Release date: July 17th 2018
Publisher: Atria Books
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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?
All Your Perfects is a beautiful and realistic story depicting how two people can move from being hopelessly in love at the beginning of their relationship to fighting for each other when times get tough.
I’d like to start of my review by admitting that I didn’t totally understand Quinn’s unhappiness at first. I found it baffling as to how she could be so sad in her marriage yet she wants to have a baby. Babies don’t fix things, it only makes the situation more stressful. But as the story progresses and I begin to learn more about what she’s going through and why Graham’s love hurt her so much then I could sympathize with Quinn and where she’s coming from.
I really like how real and relatable their problems are, especially on Quinn’s part. I don’t want to specify too much but I do want to say this is something many women face and I like that Colleen explored this issue so much.
Graham is definitely one of a kind, in the way that he’s so loving and understanding of his wife and is accepting of everything about her. I think Quinn had all these expectations and dreams going into their marriage, that while Graham shared and loved about her, he also knew within his heart that none of those things would shatter the love he has for her should they not achieve them. I believe Quinn lost this somewhere down the line and definitely needed to be reminded of what truly matters and why they got married to begin with.
Being that the story is written in past and present times, you really get to experience the highs of their relationship and the most hurtful times. I enjoyed getting to know these two and falling in love with their love. It definitely started out crazy but you quickly warm up to the intense feelings between them. I’d be smiling at their cuteness and then crying at their sadness. It’s just that great of a story with superb writing. I haven’t read a Hoover novel since Confess, but this book certainly has me hopping back on the CoHo train. I highly recommend!
*I was approved via Netgalley by the publisher
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