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?
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All Your Perfects
by Colleen Hoover
“My husband’s heart is my saving grace but his physical touch has become my enemy.”
This book took me on such an emotional rollercoaster that I don’t even know where to begin on trying to explain the complexity of it all. Colleen takes us readers inside a broken marriage of two imperfect people trying to hold on to their happily-ever-after in the midst of devastating circumstances. I was astounded at how relatable both of these characters are. I honestly believe everyone who is married or has ever been married can relate to this on so many levels. Marriage is hard and Colleen portrays this in a hauntingly beautiful and real way. She focuses on an issue that is all too real for many women and marriages throughout the world, myself included and All Your Perfects will leave you raw in ways that you cannot imagine. This novel will consume your soul and squeeze your heart. Colleen…if you ever read this, please know that my world has been made brighter because of your words.
“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”
Told in alternating past and present Colleen lets us see how Graham and Quinn meet while also giving us the sad situation that is their present. I’m grateful that she chose to write the story this way because with the present being so emotionally draining and raw, the past was a breath of fresh air, but in a way it made the present even more sad to us as readers because we see their relationship as a whole and just how much they love each other. Overall, the layout and pace was uniquely Colleen; she grabbed my attention from the start all the while enrapturing my heart as only she can.
The characters themselves were perfectly written and portrayed. I felt everything…from their happiness to their devastation. Quinn’s inner monologue gutted me because it so closely resembles my own at times and just for that reason alone it was heartbreaking to see those thoughts on paper. All bases of the particular issue at hand were discussed and touched on and I felt as if Colleen gave validation and recognition to everything people with this issue go through. I loved it because I felt that, for the moment at least, my pain and sadness and worry were understood. Even for people who have never dealt with this topic will be touched by it and the way it shapes Quinn and Graham’s marriage. Graham is a total godsend and will forever hold a soft spot in my heart. I loved how Colleen gave us his inner monologue eventually and it made this experience even more devastatingly beautiful.
“The problem is, love and happiness are not concordant. One can exist without the other.”
I’m not going to give away too much on the plot because I went into this story completely blind. I had no idea what it was about except for what the synopsis gave, and I believe that is the way you should go into this story as well. Just know that in true Colleen Hoover fashion it was perfectly crafted, unique but relatable on such an intimate level, and deeply moving. It is definitely a page turner that you won’t want to put down until the end. It left me breathless, vulnerable in a way that I haven’t been with a book since Hopeless, and forever grateful that her brilliant mind gave us this. Just know that even though this novel will break you, it will also heal you in ways that you cannot even imagine. All Your Perfects is the ultimate story of love, loss, and unimaginable strength in times of chaos. You have to read this book. You will be forever changed by it.