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Perfectly Imperfect

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Description

*Standalone Novel*

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.

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Real and relatable

This is such a fun, relatable read that so many should read.

Just WOW

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.”

...Lissa

A beautiful message

*Arc received in exchange for an honest review*

This is the first book I have read from author Harper Sloan. I had no idea what to expect from her writing style but as soon as I read the forward and dedication of Perfectly Imperfect I had a feeling this was going to be a book I could enjoy.

Truthfully, I was hoping that the story would go along the lines of a slow simmer, sweep her off her feet with some sexual tension. It didn’t. Kane has no fear of letting Willow know that he wants her and stating his intentions with Willow, both physically and emotionally. The story is held together and motivated by Kane and the undeniable pull he has towards Willow. So if your not really into the whole love/lust at first site type of story then this one might not be the one for you.

Willow Tate is taking a huge personal risk by getting involved with Kane Masters. First of all he is a high profile celebrity so paparazzi and media are watching him and anyone he associates with like a hawk. Good thing is that the media doesn’t get too involved through most of their dating so they can have a some what normal courting. Bad news is that the media does get involved at some point, and true to life they are mean and don’t mind sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong.

Willow has low self-esteem and a border-line eating disorder. She doesn’t believe she is beautiful and that the size of her pants are what are going to determine that. Thank goodness Willow has two awesome best friends that have always tried to remind her of just how amazing she is amongst all the dirt and negativity she receives from her step-father and half-sister {Think Cinderella, only meaner}. And now she has Kane to break through the last few walls of doubt she has around her true self.

I love and stand behind the message that is being sent with this story. One needs to love themselves before they can truly love others or even allow others to love them back. Willow is an example of strength and perseverance. She does a complete transformation from beginning to end of this book. She is strong and confident when she was once easily manipulated and broken down. She is a symbol of self-love and acceptance no matter your size.

My only complaint, for lack of a better word, would be the overly horrible people and the extreme craze that happens with some of the characters in the book that Willow stands up for. Honestly, with Harper Sloan’s talent and the strong message of this character I am not so sure that all of those things were needed. It almost felt like too much, a little over dressed and a tad bit distracting from the growth of Willow. I understand their purpose, they added dramatic flair but it was sort of like showing up to a camp fire in a cocktail dress. While the cocktail dress is beautiful, a pair of cut offs and a tank would have been just as beautiful.

Not all of us get a Kane Masters to help us breakdown those walls self-doubt but the strength of self-love and acceptance that Willow Tate represents can be found in each and everyone of us.

Perfectly Imperfect
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Nov 17, 2015
  • Publisher: Harper Sloan
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 449 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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