I’m probably going to be biased in this review (not a lot and not sorry) because I’m such a big fan of Colleen Hoover and she hit it out of the park with this one. I think that’s the bias talking, but let’s get into it.
Here’s more about the book
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?
What a great read. The story is about Quinn and Graham: how they met, how they fell in love, and what happened when they tried to grow their family.
The book switches off timelines between chapters. The first timeline is how Quinn and Graham met each other and fell in love. The second timeline is the current one where you see the frustration and animosity Quinn felt for Graham despite still loving him. Both timelines converge at the end of the novel and share with you all the details of how they got to this final point.
I loved the emotion in this book. The book is written in Quinn’s perspective, so you can see and almost feel what it feels like to be a woman who is trying to have a baby. The feeling of lacking. The feeling that you’re not good enough. The feeling that someone you love may not want you because you can’t have a baby. The frustration of your menstruation cycle. The unwillingness to give up just yet. It was all so emotional to read. While I shed a tear at the end of the novel, it was the raw emotion of reading Quinn struggle and still manage to put a smile on her face.
What was also really lovely was the past stories. You can see that Quinn and Graham loved each other at some point in the past. Their relationship was a whirlwind and practically perfect. But you keep on trying to find the catalyst; the breaking point where their relationship went from unequivocal love to forced love. I think this is the tension that keeps the reader reading, hoping, and wishing.
I think the most frustrating part of this whole book was the lack of communication. I know that this book couldn’t have been a book without a lack of communication, but it was so tough to watch Quinn and Graham struggle separately. They both felt the same way, but they weren’t talking to each other. I know that I’m injecting my own feelings here, but the conversations they didn’t have were the most frustrating thing ever.
Aside from that, a great new read from Colleen Hoover and yet another one to add to her sterling reputation as a romance writer rubbing against the boundaries of real relationships. It’s beautiful to read and the reality keeps me interested.
- Paperback, 320 pages
- Atria Books (July 17, 2018)
- Rating: 5/5 stars
- Find All Your Perfects on Amazon
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