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Imperfect Truth

(Truth #1)

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I’m a blogger. He’s a writer.
He was my weakness.
I was his muse.

Once upon a time my marriage was built on love...
Until it wasn’t.

Where had we gone wrong?
I had given up hope…

But then he messaged me,
And his words intoxicated me.
Made me believe in love again.

Made me believe in truth.
My imperfect truth…
Published May 13th 2015 by AH Publishing (first published May 11th 2015)
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***** 5 Imperfect Obsession Stars *****

"I don't remember the last time I could truly say I loved my husband."

I have to say this book was a definite eye opener of reality. This book could describe a lot of people's lives right this moment. I was totally enraptured in the writing and loved it. It had me feeling connected and frustrated with Ava and her choices. It also had me loving her and feeling her pain of abandonment and feeling the ultimate loneliness.

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This is one of those books that make you think...and feel and cry along with the characters. I felt so deeply connected with the protagonists that I just couldn't put this book down.

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But first things first. Ava is a married woman. Her marriage has led her to a dead-end. Her husband Alexandre is a man controlled by his family. He is no longer interested in her, he lives to please his mother, he ignores Ava to the point where she feels worthless and little.

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If I left, would he follow me?
Would he
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Stacy
May 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Jan
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Absolutely devoured this book

So emotional gut wrenchingly done.

Ever read a book where you feel everything the character feels, the anguish they go through hits you in that place were you want to reach out and console and that sinking feeling when you know how its gonna go and you discover you were right but didn't want to be.

This my friends is one of those reads were you will either love it for the authors ability to draw you in or hate it because of the plot.

Brilliantly written.
Paula  Phillips
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a reader , you discover new authors and new books all the time and more often than not sadly they start to blend into one another . However though what does happen is that you will often discover a book and you will pick it up and not want to put it down , you won't want the story to end as you are so engrossed in it and you find yourself loving every part of the book. For me, that was Imperfect Truth by Ava Harrison. I had a feeling I would enjoy it when I saw the teaser about the book blogg ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I was drawn to this book because of the heroine being a blogger. It's the little things that pull you in. I have to admit, I didn't see the twist coming and that was surprising but once again, for me I felt that this was lacking that character connection that I crave when reading. I also felt that forgiveness was given way too easily and this didn't read right to me bearing in mind the character that we were led to believe the husband was. I know people can change but it was a 180.
Chris- Bookaddict
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
I skimmed alot of it. Just did not seem to grab my attention.
Lisa
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"I've always struggled to find where I belong, but how can I belong somewhere when I don't fit anywhere?"

I don't think I've raved this much about a book in a long time. Sure, I find books I love, but this one... it just hit a little too close to home, with me.

"... the road to forgiving yourself is the hardest journey to take."

You start with Ava who is struggling in her marriage and in her life. The spark has disappeared and she finds herself just going through the motions. She runs a successf
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AnnMarie
My 5 Star Imperfect Perfect Review

This story completely shredded me.
We all know an Ava or was an Ava.

One of the best things about blog tours is the privilege of reading ARC's from new authors and their debut stories. And sometimes you get a story so profound, so real, so fraught with emotion, it stays with you for days after.

Imperfect Truth is that story.

Amazing debut for the author.

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1-Click Addict Support Group
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am so torn writing this review. My first instinct is honestly not to like this book. It’s the kind of book that makes me want to scream and hate the heroine, to just close it and go back to my life. The thing is, I couldn't seem to do any of that. I started, and then I continued to read until it was over. When I say it was like a train wreck I couldn't look away from, please do not think that is a comment on the writing or the author. It was just that the subject matter was so wrecked.

Ava is
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Lorie
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4+ STARS

Wow! Talk about not being able to put down a book… this one is simply hypnotic and mesmerizing.

Did I LOVE this book? Yes! Did I HATE this book? Absolutely, yes, a thousand times over!

Imperfect Truth is a fresh look at the needs that drive each of us. It’s a character driven story that ultimately shows us that the key to happiness looks each one of us straight in the eye every day when we look into the mirror. Happiness lies within yourself and not others.

The depth of this book is wonde
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Diana's
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fabulous debut novel.. I devoured it..

Full review here..

I felt the struggle, the heartbreak and wanted the sweet refuge!
It felt real and raw and the story line was relate able. I wanted Alexandre to pull
his head out of his ass and grow a pair.. I wanted Ava to stand up for herself and
see the reality for what she knew deep down it was. I wanted Ryder the narcissist
to get what he ultimately deserved..
I got to see it all play out!!



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JC (Jen)
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Live your life striving to be imperfect; only then will you live a perfectly truthful life"

This was such a beautiful story, it is one that is relatable and gives you hope. Once I started it I couldn't put it down, there was so much emotion packed into this book! What happens when your marriage is falling apart and put to the ultimate test? Read Ava and Alexandre's story to find out. You will love this book!
Berry•Nice
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS maybe 4

This was quite a story!
I saw the plot twist coming but it didn't kill the story for me because this was much more than that.
What I took from this was - Loving and forgiving yourself. Second chances. Trust, Patience, Understanding and COMMUNICATION. I really enjoyed this
Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
This is one of those books that as soon as I saw it in my kindle, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
I had a feeling that this one would be good, but now I must say that it is not good, is EXCELLENT!!!

