tug as I moved backwards into my dark living room. I didn’t turn on any lights; I just continued to tug Garrett as I moved toward my bedroom.

I kicked open the door and pulled him inside. “What am I doing? Why am I doing this?” I said under my breath as Garrett took me in his arms and placed one solitary kiss on the underside of my jaw.

We stood there for an endless moment, breathing deeply as though readying ourselves for this step we were about to take. I wish I could explain why this felt monumental. Why it felt as though I were about to jump out of a plane without a parachute.

But everything, every look, every touch, every heartbeat felt full of purpose.

And it made me want to scream.

I didn’t want purpose.

I didn’t want meaningful.

I wanted this man to screw my brains out. I wanted him to pull my hair and show me who was boss.

I wanted to forget the perfect linear thoughts in my head and rush headfirst into the irrational.

But it didn’t stop the way my heart thudded in my chest to an uncertain rhythm…one that only Garrett could play.


4.5 Stars.

When we meet up with our lovely Riley again she has been dumped. And when I say dumped I mean dropped like a redheaded stepchild. She can't believe it. How someone can dump her is unfathomable. They were perfect together!!! Unfortunately "perfect together" really means boring together. They went to poetry readings for god's sake! Anyways, Riley does the unthinkable and gets drunk. And I mean totally toasted unicorns should have never gone out of existence drunk. She wakes up the next morning to find herself naked and being kept warm by none other then her arch sometime nemesis Garrett Freakin Pothead Bellows. The night is a blur and she has no idea if he was good or not. Cuz let's face it, that's what is most important. But he isn't looking at her the way she is accustomed to; blank and uncaring. He is looking at her like the world begins and ends with her. WTF happened last night that Garrett Bellows is looking at Riley like that? 

Riley then spends a good portion of time talking to herself and also referring to herself in the third person. Being crazy myself I enjoyed these conversations probably more then some normal people. She was confused and mad and just weirded out that a towny was being so interesting. But most of all she forgot that she had been dumped. Garrett is a confusing man. One minute he is acting like he could care less about anything, and the next he is singing to Riley and calling her beautiful.

At this point I start to get really annoyed with Riley. Garrett proves to her that she is someone he wants to get to know better. Spend time with on a more intimate level. But all the annoying Riley can see is a pothead towny. 

Tragedy strikes and more then ever Garrett proves to Riley that he can be what she needs. He can be her rock, her shoulder to cry on, and most importantly he can be hers. But judgmental Riley still just sees someone who can give two shits about his future. 

All in all, I was captivated by the story. I ended up loving Garrett more then Riley! Garrett sure knew how to woe the crap out of me and any girl. Riley needed a good slap in the face to realize that Garrett was in fact the most Perfect Regret any girl could ask for.....*sigh*

*Reviewed by Rosa


The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark series, Bad Rep and its upcoming sequel.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly 6 year old daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
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  1. Bad Rep is my favorite so far I'm hoping that will change after I read this book!

  2. My favorite book that A. Meredith Walter's has written is Bad Rep I haven't read her other books yet