Title: Perfectly Imperfect
Author: Harper Sloan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 Sweltering Tear Jerking Keys!
**Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
Mirror, mirror … who’s the fairest of them all?Where do I begin with this book? Perfectly Imperfect is one of those books that leave you profoundly impacted and open to challenge yourself to change. As our blog title indicates Celie and I are both "Thick Chicks" and are considered "fat" by society's standards. We struggle daily with weight issues and trying to conform to cultural norms while also trying to be true to ourselves. I was so happy to see an author address this issue and how words have the power to make or break a person.
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’
And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.
No. That will never be me.
Because I’m completely imperfect.
And … I hate myself.
I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.
I loved loved loved Willow's character and it was so beautiful to see her blossom after going through years of not being "good enough" and accepted. The fact that the hero is a public figure just brings this book full circle and I was so impressed with how it was written out. I don't want to give away any of the juicy details, but I devoured this book in just under 2 days while spending the first half in tears of sorrow and the second half in tears of joy! The secondary characters, Eddie and Kirby are the perfect pair and they added so much depth to the overall story line. I'm giving Harper Sloan 5 stars for this one and sending her hugs and love for taking the challenging and writing about the struggles of full figured women!
“Are you nervous right now?”
“Tell me why.” His demand, steady and calm, gives me the courage I need to tell him. To open a vein and bleed my insecurities.
“I’m not perfect,” I whisper.
“And neither am I, Willow. I don’t want perfect. What so many see as perfect, to me, is fake. Perfect isn’t achievable naturally. No one, and I mean no one, is perfect.”
I’m shaking my head before he’s even done speaking, but one long finger comes up and presses against my lips before I can speak.
“No, let me finish. There isn’t beauty in perfection. It’s as fake as the image the word projects. Beauty is found in imperfection, Willow, because to admit you’re not perfect means you’re admitting you’re not whole and absolute. When I think of myself, I see someone willing to admit he’s as far from complete as it gets because, in order to get to that perfection, I need to find the other part of me who will make my life better. To take all the faults I have and fill them, and only then will I be there. You see, the way I see it, the only way to become perfect is to find that perfectly imperfect person who brings it out of you.”
When he stops, I swear I might have stopped breathing. How am I supposed to respond to that?
“Do you trust me?” he asks, his voice strong and sure.
“Yes, Kane. Nerves or not, I do.”
“Then let me show you what I see when I look at you.”
He brings his hands up, framing my face once again in a way I’m quickly becoming addicted to the feeling of. His warm eyes implore, begging me without words to let him continue. I do not intend to stop him, regardless of the butterflies currently taking over my system. I’m all in.
About the Author:
Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!
Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.
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