Monday, November 23, 2015

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

Meet Willow and Kane in the newest stand alone by Harper Sloan!
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Mirror, mirror ... who's the fairest of them all?
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn't grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all 'mean girls.'
And those mean girls were right - it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world - and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that's definitely not Willow Tate.
No. That will never be me.
Because I'm completely imperfect.
And ... I hate myself.
I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.

“Are you nervous right now?”
I nod.
“Tell me why.”  His demand, steady and calm, gives me the courage I need to tell him.  To open a vein and bleed my insecurities.
“I’m not perfect,” I whisper.
“And neither am I, Willow.  I don’t want perfect.  What so many see as perfect, to me, is fake.  Perfect isn’t achievable naturally.  No one, and I mean no one, is perfect.”
I’m shaking my head before he’s even done speaking, but one long finger comes up and presses against my lips before I can speak.
“No, let me finish.  There isn’t beauty in perfection.  It’s as fake as the image the word projects.  Beauty is found in imperfection, Willow, because to admit you’re not perfect means you’re admitting you’re not whole and absolute.  When I think of myself, I see someone willing to admit he’s as far from complete as it gets because, in order to get to that perfection, I need to find the other part of me who will make my life better.  To take all the faults I have and fill them, and only then will I be there.  You see, the way I see it, the only way to become perfect is to find that perfectly imperfect person who brings it out of you.”
When he stops, I swear I might have stopped breathing.  How am I supposed to respond to that?
“Do you trust me?” he asks, his voice strong and sure.
“Yes, Kane.  Nerves or not, I do.”
“Then let me show you what I see when I look at you.”
He brings his hands up, framing my face once again in a way I’m quickly becoming addicted to the feeling of.  His warm eyes implore, begging me without words to let him continue.  I do not intend to stop him, regardless of the butterflies currently taking over my system.  I’m all in.

I want to begin by saying this...#I Am Willow. Harper Sloan pulled out all stops in this book. This story of perception, self-image, name it and this book has it. Society today is a cruel and judgemental place. Magazine covers present body image as this thin and frail figure. However, not every woman or girl can fit that mold. We must build our daughters up and show them the importance of their own image and that it doesn't matter what other's think they should or shouldn't look like. It only matters is if they are happy with how they look. We must foster healthy images, no matter what that size looks like!!!

Willow has had a terrible life. Her mother died in a car accident, her step-father and sister Ivy both hate her, and lets not forget her ex-husband Brad who sleeps around on her. Some track record, huh? Her "family" if you can call it that, has only thrown negativity and mean words at Willow. No love, no support...nothing. If that was you, how would you feel? Maybe self-loathing, no self-esteem, ugly... That is exactly how Willow felt. Throughout her life Willow hasn't had very many people in her corner to support her. That changes when Kane Masters walks into her life that day at the lawyers office. He becomes her saving grace.

So...was it emotional? Yes, so get the tissue box and settle in on the couch. If you have ever not liked what you saw in the mirror then this book is for you. You get to see the journey and evolution Willow goes on to find her own acceptance in herself with the support of her friends and Kane Masters. This is a book you will go back to multiple times to re-read. Harper Sloan, thank you for telling us your story. Women everywhere can connect with you on a much deeper level because of it. Women everywhere...YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!


5 Stars

About the Author:

Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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