Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?
When I think about Colleen Hoover’s writing, “intense” is the word that comes to my mind. She’ll take everyday things and give the perfect depth by her raw writing. When comes to romance, Coho is the queen. She makes me believe it. Not the happily ever afters, the reality.
In this book she has written about infertility which many of us don’t understand the devastation it brings, many of us don’t even talk about it.
This book hit me like anything and I still remember the night I finished it. I woke my mom and started telling her about the story, about their love, about Graham at 2AM in the morning. And she’s to console (& convince) me to sleep as I’d to go to office the next day.
And now after 2 months, I listened to the audio book and cried again. It’s just perfect every time I read it.
Graham & Quinn’s love is not the perfect one, it’s messy, beautiful and real.
The book is split into 2 parts – now and then. “Now” is fully focused on the infertility and the marriage that’s breaking day by day. And “then” is the story of their love which has ended in marriage. So one part you’ll see them fall in love and in the next you’ll see the turn of events. It’s really broken me to see their relationship falling apart.
“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”
“I’m a grammar snob. It should be your perfections.”
“That’s what makes me like it. The one word they misuse is perfects. Kind of ironic.”
In the start, Quinn is just a next door woman who falls in love, gets cheated on and falls for the right guy. But as the story moves forward, she doesn’t talk the situation out and she’s started losing her side of the thread in their relationship. But she isn’t a coward. Her struggle is really written well.
Graham is my favorite though. He tries to be the perfect companion. He fails too. But the things he say now and then will make you smile and the climax makes you fall for him.
“I love you more in this moment than any moment that has come before it”
And my quote fir Graham would be “I love him more in the last part of the book than all the parts before it”
This story completely shattered me and I found myself picking the pieces and put back together as the story ended. A perfect example of “Love conquers all”.
I’ve loved this book and I will read it again and again to fall in love with Graham & Quinn’s relationship. To all the couples those have sailed through Category 5 hurricane!! ❤ ❤
My rating: 5 perfect stars