Not Quite Perfect - Annie Lyons
Source: Review copy courtesy of Carina.
Sometimes having it all isn’t enough…
Emma has everything she’s ever wanted. Her boyfriend’s just proposed and her career has finally taken off. And so what if her latest client just happens to be downright gorgeous? She’s getting married. Isn’t she?
Rachel’s married with 2.4 children (well, actually, 3) and life is all about trying to leave the house in a non-stained top. Once it was about skinny cappuccinos, cocktails and dynamic ad agency meetings. She wants her old life back, but can it ever be the same?
You know that saying the grass is always greener on the other side? Well, Not Quite Perfect is definitely all about that saying.
Sisters Emma and Rachel have somehow found themselves stuck in situations they think are right. However, they don't actually understand the consequences that they will face if they aren't.
I really liked this book. It's evenly paced and has you easily gliding over the words and taking it in with giggles, smirks and all round loveliness. There are few heart felt moments too which helps keep you totally connected to the story and the characters.
I loved Emma and Rachel's relationship. Their banter cracked me up and it's always great to read in dual narration in a book like this because you get to know both sisters personally, but also as the other sister sees them too. Which we all know sometimes can be bitchy.
There was one character that stole the show for me and that was Rachel's friend Christa. She had me snorting with laughter and gobsmacked at the goings on in her life. Loved her.
There was one thing that I found irritating in NPQ and that was Rachel's four year old daughter Lily. I could not believe a child of that age could speak like that and also would be allowed to speak like that.
I'd recommend this read for relaxing. It has that vibe to it and is a book that even though you're gripped it can be put down and picked up without it being a problem.