Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Not Quite Perfect – by Annie Lyons

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Sometimes having it all isn't enough... Emma has everything she's ever wanted. Her boyfriend's just proposed and her career has finally taken off. And so what if her latest client just happens to be downright gorgeous? She's getting married. Isn't she? Rachel's married with 2.4 children (well, actually, 3) and life is all about trying to leave the house in a non-stained top. Once it was about skinny cappuccinos, cocktails and dynamic ad agency meetings. She wants her old life back, but can it ever be the same? A sparkling, funny tale of two sisters and how often you don't know what you've got until it's gone.

My Opinion:

*Book received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Thank you so much Sara from Carina UK for sending me a copy of the book.

Not Quite Perfect is a story about two sisters, Emma and Rachel. Emma seems to have it all, she is engaged to her gorgeous Martin and she is a successful editor. Rachel is married to Steve and they have three sweet children. However, they are both not very happy. Rachel wants to get out, work again and have fun and Emma?! Well, her fiancé isn’t as perfect as she thought he is and then there is her new client Richard, he’s very attractive.

Rachel is also unhappy with Steve’s work situation, will the have to move to Scottland?!

Both women see their world turning upside down, facing fights and problems, not only at work or with their men, no the whole family was involved. I quite enjoyed the drama going on and I liked the switch between Emma’s and Rachel’s story, because they were still always connected. I have to say that I enjoyed Emma’s story more at the beginning, but also Rachel’s story got sparklier. Two great characters being there for each other and trying to help each other, like sisters would do.

AT times I felt that there was almost too much going on, which brought the storyline to a certain stop at times. One thing I found a little irritating was Rachel’s daughter Lily. A four year old girl can be clever and smart yes, but talking like that?! It seemed a little weird for me…

Not Quite Perfect is a great title for this book. The writing is bubbly and vivid and very entertaining. It’s a story about trying to find out what is important in life and also that live can’t be perfect all the time.


My possible cast:

Emma: Hilary Duff

Rachel: Haylie Duff

Martin: Peter Facinelli

Steve: Eric Bana

Richard: Colin Farrell

Annie on Twitter: @1AnnieLyons

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