Release Date: November 17, 2015
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.
** Standalone Novel **
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.
In Harper Sloan’s preface, she stated that she just couldn’t ignore Willow’s voice even though she was in the middle of the other series and projects. And you instantly get why. From the moment you start Perfectly Imperfect, you realize that her story absolutely needed to be told.
Harper’s book gutted me and I empathized with Willow more than I would ever care to admit. I might be Willow. Maybe not on the same horrific level but her issues with insecurities and self-consciousness are ones that I think we all carry with us. You easily feel and understand Willow’s pain.
The emotional journey that Willow goes through from start to finish is captivating and intense. Her family (and I use that term loosely) are horrible, horrible people. Instead of sheltering Willow with their love, they surround her with words of hate. Mentally and emotionally beaten down – nothing has been positive about Willow’s life since her mother passed away.
As you read, you realize that every despicable, cruel word ever spoken to Willow relentlessly bounces around in her head and greatly affects how she reacts to life. It’s brutal. Even though she’s desperately trying to find her own way and to believe in herself, it is difficult to overcome her family’s never-ending verbal abuse.
Not only does her family’s destructive behavior continues to reek havoc throughout her life, some of her lowest moments are witnessed by Kane Masters and she is mortified. However, instead of it being another disappointment, he becomes this bright, light of hope in her world. His friendship and affection is the catalyst that pushes Willow’s life in a new direction.
Willow slowly learns and reaches a point where she truly believes that she’s beautiful and courageous but it is a long up hill battle. However, once she realizes worthy and deserving of love – your heart soars. It is incredible.
So in my opinion, to confine Perfectly Imperfect as just another love story feels shallow and limited. Yes, Willow’s romance with Kane is a major aspect of her journey but her story is so much more and I absolutely recommend you find out why – read Willow’s story today.