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Thursday, November 19, 2015

#Review #Excerpt Perfectly Imperfect by @HarperSloan

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

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NOW AVAILABLE on the following retailers:
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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.
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Review- 4.5 Stars
Perfect: having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. OR
make (something) completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible.
Why do we as human beings strive to be this? Why do we cut ourselves down? Because society encourages this...but why? No one is perfect. You can look at someone and say they have it all, but do they really? They may suffer from their own insecurities that you may not know about. They may put on a brave face to drown out their own hurt.

It isn't that I'm a weak person. I'm a product of self-destruction, or so my therapist tells me. I'm a battlefield of strength versus weakness and reality versus my own mind.

Willow can't see past her image. She needs strength to fight her way back from all the mental and physical damage she's done or has had done. You can totally feel the insecurities that the Willow goes through. I wanted to hug her and tell her that she's beautiful, that she's smart, and that she was strong. The hell she went through was heartbreaking. To have those who are supposed to love you, those that are your blood belittle you and make you feel like you are nothing was devastating. She needs to set herself free, but how can she when in her eyes what she sees is disgusting?

Kane is swoon worthy. To have a guy who everyone wants or wants to be, notice you is every girl’s dream I think. However, Kane is not how you would think he would be. He's sweet, generous and an all-around good guy. When he wants something he goes after it and does take "No" for an answer. What I loved most about him was how he treated Willow. He built her up and tried to show her that she was worthy, beautiful and his dream. He opened up to her like he has never before and he was giving her his strength. Yet, she was giving him something too...truth and love.

The journey that Willow takes is realistic. Harper doesn't take it easy...no she shows the real side of the self-esteem that many women suffer from. It was a beautiful portrayal of regaining self-worth, learning to accept your flaws and finding the special someone who sees you for those perfect imperfections. You can tell this came directly from Harper's heart!

Kane and Willow together gave me hope. Kane was able to convince Willow to try, to trust, to be his other half of perfect.
"Beauty is found in imperfection, Willow, because to admit you're not perfect means your admitting you're not whole and absolute. When I think of myself, I see someone willing to admit he's 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 my 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."

My only thing on why not five stars is I wanted to see more of what she had to endure with Kane's life. I felt that it went to fast at the end. However, I realize it's only a story and it can't go on forever. Harper's writing is beautiful and the personal touch and note she adds made it even more special. I don't care if you’re a man or woman, we all suffer from insecurities. If someone tells you they don't, they are lying. It doesn't have to be big, but we all have them. I truly adored the story and was cheering Willow on, especially during her "fits"! Harper thank you for sharing your story and this story...beautiful! Empower yourself, love yourself and love all those imperfections because that's what makes you perfect! 4.5 Stars!!

Review by Heather Driscoll

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“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.

About the Author
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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.

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