A Life No Less Than Perfect
Angela K. Parker
My Rating: 4
Publication: June 22nd 2017
Read: October 16th 2017 ~ ARC
Kindle Edition: 249 pages
POV: First-person dual perspectives
The lone survivor of a tragic car accident, Elona has since been a recluse, with the exception of her parents. Though her memory is fogged, she is finally in a place where she can begin to piece together her life again. She felt that moving miles away from home would help her do that. She thought she was prepared for anything…until she met him.
Michael is a young man with a rough past, a past that’s left him pained and broken. He shoulders the guilt of his former circumstances. He’s accepted that he will never find someone deserving. Then he lays eyes on her and his whole life suddenly changes.
Will Elona be able to love, after she’s lost so much?
Can Michael move past the pain enshrouding him?
To get through tragedy they must feel the pain, but getting through the pain will be tragic.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Stars to A Life No Less Than Perfect by Angela K. Parker.
What a pleasant little surprise this book was! First, Angela K. Parker is a new author for me. As a matter of fact this is her debut book. I really liked it. This book had many feels. While I felt there was a serious/mature undertone to the characters and their experiences (previously and with each other), this book was not angsty. It was fun and flirty and refreshing.
Another detail that I enjoyed was the fact, it kept me guessing. You will learn Elona’s story pretty early on in the book. I won’t go into detail about that but I will tell you she has had an emotional past few years. Michael is another story however. While I thought I knew what it was that caused his emotional pain, I was wrong. And I have to say, I’m pretty good at guessing plots. So yes, I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong in my assumptions. That is in fact a good thing. I enjoyed the book more because of that.
Elona was a strong character despite what she went through. I do wish that she would have been honest with Michael earlier than she was. When Michael finally told her his story, she should have used that opportunity to tell hers. But that is just my opinion and while it frustrated me a bit, it doesn’t take anything away from the story.
Michael was amazing! I strongly connected with him. There was many qualities in him that reminded me of someone I knew in my younger years. He was a good guy. You know the mold was broken after he was created. He is a hero I won’t easily forget.
This story has a few conflicts. A misunderstanding with some miscommunication as well. The secondary characters were perfect additions to the story. In fact, I hope we get another book with Laurence and Jessica. I have my suspicions about them but I could be wrong. Either way, I’d like to read about them. Also if you are looking for a romance with descriptive sex, this is not that book.
This is my honest and unbiased review. I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
About The Author:
Angela K. Parker