Its not easy to maintain a marriage when love, hope, friendship between the couple fades away... more important when communication is nonexistent. I hated Alexandre! I hated the way he dismissed Ava, never talking with her, never acknowledging her... with this little b
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Nicole  Sands
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’m a blogger. He’s a writer. He was my weakness. I was his muse.
Once upon a time my marriage was built on love...
Until it wasn’t. Where had we gone wrong? I had given up hope…
But then he messaged me,And his words intoxicated me.
Made me believe in love again. Made me believe in truth. My imperfect truth…

"My failures don't define me. Rather they are what make me who I am. I strive to live each day imperfectly."

I'm still having a hard time believing this is a debut novel. I was completely captiva
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Charee Young
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Omg Ava wrote a beautiful book it's was sooooo addictive I couldn't put it down at all
Grace
May 12, 2015 added it
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Ava Harrison
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Lustful Literature
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
**JODIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW**

“You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be you.”

“I’m not perfect. I’m perfectly flawed. A beautiful painting from afar, but up close you can see my cracks and bruises.”


I don’t think I have ever thought a book was so real before. I don’t think I have ever felt myself in a book so much as this one, this one is a story that no matter where you are in your life you can relate, we all have been “Ava” at a certain time in our lives however most of us don’t have a
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Kelsey
Let me start off with the dedication that is located at the beginning of the book.

Dedicated to the ones who broke me.
Without you, I would never have had the strength to rebuild.


This. This dedication speaks volumes. I feel as if Ava write Imperfect Truth from a personal experience, and to be able to take a personal experience, and turn it into this beautiful, heart breaking piece of art, is just astounding. Imperfect Truth is a reread for me, and is in the top 10 of my books for 2015. This was s
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Jill
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I saw a teaser for Imperfect Truth, I knew it was a book I had to read. A blogger/author romance with a sort of love triangle, yeah that basically screams my name.

We all know I love cheater books, because to me the emotions are super real, plus it’s something that happens in everyday life. Even if I myself have never experienced cheating, it’s something a lot of people can relate to. Usually when I read a cheater book, im always rooting for the “other” guy. With Imperfect Truth that was the
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Jennifer Lessard
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think this book was amazingly written. I think if this book was read by more husbands and wives, a lot of heartache like this could be avoided for many couples. The author did an incredible job with the story-line and she portrayed the characters in the story brilliantly. There was, just enough mystery, drama, intrigue, sorrow and heartfelt love sprinkled in just the right doses throughout this story to completely captivate me. I could not stop reading this book, even when my eyes were burning ...more
Jamie Lynn
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing

You know that feeling you get when you catch a glimpse of a beautiful teaser coming from a new book that you hadn’t heard of yet? The, “Oh my god, what is this book, and when can I get my hands on it?”, feeling? Yeah, I totally had that when I saw the Imperfect Truth teaser. And come to find out it was from a debut Author? Even better! It drew me in, and I had to know what this book was about. Ava Harrison was kind enough to offer me an ARC of Imperfect Truth and as soon as it landed on my kindl
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Melissa Jones
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy that a very thoughtful book friend introduced me to this great book and talented author. Ava Harrison has written an amazingly real, completely relatable story that myself and so many readers can connect to in so many ways.

Have you ever felt lost, unappreciated, disconnected, like your never good enough?
Have you ever felt that your spouse/partner no longer acknowledges you, gives you any praise or recognition, shows you any affection?
Have you ever come to a point in your relationshi
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Mariana Lee
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I very nearly didn't get this book because I'm not a big fan of cheating but all the comments I read in social media had me intrigued. OMG! I'm so glad I bought it, to say this book is amazing wouldn't do it justice and if I could give it 20stars I would. This story is so raw, emotional heartbreaking, sad and gripping. It has taken me on the most incredible emotional journey, I've cried, I got angry, I shouted at my kindle and had a lump in my throat for most of it. This story is so beautifully ...more
Kym
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5++++++ Stars.

If I could I'd give this book 10+ stars. It was simply amazing, beautifully written, emotional, sad, makes you think & I had a lump in my throat almost all the way through this book. What a stunning first book. Wow, I've never read a book like this. Ava, was amazing. Alexandre, made me mad most of the book but in the end l loved him. Ryder, don't get me started. I had a bad feeling about him, never trusted him. Loved Jules, everyone needs a Jules. Highly recommend perhaps one o
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Maka Neese
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

Imperfections make life worth living. We all have imperfections that we don't want to face but Ava's are continuously shoved in her face. In this emotionally earth shattering story Ava is pushed from one painful extreme to the next. Having a husband who doesn't notice her she seeks refuge online the way many do today. However, her refuge could lead to her downfall. Will the mysterious man be what she needs or will she save herself? Only reading this amazing story will you find the answer.
Jamie
Solid 4.5 stars.

Oh, wow. Sometimes in life you go through what Ava goes through. You have an Alexandre and a Ryder. You go through exactly what they go through and it DOES break you.

I ran through all of those old emotions while reading this book, I thought about the struggles, the heartbreak, the wreckage, I felt it all over again. Ava Harrison was able to pull you into the story of a broken girl, and put the pieces of your heart back together again. I would highly recommend this book to anyone
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Faith Andrews
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful debut

No one is perfect but learning to accept your imperfections is an uphill battle.

I found myself turning the pages because of Ava's journey of self discovery. I felt so much of this story in my bones, in my gut and in my heart and while reading, I compared myself to Ava like many women probably have. A big thank you to the author for her beautiful words and for writing an imperfect character to help us embrace our own flaws.
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Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.
When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.

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