Imperfectly Perfect by A.E. Woodward
Pages: 160 pages
Genre: Chicklit, Romance, Contemporary
Pacing: Fast pace
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.93 stars
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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...
Our main character, Emma is a picture of a modern woman. She definitely has it all but just like most characters in chicklits, except for a perfect relationship. Her family pressures the hell out of her and she was sick of it all specially when her sister finally is having a baby and she's almost 30 but still living with his best childhood boy buddies. It was like finally getting to a dead end when you are enjoying the ride and you still want to go with it. There was a sudden shift of character after that realization. She began desperately searching for a relationship when it was obvious that Shane, her best friend is obviously head over heels about her and the plot doesn't even need to put Shane's point of view just to make it clear.
Shane, on the other hand is the Mr. Nice Guy every chicklit main character will fall into. Charming, caring and really pictures guys that are prone to being friend-zoned. Their "bestfriend" relationship somehow defines LOVE is indeed blind. All those years and they never realized that what they really love is just in front of them. Shane was the first to see it but unfortunately, Emma was already moving out and he didn't even put on a fight and just became a Mr. Not-so-Nice-at-All Guy. I loathed him for that. He just suddenly went from awesome to lame-some. But the important thing is that, they still ended up together.
Anyways, I still enjoyed it though there are so many cliche parts. Woodward put on quiet a fun, readable slight version of HIMYM (which by the way is awesome and relatable).
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