Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover


Title: All Your Perfects
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: July 2018, Atria Books
Format: ARC E-copy, 320 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher


Summary:
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?



My thoughts: While I am still new to Colleen Hoover's books, I have come to realize that her books pack an emotional punch that hits hard...hard enough to bring the ugly crying. But I don't regret reading these books at all...as much as they might be tough, uncomfortable reads at times, they are so worth it in the end...she truly has a gift of getting to the heart of human emotion in such an original, heartfelt way.

This book was probably one of the most difficult ones I've read in a while because in all honesty, it could have been the story of my life. It deals with something that I never in a million years thought I would ever have had to go through and so much of what Colleen Hoover put into her story I experienced first hand - infertility. 

There was a time, right after I went through all this that I would never have been able to read this book - it was too hard and I was too emotional and raw to handle anything having to do with pregnancy, good or bad. But, being a few years removed from this and having made my peace with everything, I can now not only read books about it, but also appreciate it that much more. And I think Colleen Hoover does such a good job really showcasing the true struggles a couple goes through when they deal with infertility.  I fully understand just how insensitive others can be, not realizing what someone is going through when they deal with infertility...but it really isn't something that is easy to talk about. It isn't even always easy to talk about it with your own spouse and that is who you are going through it with.

This book really struck a chord with me, in such a profound way. It's emotional, it's raw, but it's told in just the right way. I loved that Colleen Hoover gives us the story of Quinn and Graham's love both "before" and "now"...'before' being when they first met and how they fell in love, while 'now' is years into the marriage where they are experiencing a crisis that just might be the end of them unless they can figure out how to fix things.  This really creates quite the emotional suspense - are they going to be able to work things out or not?

This is the type of book that will stick with you long after you finish reading it. It's emotionally charged, powerful and thought provoking. Even if you haven't gone through what this couple has gone through, it will open your eyes to the struggles that so many people go through. It is well-written and a story that should be on everyone's reading list. Just have those tissues at the ready! 





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, 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.


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All Your Perfects  by Colleen Hoover 
Atria Books 
July 17, 2018 
Paperback ISBN: 9781501193323



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2 comments

  1. I felt connected to Graham and Quinn from the start. Between their love for one another and their insecurities, they portrayed a real-life couple. They are flawed and completely imperfect. They had to fall in order to pick up the pieces to move forward.

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  2. Great review, I can't wait to read it. I'm a big fan of Colleen's books.

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