Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's Live! Perfectly Imperfect by: Harper Sloan...review, excerpt and giveaway!





Meet Willow and Kane in the newest stand alone by Harper Sloan!

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Blurb
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.



Excerpt
“Are you nervous right now?”
I nod.
“Tell me why.”  His demand, steady and calm, gives me the courage I need to tell him.  To open a vein and bleed my insecurities.
“I’m not perfect,” I whisper.
“And neither am I, Willow.  I don’t want perfect.  What so many see as perfect, to me, is fake.  Perfect isn’t achievable naturally.  No one, and I mean no one, is perfect.”
I’m shaking my head before he’s even done speaking, but one long finger comes up and presses against my lips before I can speak.
“No, let me finish.  There isn’t beauty in perfection.  It’s as fake as the image the word projects.  Beauty is found in imperfection, Willow, because to admit you’re not perfect means you’re admitting you’re not whole and absolute.  When I think of myself, I see someone willing to admit he’s as far from complete as it gets because, in order to get to that perfection, I need to find the other part of me who will make my life better.  To take all the faults I have and fill them, and only then will I be there.  You see, the way I see it, the only way to become perfect is to find that perfectly imperfect person who brings it out of you.”
When he stops, I swear I might have stopped breathing.  How am I supposed to respond to that?
“Do you trust me?” he asks, his voice strong and sure.
“Yes, Kane.  Nerves or not, I do.”
“Then let me show you what I see when I look at you.”
He brings his hands up, framing my face once again in a way I’m quickly becoming addicted to the feeling of.  His warm eyes implore, begging me without words to let him continue.  I do not intend to stop him, regardless of the butterflies currently taking over my system.  I’m all in.

My Review (ARC provided)
4-4.5 stars!

I think so many women can relate to this book. I know I did and it hit quite a few sore spots with me and surfaced some memories of when I was younger.

Willow (h) has had it rough, never good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or skinny enough. She has been attacked verbally by her so called family and her soon to be ex. She has been emotionally scarred and is sinking. 

Kane (H) is famous, sexy and , he's a notorious playboy and dates the model types. Willow knows there can never be anything between them but after a a brief encounter she can't get him out of her mind. Kane has never felt a real emotional connection with a woman but after seeing Willow he feels an attraction on a deeper level then just physical and he'll do anything to be able to explore that connection.

The first twenty percent of this book I was ready to throw my Kindle or I wanted to jump into it and take out some of the people in Willow's life. It felt that real, I even have a note after I read the prologue that says wow, after that I knew I was hooked. This was a beautiful story of a woman who is so deeply depressed and down on her self that she becomes a shell of the person she really is and in this book you get to see her bloom and become more confident and beautiful and it is quite an accomplishment to what she started off as. 

"I will never, ever allow someone to get close enough to hurt me again. I will do everything possible to claw out of this heavy shell I've grown around myself."

Kane is an awesome hero too, he respects Willow and truly worships her, he sees all of her beauty and makes her flourish. 

I think most women would benefit from reading this story. It makes you really think about society and the pressures we deal with. 

I recommend! In fact I've already gifted it to a friend.

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About the Author:
Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!


Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.



GIVEAWAY
$50 Amazon Gift Card


 
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