Almost Perfect

Front Cover
Ivy, 2002 - Fiction - 346 pages
22 Reviews
Bestselling author Patricia Rice shares her most treasured novel yet– a warm and witty romantic journey of a single mother running out of second chances, and the irresistible man who dares her to believe in miracles. . . .

Celebrated cartoonist Jared McCloud is plumb out of laughs. So he rents a secluded beach house for the fall to unblock his creative juices–and ends up falling for the reluctant landlady whose beautiful green-eyed glare reads like a “No Trespassing” sign against the world.

Cleo Alyssum isn't exactly a recluse, though living on an island and avoiding people aren't the actions of a social butterfly. Cleo simply has more important things to do than to chat with the sexy, artistic, impossibly bullheaded hunk living in her guest house. Yet somehow Jared and his devilish charm inch their way into her life, reaching the warm places her cold exterior cleverly hides. Will Cleo open her heart to a man who falls short of her expectations? After all, it wasn't her intention to fall for someone who is almost perfect. . . .

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - rhonda1111 - LibraryThing

4 STARS Carolina/McCloud Brothers BOOK 1 Almost Perfect brings Cleo Alyssum from Impossible Dreams back and tells her story. Cleo has moved to a Island she bought a hardware store and is fixing up ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - leengeo - LibraryThing

The book was a good read although some of hte characters needed more development. Even though the plot seemed predictable it was pleasant to relax and read. The soft humor added to the enjoyment. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

30 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Patricia Rice is the million-copy bestselling author of Wayward Angel, Denim and Lace, Paper Moon, Garden of Dreams, the national bestseller Blue Clouds, Volcano, Impossible Dreams, and Nobody's Angel. She has won numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. A mother of two children, she lives in North Carolina.

Bibliographic information