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The Perfect Life

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I had the perfect life.

The perfect husband.
Colin Cassidy—the incredibly talented, extremely gorgeous, and unbelievably humble star NFL quarterback.

The perfect marriage.
Our bond was unbreakable. His support unwavering.

The perfect career.
As the recently-appointed executive director for the Boston chapter of Mending Hearts, a child abuse prevention and treatment progr
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published February 18th 2016
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Erin Noelle shatters every preconceived notion of what a perfect love story is suppose to be. In this unconventional tale, Erin captures our hearts and minds as she assaults readers with an onslaught of raw emotions. She allows her readers to absorb every facet of love, vulnerability, hope, lust, passion, and second chances that life entails. She gives her readers a story where love transcends everything. Where perfect is just a word. And t
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 Sonya-❥Chatterbooks book blog ❥
4 Stars

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Monroe Cassidy has the perfect life. Money,famous football player husband and being a driving force in the "Mending hearts" program that caters to children who've been abused. Life is pretty good and nothing or no one can possibly ruin it. Until one night when she meets a certain someone and life as she knows it is going to be completely obliterated.

"He was my drug. All I needed to keep my perfect world balanced and myself grounded".

Colin "Clutch" Cassidy is at the top of his game. Bei
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Dilek

Wow, I think I am as happy now as I was when I finished reading Cinderella or Snow White when I was a child... I have a big goofy grin on my face and it will surely appear every time I think of this amazing book :)

So, 5 stars and many more from the bottom of my heart...

This book was such a big surprise for me, nothing like I ever assumed or expected when I read the blurb. I thought I was getting into a book about a love triangle or a cheating wife whose life is not as perfect as it seems but, oh
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***** 5 "To The End" Stars *****

"No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe."


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Colin "Clutch" Cassidy is the All American boy. Quarterback for a champion NFL football team, gorgeous wife and house, donates his free time to charities, does not drink or do drugs. Colin is perfect. Colin's life is perfect. Except......Colin has a secret that could destroy everything he has built around him.

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Monroe Cassidy is the gorgeous wife of Colin. She has an amazing job. Stand by her husband's side t
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Paige
4 "Perfect" Stars

As soon as I saw this gorgeous cover and read that book description, I was hooked. Plus I know that Erin Noelle can create such beautiful, deep stories so I was so excited to start this one. Right from the very first page, we're taken on a journey and into the heart of two people who love each other more than just about any other person on Earth -- Monroe and her husband Colin. As Monroe's story unfolds, the perfect life they've built unfolds in a way she never anticipated.

I'm
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 22, 2016 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
The Perfect Life by Erin Noelle
4.5 stars!!!

“and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


I love it when a book catches you by surprise. With this book I was pulled in by the cover and the synopsis and I went in with a preconceived idea of what I thought was going to be delivered within the pages…well…I was so wrong. This book knocked me on my arse in a good way, what I got was SO much more and I absolutely loved it.

We have friends that are married and always seem so happy an
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Geekin
Feb 17, 2016 Geekin rated it it was amazing
Love that heals 5 classic stars

*An ARC was provided for honest review for Wicked Women Book Blog*

When I read the prologue, I was scared, I didn’t want to read on, not because it wasn’t good. I just knew it was going to wreak emotional havoc. I raged, I screamed, I glared, I swore and then I swooned, I aww’d, I laughed, and I panted.

Monroe Cassidy had the perfect life. She was married to her best friend, Colin Cassidy – the very gorgeous and unbelievably gifted NFL quarterback, who was also her
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Jo *Reading Is My Bliss*
Feb 18, 2016 Jo *Reading Is My Bliss* rated it really liked it
'You make me want things I shouldn't want. You make me do things I shouldn't do. You make me ask things I shouldn't ask.'

The Perfect Life – is there such a thing? One person’s version of ‘perfect’ can be completely different to anothers. Have you heard the saying ‘the only people who know what is going on in a marriage are the people in it.’ I think this is very true. This is just from personal experience. I remember a friend confiding in me about things that had been going on in her marriage
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Sheila'S Book Corner
Feb 09, 2016 Sheila'S Book Corner rated it it was amazing
The Perfect Life
Erin Noelle
5 stars

So Erin told me about this book almost a year ago. Even describing it I was in awe with the story.



