Published: Olympia publishers
Release date: 30/03/17
*Personal rating: 5 stars*
Available to purchase from:
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WOW! That is the first thing I have to say about this book, I was kindly sent this book for review purchases and I have to admit, it’s not the normal book I would reach for but I’m so glad I did.
About the book:
Sarah Lewis desires nothing more than to begin again after a failed marriage and a tragedy so terrifying, it forces her to leave her life in London to stay with her best friend a world apart in South Africa. Despite immediate success in her business, she struggles to understand who she really is and where she belongs in the world. So begins a journey of discovery as Sarah re-unites with Katy in the land where she was born, where the air is lavender scented, and weekends are spent cycling on the beach. Until the day when she has to return to London to face the ghosts of her past and confront a situation that has grown more complicated in her absence. As Sarah’s story is slowly revealed, her intriguing tale will keep your interest every step of the way.
I’ll start by saying that this book definitely keeps your interest peeked the more you read. I didn’t think I could emotionally connect to a book as much as I did this one, it took me on such an unexpected emotional journey, there were times I had to put the book down and collect my thoughts to be able to continue.
Parts of the book hinted at similar events/emotions that I too was experiencing and dealing with in my personal life, reading about Sarah taking a break from her artwork (which she loves) left me screaming ME TOO!!!!!!!
Sometimes life just gets in the way of things and you fall into a dark place, even getting out of bed becomes a struggle never mind taking time to create something beautiful, so I truly understood how Sarah was feeling. When reading about the struggles in Sarah’s life I completely forgot she was a fictional character and viewed her more as an actual human being.
Let’s just talk about good old Edward for a moment! From the first interaction these characters shared in the book I just knew someone was bound to have feelings for the other or at least eventually develop feelings for each other! The way Taryn described the art class ‘date’ Edward had arranged just completely melted my heart, I was secretly wishing someone would spoil me like that! Haha.
Now, with Edward comes… Jasmine… cough this woman annoyed the hell out of me at times, she left me wanting to pull my hair out, the way she turned up to the cabin unannounced to ‘surprise’ Edward, or the way she got completely wasted at the cabin causing embarrassment to Edward as well as Sarah and Katy. I was just wishing she would disappear so Sarah and Edward could get it on.
I could physically feel myself cringing with embarrassment.
I have to give praise to Taryn Leigh, she wrote this book so beautifully and so captivating the reader will not be able to put the book down, the more you read the more you just have to find out with is going on and what tragedy/secrets Sarah is running away from. When the mystery reveals itself you will be truly shocked.
Taryn describes locations from South Africa in such great detail I actually googled all the places mentioned so I could visually put words into picture.
One of my favourite locations would be, Indigo Fields, the description of the spa and the scenic views were so vivid and detailed when I researched the spa for myself it was exactly as I imagined.
As this is my personal review/opinion I would like to mention a love/hate relationship I encountered with how much detail was used to describe certain scenes. The reason it was love/hate was simply because there were a few times I didn’t think so much detail was necessary but on the other hand I loved the amount of detail given to certain aspects of the story as it allowed me to envision what the characters must have been seeing as if I was personally there with them.
If I had to say something to a person that isn’t a fan of romance novels, I would explain that this isn’t just a romance novel it contains a whole array of emotions from love to heartache, including the hints of mystery thrown in.
I highly recommend Perfect Imperfections to readers of all genres.
To end this crazy long review I would like to conclude this by saying I truly hope Taryn Leigh releases more novels in the future so I can fall in love with them as much as I did Perfect Imperfections.
Taryn, thank you so much for allowing me the chance to experience a piece of your work, I enjoyed every second I got to read this amazing story of Sarah’s journey to self discovery and her journey to finding peace in her life.
Much love, Emily xx
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