All Your Perfects
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All Your Perfects – Colleen Hoover – Book Review

In All Your Perfects we meet Quinn and Graham. They’re a couple who have been together for several years and are struggling with the harsh realities of a real relationship. The realization that sometimes love isn’t enough. Will they find a way to lean on each other and overcome the hardships?

 

All Your Perfects

ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover

Publication Date:  July 17, 2018
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon 
Story Rating: 5/ 5

Description:

Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Review:

I’ve read several Colleen Hoover books over the last few years. Every single one of them has given me a huge case of the dreaded feelings. Each one has been amazingly written but geared toward and possibly more relatable to the young/ new adult reader. This book, on the other hand, was targeted at adults, people who have been in established relationships, who understand the struggles and monotony that arises once the honeymoon phase fizzles out.

So I set this book to the side for a long while, almost three months to be exact. I rarely do the emotional reads thing, I don’t enjoy being upset.

All Your Perfects tackled some pretty heavy subjects – infertility, infidelity, dead bedrooms. Topics a couple who has been together for several years will likely easily relate to. Despite the weight of the topics, the author managed to handle them all in such an understanding and genuine way. It was pretty much my every relationship based fear written down and tied up in a bow of hope and compassion.

I savored every word this author gave us and related to every thought Quinn had. It was such an odd feeling to see thoughts that have been so personal to me and rarely if ever verbalized expressed in a book. It was validating in a way where even though Quinn was a fictional character it was like the book wrapped me in a hug and said you’re not alone.

All Your Perfects was not a light summer read. It was well written and more relatable than any book really should be. I would recommend this book to anyone who has experienced the problems of real relationships, the parts that aren’t written about in romance novels.

If you enjoy books like this you might also enjoy Mornings on Main and After All.

 

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