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.
I have to thank the book blogging community for putting this book on my radar. I read numerous reviews and mentions and got curious enough to buy the book. I am definitely glad that I did.
Review, shall we?
November 9 by Colleen Hoover is about Fallon, a former actress currently living in the aftermath of tragedy and Ben, an inspiring writer. The two characters meet on November 9. This date becomes an important date in the book since everything revolves around it This is also the one day that Fallon and Ben agree to meet each year over a period of five years. They also agreed not to communicate or contact each other at all apart from on that date.
I really enjoyed reading November 9. Fallon and Ben were likeable characters. They both had their own struggles but it was great seeing how the relationship impacted on them. I think the author did a great job in developing the story especially given the premise of the relationship whereby the main characters only met once a year.Despite being unusual,it still seemed believable and kinda romantic.
There are sections of the book that seemed a bit clichéd, too mushy and corny but still this didn’t take away the fact that the story was beautiful. The romance was undeniable.
I also thought it was quite a page turner. It was so fast paced and so I found myself looking forward to the next November 9. The twists were good. For instance; one of the major twists was finding out how the two characters were actually connected through their pasts.
I never used to be a fan of YA and especially romantic themes but this year has been full of surprises. I really enjoyed reading this book. I can picture it as a movie/film and I hope it will be adapted into one.
Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Jenn(Mizz B). This is an opportunity for book bloggers to share the books that they have recently added to their TBR lists.
I found three books this week. I will admit, I actually went and looked for the three titles based on the fact that other book bloggers had written very good reviews about them. There were reviewers who didn’t like the books though but I was still quite intrigued. Here are my three finds for this week:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes- I got this book on Tuesday, promised myself that I would keep it until I get through my current TBR. Anyway, I am currently on Chapter 8 and Its getting really good with each page. I can’t wait to see how it ends.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- I got these books last night.I hope to be disciplined enough to get through my current TBR before reading them but the temptation is so strong. I have seen only good reviews on November 9 and mixed ones on Anna and the French Kiss. I am intrigued though.
So those are the gems that I added to my collection this week. Tell me about your Friday Finds? Did you find any interesting books to add to your TBR this week? Have you read the ones on mine?