The Perfect Girlfriend
Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline so she can keep a closer eye on him.
They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.
She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no ...more
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Meet Juliette - attractive, romantic, passionate, obsessed, psychotic and IN LOVE. She is the perfect girlfriend. She'll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants - the perfect boyfriend, the perfect life, the perfect ending. How far will she go to get what she wants? How far would you go?
There's unfortunately not a lot that can ...more
Just when you think you’ve seen it all! Or in our case read it all, comes this little gem of a thriller that will leave you speechless!
Her name is Lily but also goes by her middle name Juliette. It just depends on who she interacts with or what situation she finds herself in. She has separate Facebook accounts for each persona. Her primary goal? Get married. And not to just anyone! She is determined to have Nate - whether he wants her ...more
Fatal attraction taken to the airlines!
He loves me..... He loves me not!
A bit of a gender cross-over in this obsessed stalker novel. Juliette is so motivated to keep tabs on pilot and boyfriend, Nate, that she becomes a flight attendant. Oh my gosh, I would have loved to see the expression on Nate's face when she "revealed" her new role to him (and while on the job)!
Juliette sees herself as a "perfect girlfriend" and believes wholeheartedly in the mantra "If you love someon ...more
If you love someone, set them free.
If they come back, they're yours. If they don't, make them.
Juliette knows that she and Nate were meant to be together. They have a long history and even though he broke up with her, she knows it was meant to be. She just needs to make sure that he gets with the program. Stupid man.
So Juliette gets herself hired at his airline. (He is a pilot) and she keeps an "eye" on him.
BTW: Juliette's investigative skills are off the chain.
It did take me a minut ...more
If they come back, they're yours.
If they don't, make them."
What in the cray-cray did I just read?
This book is the very definition of a slow starter. If not for my fascination with the psychotic inner dialogue of the main character, the only character really, Elizabeth/Lily/Juliette or whatever she's calling herself on any given day, I might have given up on this one.
...and that would have been a colossal mistake.
Somewhere around the 40% mark this story takes ...more
The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton is another book about obsession, but one that I thought was executed very well. When I first started this book I thought it was a bit of a slow read, but after I put it down for awhile and came back to it I devoured the rest of it very quickly.
The Perfect Girlfriend tells the story of a crazypants girl named Juliette and her obsession with a man named Nate. They dated for a bit and end up breaking up, but Juliette refuses to accept that as being ...more
“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, they’re yours. If they don’t, make them.”The course of true love never did run smooth but for woman on a mission, Juliette Price, actions definitely speak louder than words. In fact Juliette is so inordinately single-minded that she is almost a force of nature and willing to play a decidedly long game in her quest for the perfect future with her ex-boyfriend and pilot, Nate Goldsmith. Whilst her ex may have just called time on their burgeon ...more
Juliette has met the love of her life in Nate, a handsome and charming pilot. Even though Nate broke it off with her six months ago, Juliette knows that Nate is in love with her too. She has made it her life mission to show him that he loves her, and to rekindle their relationship. After getting a job as a flight attendant, so she can be around him more, she slowly starts t ...more
I have never considered myself a "boy crazy" type of gal and over the course of my teen and adult years, it has made me cringe at the "thirstiness" of some people when it comes to relationships. Our protagonist, Juliette, is basically a diabetic over her ex, and she is willing to do ANYTHING to make him come back to her. As Karen Hamilton states in her author's note, it is difficul ...more
The Perfect Girlfriend follows Juliette, who has recently been dumped by her boyfriend. We learn pretty quickly that Juliette is a nut. She sneaks into her ex’s apartment while he’s at work, secretly follows him around to take pictures of him to add to her “col ...more
Full disclosure: As a flight attendant for a US airline, this was a tale of two halves for me.
For the first 50% of the book, I was enjoying the true portrayal of a flight attendant’s life...the training, the co-workers who overshare on the jumpseat (we call it jumpseat psychology), the expectations of the passengers and that flight attendants HATE working LAS VEGAS flights!! (Although I don’t fly International so I deal with all of that WITHOUT the rewards of 3 days of sightseeing, or ...more
How far would you go to make your dreams of a perfect future come true?
