“I love you more in this moment than any moment that has come before it.”
*Warning* Spoilers ahead
I have been in the mood for a trashy romance lately (and I mean that in the nicest way possible), so I decided to finally pick up a Colleen Hoover book. I read All Your Perfects in one sitting because it was making me upset and I had to see Quinn and Graham communicate and fix their marriage. I was very satisfied with this story and I ended up giving it 4 stars.
One of the few complaints I have about this book is that everything was resolved within the last 20 pages and felt rushed. I just read over 250 pages about their marriage falling apart and almost all of their problems were solved very quickly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they were able to fix their problems, but I wish there was a bit more build-up.
The only other complaint I can think of is how frustrated this book made me. I always get annoyed when the problems in a relationship stem from miscommunication, and this book was no exception. This book would have been cut a whole lot shorter if they just talked to each other from the get-go.
I have never read a book that dealt with the topics that All Your Perfects dealt with. I am a heavy YA reader, so normally most of the romance books I read are about a relationship forming, but never about a relationship falling apart. It was incredibly interesting to read about and I was even more fascinated to read about her infertility. It was another topic that was completely new to me and it gave me insight into something many women go through. It educated me and helped to show me how sensitive of a topic pregnancy can be.
All of the chapters that take place in the present day made me extremely sad, so the chapters that took place in the past were a perfect balance. The beginning of their relationship was so heartwarming and was a perfect romance story. Even though their relationship 7 years later wasn’t perfect, it felt much more realistic. I love reading romance stories, but (for the most part) they give me very high standards; however, this book explained to me that relationships are imperfect and can come back from the rough patches.
I think Colleen Hoover did a great job discussing how women are expected to have children and how insensitive people can be about the subject. Every single day, Quinn had to deal with people asking if/when she will have children. Not only should these grown adults understand that you should never ask women these types of questions, but these people shouldn’t expect Quinn to eventually have kids just because she is a woman. Graham is hardly asked these questions, but Quinn has to answer these harmful questions all the time.
Overall, All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover is a heartbreaking, yet powerful story about two imperfect people trying to fix their once-perfect relationship. I am so glad I picked this book up and I foresee myself picking up more of Colleen Hoover’s books eventually.