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Imperfect Love

(Limits of Love #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Drawn to each other since they were teenagers, Shelly and Harrison have fought their attraction for years. A bold move from Shelly changes the game and awakens a need so primal that it can't be ignored. She's willing to take a chance on the “ladies' man”, risking her heart in the process.

Something is wrong though … something that Shelly can't seem to unravel. What is he hi
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 408 pages
Published January 2018 (first published June 17th 2017)
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Shelly has been in love with Harrison for years, Harrison’s a bit of a skunk, he loves women, very much a ladies man.

Shelly is willing to overlook that part of him, I think she sees him as a challenge too.

At times they both frustrated me. I was shouting to myself ....ah c’mon, get a grip.

I thought this fab introduction to her series
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
This is my first read by this author and I really enjoyed it.

This is Harrison and Shelly's story. They have been friends for years and had secret crushes in each other. Harrison is a man whore so has stayed clear of Shelly. Shelly knows of his womanising ways so she hasn't acted on her feelings.

A well written story with plenty of hot sexy scenes. I liked the storyline but couldn't click with Shelly. I found myself mumbling at her as I was reading it. There were times I just wanted to bang thei
 ✰  Charlie  ✰ Chisholm

Four stars

This is my first book by this Author, and I will check out other books from her.
I enjoyed the story, I enjoyed the characters, The story is told in different pov.
This story is based around Harrison and Shelly. Although you hear a lot from other characters in the book. I hope we get more of their stories in the future...

Shelly has been in love with Harrison for years and she will do anything to be with him. I felt a load of different emotions while reading. I was rooting for Shelly
Little monster
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on behalf of amo and Sarah's book corner.

Well what can I tell you about this book one thing I can tell you is that it's my first from this author and second it's flipping amazing.

Story follows Shelly and Harrison who have been in love with each other forever but never took anything further as Harrison's family took Shelley in when she was younger so she classes them as her family. The book follows them as their friendship develops into a relationship. The sex in this book is off the sca
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imperfect Love: Book 1 (Limits of Love series)
Jade Royal

Aloha, book lovers. Jamie here. I’m a huge fan of indie Authors and try to read a new Author a week. My first read by Jade Royal was Unspoken Heartaches: Introduction to the Limits of Love series, which was a HUGE teaser and I could not wait to read Imperfect Love.

This Shelley and Harrison story. (I hate spoilers, so read on) Shelley is the pseudo sister in the Baker family, best friends with Holly, the sister. Shelley has always been prese
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

Shelly Madison has loved Harrison Baker for years, but she has avoided anything with him due to his manwhore ways with women. She doesn’t want to be just another in the revolving door that is his bedroom. To make matters worse, he doesn’t even seem to see her in being someone to jump on his “skank-ourage”. But when he catches her during one of her scenes at the local BDSM club, there is a shift in thinking and body language. They are explosive together, whether they want to be or not.

Jennifer - You Can't Resista Dirty Book
This was my first read from Jade Royal and I would definitely enjoy reading more work by this author so the fact Imperfect Love is book 1 in a series means I will stay tuned to see how the series turns out with the other characters in this book.
Imperfect love is the story of Harrison and Shelly, friends since they were kids both have harboured crushes on each other for years without acting on their feelings. This comes to an end when Shelly turns up for Christmas dinner at her beast friend Holli
Brandy Roberts
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found Imperfect love to be a very enjoyable read this would also be the first book I'v read by Jade Royal and I plan to read more from her in future . This had a unique story line that had me drawn to it it is very alluring and the cover is super sexy . I liked the hero and heroine but at times they did frustrate me when certain things would happen Harrison and Shelly would react a certain way to were I was like what the fork but in then end they were really good together beautifully done char ...more
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imperfect Love is a debut novel by Jade Royal. It was a enjoyable BDSM read. I will be checking out future books in this series. I love books with dual POV's so that got brownie points in my book. The plot flowed nicely from start to finish. At some points though I felt like I was overwhelmed with all the second hand characters and the sub plots. At times it just felt like there was TOO much going on. I also had somewhat of a hard time connecting with the characters. I found myself sometimes bei ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imperfect Love is Shelly & Harrison's story. She's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember, but Harrison would never give her the time of day, so she quietly endured watching him parade all his skanks around at the family holiday get togethers. Finally at Christmas, she decides that she's done waiting, and going to take matters into her own hands, and it opened up the floodgates that he can't close. How far is she will to go to finally win the man that she loves? This is the first boo ...more
Wendy Livingstone
This is the first time I have read any of this authors work, but it will certainly not be the last. This is Harrison and Shelly’s story. Shelley has loved ladies man Harrison for years. Loved the secondary characters as well! This story is written in different POV’s, and is a steamy read. No spoilers, read this one for yourself, you will not be disappointed!
This is well written and the story flows seamlessly, and I was intrigued and captivated throughout. Looking forward to reading more of this
Natasha TerMaat
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is second story I've read by jade. I read the intro which was a great backstory to some of the characters that we get to know in this series.
Let me just say people this is going to be an amazing series!
Book one was great it had everything I'm looking for in a story! The main characters were great. you really get to get a feel for the characters with the two person point of view. which makes you love both of them individually and understand what's going on in there mind (comes in handy in
Ida Jolley
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Perfect Love

