Meet Willow and Kane in the newest stand alone by Harper Sloan!
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Mirror, mirror ... who's the fairest of them all?
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.
“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.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Even before I started Perfectly Imperfect, the blurb and the cover blew me away. If I had to rate the cover and blurb, It would be 5 stars hands down. The overall story unfortunately I will rate it 3 Stars. It breaks my heart that I fell out of love with the characters and the overall story line. I ended the story feeling that it was an OK read but I still had that 'Meh' feeling.
Harper did a job with introducing an issue that many don't write about. I cannot recall a book that touch on body issues and self worth. Willow Tate was given a bad hand in life and boy did I feel it for her in the beginning of the story.
For the first 37% I was completely in love. As a full figured woman I found myself relating to Willow in regards to the body issues she faced. I think everyone at some point in their lives has felt what Willow had been through. I have experienced first hand being in a relationship where I knew it wasn't doing me any good but for whatever reason it was the hardest thing to get over.Willow struggled for a while even though she knew her ex was no good and treated her like garbage. I enjoyed the messages the author conveyed with Perfectly Imperfect and shed a few tears in the beginning of the story.
OK without rambling further, after 37% I am not sure what happened. My connection to Willow fell off a huge cliff. The story did not draw my attention like it did in the beginning of the book. I would even say that I got bored at times. Kane was a little to soft for my liking and the story was just a little to predictable. I did keep going and came to the conclusion that it was an OK story. I didn't finish the book feeling much and I think that is what disappointed me the most.
Overall, I wished the story ended the way it started. There was so much to love in the beginning , the story was stronger and I wish it would have continued on this path. This was my first book by Harper. I think I will give the author another try.
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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