I am a huge fan of Mary Frame’s Imperfect Chemistry. I love the book to pieces and praise/recommend it while running left and right and kindly shoving it down everyone’s throats while humbly reminding them that this is indeed New Adult.
Imperfectly Criminal is the sequel to Imperfect Chemistry and the second book in Mary Frame’s Imperfect series. The best part is? It’s a stand alone! With the kicker being ending spoilers from Imperfect Chemistry (of course, my English teachers are cringing because saying imperfect a million times in a paragraph is very... repetitve). This book features Freya, who Frame first introduces us back in the first novel as one of Lucy’s newest friends.
In terms of favorite character in the series Lucy still takes the crown, but Freya is a close second now that I’ve gotten the chance to know her as a character. (She’s not as cute as Lucy! Plus the family dynamic in the first novel is like the Weasleys...) She adores food, Lucy’s quirks, and she’s hilarious. Have a quote about how unstereotypical cliches get in this adorable series.
...he’s got me all flabbergasted with the skin and the muscle and the… a mini George Takei is oh mying in my head.Or two.
This is where I should probably wax on and on about how sweet and handsome he looks while he’s sleeping, but really he looks like a slack-jawed yokel.Hilarious character aside though, Imperfectly Criminal deals with a much more serious problem its predecessor. For those who’ve read Imperfect Chemistry and met Freya in the first book, Frame mentions a bad relationship Freya gets out of but doesn’t go into much detail (after all, Lucy is the main character). We get more intel on what happened to Freya in book two as she helps the guy she originally hired to beat up her ex prove he was innocent when two of the boys he beat up end up dead. While she’s doing all of that, she’s also struggling with her attraction to Dean and the after effects of her relationship with her ex.
Imperfectly Criminal has laugh out loud moments for a light read while also dealing with serious, darker issues, and I can’t wait to see how Frame will take the rest of the series.