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Perfect Love Story

(Love Story #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  3,981 ratings  ·  504 reviews
When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.


What do you do when you find out your whole life was a lie?

That your husband really wasn't your husband but someone else's.

That the vows you made to each other were simply empty promises.

You pick up and move to the country to start fresh.
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published May 1st 2018
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Alex ♈
3.75 stars

If not for the first 20-25% of the book, I would have clicked 5 stars.

I like a broody hero, but this one was rude, without any reason rude. Fortunately, the heroine wasn’t a wallflower and called him out on his crap!
After he stopped to be an a$$hole, he was actually a very sweet guy. Great father, good son. I felt for him and his past, BUT it wasn’t heroine’s fault and he was unfair at the beginning!

I like my female characters strong and self-confident, but no one (apart from me of cou
Britt The Hatters
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
Perfect Love Story is exactly that. Beautifully, unbelievably perfect. This is one of those books that digs deep right into your heart. That you never, ever want it to end. That you finish and just hug to your chest because it was so utterly wonderful. That is just some of what this book is. Filled with so much emotion it makes your heart hurt, I was captivated from the very first page. I didn’t devour this book, it devoured me.

I was sobbing within minutes of starting this. Natasha Madison writ
First of all I want to thank Natasha Madison for gifting me a copy of this book and the next two books in the well as “Wrapped Up in Reading “ who put on the contest that I won!!! I was very eager to begin this series as I have read this author’s other books and fell in love with her stories! I do enjoy her style because not only is there passion, romance, and sex; but there is usually an intriguing story to go along with the love!

In this book, we are introduced to Hailey and Jensen.
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Dee Montoya

This story is exactly what the title says, a Perfect Love Story. A tale about losing love, healing hearts, and allowing yourself to believe in love again, after a tragedy. Natasha Madison went back to basics and brought us a beautiful story that will make you fall in love. This is truly a book that will sing to your heart.

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I loved all the characters in this story, I loved the writing and the beautiful beach town setting. This was truly the perfect love story.

Hailey tho
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a hard story to read AND rate.

It got slightly better when the H got off his high horse but I think there needed to be force feeding of a humble pie or 20.

I hate judgemental people so much (yes, I’m a self proclaimed hypocrite).
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Perfect Love Story is a quick read with some great characters. I enjoyed the story but I wasn’t blown away. I struggled with Hayley and Jensen because of their lacking chemistry. I was mostly intrigued and interested in Hayley’s brother Blake so I’m glad to know he has his own story in this trilogy. Perfect Love Story started out great but I felt that the cautiousness Jensen felt towards Hayley went on for too long and when they finally got together it was too late in the story and for me to enj ...more
Natasha Madison
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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TheBibliotheque ♡
"Sometimes no matter how you plan things, how you map it out, life has twists and turns."

I know, that is a zero romantic quote considering I usually pick a pretty darn cheestastic one for my romance reviews. But it's this quote and not any of the other beautiful ones available the one that resonates the most with the story. Because oh holy moses what a story indeed.

Hailey's life is turned upside down when her husband dies, only to discover soon after that he was someone else's husband in the fir
Andrea Fleury
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect romance

Wow....what can I say other then I cried and I laughed . This was a very sad 😢 book. But then happiness came around.I would give it 100 stars. This is my first time reading this author. Unbelievably wonderful.
"3 Perfect Love Story Stars"

This was a sweet story.

The main character were ok at first and became more lovable as the book was progressing.

Mila was the sweetest baby girl EVER!

Jensen and Hailey's chemistry was ok. But I needed more time with these two being a couple and enjoying their new life together.

There were some great second characters that I loved as well.

At the beginning of this we see the h get the heartbreaking news that her husband had died in an accident, they'd only been married six months and she loved him thoroughly. She was destroyed at this news and I cried right along with her. Then we find out that the husband was already married for 12 years and was a father of two!!!! Now at this point I'd expected the h to play some Beyonce or Aretha and burn this scumbag's clothes but nope she kept insisting it wasn't true, even when his broth
Aug 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
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I've been trying to find the perfect words to describe how much I loved Hailey & Jensen's story without giving much away...hopefully I can do it justice.

Hailey's been dealt a horrible hand not understanding how and why her "husband" could do that?! I myself could not image dealing with such a low blow. But she had such a supportive family and her cousin Crystal-she truly was a friend when in need.

In the beginning I could not stand Jensen-grouchy, rude as h#ll and so testy. I felt at times that
Miss H
Warning: this review possibly contains spoilers.

Perfect Love Story can be summed up in one word—shallow.

Based solely on the premise, one would think that this book had the potential of producing a great deal of emotional impact. Regrettably, however, it failed to deliver on that front, and spectacularly so. I got the impression that the author seemed to lack the skill necessary to express anything that went beyond surface level. Subsequently, the writing lacked the emotional depth to effectively
“So are you going to kiss me or not?”

