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Mirror, mirror … who’s the fairest of them all?

I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’

And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.

The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.

The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.

Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.

No. That will never be me.

Because I’m completely imperfect.

And … I hate myself.

I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.

390 pages, Paperback

First published November 17, 2015

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Harper Sloan

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Harper Sloan is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author. She resides in north Georgia with her three daughters, four cats and one dog. While being independently published is a dream, she also has three traditionally published titles with Pocket Books. When she isn't working hard on her next novel, you can most definitely find her with a book in hand.

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3,915 reviews33k followers
November 19, 2015
4-4.5 #IAmWillow stars!

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Most women (myself included) have had some sort of body image issue(s) at some point in their lives. If you are included in the ‘most women’ this is a story written for you with a character you’ll be able to relate with. Harper did an excellent job writing about something that is prevalent in our society, yet not spoken about very often. Willow’s story of self discovery, moving forward and loving herself isn’t always easy, but it’s a beautiful tale.

Willow Tate is having one of the worst days of her life. She’s getting divorced. And one of her biggest tormenters is not only there to witness it, but is part of the reason. Blessing in disguise- that is what this divorce is. And at her lawyer’s office, she knows why. She meets someone named Kane Masters. She knows who Kane is right away, he’s famous. And he seems to genuinely like Willow. The fact that someone like Kane could like someone like Willow blows her mind at first, but it is also a catalyst in her changing her life an accepting herself.

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Willow and Kane get thrown back in the same place at the same time once again. And it just so happens to be another awful day for Willow. This time is different though. Willow speaks her mind and stands up to those who bully her. Kane witnesses it all. He can’t believe anyone would treat Willow this way. Kane is in Hollywood and surrounded by people who aren’t real all day long. Willow is a breath of fresh air and someone he wants and desires.

Willow and Kane’s relationship is one of patience, understanding, trust and love. I love how much Kane is there for Willow. He gets her and her issues and he supports her wholeheartedly.

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I love to read and when I read, I love to feel a connection to my characters. I love that I felt that connection with Willow. She and Kane weren’t perfect characters, but they were perfect for each other. I loved the characters and the growth Willow had. Kane was as near perfect as a hero can get.

This book had a wonderful message- being perfectly imperfect is okay. It’s okay to embrace the things about you that you don’t love. In fact, some of the very things you are self conscious about just may be the thing that someone else falls in love with. It’s a story that gives hope, a story that is about being brave, standing up for yourself and changing the way you see yourself. Thank you, Harper, for tackling such a difficult topic. Well done!
I know that our world will be full of imperfection, but I’ve found my little slice of flawless love and happiness here in Kane’s arms. His love makes every second yet to come of our perfectly imperfect life something I know will never get old.

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163 reviews308 followers
August 27, 2016
In a room full of art I'd still stare at you.

Willow and Kane

I'm lonely. Surrounded by millions and
still the loneliest motherfucker around.


I want someone real. I need a challenge.
I want to feel that connection to someone
I've never been able to find.
The one you read about.
The one that makes you feel alive.

This novel was definitely #PerfectlyImperfect! I always look forward to reading Harper Sloan novels and this one did NOT disappoint. This novel can connect a lot with readers ESPECIALLY woman because all of us at one point in time have been insecure about our appearances. Willow was insecure specifically about her body and found it hard to believe that Kane .. this fine, chiselled, and drool worthy specimen would be attracted to her (I SAY #WhyTheHellNot?). Kane is a successful and wealthy man. He knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. Kane is a perfect candidate for #BookBoyfriend. When Willow had to fight her battles she didn't NEED Kane fighting along with her. Willow could fight them herself however she knew she always had the support of Kane. Kane supports her through this journey of realizing that our imperfections are what make us beautiful. Most novels have a genetically blessed woman who not a lot of people can relate too however Harper Sloan shows that you don't have to look a "certain" way to attract someone. Society has embedded in our minds that woman should be more curvier/skinnier/taller/shorter etc. when in actuality that isn't the reality. The message being conveyed was truly beautiful and easily a 5 star worthy novel. #iAmWillow because I too have had insecurities that have held me back although after reading this it showed how irrelevant they can be.

And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself ..►♫


Those women hold nothing to you.
They aren't the ones I want. You are.
If I have to knock each and every one of those
fears out of your mind, I'll gladly do it
if it means you understand, without a
shadow of doubt, that when I look at
you, I fucking love what I see.

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286 reviews591 followers
August 3, 2016

“A person can be stronger than fear tries to trick them into believing.”

Harper Sloan went for the jugular with this book. That being the emotional jugular that makes you feel all the feels until your throat closes up with tears and you start re-thinking your life choices and how you can start treating yourself better from now on.

While I’m used to campy entertainment with my guilty pleasure author, she just did an one-eighty and bombarded me with heavy food for thought, wrapped up in a fairytale. The story of Willow and Kane delivers an important message about body image and social perceptions, while telling a classic over the top black swan gets her prince charming romantic tale. I wasn’t really sure if I was supposed to laugh, roll my eyes or maybe cry a little. I ended up with a bit of all of the above. Once I got passed the fact that this is not exactly a contemporary romance I actually had a rather dream like enjoyable time reading this book. Drama notwithstanding.

“Today is the day when everything I have been working toward comes to fruition. Today, I choose to be a better me. One who doesn’t hate herself. One who isn’t so self-conscious of everyone around her.
Today, I choose strength.

Willow has a bad day, in fact she has had a bad couple of years. Starting with the death of her mother, the father who didn’t want her, the evil half sister and the verbally abusive ex-husband. Somewhere along the line she gave up caring for herself and for all intents and purposes she stopped living.

Enter the day of finalizing her divorce. Everything that can go wrong does and on top of all the embarrassment she is rescued by prince charming - a.k.a sexiest man alive and actor Kane Masters. Yeah, I told you it was a bit over the top. Just roll with it. I’m the last person to pretend that the romance books we read are in any way realistic, but to be perfectly honest and because I can't stress this enough you should read this book as a fairytale with deeper meaning.


Oh Willow. She is a special character. Completely brainwashed and suppressed by her family, she is stuck in her head, unable to see the beauty in herself. I can’t lie, at times it is hard to see how badly she is treated and how little self-confidence she has left to find her way out of the downward spiral. It literally takes the prince in the shining armor for her to see the light. But once he appears she blooms.

Which leads us to the man. Kane Masters. He is a dreamy one. Obviously good looking, successful and lonely. Women throw themselves at him and yet he can't seem to find the one. That is until he meets the girl with the brown eyes.

What can I say? I guess the man is a pure figment of imagination. He always knows what to say and what to do. He literally is perfect. But don't hold it against him, Willow really needs a strong shoulder to lean on. I'm sure there were some minor flaws later on...yes, there must have been some. ;D

“When I look in the mirror, I won’t see the things they will most likely say about me. I’ll see me, Willow Tate, the woman who isn’t perfect, but she is perfect in her imperfections.”

Perfectly Imperfect was a good read for me. I was sucked in right from the start, just like watching a car crash in slow motion. Yes, that's exactly how messed up Willow's life is. I was immediately invested in the lovable, yet slightly awkward character and I devoured the rest of her story rather quickly.

