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Flawless by Elsie Silver: FAQs + Books Like It

When I downloaded Flawless by Elsie Silver from Kindle Unlimited, I didn't know what it was about or even the tropes. It just seemed to repeatedly pop up on my Instagram and TikTok feeds and that was enough for me to give it a try. I suppose that's the beauty of unlimited, "free" books - there's no risk. (Kindle | Paperback)


Well, it didn't take me long to figure out that it was a small-town, enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity romance with *spice*. Once I picked up on that, I devoured the entire book in one Sunday afternoon.


Now that I have, I'm able to answer some of the questions I expected future readers, like yourself, have about the book. Plus, I've also found five books like Flawless by Elsie Silver that are worth checking out next, in case that's what you're hoping to find. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

Flawless by Elsie Silver

What Is the Book Flawless by Elsie Silver About?

The book Flawless by Elsie Silver is a small-town, enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity romance about a professional bull-rider, Rhett Eaton, and a polished law school grad, Summer Hamilton. Here is the official description:


"I’m the face of professional bull riding - the golden boy. Or at least I was, until it all blew up in my face. Now my agent says I have to clean up my image, so I’m stuck with his ball-busting daughter for the rest of the season as my “full-time supervision.” But I don’t need a goddamn babysitter, especially one with skin-tight jeans, a sexy smirk, and a mouth she can’t stop running. A mouth I can’t stop thinking about.


Because Summer isn’t just another conquest. She sees the man behind the mask, and she doesn’t run - she pulls me closer, even when she shouldn’t. She says this means nothing. I say this means everything. She says there are boundaries we shouldn’t cross. That my reputation can’t take any more hits - and neither can her damaged heart. I say I’m going to steal it anyway."


How Long Does It Take to Read Flawless?

It will take the average reader approximately 5 hours to read Flawless by Elsie Silver, according to How Long to Read.


Is Flawless Part of a Series? Can It Be Read as a Standalone?

Yes - Flawless is part of Elsie Silver's Chestnut Springs series. Given that it is the first book in the series though, you can easily read it as a standalone if you so choose. On the other hand, if you're curious about what order to read the Chestnut Springs series in, here's the official order to follow:

  1. Flawless (Rhett and Summer)

  2. Heartless (Cade and Willa)

  3. Powerless (Jasper and Sloane)

  4. Reckless (Theo and Winter)

  5. Hopeless (Beau and Bailey)

  6. *A Photo Finish (Violet and Cole)


*As you can tell from the title, Violet Eaton's story is not a part of the Chestnut Springs series; it's the second book in the Gold Rush Ranch series. Despite it being part of another series, you can get away with reading it as a standalone.

Elsie Silver Chestnut Springs Series in Order

Is Flawless Spicy? What are the Spicy Chapters?

Yes - Flawless is spicy! The spicy chapters are chapters 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and the epilogue.


How Old Are Rhett and Summer? What Is the Age Difference?

In Flawless, Rhett Eaton is 32 years old, while Summer Hamilton is 25 years old. This means there is a 7-year age gap between the two.


Does Flawless Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - Flawless has a happy ending! When Summer and Rhett arrive at the hospital to visit her father, Kip Hamilton, after his heart attack, they run into Summer's half-sister, Winter, who as it turns out is married to Summer's ex/former doctor, Rob Valentine. Rhett gets upset with how Rob speaks to Summer and lets Summer's secret about her and Rob's relationship slip. This is how Winter and Kip find out about it. Summer is rightfully upset by this betrayal and asks him to leave. He does and goes to ride.


While riding that night, Theo is injured and Rhett throws himself on top of him to prevent any further injury, thus injuring himself. When they arrive at the hospital in an ambulance, Summer rushes to see if Rhett's okay. He gets upset at her though for questioning him about still competing in Vegas and tells her to leave.


Eventually, Rhett leaves for Vegas for finals. Unbeknownst to him, Willa convinced Summer to fly there to show him support. When Rhett notices Summer in the crowd, he realizes he doesn't want/need to compete anymore. He leaves the ring, announcing his retirement, and reunites with Summer in the stands.


