Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Picturing Perfect by Melissa Brown

~ Synopsis ~
Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes it perfect…

Hadley Foster has always been a planner. But, since the age of nineteen, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan… not at all. And the changes continue to mount when a trip to Europe with her best friend starts a domino effect in all aspects of her life. Suddenly, the future she had envisioned for herself seems unlikely to happen. It’s time to make a new plan… or accept the dominoes as they fall.

Jason Kelly has a great life. He’s a successful self-published writer who’s living his dreams. But, something is missing. Hadley Foster. Letting her slip through his fingers is one of his biggest regrets. Over time, he had to accept the idea of being without his first love as he watched her fall in love with someone else.

When circumstances bring Jason and Hadley back into one another’s lives, they’re forced to deal with their past, their present and the possibility of a future together.

~ Our Review ~
4 star review by Heather
This book started off a little slow,but a quarter of the way through it picked up and got really interesting.  I then didn't want to put it down.  In its own way it is a love triangle.
Hadley is a girl still trying to find where she belongs.  She graduates college and goes off to Europe with her best frined Auden for a month.  She gets really sick and has to come home early.  This ends up being a good thing.  She has to turn down a teaching position at the high school, but ends up working teaching adults with disabilities and loves this job.  She can't picture having a more rewarding job.  Since coming home from vacation her and her boyfriend of six years Tucker are not getting along well.  He is a jerk and decides he is going to break things off with her the same night she has a secret to tell him.  She soon realizes that just because it wasn't in your life plan doesn't mean it can't turn into an AMAZING thing.  She runs into Jason, Auden's older brother.  It has been a while since she has seen him.  She is amazed to find that the attraction she has had for him since she was eight is still there. 
Jason is an amazing writer.  He has a chance run in with Hadley one day when she is on a field trip with her clients(the adults she teaches).  He then realizes that day that he wants to let Hadley know that he has had feelings for her for several years.  That he is willing to fight Tucker for her and show her who the better man is.  Can he be the better man?  Can there love they hid from each other grow into something BIG?  Can they overcome the obsticles thrown at them?
This book was really good.  I love that we learn that we can do things even if it wasn't in our original plans.  Not everything has to be planned out.  It was an amazing journey that Hadley and Jason went on to get where they did.  I really wanted to give this book 5 Stars, but it was a little too slow at the beginning for me.  I would recommend reading it.  I hope that Auden will get a book.

~ About Melissa Brown ~

Melissa Brown is a hopeless romantic living in the Chicagoland area with her husband and their two children. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading and baking. She also has a slight obsession with actor Henry Cavill and the TV show New Girl. This is her third novel.


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  1. Great review. I love Melissa Brown's books and I have already devoured this one. :)

  2. Enjoyed reading your review! Thank's going on my TBRs.