Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Adult

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover @colleenhoover #AudiobookReview #Romance #AllTheFeels

All Your Perfects

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 All Your Perfects Stars

Synopsis

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?

Review

Well CoHo really loves playing with your emotions in this one!

I was in two minds on whether to rate this a 4 or 5 star so i met in the middle with 4.5

This book is about 2 people, and the struggles of marriage, namely being able to concieve.

I have been very lucky and have been able to have a child, but there was a point in my life that i thought i couldn’t, for 3 years we tried, and luckily i found out that he was a lying piece of crap, so i’m so glad it didn’t happen.

2 years later i met and married my now husband, and a year later, we were pregnant, a complete surprise accident, because i thought after previous attempts that there was something wrong with me.
12 years later, my little boy is my life, there was a miscarriage about 6 years ago, and that was hard as i always wanted a big family, but i have 2 step children who i love as my own, so i am happy, but for a while i really thought that is was never going to happen for me, and that was an awful feeling, so i can see how people become so obsessed.

Quinn is not happy, she cannot imagine her life without her own child.

The story flips between the past and present, and i loved the way that she did this so that it wasn’t heavy all of the time.

In the THEN parts of the book you’ll see how happy they really were how they fell in love and how wonderful life was for them.

In the NOW part of the book you’ll see how Quinn and Graham are struggling, really struggling.

Quinn wants a baby, she wants a baby so badly, but it takes over her life. At the beginning it was fun, having all the sex but then it turned into a chore, sex was just to make a baby, nothing more, and unfortunately for Graham he became part of that chore.

Sex was no longer fun it was a means to an end but that end never came for Quinn so they went down the route of tests, Graham’s results were fine at Quinns not so much.

To say that Quinn became obsessive is a bit of an understatement! And I understand why.

You know all those times that you say to your friends “ooh you’ll be next” and you don’t think about it, or when you say “When are you two going to start popping kids out?”
Quinn gets this all of the time from her friends, and also from her mother, who lends them money for tests and IVF, but that doesn’t work either!

Quinn feels ashamed and broken and alone because Graham doesn’t seem to be as bothered as her, or that’s how she sees it.

I often found myself sympathizing with Graham, but also wanting to give Quinn a hug and tell her how sorry I am, and that it doesn’t make her a bad person, she’s not broken, and she’s loved!

Other times I just wanted to shake Quinn and tell her to stop being so bloody obsessed, and that Graham was waiting there for her, and that he was hurting too, because he could see what this was doing to her.

The only issue I had with a book was last chapter, I don’t know whether Quinn would actually do that, I’m not sure that something as monumental as infertility could then be turned into something they laughed about, maybe it’s just me?

Either way this one is a great one to add to your TBR and Coho certainly knows how to pull at the heartstrings.

🎧🎧 Narrated by Madeleine Maby a new narrator for me who did a stellar job, I knew who was who and will look out for her narrating other books.

Grab that Kleenex. & a big box of chocolates for this one!

Vicci

Posted in Contemporary Romance

5 Perfect Stars🌟 The Simple Wild by K A Tucker @kathleenatucker @AtriaBooks #BookReview

Happy Monday book friends!

Thrilled to share with you my review for this book that is SIMPLE PERFECTION! Out tomorrow August 7 and I strongly encourage you to pick this one up!😍😍😍

The Simple Wild by K A Tucker

My Thoughts

5 Simply Perfect Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

K A Tucker is one of my absolute favorite authors, and this is now my absolute favorite book by her! Sorry “Ten Tiny Breaths “you still are fabulous… but this book has edged you out of that top spot! When you pick up a k a Tucker book you know you are going to go on an emotional journey, filled with fabulously complex characters, and a plot filled with twists and secrets that will keep you on your toes…. this book did all that and so much more… truly a beautiful story all about love set in the cold beauty of Alaska…

Calla is 26 and has not seen her dad since she was two years old when her mother and she left rugged Alaska for Toronto…Calla has been hurt by her father’s absence in her life, but fortunate for her she has the world’s greatest stepfather Simon… can I just take a minute to praise Simon’s character… this man was everything a parent should be, I was beyond impressed with him… and can I just say he truly deserved much more than Susan (Calla’s mom) gave him…. after receiving a phone call from a stranger in Alaska urging her to come see her father before it is too late and some wonderful advice from Saint Simon; Calla packs her many bags and heads to Alaska….

Met at the airport by Jonah a.k.a. “the yeti “ Calla’s alaskan journey begins…. for Jonah and Calla it is dislike at first sight… my favorite trope is enemies to lovers and I loved watching the relationship between these two develop… The banter between them was absolutely priceless and some of the things they did to one another were downright wrong… but so hilarious…..

I absolutely loved how Calla embraced small town Alaska… it took her a little while longer to fully embrace her father Wren…. and that is completely understandable after all where has he been for all these years? Not a phone call since she was 12, and he missed her eighth-grade graduation…. but Calla doesn’t know the entire story and as things are revealed to her and she gets to know her father better her heart starts to open up to him….

There is so much love in this book and it is beautiful and it is heartbreaking… The love these people have for the state of Alaska… the Love this community has for one another… The love of family, and not necessarily a biological family but a found family… and romantic love, both wonderful and new, and heartbreaking and lasting….

“The Simple Wild” is simple perfection… I absolutely recommend this book to everybody… it will make you smile, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry tears of joy and heartbreak… and it will make you want to go to Alaska!

*** many thanks to Atria for my copy of this beautiful book ***

About the Book

Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.

She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand n the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.

Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.

Have a wonderful week! Berit☀️✨