on May 11th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I’m a blogger. He’s a writer.
He was my weakness.
I was his muse.
Once upon a time my marriage was built on love...
Until it wasn’t.
Where had we gone wrong?
I had given up hope…
But then he messaged me,
And his words intoxicated me.
Made me believe in love again.
Made me believe in truth.
My imperfect truth…
Most of the time when I read a book, I write my review right away. One because I have a horrible memory, and two because I like to get my feelings out about the book while it is still fresh. But, everyonce in awhile a book comes along that I have to “sit on” for awhile, because I am just not sure how I felt about it. For me, Imperfect Truth was this sort of book. Even as I write this review, I can’t decide if I really liked this book or hated it; I’m all twisted up about it.
“I’ve always struggled to find where I belong, but how can I belong somewhere when I don’t fit anywhere?”
Ava is married, but it hasn’t been a happy marriage for a long time. She feels trapped and invisible. Her husband doesn’t even look at her anymore. So, when she catches the attention of a new up and coming author, she latches on and lives for their daily correspondence. Ryder is passionate, attentive, and fills a void for Ava, that she so desperately needs filled. She goes from leaning on him to needing him- to the point of obsession. There are some twists and turns to this book that I won’t share, so that you can go into as blind as I did.
“I can’t stand the thought of not speaking to him for an hour, let alone the rest of my life. I would sacrifice anything for him, even if that meant my sanity.”
I wasn’t particularly fond of Ava. I realize that she had some issuses that she needed to fix about herself, but she was so weak and needy- it literally drove me crazy. I didn’t trust Ryder from the start and I don’t know why, but there was just something about him that didn’t settle with me. I found him to be a bit sleazy and not at all sexy. Her mother-in law was a complete bitch and her husband needed a backbone and to get himself out from under his parents’ thumb! Even with all of that being said, I didn’t want to put the book down for the majority of it. There were parts of it that were slow and I skimmed over, but I still kept reading to see where the story was going. This book has depth, emotion, and a serious message with real meaning behind it.
“My failures don’t define me. Rather they are what make me who I am. I strive to live imperfectly.”