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All Your Perfects
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?
STEPHANIE’S 5 BLUSH REVIEW
*****This is a spoil free review****
As usual, Colleen Hoover tells us an original story about love, loss, secrets, mistakes, and healing. This is the story of Quinn and Graham. They meet under unusual circumstances and they fall in love. It is so very hard to write this review. All I can really say is: go in “blind,” meaning don’t read reviews, don’t get caught up in the hype. Take your time and savor the words that are beautifully written. It will be emotional, but in the end, it is worth it. Hold on tight because you are in for one hell of a ride.
“If you only shine light on all your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”
Quinn and Graham have an amazing story. It is told in alternating times of “then” and “now.” A few chapters are written from Graham’s point of view. Their story is written so beautifully. The words flow from chapter to chapter. I felt as though I knew them. I shared in their laughter as well as their grief. Graham is thoughtful and wise. Quinn is hopeful and positive. Together, Graham and Quinn face the struggles that life throws their way. However, there is an unexpected situation that will test their love and commitment to one another. Pain, guilt, anger, shock, and denial is wrapped up in a snowball that is slowly melting, leaving all of these emotions in their wake.
“And to be honest, I’m tired of swimming upstream.
I love the way he looks at the world through a pair of calm eyes when his life is in complete turmoil.”
To Colleen, I say, wow! I don’t know how you do this. You continue to amaze me every time you publish a book. Every book, including All Your Perfects, are original, fresh, and thought-provoking. You climb into my heart and take up residence there. You bring so many emotions with you. You draw us in and weave the story like a spell. To the readers, I say: Do not be afraid to read this book. It is an amazing piece of Colleen Hoover’s heart. Embrace it.
“When you meet someone who is good for you, they won’t fill you with insecurities by focusing on your flaws. They’ll fill you with inspiration, because they’ll focus on the best parts of you.”
Sandys’ 5 Blush Review
Colleen Hoover is an automatic 1-Click for me. I feel so privileged to have read All Your Perfects early. So many feelings were brought to the surface that I’m having trouble verbalizing my feelings even now.
Graham and Quinn meet under very unconventional circumstances. Getting back early from a trip, Quinn tries to surprise her fiancée, Ethan, with dinner and a sexy evening. Instead, she finds a stranger pacing in front of Ethan’s door claiming that his girlfriend Sasha is inside “WITH” Ethan.
One would think after that disastrous meeting nothing good could come out of it. One would be wrong. Years later these two people, who come to love each other passionately, are locked in conflict. A battle of wills, where they tiptoe around each other both afraid of rocking the boat. They each act for the benefit of the other, without realizing that they both see each other – plainly. The bond between them so tenuous that just a tug is all it needs to irreparably snap. Day by day, little by little, they each grow tired of continuing the façade.
The desire to quote from AYP is almost irresistible. Though resist I will because this is a story where each word should be savored. Far be it from me, dear reader, to take the joy of discovery from you.
Personally speaking, by the time I finished, I was totally and completely broken. I felt like Colleen was within the walls of my home. As if she took my story and put it all right there, in black and white for everyone to read. How dare she leave me like this? Open, bleeding, knowing with complete certainty that I will never be the same again.
Let’s get the technical stuff out of the way. Colleen Hoover’s writing is riveting. Her storytelling flows like the lyrics of a Sara Bareilles song. The characters are fully fleshed out and felt like I was watching the lives of real people. I haven’t felt that way since The Sopranos’ “S4-E13 called Whitecaps”. The subject matter is emotional for many couples – it is treated realistically here.
I’m devastated that I had come to the end of another Colleen Hoover book. I marvel at her gift, her ability to bring me to the edge of despair then pull me back from the brink. Two weeks after finish AYP, I’m smiling and wanting to revisit Graham and Quinn all over again.
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