Ms. Sloan has a nice writing style, hence her being my guilty pleasure author. She tells entertaining stories and this one fits that bill just like the ones I read before and on top of that it makes you think. In a world driven by superficial beauty and expectations it imperative to acknowledge the Willow within each and everyone of us and to make sure we live the life we want and not the one society expects us to. Willow alone makes this an exceptional read and a worthy one if you ask me.

**ARC very kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

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826 reviews1,023 followers
November 21, 2015
5+ "I identify with Willow" Stars!

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What a wonderful story that Harper Sloan has written! I don't want to seem a toady but.. I want to thank her because I feel so many people can relate to her main character and also to her. Harper (in the author's notes of this book) says this book is her most personal one and I felt it. I felt everything with this novel, and I just want to say THANK YOU, HARPER for giving us this story and making me feel especial even when having body issues.

So, Perfectly Imperfect tells the story of Willow Tate (a woman who is divorcing from a verbal abuser, a woman who has lost the person who she loved the most -her mother-, a woman that is not loved by her other family members and a woman that, consequently, has no love for herself) and Kane Masters (a super-hot, super-sweet famous celebrity that feels lonely and also feels a very strong connection towards the female protagonist since the moment he meets her).

Like I said… today is the day when everything I have been working toward comes to fruition. Today, I choose to be a better me. One who doesn’t hate herself. One who isn’t so self-conscious of everyone around her.
Today, I choose strength.

The first thing that I enjoyed the most about this novel is, obviously, Willow. Our protagonist finds herself in a very difficult moment and also suffers from quite strong body issues. Willow is a curvy woman, a woman who does not fit the standards that, unfortunately, our society has. And as I mentioned before, I identify myself with her for that. I also am curvy and sometimes I do feel bad about it but what this book has tought me is that I have to love myself. Willow is a weak character at the beginning but she has amazing people around her and she actually is a strong woman so it's beautiful to see how she finally stands up for herself and surpasses all the obstacles that are put in her path.

“Willow?” Eddie questions softly.
Turning, I look into his eyes. “Yeah?”
“You’ve come so far, honey. Promise me that you’ll try and look over those walls you’ve trapped yourself inside.”
I nod, not trusting my voice. Eddie reaches up and brushes the lone tear that trails down my cheeks. “I’m ready, Eddie. As scary as that is… I promise to go into this adventure with an open mind.”
“Even if that adventure takes you to Kane?” he asks softly.
I take a fortifying breath before speaking, a small smile playing across my lips. “Even if,” I promise.

What else did I love? Oh yes, Kane. Kane Masters is pure imperfect perfection, ladies (just like Willow). Kane Masters is now one of my favourite book boyfriends. Kane Masters is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Ok, I just cannot help myself ;) Kane is a very famous actor, producer, Hollywood director and he is lonely. He feels his 'relationships' are pointless because he is a rich and famous celebrity and he wants to change that. He wants an actual relationship, he wants a woman to love and he finds that in Willow. It's practically love-lust at first sight and I just can't explain how sweet and amazing these two are!

Kane and Willow together are over the charts cute and over the charts smokin' hot. I loved how she is stronger for herself but also how Kane brings a new light into her life and changes everything. I love Kane because she makes her feel loved and cherished. Sometimes.. I just love the super-romantic-and-cheesy stuff. I just can't even! Together, they are perfect.

“I don’t know, Kirby. I’m completely new at this!”
“I know, honey,” she says and turns her head to meet my eyes. “And it’s so beautiful to watch him bring you to life.”

“There isn’t beauty in perfection. It’s as fake as the image the word projects. Beauty is found in imperfection, Willow, because to admit you’re not perfect means you’re admitting you’re not whole and absolute. When I think of myself, I see someone willing to admit he’s as far from complete as it gets because, in order to get to that perfection, I need to find the other part of me who will make my life better. To take all the faults I have and fill them, and only then will I be there. You see, the way I see it, the only way to become perfect is to find that perfectly imperfect person who brings it out of you.”

“Every sinful curve on your body makes my mouth water. I want to run my tongue over every inch of you, tasting and biting until you have no doubt that what makes you tense with apprehension makes my cock hard to the point of insanity. Your body is meant for mine, and there is no place in your mind for you to doubt that.”

I know, I know: quote overload! I just cannot stop it, I loved this so much!!! And I would put more because there is so much that I liked about this book. Another aspect is the humorous moments that Haper Sloan brings us. I mean, Kirby and Eddie? The are so freaking funny! LOL Drunk Willow is funny. Kane is funny (and SO HOT). Kane's mother is funny hahah I mean, you have a little bit of everything in this book!

Willow: I’m in bed. Are you in bed? I want to see your bed.
Kane: You’re in my bed.
Willow: Uh, no, I’m not. I think I would know if I was in your bed.
Kane: Fuck, you’re adorable.
Willow: You’re really, really hot. Do you have your shoes on?

So, yes that was a long review. But very deserved for this amazing book. Therefore, my rating has to be my especial one: 6 STARS for Perfectly Imperfect. Again, I loved every single word of this and I enjoyed that much because I connected a lot with the characters. So, I repeat: thank you, Harper for this! And please guys, give this one a try because it is fantastic! Highly 100% recommended! :)
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974 reviews667 followers
November 22, 2015
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

There's no doubt that I support the message that this book is trying to convey, it's a prevalent issue in the media but still we have women and girls who don't believe that they are perfect enough for society's idealistic view of what you should look like.

Willow Tate is going through a nasty divorce, her ex-husband having cast her aside now that she has put on weight. Whilst at her lowest low and the subject of humiliation, she meets Hollywood actor Kane Masters.

Kane is sick of the superficial woman who are in his circle, he is looking for something real and tangible. When he meets Willow at their mutual lawyers office, he feels a connection straight away and he decides that he is going to pursue this woman and make her believe that he is genuinely interested in her.

It was a nice enough story, but the insta-love was not really my ideal scenario and I found myself getting a little bit bored of the sex. It was slightly unrealistic how Kane remembers seeing Willow at a party several years prior and felt an immediate bond, without ever having spoken to her. I don't know, I guess I didn't feel that connection and like I said it was an interesting premise for a story, it just fell a bit flat for me.

The writing however was fabulous, and I have to say that it was refreshing to know that Harper Sloan can write something that is very different to her Corps Security series which is more erotica than contemporary.

Perfectly Imperfect is a standalone contemporary romance, told in dual POV.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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896 reviews1,974 followers
December 21, 2015
4 Perfectly Imperfect Stars.

Willow is a girl with personal image issues. Except her issues run a little deeper than the usual self-doubts that women have. She despises her body, she has serious self-esteem issues and she doesn’t think she’s worth much. So when Kane, Hollywood heartthrob, crosses paths with her and show interest, she thinks it’s all a huge joke on her because there’s no way a guy like Kane will ever look to a girl like her.
But Kane likes Willow for what she is and he can see the beauty that she can’t. And he’s decided not only to have her, but to make her believe that she’s as beautiful as he thinks of her.


