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Colleen Hoover 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?
I can’t remember ever reading the blurb before I read this book. I went in completely blind. All I can remember is that this book was recommended to me and since I have enjoyed previous books by Hoover, I thought I’d like this one. I was absolutely right.
This is the story of Quinn and Graham. The two met on a terrible day when their lives were falling apart. However, they established a connection that saw them reconnecting months later. Thus begins their beautiful love story.
The narrative is in alternating timelines telling the story of how the couple met and their life after marriage. Their dating life was beautiful with The Notebook kind of romance that makes you smile. Their marriage on the other hand was tumultuous. It broke my heart just reading their struggles.
I notice that the blurb doesn’t say much about the issues that the couple had so I will keep my review equally vague. Let me just say that this was an introspective read. It made me think about marriage and especially one of my fears about it. I am terrified that my dreams and plans may not come to pass. I have an idea of the kind of marriage that I would wish for but I pray for grace to still be happy if I don’t get everything that I ever wanted. It is tough though and my heart broke for Graham and Quinn. It was devastating seeing their plans failing. Their struggles were so realistically portrayed.
This is a beautiful, poignant, well-written story. In true Hoover style, it’s the kind of story that will tug at your heartstrings and probably have you struggling to read the text through your tears. It’s a wonderful read though. One that I know I will be thinking about for a long time.