5 Dec 2011

Past Perfect by Leila Sales

Past Perfect by Leila Sales
October 4th, 2011 Simon Pulse
Source: Brought

All Chelsea wants to do this summer is hang out with her best friend, hone her talents as an ice cream connoisseur, and finally get over Ezra, the boy who broke her heart. But when Chelsea shows up for her summer job at Essex Historical Colonial Village (yes, really), it turns out Ezra’s working there too. Which makes moving on and forgetting Ezra a lot more complicated…even when Chelsea starts falling for someone new.

Maybe Chelsea should have known better than to think that a historical reenactment village could help her escape her past. But with Ezra all too present, and her new crush seeming all too off limits, all Chelsea knows is that she’s got a lot to figure out about love. Because those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it….
When I found out about this book I added it to my wishlist straightaway, knowing I had to check it out. This is my first book by Leila Sales and all I can say, is that if her other books are as good as this, I’ll definitely be reading them!

Chelsea was at times a little self-centered but was always a quirky, fun loving, relatable character. All the characters were true to life and acted like real teens with faults and imperfections, which was refreshing to read. Even though Dan was the enemy, he was definite swoon material and wished he could have been in it more!

Sales’s prose was enjoyable as it was easy to connect with and breezy to read.

The Colonial Village setting was great and totally different to what you would normally read about. It was such a unique place to set a story but it worked really well.

Whenever I picked this up to read again I fell into the same pace, like I’d never left it.

Endless smiles - this is such a fun book, that I would totally recommend! I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.
Rating 4/5


  1. I named my oldest Chelsea and she can sometimes be a little self-centered too..LOL. I will check this one out.

  2. I love this one - Leila Sales is just such a great author :)

  3. Awww, this book sounds so sweet!! :) I can't believe I haven't read a book by Leila Sales before either, but reading your review really makes me want to make Past Perfect my first one too!

    Awesome review, Rebecca! I'm definitely taking your recommendation now -- this book is officially on my wish list! :)

  4. Thanks Mimi. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

  5. :) It's one of the books on TBR pile, too, and I'm hoping to pick it up in 2012!:) Great review!

  6. Thanks Evie, I would definitely recommend it! :)