Perfect (Second Opportunities #2)
A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fa...more
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In the late 70’s, Zack was brought up in an extremely wealthy, yet cold family environment. At 18 he is heartlessly thrown out. He ends up in Hollywood working a job that h...more
"Perfect", however unrealistic the plot line may be, had me so involved with the characters th...more
I really enjoyed this book. It is a rather lengthy read at 674 pages, but I was never bored, and the story was just riveting. The author draws you in with the compelling history about the main characters childhoods, and the circumstances that bring them together. This has you understanding Zach’s hard exterior and why Julie is so eager to please. It just made them so much more relatable. What really sealed it for me was that the last 60 or so pages that gave the reader wonderful bonus material....more
PERFECT was perfect with every written chapter. Before I start writing about my thoughts on the book, I love that the author touches on the foster system and literacy in children and adults..
My thoughts on this book was, WOW, and this is my 3rd book from this author. Her writing style was excellent in the way she includes all her characters in the book with everyone having an important role and also getting to know each character personally not just Zack and Julie. Ev...more
It's a fast book but I think the love story was just a little too unbelievable for me. The main character is Zachary Benedict, who was disowned from his family at 18, he somehow makes it to LA and becomes the biggest movie star/director. But then he's wrongly convicted of murdering his cheating movie star wife and he'...more
Don't get me wrong - I liked Paradise, but I think Perfect and Kingdom of Dreams were just so flat. And full of empty drama.
I vowed to stop reading anything McNaught after reading Kingdom of Dreams because I had a problem with the plot/character development: in my opinion, I think the hero was really unjustly mistreated by said author and the
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I liked the way the history of the two main characters is portraid. I REALLY enjoyed the kidnapping part + the week Juile and Zach spend in collerado - in contrast to what other readers thought, I found their process pretty believeable. while I agree their passion was a little too intense for "I just met you, and you held a gun at me, but boy - aren't you swell, so call me mabe" kind of situation, I did totally und...more
I had numerous times contemplating whether how am I going to begin writing justifiable review about this novel because of having mixed emotions I felt towards it, plus the fact that Jonah had rekindled my affectionate feelings over Paradise which she had flooded with maximum praises. (And her excitement was very contagious) what the heck..Contagion got the better of me so; let me try to lure you over Perfect, the sequel of Judith McNaught’s ama...more
Zach'ın karısı bir film çekiminde esrarengiz bir cinayete kurban gider ve cinayet zanlısı olarak Zach hapse girer..Aradan beş yıl geçer ama bir türlü suçsuzluğunu ispat edip çıkamaz..Son çare olarak hapisten kaçmayı başarır..Güzel öğretmenimiz Julie'yi rehine alır.....more
The problem is that the last few I've read have left me disgusted with the genre. This one, in particular, was not only unnecessarily long, but also far too heart-warming for my tastes.
Judith McNaught is the master at convoluted drama. The heroin is always a sweet, willful beauty who is seduced and betrayed in some fashion by a handsome...more
Zachary Benedict is a movie star convicted of killing his wife on the movie set, the day after he found out she was cheating on him with the co-star. Julie Mathison is a bright but illiterate girl from the bad side of Chicago who...more
Go fuck yourself.
I fell in love with you the night you came to break up our party.
People don't fall in love in five minutes.
Animals can't change, but people can, Julie! That's why the Lord gave us minds and wills. If you want to be a good girl, all you have to do is be one. Just make up your mind and do it!
About last night—I'd like you to know that I loved it when you kis...more
forse sto giudicando il libro in base al primo di questa serie che ho amato dalla prima frase fino all'ultima e non potete immaginare la mia felicità quando li ho ritrovati in questo
la storia presenta un amore e un'ingiustizia ai massimi livelli
un ragazzo riuscito a farsi da solo anche se ha dovuto affrontare a 18 anni un cambiamento radicale di...more
When an escaped convict wrongly accused and sentenced to the gallows meets a prim schoolteacher as she offers him a ride in what she deemed as a innocent and Samaritan decision, she could never imagine her perfect life would be irrevocably changed forever. Zack is a worldly man with a deep seated hatred against his family particularly his grandmother and his crude view of the world and people further compounded by life in the entertainment...more
You cant help it but feel for the injustice toward Zachary Benedict wrongly accused for the murder of his wife and thrown out at the age of 18 by his grandmother. Julie Mathison’s story is also heartbreaking until the age of 11 when she is adopted by a loving family and strives to be the best she could be so her family will be proud. When the plans for Zach’s escape are delayed by a few days he is forced to find a way to get out of...more
From the other two books in the series, I had wondered how the betrayal fit in and that was very interesting....more
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And now I am proud.
The world once was black
And now it is bright.
I used to walk head bent
And now I stand up tall.
I used to have dreams
But now I have hope.”