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?
It was truly magical when I read a Colleen Hoover book, it doesn’t disappoint me to be in pain all the time. Like literally and figuratively wow. All Your Perfects started with Quinn and Graham witnessing one of the most painful moments of their life. Back then, they were just strangers to each other who just come across to be in the same place who are both hurting in the situation. This book divides into two timeline. The Then which is how did Graham and Quinn meet and started dating. In short, this is the chapters that gives us butterflies and smiles in our faces when we are reading this part. Then there’s Now, the chapters where we feel all the emotions, the negative implication and their troubles, worries in marriage.
Cruel. One word to describe Colleen Hoover. How could she give us a book that making us feel happy and both at the same time making us hurt? That’s absurd. Beyond ridiculous. Could you imagine, I am hurting and then reading a happy chapter but I have it on my mind that they will be hurting all over again? That’s completely a sadist approach. I don’t know if I should be happy or mourn their marriage.
I wanted to share that I still have a fever when I was reading this book and you don’t want to imagine how I went through while reading this painful book. I started reading the book then stopped halfway to sleep because my condition got worse just to dream about the painful chapters where I left reading the book. That’s a nightmare, everyone. I tell you. I didn’t know that it could be possible to read a book then dream of them just to be disturbed on your rest without giving you a happy ending in your own dream. And it was so painful that my heart aches for Graham.
A lot of times, I put myself on the male protagonist’s shoes and it makes me wonder, is there a human being that could take so much pain and yet trying to understand someone but still keep their marriage on edge? I don’t think such fantasy would exist. I would like to applaud Graham’s empathy here and the drive to fix a broken marriage.
I was talking to Erika from The Nocturnal Fey and we were talking about Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient (which I highly recommend!) and it came to my attention that romance novels can be so helpful to male out there in terms of courting a woman or being in a marriage. There are a lot of references and tips that can be applied to real life. If only everyone is open to read a book, it would make a lot of people happier.
Back to All Your Perfects. This book is a painful read. All throughout my reading journey, I had pain and I am on the point of almost crying but I held back. No wonder that this book should be read by married couples because it offers a different perspective on being in a relationship compared to being married to someone and trying to commit yourself wholly to your partner. I read this book thinking of a happy read on my mind but All Your Perfects just gave me a lot of pain that I really don’t need right now. Perhaps, it was because I’m not married or I was not in a relationship so I couldn’t relate to the pain that they are going through but I’m pretty sure about one thing: that this book will touch people’s lives and will teach us something that we can use as a reference in the future. In terms of love. Of life. Or choices.
MY RATINGS: 3 STARS.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA and Women’s Fiction.
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