As you all know, I’m no stranger to the talent that Natasha Madison brings to the table. If YOU are, you need to remedy that ASAP, trust me on this. But even I was skeptical going in to this latest release of hers. In reading just the synopsis, I started to experience anxiety. Now, if you are a fan of angsty as hell romance, more power to you and you should have absolutely NO WORRIES whatsoever diving right in to this, but I’m very weary of it because of
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Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
#MUSTCLICK I am not sure where you start with Perfect Love Story…I wish I could simply say READ THIS BOOK.. yes shouty cap.. ..but I am going to try try to do this amazing story justice.
I should start with the beginning I guess… the beginning of this book…be still my heart… such a roller coaster of emotions. The first few chapters of this book speak with the author talent that’s for sure.
Ms Madison take the reader on journey.. from the soul crushing pain you can feel blee
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my heart!
Ms Madison, who is the absolute queen of redeeming sexy bad boys, went in a different direction with a Perfect Love Story and knocked it out of the park.
With Hailey and Jensen, she asks the question of what happens when you think you have it all and it is ripped away?
While their stories are different and their first meetings are rocky, these two help each other heal without even realizing it. Watching them form a friendship and then more was a captivating experience that made it i
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-2018
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Love comes in many forms, it’s not predictable. It’s the love you have for a child, for the people who matter to you in your life, for your family, your friends, your partner…and for yourself. Sometimes, the love is in the connection you have with another person, sometimes the love is in letting them go, and sometimes the love is in the discovery that, without the pain, you wouldn’t be in the place of joy you are now.

This last one, really, is what this book is abo
My Own Bookshelves
I need a new bookshelf: SHOUTY CAPS message books. What's that? Well, it's a book that evokes so many different emotions that it's just easier to leave the cap lock on because so few words are worthy of lower case. That's when you know you are reading a completely immersive story that you can't help but let everyone know what you are feeling. It's the perfect reading hangover I enjoy.

Not angsty mind you.

I am invested in the emotional journey of the characters to fully engage and want their happy
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Natasha Madison and I am now hooked.

I loved the connection between Jenson and Hailey. It wasn’t an instant jump into bed together and I really liked watching their relationship grow and then to watch their love for each other grow.

I can’t wait to read Gabe and Crystal’s book next.
The Book Bee
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Bad things don't happen when it's sunny outside, right?"

SOOO.....the tagline on this book was an immediate draw for me. Immediate. Because, if you look at that, how can you not be curious. Check out this tagline:

When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.

Right?? You're curious, right? I know the first thing that grabbed me was that tagline, but once I actually got into the story, I was h
No rating because I didn’t give this book much of a chance. I’m always turned off when my name is the same name as the OW. And believe me, I’ve read like 10 books where the evil Ex/OWs name has been it doesn’t happen too often, but when it does it makes me cringe.
4 perfectly dreamy stars

Wow, what a sweet, emotional, and swoonily delicious romance! A broken, grief-stricken woman and an equally broken and closed-off single father are completely swept off their feet in an unexpected enemies-to-lovers story, and I loved every moment of it!

Hailey’s world is shattered when her husband of only 6 months is killed in a car accident. Two days later her world implodes when she learns that her husband has another family – a wife of 12 years and two children, and tha
While the premise of this story certainly isn't original, it's one that I would have enjoyed reading had it been better executed. As it was, however, I just have to say that this is a me thing. This author's writing style, plus the first person narrative, just aren't for me. I'm also not crazy about expletives, and the amount of f-bombs and other four letter words that the characters utter around a four year old child was just not cool.

The grammar and word usage problems bugged me. They didn't r
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never has a title fit a book so perfectly. Perfect Love Story is just that. My review will be brief but only because this is one book you just need to go and read.

This book is a rollercoaster of emotions and I love that. Hearts are broken, mended and try to love again. It's ugly, messy and beautiful.

I love these characters that Natasha has introduced to us. Hailey's story is one I can never imagine being thrown into, but she is so strong. Jensen, that man has a huge chip on his shoulders, and fo
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
-Kacie, 5 stars

I’ve been a fan of Natasha Madison from the very beginning and this was unlike anything of hers I have ever read. It really was a perfect love story.

This story really pulled me in and captured my attention. I was so engrossed in it that I was nearly late getting my kids to school and I read during the middle of a field trip! It was that good, it was that great!

The very beginning of the book killed me. I was upset for Hailey and alternately pissed at her “husband”. Her emotions t
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was gripping and so beautifully written. Looking forward to reading the whole series! 👌
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“You made me whole again. This thing with us, it started with me wanting to be your friend, it started with two broken people on the beach asking for answers we weren’t going to get.” I kiss her. “Or we were each other’s answers. We were the answers to each other’s questions.” 0 likes
“I love you,” I tell her as I kiss the middle of her chest and feel her heart beating under my lips. “With everything that I am, I love you.”
I look up as the tears dry, her eyes sparkling. “I love you more,” she whispers. “You, Jensen Walker, are my perfect love story.”
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