🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 All Your Perfects Stars
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?
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!