WHY I READ IT
I have loved all of Harper Sloan’s prior books.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Mirror, mirror … who’s the fairest of them all?
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’
And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.
No. That will never be me.
Because I’m completely imperfect.
And … I hate myself.
I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.
Perfectly Imperfect was one of those books that will typically be loved or fall flat with no in between. Anytime an author decides to tackle an issue such as self-worth and body image I think it is brave. They are tough subjects and can easily be handled the wrong way in a book. I signed up to review blind. I had no idea other than I loved Harper Sloan’s Corp Security Series. I later read the blurb and I won’t lie…I was not thrilled with the blurb. I was afraid that Willow’s body image issues would overtake the storyline. However, I decided to give it a try.
I was pleasantly surprised. Though it lacked a few stronger or even maybe a few smaller plot lines, Harper did well with integrating the body image issues into the main characters’ storyline. The characters were decent, however, I found myself more interested in the secondary character’s subplots.
Will is a voice for the numerous of those who are voiceless in their struggle. It was interesting to see her evolve. I love that she was not stick then and that she was the type of girl who doesn’t get made up too much. It was different. Even when other authors try to pull of those like Willow, they don’t seem genuine like her. My only problem with Willow is that I wish I could have seen even more growth…but maybe in time we will.
Kane honestly fell flat for me as a character. Big Hollywood guy, with secrets mind you, falls for the “Plain Jane” as some would compare her to a movie star. Nothing new here. Same old guy. Different name. I was disappointed.
Overall, this book has a great message. It is a good stereotypical romance with a genuinely fresh heroine.