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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★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

There’s no doubt that I support the message that this book is trying to convey, it’s a prevalent issue in the media but still we have women and girls who don’t believe that they are perfect enough for society’s idealistic view of what you should look like.

Willow Tate is going through a nasty divorce, her ex-husband having cast her aside now that she has put on weight. Whilst at her lowest low and the subject of humiliation, she meets Hollywood actor Kane Masters.

Kane is sick of the superficial woman who are in his circle, he is looking for something real and tangible. When he meets Willow at their mutual lawyers office, he feels a connection straight away and he decides that he is going to pursue this woman and make her believe that he is genuinely interested in her.

It was a nice enough story, but the insta-love was not really my ideal scenario and I found myself getting a little bit bored of the sex. It was slightly unrealistic how Kane remembers seeing Willow at a party several years prior and felt an immediate bond, without ever having spoken to her. I don’t know, I guess I didn’t feel that connection and like I said it was an interesting premise for a story, it just fell a bit flat for me.

The writing however was fabulous, and I have to say that it was refreshing to know that Harper Sloan can write something that is very different to her Corps Security series which is more erotica than contemporary.

Perfectly Imperfect is a standalone contemporary romance, told in dual POV.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review


“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

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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