Despite this is a romance book with really sweet moments, and sexy ones as well, this was also a book of overcoming her own fears and empowerment of a woman that learned to appreciate herself was she was, and not as a society thinks a woman should be. As a woman I had my share of body issues (we are all guilty of that) so it’s nice to read a story where the heroine doesn’t have a perfect little body while eating burgers 5 times a day.
That said, I felt like the story was powerful enough with this premise an I felt like all the “other” drama that happened towards the end was really not necessary to make this book interesting and it was a little too much. There was a little of insta-love, but to be honest it didn’t made a difference for me.
To finish, if you want to read a steamy and sweet romance story, this book is definitely a good choice.


Rating: 4 Stars.
Characters Development: Kane is a perfect hero. The way he treats Willow and his so protective of her. Willow is really sweet as well, and despite her insecurities and self-doubt she really overcomes a lot. Her family was really nasty, and to be honest they deserved a huge punishment.
Steam: Hot.
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3,385 reviews1,991 followers
June 24, 2019
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4 'You Make Me Feel Alive' Stars

Willow Tate spent the majority of her life hating herself. Hating that she doesn't look perfect, that she feels useless and that her own family doesn't even want her. But when the husband she thought she deserved, the one that talked down to her and told her she was nothing, divorces her, she finally wakes up. She's not useless, she's not ugly and she certainly doesn't deserve to be treated like garbage. The day she walked out of her attorney's office a divorced woman she vowed to make a change, and nothing will stand in her way.

Movie star, Kane Masters never thought that the day he went to his attorney's office to check on a contract would be the day his life changed forever. When he saw Willow sitting there all he could do was stare at the perfect version of beauty. He wanted to talk to her, get her number, or anything from her. But she walked away and he had to let her. But he didn't give up that easily and months later he tracks her down and makes it impossible to say no to working with him. Kane see's how perfect Willow is and he's determined to make sure she knows how much she means to the world and to finally make her his.

I didn't really know what this book was about before starting it but it's by one of my go to authors so I jumped at the chance to read it. I had nothing to fear from Harper Sloan and I loved this book. I was a little nervous at first that too much focus would be put on Willow and her struggles, and then Kane would be lost in the background. But he has such a huge part of this story and I loved how he was there to help Willow along her journey.

Kane lived in the fake world of Hollywood, surrounded by fake people that all just wanted his attention and part of his fame. But even in that kind of environment he never let himself change and he still had the same caring personality that was more than a little swoon worthy. I really enjoyed his character and how patient he was with Willow and understanding about her fears.

Willow was such a strong character and I really felt for her and admired her. She didn't just have her own doubts to deal with, she had doubts that others were throwing on her. People that were supposed to love and protect her were the ones hurting her but when she gave them a big "fuck you" I was smiling so big and loved her even more. Being with Kane was so hard for her to do but she never let her fear keep her from trying and I really liked that.

I think the number one reason I like this book so much is because it's so real. It's not just a problem with self esteem that's thrown in the book to give it a little something extra. It's real and true and it was a part of the characters that was completely realistic. No sugar coating it or moving past it in a day, it focused on the real hard work a person goes through to become okay with themselves. Now with that being said, I did want a little more about how Willow was able to overcome the biggest part of her issues but they weren't just there and then gone the next day but it was kind of fast since time skipped.

Bottom line, I loved this story and couldn't put it down once I started. The characters were amazing and brought out the best in each other which was really spectacular to see, and the storyline was really realistic so there was no eye rolling from me during this one. The epilogue kind of threw out a lot of information that I wish was explained a little better but it didn't affect my rating at all. Overall, this book is just amazing.

ARC kindly provided by TRSOR Promotion in exchange for an honest review.
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434 reviews724 followers
November 17, 2015
4.5 #IamWillow Stars

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Fancy having every feeling you have for yourself diminished and taken from you because your alone and your family are the people that did that to you? Fancy not knowing what it feels to really truly trust those that are supposed to be on your side except they are NOT. Well that was Willow until she met Kane that is.

I'm going to talk about the characters rather than the plot because you need t go through it with Willow and Kane yourselves. So I'm going to explain the characters and how I felt while reading it.

Kane talk about swoony and loving and talk about a man who knew how to live and breathe in his own skin, but he was also lonely on the inside so when he feels Willow truly feels her there Is some form of peace in them as a unit. He just wants to love her and help her to let go, to let him take the wings which is a big ask but one he does slowly and surely. He wants to be the strength she needs when she doesn't hold it. To lean on him. Gah can I swoon for him anymore. He saw who she was inside and not just the outside, but adored the outside likewise. He made her feel strong and powerful..

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Yeah, I love my women to have curves because I find them mouth-wateringly attractive, but also because when they lacked those curves I crave, I always feared I would break them if I fucked how I love to fuck. Hard. Bruising. Rough.

Ultimately this is a story about letting go and of pastes and futures about feeling and living about loving and about finding THEIR HOME.

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I'd say though aside from the love story which to me came second although this IS AN ALL CONSUMING LOVE STORY, it is also about survival and finding yourself, about stardom and what comes with being in the limelight. Kane is a actor/director and is known worldwide. B eing with someone like that means that your name is written on all magazines and newspapers and its not always factual news we all read them right?. That made me realise what some of these actors actually feel and go through, as this read was VERY REAL. It's about how willow became her own and is happy to be in her own skin. It's about body image and how we feel about ourselves. This is also Harper's story I felt her in this throughout, and it made me feel strong while reading it, you know it kind of made me think about the whole body image topic and how I feel about myself, how I want my kids to be happy too.

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Willow really did speak to my heart. Truly because I feel like that myself it's a constant battle sometimes. I feel I'm a bad mum because I don't look the best compared to the other mums in the playground who can magically put there best clothes on, who can do their hair magically and put makeup on. Where-as I'm with three girls and just about manage to brush my teeth get dressed and sort the girls out before we leave so they can get there on time. I worry how people perceive how I look after my children based on how I look, except it's something I'm working on because they're only small and they look up to me. This story spoke to me because I too deal with eating habits and how people judge how you look. But I am getting there now I'm getting a little more time to myself. I think that anyone who has any form of self image and worry then you too will feel and understand how Willow feels, it will also give you some hope. I enjoyed this one and so very awed by Harper's strength for putting her heart out here.

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Anyone who's worrying if it's too deep it's not I just think if you understand the story and understand willow then she'll talk to you. This still spoke to my guilty pleasure heart and I loved every hot and sexy scene. It was a fast paced unputadownable book.

Enjoy Xo

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1,005 reviews796 followers
November 20, 2015

This story. What an absolutely beautiful message! I don’t know of any person, man or woman, who has always felt confident and sure of themselves or their appearance. I have had plenty of moments of insecurity and self doubt. I think we are always harder on yourselves than we are on other people. That’s why I loved this story’s message. I love how Harper told a story about a real girl and her struggles with her self-image.

When we first meet Willow she is getting divorced, after learning her ex has been sleeping with her much thinner sister. I was immediately cheering for Willow. Her family and ex are evil people who thrive on making her feel bad about herself. I could feel her sorrow and lack of self-esteem. I could see how her own self-hate spurred so many negative feelings. Her inner thoughts broke my freaking heart and I just wanted to hug her.

Today, I choose to be a better me. One who doesn’t hate herself. One who isn’t so self-conscious of everyone around her. Today, I choose strength.

