ALL YOUR PERFECTS By Colleen Hoover: REVIEW

Posted July 25, 2018 by Renee / 25 Comments

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Published July 17th by Atria Books

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

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Hi Everyone, I know it’s been awhile and I’ll be back soon with a summer update on what I’ve been reading but for now I wanted to share my review for this fantastic new release by one of my new favorite authors…

Back in April I had gushed about Colleen Hoover’s books and I have to say, I still feel that there’s something so quietly addictive to the way she tells a story. You just know you’re going to become immersed in the character’s lives and for better or worse she’s going to put those characters through the ringer and perhaps break your heart in the process. All Your Perfects is no exception. In it, she takes a long, intricate look at marriage and what happens when people and circumstances change over the course of time. We meet Quinn and Graham who’re brought together in the unlikeliest of circumstances when their lives just so happen to take unexpected turns at the same time. Fate seems to have intervened for them and we get to watch their story unfold with a Then and Now narrative. I’m not always a fan of this type of back and forth narrative but in Hoover’s hands it works and it works well. I actually think this style of narrative works so well for this particular story because we get to see how their love began (Then) along with how it’s falling apart (Now) and this created so much emotional suspense for me that I had to keep turning the pages to see how it all turned out.

Hoover tackles some serious subjects in this story…infertility, infidelity, the evolution of love, sex…all within a marriage that at times seems on the brink of destruction with two people so often in despair. It was compelling storytelling to say the least. What I also found so fascinating was Hoover’s ability to create characters who could at times be so frustrating while also pulling at your heartstrings. Needless to say, I read this in one sitting and I won’t be giving away any plot details because what I’ve discovered about reading Colleen Hoover’s books is half the fun is going into her stories blind. You know you’re going to be surprised in some way and she certainly doesn’t disappoint with this new novel. I still feel like It Ends With Us is my favorite of those I’ve read by her but this is definitely right up there with it. 

Many thanks to Atria Books via Netgalley for my copy

25 responses to “ALL YOUR PERFECTS By Colleen Hoover: REVIEW

  1. So good to have you back! I’ve been thinking about you and was on the verge of a DM. 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful, relaxing summer. While I wasn’t in love with It Ends With Us and I don’t think this one is for me, I will try again when the right book comes along. So many of my trusted blogger friends love her work that I don’t want to be dismissive based on what was for me, one lukewarm read.

    • Thank You Ann Marie, I am having a good summer and just so happy to be out of a very long reading slump and back to enjoying awesome books and talking with all of my friends in the blogging community…I missed everyone! Maybe All Your Perfects will be a good one for you to try because it centers around older people who’ve been married a few years which is a change for her.

  2. Great to see you Renee! You’ve been missed! Glad you enjoyed this one. Sounds quite heavy but definitely one that I would like to read too. Fab review!

    • Thank you Diana! I’m looking forward to talking books with you again…hope you’re doing well!! This was heavy in parts yes but she breaks it up perfectly with the “then” scenes. Hope you get a chance to give it a try

  3. And I still haven’t read that CH book I bought! Hopefully soon and I like it and I can start reading all of her other books haha

    P.S So happy you’re back <3

  4. First of all, I’m so happy to see you back, Renee. I’ve missed you! Secondly – fantastic review! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. I agree that IEWU is my favorite, but this one came in a close second. Such a good book!

    • Thanks Brandie, I’ve missed talking with you as well! I owe my Colleen Hoover love affair to you and your recommendation to read IEWU, I’m still so happy you suggested that to me this spring:)

  5. I actually attended CoHo’s book tour for this book last night in Cincinnati! So I now own a signed copy. Actually before this week, I’d never read one of her books. I got my book club to select It Ends with Us for our August book, so I read that this week and really loved it. It was addictive.

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