Series: The Perfect Duet #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 30, 2018
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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For better or for worse,'til death do us part . . .
The better captured me; she's who stole my heart.
And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman.
The worse of her took my breath away--kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots.
When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again.
The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence.
I didn’t know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry.
But life isn’t always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse--even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away.
I’m getting married.
This is forever, 'til death do us part.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ok y’all, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you — I have absolutely no idea how to review The Left Side of Perfect. The author’s asked that we not use names — aside from the hero’s — in our review and that’s proving to be quite the challenge for me. It would always be tough because characters and my connection with them are so important to my feelings about any book. But it’s especially tough here because of how I connected with one of the characters. To not talk about my connection with her seems to do a disservice to the book, but I’ll respect Meghan’s wishes.
Meghan totally owned me with her Blue Line duet in July. If you’ve not yet read it but stumbled onto my review somehow STOP RIGHT HERE. Go read them. Then read this duet. Then you can read my reviews. 😉 I went through ALL THE EMOTIONS while reading it. In the end, I was happy everything worked out as it did, but I wanted — no, needed — Colby to find his HEA. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Perfect Duet and I’m thrilled I was able to binge them and get the whole story at once.
The Left Side of Perfect had me all up in my feelings and, again, sent me stumbling through all the emotions. I fell hard for ALL of the characters — though as I said above, I did connect with one on a totally different level for reasons I can’t name here — and I was so conflicted about what I wanted to happen. Ok, that’s actually a lie. I knew what I wanted to happen, I just didn’t know if that’s where it would all end up. But I also tried to keep my mind open to an alternate ending. Based on how I felt at the end of this book, I don’t think I succeeded. I better stop here before I give anything else away.
Read The Left Side of Perfect. Especially if you’ve already read the Blue Line Duet. Expect the feels. Anticipate being conflicted. Maybe have some tissues on hand, if you’re an emotional reader like I am. This one was a roller coaster of emotions, but I loved it.
For the record, Colby Brooks is a dirty motherfucker. Don’t let the all-American charm fool you. He is dirty, and honestly? I’m shocked.
“It’s all I want. One night. Tomorrow you go back to your planes, and I go back to my life.”
“To me, there is a left and right side of perfect. The right side of perfect is what society deems worthy of the title. It’s the kind of perfect you believe doesn’t exist, but in others’ eyes, it does. And then there is the left side of perfect, my favorite kind. That’s the kind of soul-baring perfect, full of flaws and shortcomings. It’s the most beautiful side of perfect… the imperfect.”
Do you plan to read The Left Side of Perfect?