Don’t worry this isn’t a sad story, it’s the story of a woman taking control of her life and discovering her self worth. Kane Masters is a famous actor and he is completely taken with Willow from day one. He was into her regardless of her size, when she was overweight or healthier, he didn’t care. He was completely captivated by her and just wanted a chance with Willow.

I’m the imperfect to his perfect.

I loved Kane for Willow, he was strong and domineering, but just enough so that she could feel his intentions. He allowed her to choose the pace of the relationship, but always showed his cards so Willow had faith in their connection. I loved these two together.

I actually loved so much about this story, but felt some moments were over the top. I feel like these two already had enough things against them. I loved the initial twists when I thought they would lead to different conclusions, but when they didn’t they just seemed unnecessary. The ending was kind of rushed and I wish we had experienced more scenes with them together. Does that take away from my love for the message in this story, absolutely not. I still seriously enjoyed the story and the message was beautiful.

If you are looking for a feel good book with tons of heart and sexiness, this is it!

I know that our world will be full of imperfection, but I’ve found my little slice of flawless love and happiness here in Kane’s arms. His love makes every second yet to come of our perfectly imperfect life something I know will never get old.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

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1,092 reviews1,197 followers
March 9, 2016
4.75 Stars
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Personal Overview

Willow’s life change completely when her mother died. Her stepfather revealed his true colors, and from there forward she found herself alone and being verbally abused by him and her horrible half-sister, Ivy. This caused depression and terrible self-image problems for her, made worse by her verbally and emotionally abusive husband, that she can’t seem to overcome.
On her way to her divorce settlement, from her cheating husband Brad (with her sister) she meets Kane Masters, famous actor, and her life has set a new course.

Kane is looking for a true connection someone to make him feel everything he has been searching. When he meets Willow, even in her worst possible situation, he immediately realizes she is all he ever wanted.

I want companionship. I want a partner I can build a life with outside the insanity of my celebrity status. I want more for my future than bright lights around me.”

“I want someone real. I need a challenge. I want to feel that connection to someone I’ve never been able to find. That one you read about. The one that makes you feel alive. Awakens you with just a glance. I know it’s out there because I felt it once before; a fleeting feeling gone just as quickly as it hit, but it’s out there … otherwise, the movies they pay me millions to create wouldn’t be instant blockbusters. Everyone dreams of finding that feeling. And until I find it, I’m afraid I’ll spend the rest of my days wandering around like a lost puppy.”

“I’m not a person driven by lust anymore; I’m a man who knows a real solid connection when it smacks you in the face. “I felt it, Mia.” I sigh. “I felt that zap. That feeling of being kicked right in the chest. All it took was for her eyes to meet mine.”

OMG, I really can’t put in to words I wonderful and amazing Kane truly was. He was loyal, devoted and caring, and so supportive of Willow through her self-discovery journey. Actually he was the key to her del-image issues, showing her herself through is eyes.

“There isn’t beauty in perfection. It’s as fake as the image the word projects. Beauty is found in imperfection, Willow, because to admit you’re not perfect means you’re admitting you’re not whole and absolute. When I think of myself, I see someone willing to admit he’s as far from complete as it gets because, in order to get to that perfection, I need to find the other part of me who will make my life better. To take all the faults I have and fill them, and only then will I be there. You see, the way I see it, the only way to become perfect is to find that perfectly imperfect person who brings it out of you.”

“I can see the same intensity I’m feeling reflected in her stare, and I know that what we’re both feeling goes beyond the love we’ve developed. This is more than just coming together physically. This was our souls devouring any space left between them to become one. To fuse together in a bond that will never be broken.
At this moment, our love turned into something so much bigger than words can describe. It’s only when I roll my back to the mattress, pull her body to mine, and feel her head rest gently against my chest that I realize tears of my own have fallen from my eyes.”

The secondary characters, especially Eddie and Kirby, were amazing and their help was crucial. And their bluntness and shameless comments also allow a few funny moments through the book.

“Everyone does it, Willow. You act like I’m the only person who uses a little ass cream on my face.” He stops what he’s doing when he realized what he said, a slight frown between his brows. “Don’t—”
“Don’t what? Point out the fact you’re probably used to butt cream in other places?”(Eddie and Willow)

Willow had through the book a true journey of self discovery, with the help of her friends and especially Kane’s love, we see her evolution, and blossoming of her true beauty. She let go of her awful past and open her arms to the future.

“I welcome the light just as much as I welcome the body I used to hate, because not only does the man I love adore every inch, but through his eyes, I do too.”

“I’m ready to move on from my past, and I know you’re worried about me because of everything you had to watch me suffer through, but you have to stop. It’s taken me a while, but I’m free of that pain. I can see that I was trying to search for the feelings I felt lacking, but I didn’t realize I was the one who held the key to them. I’m strong. I stepped out of that comfort zone I was stuck in, and just like you said it would, my life began.”

“When I look in the mirror, I won’t see the things they will most likely say about me. I’ll see me, Willow Tate, the woman who isn’t perfect, but she is perfect in her imperfections. They are not allowed to have that from me. I’m not weak. I no longer fear words meant to tear me down because I’m better than that. I love me for me. I love me for you. And I love you because you were the one who gave me this beautiful love, taught me how to see myself, and there is no one who could ever come between that.”

This didn’t get the five stars rating for two reason, first the way the whole Mia situation was treated and resolved Nonetheless it was truly a beautiful and revealing story, something we should all want to achieve, acknowledging our self worth.

“I know that our world will be full of imperfection, but I’ve found my little slice of flawless love and happiness here in Kane’s arms. His love makes every second yet to come of our perfectly imperfect life something I know will never get old.
Our connection will never fade.
The magnificence that we both see in each other will only intensify the beauty we see in ourselves.
He was right when he said that it took two imperfect souls to form perfection together.”
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804 reviews586 followers
November 28, 2015
3.5 Love Yourself Stars

It’s time to finally be the Willow I can love. Even if no one else can.

Willow Tate is a woman used to getting emotionally beat down by the people who're supposed to love her the most. Kane Masters is a successful Hollywood actor and an up and coming director. Oh, and he's hot as hell to boot. Can Willow finally find the emotional fortitude to realize her self worth, give the ass clowns she calls a step father, sister and ex husband the finger AND get her man?

From the moment (and I do mean the very first "spot her across the room" moment) Kane lays eyes on Willow, he knows she's the one for him. Willow, however, is at a low point in her life and no where near able to accept the attentions of any man, much less one of the hottest men on the planet. Without even knowing she's caught the eye of Mr. Eggplant in his swim trunks, Willow sets about trying to make positive changes in her life and crawl out from the hole her cheating and verbally abusive ex and family have left her in.

“I’m not going to say this again, Willow. That man out there could have anyone, and he wants you. You have to open your eyes and realize he wouldn’t be making this much of an effort if he wasn’t all in, so it’s time to do him a favor and do the same.”

There were some aspects of this story that really worked for me. The learn to love yourself message is spot on and something I wish more women would take to heart. None of us are perfect, no matter the time, effort and money spent to try and make it so, and realizing that fact is an important step. I have yet to meet a woman that can't relate to Willow and her body issues in some way. I also loved the fact her kick ass besties stood by her, no matter where her journey lead her.

