Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She has a career she loves, a husband she adores and a baby on the way, but a devastating diagnosis changes everything. The life she's built suddenly crumbles around her when her husband insists she choose—the baby or him. Returning to her small hometown to rebuild her shattered life, Lauren crosses paths with Ethan Campbell, the man who stole her teenage heart. The old attraction is still there, but Lauren won't admit it to anyone—least of all herself. Her only priority is providing a life for her child, and she can't afford to get it wrong. Ethan is confusing everything, including stirring up feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will she spend her life raising her baby alone or is the family she's always wanted finally within her reach?
Imperfect Love really grabs the reader's emotions and I was completely attuned to how Lauren felt in her relationship with her husband. Then when she finds out the news about her pregnancy, Talley does a wonderful job of capturing every emotion that Lauren goes through. When she finds out that the baby may have problems, I wanted to cry with her. Talley really packs strong emotions and feelings into this book! I could feel the pain, the heartache, and the indecision that Lauren was feeling. I could feel her frustration with her husband working long hours and their disagreements over the baby. And when Lauren made the ultimate decision about her baby, I cheered for her yet wanted to cry about it at the same time for what she would lose over it..her marriage. Imperfect Love is not a fluffy love story, it isn't a typical romance novel at all. In fact, the romance is such a minuscule part of the book. It is a book about choices, courage and love. This book is a journey. I found it to be a wonderfully emotional journey that I was glad to be able to read. I recommend this to anyone who likes substance to their books! Bravo to Rebecca Talley!
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Rebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children. Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines. When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.
Source: Blog Tour for review