Title: Perfectly ImperfectAuthor: Harper Sloan
Release Date: November 17, 2015
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
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.
“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.
Perfectly Imperfect is one of those coloring outside the lines book. It bleeds passion, depth and emotions. Yet, it deals with topics no one likes to talk about. It forces the reader out of their comfort zone and into a messy pit, that will turn into fuzzy warm blanket as the character embrace themselves, flaws and all. It's truly about acceptance and survival. We each deal with the hard thigns in life differently, but this book instills fierceness and strength into anyone who reads it.
It's truly a wowzer book. One that will stick to your thoughts and worm its way into our heart. Kane and Willow are both together and apart perfectly imperfect. You have Willow who has been taught that she was never good enough her whole life, and Kane that as a superstar actor has been applauded his whole life. With their own set of doubts, they know one thing is true. They are right for each other, and they will fight their demons head on to progress in this realtionship, because nothing has ever felt so right.
And such is why this book was like catching up with an old friend. It's the true and tried method of believe in yourself, with a flair and consuming aspect a reader won't expect. If you're looking for an enticing, seductive, and heart-wrenching story this is it. #allthefeels
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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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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