Lissa's Review: Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan
Released: November 17, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 333 pages
Format: ebook , paperback, audiobook
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.
Five Bounless Stars
Wow.. So this is one character that I could absolutely relate to. Going in, I had no idea what this was about. I’ve said before I don’t really read the blurbs or synopsis’s when choosing something to read. Willow has been emotionally and verbally abused for so long. She doesn’t believe she’s worth anything. People in her life just tear her down, till she’s absolutely nothing. I’ve been there, I’ve been in that abusive relationship and marriage. He actually said the same thing as in the book, about changing my last name back. Like I had tainted it some how. Though it brought back painful memories, of a past I thought had been forgotten. It made me realize, how far I’ve come. Like Willow, I was in her shoes. The time that it takes to really heal. The emotional scars that are just left for you to heal. My sister said something that would always stay with me. She said “He verbally and emotionally abused you. It takes longer for those scars to heal.” In this one moment, where I’m absent mindlessly floating in a pool. Feeling so very alone, I knew that the strength it took me to realize I was worth more than his words, then the feeling I was nothing. That I would overcome whatever he had done to me. This book, willows story really took hold of me. But I didn’t have the one Kane Masters, helping me through the process of loving myself. Making me see that my imperfections were perfect. It’s what Willow, really did need. Someone to show that she is lovable and worthy of such a love that would heal time. “And it’s so beautiful to watch him bring me to life.” This is the first I’ve read of Harper's, in a way I’m actually happy. Because I know that there’s so many women that know how Willow feels. I think this is a great book for someone in a similar situation. It will in ways give them power to move forward. It was also nice to see such a character development. Where she was able at one point, help someone else that was so lost. I did feel though, that it was a little over wordy. But that didn’t take away from the story at all. “… What so many see as perfect, to me. is fake. Perfect isn’t achievable naturally. No one, and I mean no one, is perfect.”