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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blog Tour Review: IMPERFECT LOVE by Rebecca Talley (DuBon, 2014)

Imperfect Love Tour

Imperfect Love Imperfect Love Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She has a career she loves, a husband she adores and a baby on the way, but a devastating diagnosis changes everything. The life she's built suddenly crumbles around her when her husband insists she choose—the baby or him. Returning to her small hometown to rebuild her shattered life, Lauren crosses paths with Ethan Campbell, the man who stole her teenage heart. The old attraction is still there, but Lauren won't admit it to anyone—least of all herself. Her only priority is providing a life for her child, and she can't afford to get it wrong. Ethan is confusing everything, including stirring up feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will she spend her life raising her baby alone or is the family she's always wanted finally within her reach?  

My Review

Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction
Length: 283 pgs

Rating: *** (I liked it)

Review: I really liked the emotion in this book, and the way the main character, Lauren, had some impossible choices. It upped the tension and made the conflict more realistic. Ethan is a great hero and there's a good contrast between him and Lauren's ex-husband. Everything, from the cover to the description points that this is a romance, but I think it would be better categorized as women fiction, since it really delves into Lauren's life and the challenges that she faces with her husband, her pregnancy, and then her growing feelings for Ethan. I think that would help fit in the timeline better, for me at least. The first half of the book deals with Lauren's pregnancy and her dissolving marriage, and it isn't until later that we get to meet Ethan, even though he's a pivotal character. I missed getting to know him more and wished there was more of the romance between him and Lauren rather than the disintegration of the romance between Lauren and her ex-husband. My only other twitch was that I got frustrated when it seemed like Lauren wasn't growing and changing at all in certain aspects. I understood that the issues she dealt with were mind-blowing, that the changes she faced were earth-shattering, but by 75% through, I wanted to see her at least tip-toeing in a better direction.

Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review as part of a blog tour.

Content: Rated 1-5; 1 being minor, 5 being saturated
Sex - 1 (Kissing)
Violence - 0
Language - 0

Try this. Like reading about women facing tough choices? OLIVIA (Newport Ladies Book Club) by Julie Wright.

rebeccaAuthor Rebecca Lynn Talley
Rebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children. Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines. When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review! I agree, it is women's fiction with some romance. Thanks for reading it!


About Me!

I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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