While I hard core loved the message Perfectly Imperfect doled out, there were a few things I just couldn't make work. I can stomach Instalove if there's a level of plausibility to it. Not the case here. Kane took the term Instalove, gave it a major ass kicking and made it his bitch. Getting a glimpse of her across a crowded room, while she's still married, and sensing her energy and goodness through her obvious unhappiness is a little much for me to stomach. Then he actually meets her, during one of the lowest moments of her life, and it's GAME THE EFF ON! A little more growth as a couple before the "mine" stuff, outside of the bedroom, would've worked better for me.

I keep going back and forth between a 3 and 4 star rating, but the bottom line is I still enjoyed Perfectly Imperfect despite my Instalove misgivings. I'm going to take the positive body thoughts with me the next time my 5'9" size 12 self is forced to go shopping for jeans with my petite size 6 bestie. That shit can get brutal!
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268 reviews96 followers
November 19, 2015
DNF @ 54% I had to check if this was a fantasy! but no it was a contemporary romance... I don't even know how many times I rolled my eyes or facepalmed... it's ridiculous.

That, Willow, was the first time in my life I felt something burn my senses into awareness. I couldn't understand it. The spark against my skin, the tingles down my spine- none of it made sense. It wasn't until about an hour into the event that I found out why... or should I say who had caused it.

Yes! he felt her presence. they had a "bond" even when they haven't met yet! and he doesn't like her because of her personality! no!! he likes her because they have a "special connection" and he likes her body.

I thought this book was supposed to be about how people fall in love with the person, his/ her personality , his/her soul after they know each other.
Nope! not this one. This is about magical feelings that appear out of no where.

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2,101 reviews1,263 followers
November 22, 2015
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Picture Perfect!!!! Harper Sloan delivers a stunningly beautiful, heartfelt, and touching read. Ms. Sloan captures our hearts as she strips her readers bare and exposes an honest and raw story in Perfectly Imperfect.

Perfection. As humans, we all strive to achieve some form of perfection in our lives whether it be getting good grades, finding the perfect wedding dress, the perfect mate, or in this case, the perfect body. As a woman, who can easily relate to the heroine with her struggles on body image, I applaud Harper Sloan for stripping her readers naked and allowing them to see true beauty does not solely lie on the outside. But that beauty is in our flaws, imperfections and the true essence of beauty lies in happiness. Our beauty lies in accepting everything about oneself whether you are a size 0 or size 14. And Harper Sloan's Perfectly Imperfect truly captured this important message.


Willow Tate is a heroine that I truly admire because she showed us what it means to be real, vulnerable and how to find strength, love and happiness within oneself. Willow is just like any woman out there who finds themselves losing control. And when we hit rock bottom, depression and insecurities can take root leaving us to feel uncomfortable in our skins. Hence, making us feel not worthy of love. Our sense of self worth is lost in peer pressure, negativity and insecurity. And for Willow Tate, the journey of acceptance and happiness was not an easy feat. It was a journey that took years and months for her to really step back and see that her self-worth was the key to her happiness and love. And along this path of reclaiming her life, she found a man who loved and appreciated all her curves.

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Though Perfectly Imperfect biggest message was about learning to love yourself, it also had a great love story in the backdrop. I absolutely adored the relationship of Willow and Kane as they navigated through their relationship. As a celebrity in Hollywood, Kane Masters never pressured Willow to change or be skinny. He accepted everything about her and I loved that he was her biggest supporter and her pillar of strength.


Thank you Harper Sloan for gifting your readers this beautiful and touching story. Thank you for writing a story that was full of heart, honesty and raw emotions. And lastly, thank you for reminding readers who are the Willow Tate's out there that it's okay to be imperfect. So if you are looking for a sexy romance that will set your hearts racing and a book that delivers a heartfelt message then I highly recommend you to read Perfectly Imperfect. Just remember perfect is boring and imperfections is beauty.

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Author 26 books1,766 followers
November 10, 2015
I'm a bit speechless, so please stay with me. I went into Perfectly Imperfect with a general idea of what I thought the book would be about and even though I was right on some level, Perfectly Imperfect was so much more. There aren't many book that can hold my attention and draw emotion from me, but this one did just that. There were points during the book where I would've swore that Harper somehow managed to weasel her way into my brain and pull the words from my head. She was able to capture so much with her character Willow and I truly believe that most women will be able to connect to her in some way or another and not only will they connect with her, they wall fall in love with her just like I did ... and don't even get me started on her male character Kane. I've said it over and over again and i'll say it now ... NO ONE can write a male character like Harper can. Trust me when i say that Kane Masters will quickly become your next book boyfriend.

I'm a firm believer of not giving away too many details in a review, and that holds firm with this book. Perfectly Imperfect is one of those stories that you have to experience. It's a lot like a ride, you have to sit down, buckle up and trust this amazingly talented author to take you one hell of a ride. And trust me, she will take you on one hell of a ride.

Will she rip your heart out ... yes.
Will she put it back together ... tenfold.
Will she pulls emotions from you that you didn't even know existed ... inevitably.

But isn't that great thing about authors ... their ability to to make us feel with words?

There is no doubt in my mind that this is Harper's best work to date and I promise you that you will not regret reading this book. To put it simply, Perfectly Imperfect is an amazing tale of one woman's journey through life and her ability to overcome her hardships and insecurities. With each page her strength will amaze you and you'll find yourself rooting for her, and crying with her.

Thank you, Harper, for this beautiful story. #iAmWillow
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388 reviews12 followers
November 22, 2015
I am a large woman myself so I was looking forward to a story about a big girl finding true love, a love that doesn't see the pounds on the outside but the beautiful woman wrapped in them.
this story however is just to over the top for me. It's insta love which I am not a fan of at all. I understand attraction but to do insane things for people you only laid eyes on is not believable to me.
The story is told by willow and Kane povs but when we first encounter Kanes POV he retells the first few chapters we already read from Willows POV only with his over the top mushy verse. This story is just to unbelievable and I had to stop reading after he called her his doe or mentions her doe eyes repeatedly in one chapter. It was creepy.
From all the other reviews I know I'm on my own in my judgement of this book and I'm sorry I feel this way, especially after reading the author notes. My life experiences as a large woman have not been horrible or bleak. I never have hated myself for my size, or felt sorry for myself. when someone tries to insult me by mentioning my weight I laugh and ask if they think I'm stupid. I own a mirror, I put on clothes, drive in cars, eat out and fly on planes. Trust me, the world is not made for larger people but I'm not about to let it get me down. I have been thin, and i have been large in my life and I can honestly say, it is what YOU make it.
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689 reviews13.5k followers
November 23, 2015
I've struggled to write this review.
I didn't want to go into anything overly personal but at the same time I felt like Willow's story forced you to reveal a little of yourself.

So many woman deal with body image issues.
So often the way we see ourselves is in a negative light.
And so so so often we feel so completely unworthy that being motivated to put in effort, to change and make ourselves better, is almost impossible.

How can you change your self perception when you don't think you are worthy of that change? It's extremely hard.

Growing up I was a skinny girl. I never had weight issues, but I had other issues. I never really knew WHO I was. I looked for my sense of worth in so many bad places. Once I turned 18, I got married, and within a couple months was pregnant. After that, I began to have not only self worth issues (brought in from BEFORE my marriage), but body image issues as well. I put on A LOT of weight. And with every child I had (I have 3 kids), my hips grew thicker, my butt grew bigger, my boobs got fuller, and my tummy was rounder.

