Tuesday, July 16, 2013



Emma, Tyler and Shane have been best friends since they were kids. Along with their college addition, Rob, the four friends have an exciting life in NYC. In fact, Emma Sloan appears to have it all.

Despite being happy with her current situation, a big family announcement leaves Emma questioning whether she is truly content with her life. With her thirtieth birthday fast approaching she vows to find her 'perfect' man any way she can. But Emma will soon discover that the path of true love never runs smoothly and that sometimes, instead of chasing love, you have to wait for love to find you.


Imperfectly Perfect is A.E. Woodward's debut novel.  I think she did a very good job with it.  The story flows smoothly and she makes you fall in love with all of her characters.  You can relate to the characters and I felt like I knew them.

Emma and Tyler met at a very young age, when Tyler moved across the street from where Emma lived.  They hit it off immediately.  Tyler was like the brother that Emma never had, they were inseparable.  Shane became friends with Tyler, thereby becoming friends with Emma.  The three of them were best friends, they did everything together.

Emma, Tyler and Shane attended New York University and met Rob who also attended the University.  Rob became the 3rd guy in this friendship. The three guys were Emma's best friends, her world. After graduating from college the four of them purchased a condo in New York City and all live together.  They love to party, drink beer, dance, and hang out. Being single in New York couldn't get any better for the four of them.  Emma couldn't picture a future without having Shane, Tyler and Rob in it.

Emma returns home for her parent's anniversary party and her younger sister makes a big announcement.  Emma doesn't want to be jealous of her sister, but Emma feels like it is time to grow up and she needs to make some life changes.  Emma wants more, she wants the husband, the house, the white picket fence, the kids.  The only problem is, she doesn't have a man.  Emma decides to drag the guys to a speed dating event.  The guys are not happy when they find out she tricked them into attending it with her.  Emma had a plan, she needed to find a man, not just any man, but the perfect man.

Emma starts dating Bradley and she thinks all is well. Little did she know it wasn't. Something seemed to be missing. It's hard to give your heart to someone fully, when someone else already has it.  The question is, who has Emma's heart? When Emma realizes who is in love with her, does she feel the same way? Is there such a thing as a soul mate? Was the perfect man that Emma was searching for, been under her nose the entire time?

Emma says it best...
"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."
I really enjoyed this story.I loved all of the characters, they all had a role in this story. Rob had me cracking up on numerous occasion with his smart ass comments. Shane was always there for Emma.  He was her rock, her best friend, her shoulder to cry on.  Shane and Emma knew how each other felt sometimes without even communicating.  As Emma said, "You'll always be my favorite."  Tyler was very loving and nurturing as well.  All of the men had a special role in Emma's life.  One could be so lucky to have friends like Shane, Tyler and Rob.

I would recommend "Imperfectly Perfect" to anyone who is looking for a good love story and a story about the bonds of friendship. The only negative thing I can say about the book is, I wanted more sex in it.  The characters were single and 29 years old, I guess I just expected a little more than what I got.  Other than that, I didn't have any other complaints.

I received an ARC for an honest review.  This review was prepared by Heather.


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