From Goodreads: Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.
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?
This book is incredibly well done. Once I began, I did not want to put it down. The need to know what would happen for this couple who seemed perfect for each other had me enthralled. Except that everything is not perfect for Graham and Quinn…
Graham and Quinn meet under heartbreaking circumstances for each of them, but what they don’t know at that time is that out of that heartbreak would come a true, committed love like no other. This story is told in alternating past and present views and Hoover does an excellent job of keeping the reader engaged as the story unfolds and we arrive at the point where our couple has to make a decision.
I adored Graham, so much. He is such a good, kind, strong, loving man. And he tries so, so hard to make sure that Quinn knows that he is there, that his love is true, and that she is the most important person to him. But sometimes love is not enough and as the years go on and their disappointments become insurmountable, you get to the point where you’re out of options, you’re up against the wall and you realize you can’t do it anymore, you feel alone in the fight…and something has to change.
Quinn is a beautiful soul. Also kind, loving and strong–she was the complete opposite of someone who grew up in the very privileged lifestyle she did. She didn’t put on airs, or defer hard work and getting her hands dirty. She didn’t take anything for granted and worked hard for want she wanted. She loves Graham with all her heart, but no matter what she does, she can’t accept the cards she’s been dealt or what she deems as her failure. She’s torn up inside and is barely functioning with the weight of it all. She chooses to pull away from Graham, rather than lean on him.
Quinn and Graham’s story is not unique. At its heart are two people in love that want to start a family. Along the way they encounter severe disappointment as they struggle to conceive. Initially, they are undaunted-it’s just a bump in the road-and they persevere. There are tests and results and decisions to move forward with infertility treatments. The reader is there for everything and you will be in the moment with what this couple is going through. And when they get to the moment where they both feel broken and don’t think can do it any longer, you are there to watch them find their way back to each other.
This story drew me in and I loved it. You will feel deeply for Quinn and Graham as their journey unfolds. I think anyone in a relationship will be able to relate to parts of what Quinn and Graham are going through even if they haven’t had to deal with infertility. I bookmarked so many sections of this story, but in the end, I thought it better to leave it to the reader to experience it all on their own. I’m not sure why I haven’t read Ms. Hoover before, but I will be looking at her backlist now. All Your Perfects will definitely make my top reads list this year.
Grab the tissues, you’re going to need them.