Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review—ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover


ON SALE JULY 17, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liarsseries)—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 have a perfect love story, but their unique connection is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart, day by heartbreaking day. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. So do they risk it? Is their history worth saving?

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple struggling with a relatable issue – infertility – whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. In Colleen Hoover’s inimitable style and brilliant narrative voice, this heartbreaking page-turner asks: Can a resounding love with a fairytale beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”

How does she do it? How? Every time I’m going through something traumatic and I feel like I’m all alone, a Colleen Hoover book comes out when I need it most. ConfessIt Ends With Us, and Without Merit all dealt with subject matters that I was personally going through at the time of their publications. So again I ask the question. How? All Your Perfects are the words I didn’t know I needed to hear.

“I probably didn’t notice because sadness is like a spiderweb. You don’t see it until you’re caught up in it, and then you have to claw at yourself to try to break free.”

If you’re wondering if she did it again...fuck yeah she did! Very beautifully, I might add. This is a story about the complexities of marriage and all it comes with it. The highs, the lows, and eventually the indifference that sometimes sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Graham and Quinn met on crappy circumstances that ended up being a blessing in disguise for them both. Now years later, the beautiful spark that ignited from the moment they met, is on the verge of going out for good. Is there a way to save what has been lost?

“My husband’s heart is my saving grace, but his physical touch has become my enemy.”

I realize that a lot of you like to go into Hoover books blind— I don’t blame you, because I do too. So for those that don’t, you need not worry about me spoiling the main plot line for you. I love CoHo books because she writes in a simplistic yet very beautiful way on subjects that are realistic. Women (and men) are able to connect in some way or form in every book she writes. I guarantee you that many will see part of themselves in the main characters.

Graham and Quinn are probably one of the best couples she’s written to date. I feel like I say that every time her books come out though. The new couple finds some way to up the last ones that were written. The issues this particular couple faces is heartbreaking. I wanted them to work—I rooted, cheered, and cried right along with them. I loved how they loved each other. When they were going through the lowest times of their lives, the love was still present—even if they were unable to show it.

“I miss you, Quinn. So much. You’re right here, but you aren’t. I don’t know where you went or when you left, but I have no idea how to bring you back. I am so alone. We live together. We eat together. We sleep together. But I have never felt more alone in my entire life.”

The story is told in Then and Now intervals. We are taken back in time to when they first met and how it wasn’t exactly a “meet-cute” but started something that ended up turning into everything. I enjoyed the present day storyline a lot more—mainly because I wanted to know how these two imperfect characters would find a way back to each other. If they even could.

Overall, All Your Perfects is an intense read that will no doubt tug at your heartstrings. Luckily, it has balance to the intensity in the Then chapters. Which are full of swoon-worthy goodness. Hoover fans, prepare yourselves for another five star read.

“As if he knows this, I feel his arms slide around me. His loving, caring, selfless arms pull me to him, and even though we’re on opposite sides of this war, he refuses to pick up his weapons. My face is now pressed against his chest and I am so broken. So broken.”

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three times—for Confess in 2015, It Ends with Us in 2016, and Without Merit in 2017. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit

Twitter: @ColleenHoover
Instagram: @ColleenHoover

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All Your Perfects
by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books | 9781501193323| 320pp | Paperback | Publication Date: July 17, 2018

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