Blog Tour & Review: Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley

Imperfect Love Tour


Imperfect LoveImperfect Love
by Rebecca Talley
Adult Romance (clean)
February 28th 2014 by DuBon Publishing


Summary

Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She has a career she loves, a husband she adores and a baby on the way, but a devastating diagnosis changes everything. The life she's built suddenly crumbles around her when her husband insists she choose—the baby or him.

Returning to her small hometown to rebuild her shattered life, Lauren crosses paths with Ethan Campbell, the man who stole her teenage heart. The old attraction is still there, but Lauren won't admit it to anyone—least of all herself. Her only priority is providing a life for her child, and she can't afford to get it wrong. Ethan is confusing everything, including stirring up feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will she spend her life raising her baby alone or is the family she's always wanted finally within her reach?


My Review

I've read one other book by Rebecca Talley and I really enjoyed it, so I was really looking forward to reading Imperfect Love. I thought the cover was just super cute and the title fits the story perfectly. It's a story about how love can be imperfect, not in just how you love someone else, but also in how they love you. It's also a story of how love can change.

This story was so heartbreaking, but also so hopeful! I remember being pregnant the first time and how it took us over a year (which is longer and shorter compared to others) and how that felt as a newer married couple. I remember skipping several of the tests that would tell us if the baby would have certain disabilities because no matter what I would love that baby and I would do whatever we were able to do to help him or her. My OB had several children, one of which had Down Syndrome, and he said that sometimes those tests can cause a lot of unnecessary stress that can be quite damaging in of itself. He still completely left it up to me. I could really relate to what Lauren, the MC, went through and how she felt in a lot of ways. They had been trying for a baby for some time, then it happens and everything doesn't necessarily go as she thought it would for several reasons.

I really was routing for Lauren. I felt she deserved a happily-ever-after and to be completely loved as well as her child. Life just isn't normally as simple as we would like it to be. I also really loved Ethan. He is such a good guy and willing to lay his heart out there. The other characters definitely filled their roles well also. I did want a little more dialogue here and there and more from the kids in the story, but otherwise I enjoyed reading about these characters.

I would recommend Imperfect Love to those who enjoy clean Adult Romance or just a heartwarming romance.


Content: Clean

Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.


Excerpt

The next morning, Lauren awoke to the sound of the garage door closing. It was only six fifteen but Paul had already left for work. He didn’t even say goodbye. Did he really have to work so much? Was it her imagination or did he seem to be working more lately?

She pulled the covers up to her chin while thoughts circled her mind. Certainly, Paul wasn’t deliberately avoiding her, but if she had to hang onto this secret much longer, she’d explode. This was way too exciting to hold in. For a moment, she considered calling her mom and telling her, but decided Paul deserved to know before anyone else. Even her mom.

Lauren rose from bed and gazed out the window. Morning was just beginning to break, and the neighborhood was bathed in a serene, purple haze. She loved the early morning when so many possibilities lay ahead. And today those possibilities were almost intoxicating. Once Paul knew she was pregnant, he’d be so ecstatic. They’d spend more time together, and Lauren would finally have her perfect life—just as she had imagined it.

Pulling on her robe, Lauren headed toward the kitchen. After school she’d drive over to Paul’s office and kidnap him. She’d take him to a nearby park and after walking around, hand-in-hand, she’d present him with the baby bottle. The vision of his excitement was so real it almost felt as if his arms were already around her.

Today would be a good day.

A day that would change everything.


About the Author

rebeccaRebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children.

 Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines.

When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.



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