I couldn’t wait to finally see it come to life, and she didn’t disappoint here is my journey into The Perfect Life!

I had the perfect life.

This sentence had me. I sit back and wonder what is a perfect life? The meaning is different to everyone.



The perfect husband, yes she did have that. Colin Cassidy, the extremely hot star quarterback. Not only is he hot, he’s h
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Talltree
Jun 11, 2016 Talltree marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
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Louise Rogers-Thomas
Feb 18, 2016 Louise Rogers-Thomas rated it it was amazing
WOW! That was just perfect the only complaint I have is......I want more!!!

Erin has covered two very different subjects and she has done an amazing job. Colin & Monroe both have secrets and are living the dream outside of the home but not in it. The way Erin has wrote this captures every emotion possible and fills you full of hope. Its a page turner.

But I want to know what happens to Colin?? Will he be getting book??? I hope so x
Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 3.5 - 4 Not Everything is What it Seems Stars ~

I have some mixed feelings about this book. This is the third book by Erin Noelle that I have read. I loved the storyline and the fact that she tackled some serious subject matters with such grace and ease. I thought the flow of the story was perfect and the pace worked well with these characters. I LOVED most of the characters we met in this story. There were a couple characters th
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Anne OK
Mar 12, 2016 Anne OK rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
Plucked from the headlines of today’s professional sports world to a quick between-the-lines glimpse of the book blurb, it’s fairly clear from the inception where this one might be heading. Even so, Erin Noelle presents readers with what looks like a romantic triangle that might not be one – and what sounds like a whole lot of cheating – but again, maybe not at all. Sometimes what you see and what you’ll find are two very different things. One thing is for sure – you’ll find one heck of a story ...more
Beth
Feb 15, 2016 Beth rated it it was amazing
4.5 Numb Stars

When I get a new Erin Noelle


Beware of believing what you see. There is often much more, much different, below the surface.

Monroe is all surface. She is married to an NFL quarterback. She works in a great nonprofit. She gets dressed up for galas. She goes to NFL games and sits in the private boxes. Surface. Surface. Surface.

Colin is the sexy quarterback husband. His focus is football, the Super Bowl, and more football. Notice that Monroe is not in the top three. Now don't get me wr
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Stacy Kestwick
Feb 10, 2016 Stacy Kestwick rated it it was amazing
The Perfect Life is by turns funny and poignant, where sometimes love is a cage that both traps and protects, and sometimes it's a beautiful discovery that sets you free.
Bev
Ah I loved this! I loved the relationship Monroe and Colin had (till he acted like a tool), I loved the relationship Seth had with them, and I absolutely adored seeing Monroe discover what true love is. I also loved how strong the characters are, for themselves and each other. And a special mention for Oliver, never before has a geeky but hot bloke made me swoon quite the way he did, with no alpha caveman in sight either

I really don't want to say any more because this is a book that you need to
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Robin Gardner
Mar 22, 2016 Robin Gardner rated it really liked it
This is NOT what I expected, and that's not a bad thing. It just hit me with something... unexpected. I liked the surprise.

The reviews do a great job hiding spoilers, which I will also try to do in an effort to allow those who plan to read it to be just as blindsided with the storyline as I was.

I really liked the story and the characters. I like that this is a lighter, funnier book than those good-but-depressing books I've read from this author. This one tackled some moral issues that some peo
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Jen ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog
Feb 27, 2016 Jen ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
The Book Boyfriend series is one of our absolute favorites so when we saw the blurb and the blurb for Erin Noelle's newest book we couldn't wait to get our hands on it. We were so excited when we dug in, but at the end we just couldn't connect with this story as we hoped we would.

The prologue quickly reals you in. No doubt about it.

We all know that saying, "Everything not as it seems."

Well, this book has a lot of secrets that are slowly revealed through out the whole story.