Words can not tell you how much I enjoyed this book by Jade Royal. I barely got through the first few chapters before I was smiling ear to ear. I loved the storyline, the two main characters were Harrison and Shelly. Their relationship had grown through the years and so did their love. So many emotions I felt reading this book, but mostly I had to laugh at some of the silly things that this couples went through. But it wasn't all smooth sailing either, and I couldn't wait to cont
Momma Hellmouth
My Review of Imperfect Love: Book 1 (Limits of Love Series) by Jade Royal
My Rating 3.5 Stars
Harrison and Shelly’s story is hot and their banter is explicit. I did enjoy them and the chatter of many within this story I hope to read more of them. The storyline is different, fun and oh so very sexy! This book did keep me turning the page. First book by this author for me and I look forward to what is next!
** I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of his book in exchange for an honest review
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Hotness Batman! This book is at the top of my all time favorite book series ever! It has all the elements I am looking for in a good book. Conflict, Love, Challenges, Acceptance, Learning and Growing of the relationship. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! This book made me laugh, cry, and fall in love and I would gladly read it again and again!
Ms Lady Jones
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. The female was smart and wasnt going to let anyone stop her from being herself. the book felt real and I liked that the most
Teresa Lara
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story with Harrison and Shelly.From start to finish it was captivating.Cannot wait till book 2
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it

This book has a lot of potential but the writing is just not my style. But that doesn’t mean someone else won’t love it! The story line moves at a good pace and is clear.
Rebecca Austin
Shelly Madison has had a crush on Harrison Baker for years but the ladies man never seems to notice her or give her a chance. But she still hasn't given up on him and looks for an opportunity to make him know how she feels.

Harrison Baker has had feelings for Shelly for a long time but doesn't think that he is the man for her as he has no interest in a long term relationship. When he sees her in a scene on New Year's Eve at a club with his brother, Howard, he knows that he wants her for himself.

Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imperfect Love is a fabulous story filled with explosive heart and undeterred passion. This story will slowly and methodically destroy you as it proves repeatedly why it deserves your precious time and attention. There are more twists and turns than I could count which kept things moving at a great pace. A story that can grab and keep my demanding attention is one the is definitely worthy of my time and heart as well as yours. You will find yourself helplessly falling in love with this fantastic ...more
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2017
This was a great read. Jade gives you two of her characters that are attracted to each other but don't play on it till years later. Shelly had been in a bad relationship when her brother (adopted family) Howard came and rescued her. Harrison was her heart and may be her future but he has an issue that he can't get past till it may be too late. See Harrison is black and Shelly white, yes we all know that some places still can't see past color but here most can except Harrison because of past expe ...more
Jolene St Germain Triggs
This was an interesting story of love as observed over years. They loved each other as kids but didn't know the other one felt the same, they went their separate ways and had their own lives until they get together and own up to how they feel about each other. This book explored the vulnerability that you experience when you put yourself out there. In this story the result was a positive one, much like we all hope it will be when we admit that vulnerability to one another in our own lives. I fel ...more
Kathy Dunn
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Shelly meets back up with the crush of her young teenage years, she knows it wants their relationship to go further, yet Harrison seems to draw back some. At times, I felt there was too many stories within this book that made it a little overwhelming for me to keep up. I like the premise of the story and it was refreshing to read of what bi-racial couple thinks of their relationships. Throw in Harrison’s discovery of Shelly’s love of BDSM, it definitely keeps your attention. I like this boo ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Carla's Two Star Review

Imperfect Love is Harrison and Shelly's story. These two have known each other for years, and they have both had feelings for one another that they never professed or acted on. Until now. When these two finally come together, the chemistry is off the charts.

First off, be aware that this is a BDSM story, and some of the scenes are quite graphic. If you are looking for the typical boy meets girl and they fall in love story, this isn't it. Due to my own preferences, I did no
Mary Fazzi
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This book is about a family that has loved and protected each other and Shelly. Shelly was the best friend to Hollie and always treated as a sister by her and her momma and two older brothers, Howard and Harrison. Shelly has always loved Harrison and never really made a play for him. Harrison has always loved Shelly but never made a play for her. They both have been in love with each other but never voiced an opinion or wanting to say it out loud. Shelly and Harrison never thought they were good ...more
Nancy George
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG Jade is a awesome author always interacting with readers but this book blew me away. I could not put it down. Harrison has made me want to smack the bejesus out of him and then hug him tight and never let go. Shelly had me wanting to shake some sense into her and crying all at the same time. Diving into the world of BDSM is not always a all or nothing thing and Jade wrote it beautifully. Do Not miss this book!
Samantha Waldow
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. The chemistry between Shelly and Harrison is hot. They both have feeling for each other but do nothing about it. Shelley has had a huge crush for Harrison since she became friends with his sister since they were kids. Harrison tags along to one of his brothers  parties and sees Shellys other side. Things start to get really hot for them. This story flowed and will get you hooked. Can't to wait to read more. Loved it ...more
Mrs K Bartholomew
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story follows Shelley and Harrison as they move from friends who have secretly loved each other for years to more. There is BDSM element however that is not purely what book is based on. While I found the story interesting I didn't love Shelley. At times I found her annoying and wasn't as emotionally invested as I could have been. Over all an enjoyable book and I think Howard's will be a good read. ...more
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nothing Imperfect

Jade Royal has written an endearing saga of family love beyond measure. Proving love doesn't see the color of your skin or hair or who your family is, but love is found in your heart. You will laugh, cry, and scream but you won't put it down until you read every last word. Glad there's more in this series.
Wendy  Porter
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Shelly and Harrisons complicated heart pulling story. To be in love since teenagers yet neither knowing the truth and the hurt and betrayal will have you not wanting to put this book down. This is a must read book and I'm hoping there more to come with the other characters we meet in the books. ...more
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When the voices begin to speak, Jade Royal sits down in her lab to write the tale. The story unfolds with each keystroke as she listens to her instincts bring the words to life. For as long as she can remember, Jade has always expressed her creative nature artistically, especially by writing. She refers to herself as “Slave to the Pen” because it’s difficult for her to resist the call to write.


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