Cameron Walker loves his job, and his family. He’s pleased
to have his niece, Emily, stay with him for the summer.
Then he finds out that Emily’s going to be working for the
man he’s been in love with for ages, veterinarian Dr. Jeremy
Montgomery. After his horrible previous relationship,
though, Cam doesn’t have much of a self-image. He’s sure
Jeremy could never care for him the way he cares for Jeremy.
had feelings for Cam since they were in high school
together. After all these years, they’re both finally
single at the same time. When he attends a wedding Cam is
photographing, he finally makes his move. All seems well,
but someone doesn’t want Cam to be with Jeremy…
Picture Perfect packs a lot of conflict and drama
into one story, which is both a good thing and a bad thing
in this case. Sweet, caring, hurt Cameron is a likeable
character. I could sympathize with his lack of self-esteem
after his terrible relationship, but I thought he got over
it a bit too quickly. I was more ready to forgive that
because he’d known Jeremy for years, but most people
wouldn’t just shake off a trauma like that. Jeremy is a man
who knows what he wants, and is willing to do what it takes
to get it, whether that’s being patient or going for it.
Cam and Jeremy’s perfect relationship is strained by Cam’s
hesitance and by a stalker who believes Cam is his. Scared,
Cam brings in his friend Detective Patrick Hawkins to help
figure out who’s stalking him. Parts here seem to be
glossed over, which dulled the conflict a bit for me. This
part of the story is also where a threesome pops up out of
nowhere. That particular part of the storyline didn’t sit
well with me at all. While it was undeniably hot, I didn’t
care for the way it was handled, or another scene in the
aftermath which really left me cold. Other readers might
not be bothered by it. In the end, the conflicts are all
wrapped up neatly, some with a bit more drama than others,
but the surprise group sex scene and the tendency of the
characters to call each other by a variety of nicknames all
the time kept me from fully enjoying Picture Perfect.
I was intrigued, however, by the character of Patrick. He’s
a tough detective on the outside, but I’m looking forward to
seeing what’s under the shell.