Slowly over time these "self image issues" have grown in leaps and bounds. And I have lost any sense of who I am.

I think that's where so many woman will relate to Willow and this story. I really can't explain how much Willow is EVERY WOMAN. She feels like she's not good enough. She feels fat and ugly and unworthy of love and compassion. But the thing that separates Willow and makes her so inspiring is that under all that pain and rejection is woman who has FIGHT in her.

She knows that SHE is the only one who can PULL herself out. And she is ready to try and turn things around. Her toxic marriage is ending. And Willow is ready to leave the past behind and do something to make her life better. When Kane Masters enters Willow's life she is able to see herself through his eyes and with some nudging she is able to really find her self worth.

There is definitely drama and angst, crazy characters and funny moments, sex and swooniness, but I think this book is deeper than all that. This is really Willows journey to self acceptance.

I enjoyed every minute of it and I really loved watching her blossom and bloom under Kane's touch and unconditional love. I definitely think this book made me think about some of my personal issues and Willow inspired me to attack them. To find some sort of strength and motivation in myself to make the changes I need to make and accept myself for who I am, flaws and all.
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532 reviews265 followers
October 26, 2016
Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog

Steamy scenes, romantic gestures and cute banter made this book a fun read.

#IAmWillow #WeAreWillow

I love the message in this book. I love body positivity. That was my favorite part. We need more books, media, and influence for girls to love themselves. Willow embodied women everywhere. I was so happy to read about her journey to happiness.

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” -Ed Sheeran

Willow has had a very hard life as far as her family life goes. She has the most hateful step father and step sister I think I’ve ever read about. It was definitely over the top, but it was needed to understand what Willow is going through in her home life. She is broken down by the people who are supposed to love her unconditionally. Instead she has a step father who blames her for her mother’s death and a step sister who is all but ready to go along with her father’s hatred toward her. These people have so much ugliness inside of them it’s a wonder they don’t sprout horns. Despite all of the emotional torture, Willow is strong at her core. She doesn’t realize that at first, but she will soon.

Kane Masters is an actor and director. He’s like the cliche fantasy of women all around the world. I, for one have never been that infatuated with the idea of dating a celebrity. I thought this was pretty average in the idea department, but I get why it fit with the story that he was in the public eye. That is something Willow needed to deal with and Kane helps her with everything she needs.

Initially, I didn’t really care for the premise that the love interest is what healed her. I love heriones who are strong on their own. I don’t need a man swooping in to save the damsel in distress. Don’t get me wrong, everyone needs a little help with issues in your life, but it was just like as soon as he comes into the picture everything changes. As the story goes on I felt a little better about the fact that Kane was the one to save her. He is so patient and loving with her and it made me reconsider.

Sometimes people just need a push in the right direction. All girls have a little bit of Willow in them. We all struggle with certain parts of ourselves that we sometimes don’t like. I’m not just talking about body issues either, this can go for anything including your job or your home, your relationship, whatever. We all have insecurities nestled within us. Even what we feel on the inside is not what we see on the outside. Everyone is beautiful and sometimes it takes someone to help us realize that.

Also something I have to point out …. SMUT! It’s smuttier than I thought it would be. This is my first book by Harper Sloan so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t disappoint in the smut department. There were some seriously steamy scenes. It wasn’t all lost in smut though. There are still all the cute and sweet romantic gestures that will have you swooning for Kane.

With the message this book has, I would not hesitate to reccommend it to any of my romance loving friends.

A big thank you to InkslingerPR for providing a review copy of this book. I very much enjoyed Willow’s story.

261 reviews10 followers
November 18, 2015
I am a girl who wishes she looked different.
I am a girl who struggles to look in the mirror everyday.
I am a girl who will never be 100% happy with who I am on the outside.
I am a girl who sometimes doesn't eat in order to feel happy with the way my clothes fit.
I am a girl who feels as though the world is starring at me judging me because I am not a size two.
I am a girl who is broken on the inside because of the way she looks on the outside.
I am Willow.

And because of Willow, I will no longer cower in the corner and be afraid to look in the mirror. I will no longer cry at night because my stomach isn't flat and my arms jiggle. I will stop finding the flaws and see the beauty looking back at me in the mirror. I will stop letting others make me feel like I am less of a person.

I am beautiful.
I am strong.
I am fierce.
I am worthy of the kind of love Kane Masters has to give. (BTW i know he isn't real, but I will find my Kane Masters)

Willow isn't a character. Willow isn't just words printed on paper, made up by an amazing women. I AM WILLOW. Every women out there has some part of Willow inside her. Maybe not as not much as me, but a small part of her is in every women.

This book is uplifting, its brave, its beautiful, its sincere, its creative, its everything I never thought I need and it was given to me at a time I needed it the most. Books are supposed to touch you, but not change you. THIS BOOK CHANGED every part of me all the way down to my core. I will never be the same. I will never think the same way again.

I am changed. I am free. I am Perfectly Imperfect and I never want to be anything else.
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3,749 reviews455 followers
November 17, 2015

I laughed. I cried. I sighed. I screamed and wanted to toss my Kindle. Why, you ask? I felt like Harper Sloan looked deep into my soul, pulled out so much of me and wrote my story on those pages. As I sit here attempting to write this review, I’m struggling with keeping the tears at bay. If you’re a woman, and have ever struggled with body image, like most of us have at some point in our life, you’ll love Willow Tate like I do. She’s amazing! The evolution of how love can help you find yourself is beyond words for me.

Willow Tate is part of a family who only see the outside. They themselves are broken and don’t see anything that is true and kind and what makes a person wonderful! Willow’s friends, Kirby and Eddie are a riot. Then enters Kane Masters, Mr. Hollywood himself. The surprise of Kane was that, from the first time he saw Willow, he felt a connection with her. Magic people… Do you believe in magic? I do! Even before Kane Masters, I did, and now I believe there is MAGIC in all the world for all of us!

I often find myself saying, “Everyone deserves to be loved!” In my mind, this is an underlying theme of Perfectly Imperfect. LOVE—learning to love yourself, others, and being open to love all around us! It doesn’t matter what our body looks like on the outside; it’s what is on the inside. Unfortunately society doesn’t always focus on being a good, kind, gentle, creative person. They focus on what’s going to make them money and how a person looks.

I’ve struggled with body image for years. Since I was a teenager, I’ve been taller than most of my friends, and even many guys. I have big hips, boobs and a crooked tooth. My weight has been up and down. Not because I don’t try, but because until recently I was doing all the wrong things for ME! As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize that those things that I hated all those years—my big hips, boobs and crooked tooth—make me ME! And that is AWESOME! There is no one else like me, and thankfully there never will be, because that would be WAYYYYY to much Heather to go around!

So like Willow, I’m a work in progress! With the love of my friends and family, I’ve been able to recognize that I’m Perfectly Imperfect and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

#IAmWillow. If I could give this book 1 MILLION Stars, I would <3 ~ Heather, 5 stars


Oh my goodness, that prologue had me sniffling and my heart breaking for Willow. I knew then that Perfectly Imperfect was going to be one of those books that was going to have me in ugly tears by the end of the book and YES, it most certainly did!!

