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

All Your Perfects

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸยท5 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 Grahamโ€™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.

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง 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

15 thoughts on “All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover @colleenhoover #AudiobookReview #Romance #AllTheFeels

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed this one, and I’m going to have to remember the narrator-I’m so picky about my narrators!! CoHo really made you feel all the emotions in this one, and I think if you share experiences similar to Quinn, it really made it more personal. I’ve had 5 miscarriages, one was a 16-week stillbirth, and my husband didn’t want to have any more kids after my 2nd miscarriage since he was happy with our one son at the time, so I really became invested in this book. I became obsessed like Quinn, and it got so bad before our 2nd child was born that I packed up to leave him if he wouldn’t try to have another child, and he agreed but only so I wouldn’t go…not the best way to have a baby. It took 10 years until I had my 3rd child since I had the stillbirth in between that time and 2 other miscarriages, so definitely wanting a child so badly and not having one takes a tremendous psychological toll on you and your marriage. I’m so glad you had your son and I’m sorry about your miscarriage; I know how hard they are. I kinda agree with you; I’m not sure that I would have been able to laugh over infertility. I have a friend who has had trouble conceiving for 20 years and had to do IVF for her kids, and I can’t imagine her laughing not when I’ve seen her crying when attempts have failed; I guess everyone is different….love your heartfelt review! โค

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    • Thank you Stephanie x

      I’m so sorry you had to go through that, and i can definitely see how it can become an obsession.
      Mine was a missed miscarriage so i had to have an operation, and that was awful, you feel terrible, and so guilty, like you’ve done something wrong!

      It was only after I’d spoken to a few women and they had said “oh I’ve had 2” or “i had one last year” that you see how common it really is.
      It’s just that no one seems to talk about it, so you feel so alone and helpless.

      I’ve also got a couple of friends that has gone down the IVF route, one it worked for and one it didn’t, it’s a really hard time for them.

      V x

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      • Thanks, Vicci! It definitely can dominate your thoughts and everything else and then all my pregnancies were high risk (I went into preterm labor with all and was on bedrest with all 3 and had one born at 32 weeks), so I was a mess during all my pregnancies thinking I wouldn’t carry full-term-I don’t blame my husband really for just wanting to have our oldest after going through all we did!

        Oh, that is awful! I’m sorry! I can understand the guilt. When I had every miscarriage, especially my 16 week one I blamed myself because I was sure that it was something I did the day before that caused it or something I didn’t do. Guilt just ate me up and did with my preterm delivery too; I was sure that I delivered early because I was on my feet too much at work, etc. I think I blamed myself for years, and wow, I spoiled him rotten because of it…paying for it now that he’s 18!! I do think guilt is such a normal emotion after having a pregnancy loss and it’s especially hard if you have no one to share the feelings with!

        How true that is!! It wasn’t until I miscarried and was in the hospital that I found out that my grandmother had miscarried 11 times! She’d never said a word! Or that my aunt was infertile and had tried for years It was like the subject was so taboo! You definitely feel alone and helpless, and I’ve talked to other bloggers about that as well. It shouldn’t be that way at all. I’ve always felt that you should be able to talk about it just like any loss…

        The IVF route is so hard. It worked for my friend but took several tries each time. I just can’t imagine how hard that must be. xxx

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      • Stephanie it is Berit
        I had two miscarriages before my first was born, and I was so scared with all three of my subsequent pregnancies until they were born. Miscarriage is such a lonely loss, and youโ€™re right we should talk about it more, because so many of us go through it! xx

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      • Aww, Berit! I’m so sorry! I definitely know your pain of your miscarriages and the fear during your pregnancies. I used to think I went into preterm labor because I scared myself to death but I’m sure that wasn’t it but still anxiety during pregnancy is a horrible experience. I had to see a psychiatrist my 3rd pregnancy because I was such a wreck and having panic attacks thinking I would miscarry. It’s just horrible how your mind can play with your emotions. It is so lonely and I just wish it weren’t because no one should have to deal with that kind of loss alone or in silence. I’m so glad to hear others sharing their stories though because I do think it helps and maybe it shows that it’s not taboo but something we can help each other go through. ๐Ÿค—โค

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