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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DNF after 200 pages.
You know, I usually have a lot of patience when it comes to books.
I don't mind if they first do it at 70%.
They don't even have to do it at all.
I don't mind if the story progresses slowly.
It doesn't have to progress at all.
AS LONG AS I GET MY HEROES IN THE SAME SCENES TOGETHER!!!!!
Separations in the book I just don't like, ever!
In this one, the hero and the heroine didn't even meet until page 150!
I mean, THAT much detail about their pasts is really, REALLY not necessary. I cou...more
There is no review I could ever write that will do this book justice. I can't even say this book is perfect, not because it's cheesy, but because this book will never be just one word. Reading this book isn't just reading some words on some pages and enjoying the story. No, these seven hundred and four pages are like nothing I've ever read before. I can't even say that any of the other Judith McNaught books I've read come close to the brilliance of this one. As much as...more
"Perfect", however unrealistic the plot line may be, had me so involved with the characters th...more
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
The more romance books I read, the harder I am to please…which I don’t think is such a bad thing for authors to have readers with high standards. This book was very engaging and I enjoyed it very much, and however much I liked it, I didn’t quite love it enough to give it 5 solid stars. Believe me when I say that I am conflicted and disappointed not being able to give it 5 stars because it has such strong characters and a suspenseful plot, but once we find out the killer and Zack is a fr...more
Judith McNaught is one of my favorite authors. I've read most of her historical romances and I loved each and every one of them to pieces. However, this is the first time I read a contemporary romance written by her. Usually, I'm afraid to read a book that belongs to a different genre than the one I'm used to read by a specific writer. I hated that Lisa Kleypas gave up on historicals in order to star...more
I don't even know where to start with this. A roller coaster of emotions. My gaaaawd. I love how I can rip a book apart to shreds when I'm not happy with it and can't seem to shut up but when it's a 5 star book I'm tongue tied and can never do the book justice. I'll give it a try....
My very first Judith McNaught book. It was love at first sitting. I seriously could not put this down 10 pages i...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
Con una pizca de suspenso, mucha sensibilidad y grandes toques de romance, Judith McNaught teje en esta oportunidad, una gran historia, que a lo largo de muchas páginas, narra detalladamente el pasado y el presente de dos personajes de...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
This is totally not me. I don't like crime investigation kind of story and I thought because Zach ran from the police and kidnapped Julie, it was FBI thingy. Then....it is Judith McNaught. It took me a year to think whether to start read it and what happen to me now?
I TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH PERFECT! But Paradise still on my top contemporaries novels.
And I'm not expecting Matt and Meredith will appear again....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.”