***I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
When I started reading this book the 1st thing that come to mind was that it reminded of the US TV show New Girl as Emma is living with her three best friends who all happen to be guys, and as I love that show I was looking forward to reading it as I had the feeling it was going to be a fun read, and it was.
"This is the story of how I found my perfection. The road to where I am now was treacherous and bumpy, and far from perfect. And while my life may not seem desirable to most, I realize now that that's what makes it special. Things are perfect only in the eye of the beholder. It's the uniqueness that drives us. Life isn't about what is perfect for everybody else; it's about what is perfect for you."
Emma has always been happy with the way her life is and they way its going. She’s single, has a great job and lives with her best friends Shane, Tyler, and Rob. But after a family party, where her little sister makes a big announcement Emma realize that maybe she is not as happy as she thought.
“My life is great, but maybe I want a perfect life”
Emma will be turning thirty soon, and decides that she wants to get married and have babies. So Emma set out to find her Mr. Perfect, her future husband,
“I had a plan. I needed to find a man, and not just any man; I was going on the search for the perfect man.”
I like Emma she could be a little annoying sometimes, but she was fun, confident and independent, and when she had an idea in the head she went with it, which leads to some funny night outs. Unbeknown to Emma her Mr. Perfect her future husband is a lot closer than she think she just hasn’t realized yet.
I loved the friendship Emma, Shane, Tyler, and Rob shared they were all very closed, and truly great friends. I love the banter that they had. They all are sexy with different personalities, and her relationship with each one is very different, but each is equally important to Emma. Shane, Tyler, and Rob are all fiercely protected of Emma. They had some great times together, and some of their antics made me laugh.
“Each of my boys filled their own role in my life. Rob was the crazy asshole that I did dumb shit with. Tyler, being more of the brother type, was always up for a little mischief. And Shane… well Shane was just there through it all.”
I enjoyed this book, I had a feeling how the story was going to play out in the end, but I really didn’t mind as I enjoyed reading Emma’s journey to get her happily ever after. I am not going to say what happens, as I don’t want to spoil for you, but if think of Rachel and Ross from friends you will get the idea.
Overall I would say that Imperfectly perfect was a fun easy read that I didn’t want to put down. It made me laugh, and smile many times. The romance was cute, and it had a bit of angst. I would have liked a bit more smut, and I liked the last part of the book, but I did feel it was a bit rushed. However, with that being said this was a great for a first novel by AE Woodward, I like her writing style, it had likeable characters, and I was hooked from the start. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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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