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Book Review: Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

Steamy scenes, romantic gestures and cute banter made this book a fun read.

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Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

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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.

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I love the message in this book. I love body positivity. That was my favorite part. We need more books, media, and influence for girls to love themselves. Willow embodied women everywhere. I was so happy to read about her journey to happiness.

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” -Ed Sheeran

Willow has had a very hard life as far as her family life goes. She has the most hateful step father and step sister I think I’ve ever read about. It was definitely over the top, but it was needed to understand what Willow is going through in her home life. She is broken down by the people who are supposed to love her unconditionally. Instead she has a step father who blames her for her mother’s death and a step sister who is all but ready to go along with her father’s hatred toward her. These people have so much ugliness inside of them it’s a wonder they don’t sprout horns. Despite all of the emotional torture, Willow is strong at her core. She doesn’t realize that at first, but she will soon.

Kane Masters is an actor and director. He’s like the cliche fantasy of women all around the world. I, for one have never been that infatuated with the idea of dating a celebrity. I thought this was pretty average in the idea department, but I get why it fit with the story that he was in the public eye. That is something Willow needed to deal with and Kane helps her with everything she needs.

Initially, I didn’t really care for the premise that the love interest is what healed her. I love heriones who are strong on their own. I don’t need a man swooping in to save the damsel in distress. Don’t get me wrong, everyone needs a little help with issues in your life, but it was just like as soon as he comes into the picture everything changes. As the story goes on I felt a little better about the fact that Kane was the one to save her. He is so patient and loving with her and it made me reconsider.

Sometimes people just need a push in the right direction. All girls have a little bit of Willow in them. We all struggle with certain parts of ourselves that we sometimes don’t like. I’m not just talking about body issues either, this can go for anything including your job or your home, your relationship, whatever. We all have insecurities nestled within us. Even what we feel on the inside is not what we see on the outside. Everyone is beautiful and sometimes it takes someone to help us realize that.

Also something I have to point out …. SMUT! It’s smuttier than I thought it would be. This is my first book by Harper Sloan so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t disappoint in the smut department. There were some seriously steamy scenes. It wasn’t all lost in smut though. There are still all the cute and sweet romantic gestures that will have you swooning for Kane.

With the message this book has, I would not hesitate to reccommend it to any of my romance loving friends.

A big thank you to InkslingerPR for providing a review copy of this book. I very much enjoyed Willow’s story.

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