Willow Tate has been through hell and back and she has been everyone's punching bag for so long that she's forgotten how to fight back. That is, until Kane Masters appears in her life.

As I read about Willow I thought, there are many of us that have gone through this and felt this way due to how others see us. I've been there many a time, yet I also know the power behind someone that helps us get/gain our confidence by believing in us and helping us see our beauty.

Kane Masters wasn't only sexy on the outside but also (especially) on the inside, because he saw the beauty Willow had still hidden to the world. I loved seeing how Kane was not only patient but truly loving when it came to Willow, showing her that he wanted her for her, and that he saw her true beauty. Oh my, poor Willow feels likes she's getting played because how is it that someone like Kane, who can have anyone he wants, wants her and only her?! Their road to happiness is not an easy one, not only because of the public eye constantly on them, but because of some family drama that has Kane keeping his mouth shut....you'll see what I mean.

All in all, I loved this book because it shows that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Like I said earlier, there are many of us that have suffered through something similar but as long as we have someone like Kane to support us and help us see that we all are beautiful in our own way, we will be able to be confident! ~ Kara, 5 Beautiful stars
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1,453 reviews418 followers
November 14, 2015
☆ I received an ARC via TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

3.5 stars!!

Perfectly Imperfect strikes an accord with many issues all people, particularly women face, from day to day. From misconceived body issues, family turmoil, opening yourself up to others, and ultimately loving yourself inside and out unconditionally.

I think all of us have an inner Willow and therefore can identify with her plight, her struggles, and her journey throughout.

After all beauty is only skin deep.

Even in the cases of Hollywood actor and ladies man, Kane Masters. Despite his good looks and wealth, there is more to Kane than meets the eye, despite the superficial facade that fame has masked him with.

And he recognizes the woman Willow is, or could be, if she would just let down her guard and insecurities and just be her.

Author Harper Sloan touches on subjects about staying true to yourself and how true perfection is in our faults. It’s basically, an inner anthem that individuals will correlate with and realize that they are perfect in their own ways and individuality, and worth the risk in every single way.

Perfectly Imperfect will tug at your heart strings and push you to strive fight for yourself, and to discover, or rediscover, who you really are. Sometimes you have to get lost to be found...

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2,176 reviews1,234 followers
April 19, 2017

This was a weird book for me. I liked it. I laughed, cried, sighed...BUT...
I'm extremely overweight, so I love books where the hero finds his HEA with a chubby girl.
BUT - hm - I don't even know what I didn't like about this book. I kinda loved it. And I gave 4.5 stars...but there was just a bit too much preaching for my tastes. Too much talk about how Willow should be able to see herself as beautiful, like other people see her.... Once, twice, ok. But they're constantly doing that blablabla about it. I hated that. And then bam, just like that, she's: Oh yeah, I'm pretty ... hear me roar blablabla... hm.
Also, this was my first Harper Sloan book, and the writing was a bit difficult for me. She makes her senteces so overly complicated and confusing. I didn't like that at all. I hope it was just in this book because she feels so strongly about the topic.

Anyway - I really loved Kane and I might totally be interested to read a book about his cute brother one day!!!

People have to read the book to see for themselves. It's a great book, just a tiny bit too much drama. Well, not drama, because there's basically nothing happening in the book. The drama for me was the constant bla bla about Willow's image of herself. ☺


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1,521 reviews221 followers
February 17, 2016
I liked the idea behind this book - so many women struggle with body issues. Sadly, this book just didn't work for me. Just because this wasn't the book for me, I wouldn't want to discourage others from reading it, it just wasn't what I was expecting.
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7,013 reviews835 followers
November 17, 2015
DiDi's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

WOW! Just WOW!!!!

I've had weight issues all of my life, when I was younger I didn't let it bother me. I really was confident because my grandmother always told me "It doesn't matter what size you are, as long as you dress nice, take care of yourself and love yourself, you will be happy." I was never afraid to get out on the dance floor, go out with my friends or shopping. I didn't care if people looked at me funny, because I loved me. I was overweight when I got pregnant and when I had my daughter. Nothing ever made me doubt my worth....UNTIL Social Media became popular and all the trolls started picking on overweight people, making hateful memes/videos, videoing overweight people eating, dancing, swimming then posting them to make fun of and just being mean. Now I find myself not wanting to go out in public as much, I find myself adjusting my clothes and when I am out in public trying to fade into the background or do as much as I can to not draw attention to myself. My self doubt is becoming worse as time goes on.

Reading Perfectly Imperfect came at a great time for me. It made me open up my eyes and realize how I have let others' opinions influence my HAPPY. Perfectly Imperfect is not only a contemporary romance, it will also a be an inspiration to many.

I recommend that anyone who has body image issues, self doubt, has been mentally abused, ridiculed, made to feel like they are worthless and beneath others, as well as anyone who knows someone who has been through the above, to read this book. Perfectly Imperfect will inspire hope, self healing and teach you to love yourself first, so you can accept the love others have for you.

Harper Sloan, THANK YOU for writing a book that made me cry, laugh, hope to find my Kane, look at myself and also gave me the strength to be the me I used be, the me that loved myself.

#iAmWillow #LookingForMyKane

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368 reviews14 followers
November 24, 2015
I had such great expectations, but it was so hard to finish reading it!
Once again, I hace to say I hate insta-love. Kane "felt a connection" just from seeing her once. He decides he has to get Willow because he sees the great woman she is and the potential their relationship has and wants to protect her... from having seen her 2 or 3 times and barely speaking.
Willow is willing to risk everything and pack and leave for a stranger she barely knows.
Come on! This was no love at first sight, but pure lust at first sight. How can they fell in love and SEE who they really are and love their personality if- they-haven't-taaaaaaaaaaalked!
I ended up skimming and skipping paragraphs by 75%.
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269 reviews62 followers
November 25, 2015
Harper Sloan floored me when her opening remarks. I was emotional from the start and Harper gave a me a piece of herself and took so much more from me, as I read this book.


Unique...Super Woman...

peRfEcTly ImPeRfeCt

These are only a few emotions that took me by surprise when I read this story. All my emotions came raging through. I reminisced throughout my own life. From childhood, to adolescence, marriage to motherhood.

Entering into my own marriage, was a new beginning. Something I looked forward to. I felt alive with a renewed vigor. Empowered. As my married years grew; weight and being childless were my greatest battles for the first couple of years. FLAWED. Thereafter, I reflected and realized, that every obstacle, and every blessing became my right of passage. My stepping stones, to who I was yesterday, am Today and will be tomorrow. Unique. Bam! I got pregnant after too many years. With twins. Super Woman.

Willow comes from a dysfunctional family. After being in a vehicular accident, where her mother was the fatality. Her step-father and half-sister, has always treated her with disdain and this has transcended from childhood to adulthood. Where she remains under their thumbs. Working as her step-father's secretary, while finally divorcing her 'ken' perfect, cheating husband. Who sort the interests of her half-sister. In their eyes - her family and husband- Williow isn't up to par. She is imperfect in their perfect world, because she doesn't fit into their image. Her mold, is a larger frame, a bigger and brighter personality, with the kindest of hearts. Except, surrounding all of this is her own insecurities of worthlessness, being ugly and thick.