Meet Collin a
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D
Mar 01, 2016 D rated it really liked it
I have read almost all fourteen of Erin Noelle's books and have been a fan from her first book Metamorphosis.
She always manages to give the reader the feels in all of her books. This time when reading The Perfect Life, I noticed the shift and change in her writing. Such growth. Her characters in this story were beautiful and from the first chapter to the very end, you loved them and wanted them to find their HEA. Sometimes though, what appears to be the perfect life is not all that it seems and
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Toski Covey
Feb 17, 2016 Toski Covey rated it it was amazing
Oh ERIN!!!! Girl.. You know how to get me right in the feels with every single book you write.
Let's talk first about this cover.. It's FABULOUS. (I mean, Erin has the best covers but this one is so beautiful)
This story started a little slow moving for me.. (To be fair- EVERY book has felt like this to me for some time) But around 40% I was like...WOOOOOOW... Where is this going. And the entire middle of this story had my stomach in complete knots. I hate when you root for something that in you
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Allison East
Feb 16, 2016 Allison East rated it it was amazing

My five star review of The Perfect Life
Every time I read Erin Noelle, I am blown away. That this is the lady I virtually stalked only three short years ago. Fourteen books later- damn, 14! Here we are. All of those books culminating with her best work yet. And please don’t take this lightly- I beta read for her, and I wasn’t at all digging the beginning of the book like I usually do with her. Typically I am all in, from page one, but for some reason- not this story. This story was all about that
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Kamryn
Feb 19, 2016 Kamryn rated it it was amazing
Holy rusted metal, Batman! This book is SO. STINKIN. GOOD. There were things in this book that I never expected to happen, which was a really nice treat. The story really made me think about the definition of "selfless" and the things we do for the people we love. This is a book I absolutely didn't want to put down. We're talking red-light reading, soup and sandwiches for dinner, skip the dishes good. And the last 25 percent? Fuggedaboutit. Just go in your room, lock the door and enjoy it! Five ...more
Melanie
Feb 20, 2016 Melanie rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this book. To me it was the perfect blend of everything that makes a book great. The characters were phenomenal and each beautifully written. The story line is different and that was a wonderful surprise. Erin Noelle did an amazing job on this work of art. Recommended read!!!
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.5 stars. This was a pretty good book. This was the story of Monroe, who seemingly has the perfect life. She is beautiful, rich, very involved in charity work and married to a star NFL quarterback, Colin. But appearances can be deceiving. (view spoiler) ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I have read a few books by Erin and even though they are so different from one another, they wow me just the same. The writing is flawless, the characters are always more than I expected, and hook me in instantly. I knew when I read the synopsis, I would love this book. I needed to know the details behind the mystery of this couple...

Monroe and Colin have the perfect life. They are soulmates. Monroe is Colin's rock, and Colin is Monroe's big teddy bear. Colin is an NFL Quarterback and Monroe is
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Virginia
Mar 01, 2016 Virginia rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you read a book that you just devour. You inhale it. It consumes you. This is what The Perfect Life did to me.

I must back up and say that this is the first book by Erin Noelle I have read. Not bought. Read. I’ve had a few of her books on my Kindle for a while and I have a few in paperback. I really could kick myself for not reading her books sooner. I mean really. I was totally missing out. I just went and one clicked two more.

The Perfect Life was perfect to me. A book that took over m
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Chrissy
Feb 22, 2016 Chrissy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
A Perfect Life by Erin Noelle is a beautifully written romance that I couldn’t put down!

Monroe and Colin have the perfect life, marriage, and relationship from the outside looking in, but behind closed doors things are not always what they seem. They are best friends and will do anything for one another, and nothing can come between them and their dreams, until something does.

Oliver is quirky, geeky, and an all around lovable character. When he comes to Boston to be at the Mending Hearts gala, h
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Give Me Books
Feb 22, 2016 Give Me Books rated it really liked it
Life isn’t perfect no matter what the outside looks like. We all hide behind the façade that we want others to see. That is absolutely true for Monroe and Colin Cassidy. Living in the spotlight as a New England Patriots football player and a fundraiser for a children's charity means showing the world their best side at all times.

I fell in love with Monroe and Colin’s story almost immediately. The love flows from the pages so easily. I laughed and cried and shouted to my friends, “you MUST read
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 21, 2016 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
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Boundless Book Reviews
So.. Where do I start with this review. This is the first time I’ve never had anything written down for a review while reading. This is truly, positively the most beautiful writing I’ve experienced. The story was full of hiding behind these lies, that people see as the truth. I don’t want to give away too much of the story. Because honestly while reading, I was like what?! no way?!

The story of Monroe and Oliver, was one that I’m so glad that I read. I’m a fan of Erin and she just gets better and
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