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Imperfectly Bad is the final book in the A Series of Imperfections by A.E Woodward and is Rob Ziviani’ story. I could never forget Rob Ziviani; he was the bad boy of the group, he was a real player that the ladies' love. I always had a soft spot for him so therefore I couldn’t wait to read his story.
“There was a positive side to relationships. There was a reason to find a soul mate, to fight for love, and battle through the ups and down”
I loved being inside Rob’s head, and getting to know more about him, and finding out what had happened back in his past to make him become the person that he was someone who doesn’t do relationships, who drinks, parties, and hook up with random women all the time. He comes across as not caring at times, and a bit full of himself, but its all an act, he does care, and deep down he’s not happy he’s hurting.
”Over the years, I had become good at pretending I didn’t have feelings, but the truth of the matter was that I was dying a little inside”
When faced with someone from his past, makes Rob start to re-evaluate his life. It's not an easy road for him; he has tough decisions to make, and he undergoes a lot to finally see what he wants, a chance at a future again. I was glad that he met that special someone who helped him opens his eyes to this, and to love again. Someone who was his soul mate, who understood him, but who would not put up with all his shit.
“She was the strength that made my love stronger. She showed me that my heart could heal”
As much as I had a soft spot for Rob he did frustrate with his attitude, some of his choices, and he really pissed me off at times. But in the end seeing the new him, and the changes he had made, that soft spot soon changed to full blown love.
“You don’t have to say anything. I just need you to know what you meant to me. You are my guardian angel”
The storyline is about second chances, growth, understanding, change, acceptance and friendship. There is drama, twist and turns, and angst, but it’s also, sweet, funny, and entertaining. I thought I knew what was going to happen, but I should know better, as A.E Woodward likes to keep you guessing till the very end. What happens at towards the end had me reaching for the tissues.
“People come in and out of your life for a reason, whether good or bad, and they serve a purpose”
I have to say Rob’s story was the most emotional for me out of the series, not just because of what he went through, but I think it was also because I had a Rob in my life, someone very close to me who was just like him, who had been hurt just like him, and boy!! Did he act like him at times.
Overall, I loved Imperfectly Bad, and it was lovely seeing Emma, Shane, and Tyler again, how they were all woven into the story, and how they support Rob. I have loved this series, and it will go down as one of my favorites. It's bittersweet for me as I write this review as I’m sad that the series has come to an end. But I’m happy with the way it all ended for Emma, Shane, Tyler and especially Rob. They are such great characters who have a special bond. I have loved getting to know them, and I’m going to miss them, their banter and interactions, which have been both funny and heartwarming at times.
I loved A.E Woodward’s writing style, and the fact that she never fails to captivate me from the very first chapter, and I become invested in her stories. A Series of Imperfections is a series I recommend you add to your TRB list.
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A.E. lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children. Between her real job and writing she finds little time to enjoy life's finer things. However, in the free time she does manage to steal, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading. A.E. is the author of Kismet and A Series of Imperfections: Imperfectly Perfect, Imperfectly Real, and Imperfectly Bad. Working Girl is her fifth book.
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