Enter, Kane Masters. Movie star, gorgeous heartthrob, most sort after bachelor. A man lonely and yearning for more out of life. Women want Kane Masters the star, not the man. And all the glam and glory that goes with him. The intrigue has been lost. Surrounded by pretty faces without substance, those who seek him out for what he can provide them with. Realizing that his life was missing something, all his meaningless affairs have dwindled, along with the attraction to the women within his circle. His lack luster attitude has become disheartening.

When he meets Willow for the second time, this causes a chain reaction that sets all Kane's plans into motion. This voluptuous woman electrifies his senses. Makes his heart beat out of riddim and sets his pants on fire.

I want companionship. I want a partner I can build a life with outside the insanity of my celebrity status. I want more for my future than bright lights around me.

Kane Masters you are my hero!!!

You believed in Willow. You took a self destructive person, with a damaged soul and the purest of hearts and made her believe. Believe in herself. The simple gift of value that you aided Willow to achieve has been the most gratifying experience of my reading existence.

This romance was an experience. It was all consuming, refreshing and a unique measure of beauty. By being imperfect Willow found her love, took hold of her life, and garnered the confidence and self esteem needed to value herself and how Perfect she really is.

Harper Sloan threw us a curve ball, by masterfully creating a gorgeous mold of a man, and making him fall in love with a fierce woman, hiding behind her own insecurities. Both physical, mental and emotional. Willow had amazing best friends, who all believed in her and always showed her their love, support, patience, and trust. An extremely layered novel that makes you believe that from imperfection, beauty is born.

I know that our world will be full of imperfection, but I’ve found my little slice of flawless love and happiness here in Kane’s arms. His love makes every second yet to come of our perfectly imperfect life something I know will never get old.

*ARC provided by TRSOR on behalf of the author for an honest review* Thanks!!
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951 reviews385 followers
November 12, 2015
4.5 stars
With a blurb like this I was immediately thinking I have to read this one:
Mirror, mirror ... who's the fairest of them all?
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn't grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all 'mean girls.'
And those mean girls were right - it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world - and I knew the answer would never be me.

Let me say Ms Sloan did not disappoint, from the moment you open this one the emotions bleed off of the pages. Perfectly Imperfect is a must click http://amzn.to/1NA1Phe.

Since the blurb does no share personal details of Willow and Kane neither will I. I will say I love how these two came together and the pull they have toward each other. You could feel the depth of feelings they develop, that instant connection, the something neither has felt for anyone else builds into kindle gripping emotions. This is the kind of book you don’t want to put down!

It is no secret that I love a man who goes after what he wants, so I will say I freaking loved Kane! Kane knows he wants Willow and he has a plan to get her one that he is relentless in. The more Kane learns about Willow the deeper he falls and the more careful he is with her.. well careful except for the secret (omg I loved how this played out and nope not telling you)

And from the moment we hear from Kane in Chatper 6 because yes this is a dual POV book, I was completely hooked!

Though Willow’s scar run deep, body issues, self esteem issues; she expresses emotions I think many women will relate to one level or other.

Given who Kane is, it is easy to understand Willow’s concerns and having heard from Kane it is crystal clear to the reader on so many levels why he feel Willow is his one!
"Yeah, I love my women with curves because I find them mouthwateringly attractive, but also because when they lacked those curves I crave, I always feared I would break them if I fucked how I love to f*ck. Hard. Bruising. Rough."

Willow’s early impressions of Kane say so much about her head space:
“I am in the imperfect to his perfect"

I loved how especially toward the very end we see that Kane is not perfect and how in the epilogue when life throws him a curve Willow is there for him as he was for her.

But I digress a bit and I apologize for jumping around but this book make me feel so much and I truly want to relay those emotions without revealing the story that gets the reader to feel so deeply.

So I will say I loved Mia and the use of her… no this is not a love triangle, no this is NOT a man who is wishy washy about who he wants, as I said I love Kane because it is so clear that he wants Willow. So trust me when I say the use of Mia makes for an amazing story line one that will make you love Kane even more even though for a few pages you may think you want to throttle him; but you won’t because the twist here will make you love him times 10!

Maybe it is best to relay the personal journey this one put me on… 15 years ago this week I married a man who calls me “Beautiful”… Ms Sloan made this think, do I really believe him, does he not see the imperfections I see, and then I though wait… its not about the shell but the love that runs deep, the love and the life we share.
That may be too personal for a review or may have nothing to do with the book but I challenge any reader to not see a small piece of Willow in themselves.
I truly hope the #iAmWillow hashtag trends during release week as readers think about how they see themselves.
Loving you is the most important thing you can do, Ms Sloan hats off so reminding so many of that, this reader included.

I will leave you with this.. since there is no way I can say it better than Ms Sloan did:
"I love me for me. I love me for you. And I love you because you were the one who gave me this beautiful love, taught me to how to see myself, and there is no one who could ever come between that."

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1,018 reviews924 followers
December 10, 2016

I was really looking forward to this one... the blurb sounded intriguing and a little different... and although I liked this book, I didn't love it. It was almost just OK, for me.. but I liked the character of Willow a lot. She had her struggles feeling like she wasn't good enough for either her family or the man she married and she found strength within herself to rise above the crap they threw at her always bringing her down. Kane, the gorgeous man that came into her life as she was starting to build herself up did help her with her self esteem, but mostly he was along for the ride in my opinion. And honestly, we really didn't get to see enough of Willow coming into her own. I felt like major parts of Willow's growth happened behind the scenes and we were just told about it later. The same thing with Willow and Kane's relationship... it was instant attraction and then a small time jump and apparently a lot of relationship development happened during that time that the reader didn't get to see and I felt like the was missing something from that point on. I would have loved more time seeing Willow become the strong woman she ended up being.. more details and feelings and also the same for her relationship with Kane. I just don't think it was a good idea so soon in their "relationship" to have a time jump, even if it was a short amount of time because that was the time they were forming a bond. And I felt like I totally missed out on seeing them become.. them.

In the end, a cute story but I really felt like it could have had more to it....
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1,399 reviews380 followers
November 13, 2015
Copy provided by TRSOR in exchange for an honest review.
This book spoke to my heart. Willow's story will speak to many readers, I think. It is a story about strentgh, building your self confidence and loving yourself.
Willow has been despised by her sister and stepfather forever. Her husband is cruel and verbally abusive to her because of her weight. When she finally decides to fight for herself and leave behind everything that hurts her, Kane Masters enters her life. He is a famous actor, handsome and he would never look at her twice...or so she thinks.
Kane is not what everyone believes him to be. His face is on the spotlight but he wants more from his life. He wants a bond, a deeper connection; love. Willow bewitches him and he wants to heal her fractured soul.
Will he be able to do so or will his celebrity status get in the way?
I liked how emotional the book was. I found the heroine relatable and Kane was an amazing human being. I loved that he was not your usual player. He has a golden heart.
I really liked how the author put the characters' emotions on the spotlight. We felt what they felt. They were perfectly imperfect as the title suggests.
I did feel that the book could have been a little shorter. At some point I found it a bit too detailed, but I liked the outcome.
I recommend it.

++++4 Stars++++
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