on May 28th 2017
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Natasha and Gabriel are thrown into parenthood and this should be one of the happiest times of their lives, but unforeseen circumstances and deep-seated problems within the family destroy their happiness, rocking the very foundations of their relationship in a way they could never have imagined. The gift of new life, rather than creating a special bond between them and bringing the pair closer together, is tearing them apart.
Josh, Natasha's ex, is back on the scene with an offer the family are unable to refuse, forcing old feelings to resurface and bringing further complications to Natasha's life.
Perfectly Flawed is a second-chance romance novel. There's no denying that Natasha and Gabriel's relationship had anything but the perfect start, so don't they deserve their happy ever after, their perfect ending?
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
Perfectly Flawed is the second book in the Moments Series by Judy and Laura Wells, a mother and daughter writing team. This book can be read as a stand alone because the authors cleverly add reminders amongst the new story, of what occurred of importance in the first one. That said, I found that I benefited from having read the first story because I feel as if I know the characters better, and can appreciate the continuation of their lives more.
Gabriel is an incredibly gifted artist and has been sought after to paint people’s portraits, despite the fact that he was only partially sighted. Now that he has had corrective surgery he has perfect vision, but has lost the special something that made his paintings perfect. He tries not to focus on that because he’s about to become a father to twins.
Natasha is his girlfriend, she met Gabriel when she had him paint her portrait. She’s in remission from cancer and is unable to have children herself. Thankfully her sister, Adrianna, offered to be a surrogate mother, using frozen eggs from Natasha, and an anonymous donor from the sperm bank.
Their lives are perfect, and their excitement about the pending birth of the twins knows no bounds. Unfortunately, instead of the happiness the babies should bring to their lives, everything starts to go wrong. The babies are perfect and well, but Adrianna becomes a big thorn in the couple’s side. The problem is, only Gabe can see what she is doing, Natasha can’t. She just thinks Gabe is being paranoid, and isn’t understanding at all. More often than not siding with her sister. Add to that Gabe’s frustrations with his art, and the constant worry about Natasha’s cancer coming back, and it’s no surprise the situation is tense for him.
Can our couple get past all the obstacles that seem are coming at them since the babies were born, including the fact that Tash’s ex boyfriend is on the scene in a big way? Will Natasha finally see what Adrianna is up to. Will she realise that while she has been focusing only on the babies that Gabe is dealing with a lot of issues?
What I love about the authors is how they can get you to run a gamut of emotions over each plot and over each character, never knowing what you should feel. If you aren’t laughing, or feeling happy, you are tearing up, if you aren’t doing that you are getting angry, or frustrated. I can’t go into detail about all that is driving a wedge between our couple, spoilers and all, suffice to say, it’s all very believable, and at no point did I feel like the ending would be a foregone conclusion. As for each person, take for example Adrianna, one minute you love her and think she is fabulous, the next you hate her, but then later you think she’s not so bad, only to go on thinking that perhaps she is. I love it. Each character has flaws, are ‘Perfectly Flawed’ as it were, and whether they can overcome those flaws, or whether they revel in them makes this book an exciting, intriguing read. Once I started reading it I didn’t want to put it down, the storyline kept me hooked from start to finish, and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
I voluntarily read an advanced readers’ copy of this book.