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Review: Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan

February 15th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Free Kindle Monthly Read

Publication date: February 1, 2018

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

About the book

Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She’d confess her situation to her friends—if it wasn’t for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: “I’ll tell them what you did.”

Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table—much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor’s window box.

Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can’t keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect.

My Thoughts

I wanted to like this book I really did but it took awhile for me to get through it because I kept starting and stopping it. I found it hard to like Tabitha even though I felt horrible for her and what her husband was putting her through. She’s the type of mother I hope I never become no matter how hard of times I fall on. I felt like she was more worried about her reputation, what others thought of her and then hanging out with this new guy more so than she worried about her kids. I can’t imagine being a mom and not taking care of my kids health no matter how little money I had, especially when several people reached out to offer help. It just boggles my mind.

Then we finally find out what is going on with her husband and then I really want to throw the book at both of them. They deserved each other with both being so self-centered and caring more about what they were going through than what they were putting their kids through. It really was unbelievable and after dragging on and on and on the climax is over quickly and I found myself in disbelief that it ended so quickly. I felt like half the book could have been cut and I felt cheated at the end.

I honestly only kept reading in hopes that Tabitha would finally snap out of it and realize that she needed to start acting like an adult but sadly I didn’t feel like she ever did. Not a favorite read by far.

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Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, Contemporary

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