Perfect Timing by J.C. Layne

Title: Perfect Timing

Author: J.C. Layne

Rating: 3/5


Jes Harper loves her life. Being the production assistant for one of the most sought-after producers in the music industry, Brett Winters, she gets to spend her time doing what she loves – listening to music. Working with the musicians is fun, too, but after being burned by them twice before in love, she’s sworn them off for anything more than friends. But, Brett’s best friend is back in town and perfect in every way, and he could change her mind…if she’d just let him.

Mitch Lansing has lived the musician life – the drugs, the women, the partying – but he’s over that now. At 40, you tend to want to settle down, even if you’re a musician. He’s happy to be back home with his best friend, Brett, and recording his own music. One look at Brett’s assistant and he knows he’s found the perfect woman for him…if he can just convince her of that.

When coming on strong doesn’t work, Mitch decides to take it slow and vows to not give up. Day by day, piece by piece, he chips away at the wall around Jes’s heart. Can he prove to her that not all musicians are the same? Or will a ghost from his past ruin everything for them both? The other musicians from her past broke her heart…Mitch could shatter it completely.


Perfect Timing is a good introduction into the romance genre.  The romance is fairly simple and it involves music and musicians, a popular theme for many fans of the romance genre.  I enjoyed how the chapters were divvied up between characters and that we were able to gain multiple perspectives as the story went on.  J.C. Layne did well handling two characters at once while also making their thoughts and actions separate from one another.

Even though the writing could be wordy and flat at times, I thought that the romance was sweet and something that many girls will fawn over.  Layne understands her characters and the world she created well, and fans of quick romance reads will surely be pleased.  Even though this novel was not completely my cup of tea, I still found it to be a quick and enjoyable read.  Hopeful romantics will find hope in Jes and Mitch’s love story, and they are sure to bring hope to us all.  Just be advised that this novel does end on a cliff hanger, and even though I am not a fan of cliff hangers, it might keep you reading to the next book in the series.

Brett and Becca are one of those couples.  You know, the ones who get it right?  They’re great together and they give me hope that maybe one day I’ll get it right, too.  





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