{Review} All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

 

about the book

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—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 have a perfect love story, but their unique connection is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart, day by heartbreaking day. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. So do they risk it? Is their history worth saving?

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple struggling with a relatable issue – infertility – whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. In Colleen Hoover’s inimitable style and brilliant narrative voice, this heartbreaking page-turner asks: Can a resounding love with a fairytale beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

My Thoughts

Saying marriage is hard is an understatement, and there are often times of heartache that are not always easy to survive. Colleen tells the story of a couple deeply in love and trying to survive the biggest crisis of their marriage. Although I personally have never dealt with infertility, it didn’t make the story any less relatable and real and heartbreaking. It was like I was right there with Quinn and Graham and felt their pain. That’s what Colleen’s books do to me every time – they make me feel and imagine myself in the same situation as her characters. I always feel like I’m holding my breathe and bracing myself for the inevitable heartache that I know is coming. But it’s such a good heartache, because she has yet to disappoint me in the end. This book opened up my eyes to the pain of infertility and I believe it’s a book that could help marriages – it’s that powerful.

You don’t want to miss this one. Another unique and incredible love story – she’s still on her game – and she’s proven it once again with All Your Perfects.

Bottom Line

Beautiful, emotional and truly unforgettable. A marriage-in-crisis story to rival all others.

5 Stars

Genre: Romance, Adult Contemporary

Standalone

Published July 17, 2018 by Atria Books

Length: 320 pages

ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three times—for Confess in 2015, It Ends with Us in 2016, and Without Merit in 2017. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

FIND COLLEEN ONLINE:

Website: www.ColleenHoover.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

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Valentine’s Day Recommendations

 

I love reading romance, especially when they give me all the feels and leave me smiling like an idiot. There’s no better time of year to pick up a good romance novel than around Valentine’s Day. I’ve been finding myself in the mood for romance books the past few days, so I decided to share some of my recommendations for the perfect romantic read. You have seen me mention several of these authors before, because they are my go-to when I’m in a romantic mood.

I’m also including a few that are on my TBR that I hope to read soon.

Click on the images to be taken to Goodreads.

 

I’ve read several of this author’s books and have loved them all. This stand alone series is my favorite. Slow burn romances with character build and fantastic friendships.

 

This book gets all the hype and rightfully so. Read it. I swear it’s worth it.

 

 

Kristan Higgins wrote my two favorite books of 2017. More slow burn romances (can you tell they’re my favorite?), with outstanding characters. I can’t tell you how much I loved these two books.

 

 

I grouped these two together, because they are similar in how they made me feel when I read them. Two of my absolute favorite romances. Ignore the horrible cover of The Sweet Gum Tree and trust me.

 

 

Sylvain Reynard writes romance like no other.  I know when I pick up one of his books that I won’t be disappointed.

 

  

You couldn’t possibly think CoHo wouldn’t make my list, right!? All of her books have romance in them, and I recommend reading every single one. These are just 3 of my favorites.

 

 

In the past year, I discovered Amy Harmon’s books, and she has quickly become one of my top favorite authors. She writes beautiful stories of love, and these are just two of my favorites.

 

 

R.S. Grey is the best when it comes to romantic comedy.

 

ON MY TBR THAT I CAN’T WAIT TO READ

  

  

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are some of your favorite go-to romance authors?

 

 

 

{Cover Reveal} All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Do I have to remind you how much I love Colleen Hoover? Probably not. The cover and synopsis of her new book were released yesterday, and I can’t wait to read it.


 

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Release Date: July 17, 2018


ABOUT THE book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sarah Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—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?

PRE-ORDER NOW:

 

Colleen HooverABOUT THE AUTHOR: COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SlammedPoint of RetreatThis GirlHopelessLosing HopeFinding CinderellaMaybe SomedayMaybe NotUgly LoveConfessNovember 9It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice—for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover

Atria Books | 320 pages | ISBN 9781501171598 | July 17, 2018 | Hardcover: $24.99 (price may vary by retailer) | eBook ISBN: ISBN 9781501171604

 

{Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway} Without Merit

 

About the book

Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

my thoughts

She did it again. Colleen Hoover managed to write another uniquely different story, unlike anything else she’s written. A story more focused on family and forgiveness, and less on romance (don’t worry – there’s still romance, it IS a CoHo book after all). I know I say I would read anything this woman writes, which is true. But reading this book was a whole different CoHo experience.

Merit keeps all her family’s secrets to herself, but eventually a person can only take so much before they explode. To add to it, Merit doesn’t feel like anyone in her family cares about her at all, which broke my heart. She’s angry and quirky, but endearing at the same time.

There’s a meaningful message within the story – one that I feel many teens would benefit from reading. I don’t want to give away too much, because I feel that it’s a more enjoyable experience to read it without knowing too much. Do not be deterred by the fact that this is considered YA – it felt a lot like going back to Colleen’s early writing days (Slammed) as I was reading this book. If you are a fan of YA books, I definitely think you’ll enjoy it.

On the flip side, if you’re a long time fan of Colleen’s books, like myself, I want to advise that you go into this one with an open mind. She changed things up with this book – delivering something more than just angst-ridden romance (don’t get me wrong – I love her angst-ridden romances). This story is full of interesting characters, important issues and so much heart – it’s a book about life and forgiveness and finding peace within yourself. Though it was tough to read at times, Colleen manages to throw in some humor and light in her classic style. She gives the reader hope for better things. And she manages to pull off yet another beautiful masterpiece.

Bottom Line

A unique and hopeful story – one that leaves a lasting impression.

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

 

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{Release Day Blitz} Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

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Yara Phillips is a wandering muse.

She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.

David Lisey is in need of a muse.

A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he’s found what he’s been looking for.

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential:

A broken heart.

David’s religion is love.

Yara’s religion is heartache.

Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

 

Yara’s Yesterday Spotify List

 

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Dear Yara,

The bands in London, November 12th. Want to catch up?

David

So casual. So nonchalant. You’d think we were only acquaintances, that we’d once sipped a couple of beers together instead of tattooing love on our skin and reciting marriage vows. I read the e-mail again and analyze the shit out of it. How can I not? I count out the words: thirteen. The punctuation: four. His name, my name. A flippant, casual turn of phrase: catch up. In the end, there’s only so much psychoanalyzing you can do to a thirteen-word e-mail. I move on with my life, feeling rather pathetic. But not before I e-mail him back. And okay, sure, I don’t move on with my life. What does that even entail? Forgetting? Forgiving? Being happy? Besides, I know what he wants to talk about. I know why he’s coming.

Hi David,

Yeah, sounds good. Let me know when and where.

Yara

My e-mail is a word shorter.

I’m that petty.

 

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