In the epilogue, set a year later, we find out Summer is running the local gym and Rhett is coaching Theo. They have built a house on his family's property and are engaged.


5 Books Like Flawless by Elsie Silver

Besides the rest of the books in the Chestnut Springs series, the books in Elsie Silver's semi-related series, Gold Rush Ranch, will obviously be the most similar you can get to Flawless. If you're looking for options from different authors though, I've got you covered. Here are five books like Flawless by Elsie Silver that are most worth checking out next.


The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

1. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

While the romance genre has evolved quite a bit since the height of the Nicholas Spark's days, there's no question that his book, The Longest Ride, is just about as similar to Flawless as it gets. It's a "cowboy" romance between a bull-rider and a city girl, who like Rhett and Summer, come to blows over the danger of the sport. It's so much more than that though, as the book also follows another couple's love story as well. Really, it's the perfect follow-up to Flawless because it's similar in some ways but also a completely different story in others. Plus, if you end up liking it, you can watch the movie adaption afterward, which stars the oh-so-dreamy, Scott Eastwood.


Done and Dusted by Lyla Sage

2. Done and Dusted by Lyla Sage

Like Flawless, Done and Dusted is a small-town romance featuring a "cowboy" of sorts like Rhett. The rest of the tropes are slightly different which should mean it won't feel like a total repeat for you. Here's the description: "Clementine “Emmy” Ryder has done everything on her to-do list. She left her small hometown, went to college, and made a name for herself doing her favorite thing: riding horses. But when an injury results in an obstacle she can’t overcome, Emmy leaves behind a career, an apartment, and a boyfriend for the hometown she spent her whole life trying to escape. Luke Brooks is Meadowlark’s most notorious bad boy, bar owner, and bachelor. He’s also the unofficial fifth member of the Ryder family, who spent his entire childhood antagonizing Emmy. It’s been years since he’s seen his best friend’s little sister, but when she walks into his bar and back into his life, he can’t take his eyes off her. As things between Emmy and Brooks heat up, it’s getting more difficult for him to keep his hands off of her. Can he help her get her spark back? Or will they both go up in flames?"


The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

3. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

While this recommendation isn't about a cowboy, The Simple Wild is about a proud small-town local who is instantly at odds with the city girl who shows up in town. Read the description and you'll see why it makes sense that I chose it: "Calla Fletcher left the Alaskan wild for a busy life in Toronto with her mother when she was two and hasn't been back since. Now, she must return for one last chance to reconnect with her dying father. Jonah, on the other hand, is the pilot who keeps Calla's father’s charter plane company operational and he can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. He’s also convinced that Calla’s too pampered to handle the wild. Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. As time passes, she unexpectedly finds herself forming a bond with the burly pilot. But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. Is there any other way for this to end except for heartbreak? Only time will tell..."


4. Christmas in Quincy by Devney Perry

One of the things I love about Flawless is that it's part of an extensive small-town romance series where each book focuses on a different couple and contains different tropes. If you do too, then I recommend checking out The Edens series, specifically, Christmas in Quincy. Here's what it's about: "Cleo Hillcrest would rather cancel Christmas than endure another one of her father’s pretentious holiday parties. She’s leaving home to spend three peaceful and quiet days in Quincy, Montana. But she should have expected her family to thwart her plans. The minute she finishes unpacking her suitcase at the quaint Eloise Inn, Austin Myles knocks on her room door. As the head of her father’s security team, Austin’s been ordered to drag Cleo back to California. Only when she refuses to leave, he has no choice but to stay. After a Christmas in Quincy, everything between them is about to change."


Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

5. Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Last but not least, is the small-town, enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract romance many on BookTok and Bookstagram fell in love with - Things We Never Got Over. While it's not an exact dupe and doesn't feature any cowboys per say, it's similar to Flawless in other ways that I think you'll end up loving it if you haven't already had the chance to read it. Here's the description: "Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia. Too bad for Naomi, her evil twin leaves her car-less and cash-less with the niece she didn’t know she had. There’s a reason Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life. At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger."

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