Juliette loves Nate. Juliette would do anything to keep Nate for herself. Juliette is the perfect girlfriend.
Well, I sure wouldn’t want a Juliette in my life!
That blurb above is the stuff my dreams are made of, it’s disturbing enough to pique my interest, it alludes to obsession and hints at stalker like behavior AND it’s exactly enough to reel me in and make me want to read more. I’m not sure what that says about me as a person, but I have been dying to read this since the first time I read the cover and let me tell you, it was SO worth the wait.
The entire story is told from Juliette’s point of view and Hamilton uses this opportunity to dive de ...more
Uhhhhhhhhhh . . . . .
Once again I am the dissenter in the ranks amongst my friends and their high ratings. However, at 3.68 this book doesn’t have a high rating from the masses in general so maybe I didn’t read it completely wrong??? I also chose to pick it up during a time when my attitude was like such . . . .
So maybe that can shoulder part of the blame. Thanks work for being so extra last week, you turd!
I really wanted/ ...more
Juliette and Nate were a couple once but then Nate gave Juliette the old I need some space speech and left her behind. Juliette however still loves Nate and she knows that he loves her too even if he doesn’t realize it himself so a little help never hurts, right? Juliette h ...more
If you love someone, set them free.
If they come back, they’re yours. If they don’t, make them.
Oh my, what a character Juliette is. If you ever meet anyone like her RUN, as fast as you can in the opposite direction.
This debut from Karen Hamilton is a fabulously unnerving, entertaining read and a very different psychological thriller.
Juliette (or Elizabeth or Lily) has had a difficult background, details of which are slowly revealed throughout the story. When she meets Nate, a handsome airline p ...more
A very different novel that is rather terrifying, I enjoyed it immensely. THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND highlights the f ...more
The Perfect Girlfriend is a complex, compelling, psychological thriller that takes you into the life of the determined, consumed Juliette as she embarks on a relentless journey to win back the heart of her ex-boyfriend at any cost.
The prose is tight and intense. The characters are self-absorbed, crafty, and deliciously unlikable. And the plot, using flashbacks to the past and told through a first-person, unreliable narrator, builds steadily and is full of unf ...more
Juliette (Elizabeth when she was younger)wants Nate and nothing or no one is going to stand in her way of getting her man...only thing is Juliette (Elizabeth) is Nate’s ex and he does not believe Juliette is ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ if anything she is the perfect nightmare.
The story starts with an incident from Juliette’s past and then moves to present day. Juliette is the main narrator and she is one character you do not want in your head.
I found the opening chapters ...more
This is one crazy book and I normally get along very well with crazy…not so much with this book. Another thing I love in my thrillers is unlikeable characters, but again it just didn’t work for me. There were soooooo many “eye roll” moments that at times I found myself laughing over the absolute ridiculousness of these characters. I read a ton of thrillers and I’m finding it harder and harder to find a thriller that hits all my sweet spots. I can see many readers loving this book and ...more
The story follows Juliette who figured out how to be ...more
Obsessive – Yes. Brilliantly engaging – Yes. Really quite scary? Yes absolutely, also occasionally witty, always focused, also actually has a real beef, Nate isn’t exactl ...more
also, i mean, even the covers are similar.
i think i shouldn't read this actually. it feels like it isn't calling my name.
For the most part, Juliette despite being delusional thinking being broken up from her long-time beau Nate, is just a minor setback and as long as she sticks her plan replanting herself back in his influence and getting him back will h ...more
The Perfect Girlfriend has a seemingly simple premise: Juliette is training to be a flight attendant with the airline her ex boyfriend, Nate works at as a surprise, plus the job seems like it could be interesting. She drops by Nate's apartment to check in on things, but she's not being nosy--he wanted space and she's giving it to him because she loves him and ...more
In 2006, she and her husband put down roots in Hampshire UK and four years ago, she later gave up flying to raise their three sons and concentrate on her writing.
In 2009, she decided to 'become a writer.'
The Perfect Girlfrien ...more