The TWG flight to #ThePerfectGirlfriend is due for take off any moment now. Please put your seatbelts on ready for take off – this could be a bumpy ride!!
Big thanks to HeadlinePG for the ARC of ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’! Delighted to be taking part in the blog tour organised by Anne Cater. Here is my review:
Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight
attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.
They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing.
Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.
She is the perfect girlfriend.
And she’ll make sure no one stops her from
getting exactly what she wants.
True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…
What does TWG think?
I could not WAIT to begin reading ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ as there had been so much hype surrounding the publication of it, with not a lot of information about the storyline being given in the process. Nothing like intriguing your readers, is there!
I’m just going to get straight to the point – Juliette is severely unhinged. She seems to think that if someone breaks up with you, it means that they ‘made a mistake’ and still want you back (whether they actually know that or not, remains to be seen). With those delusional thoughts in mind, Juliette makes it her mission to win her ex-boyfriend back both legally AND illegally. I have no idea why she seems to think that being a stalker may turn on the ex-boyfriend of hers, but there we go!
Juliette knows where Nate is, who he is texting, and when he will be returning from his flights. The problem with that is (well, ONE of them) that Nate has absolutely NO idea about what Juliette is doing. None whatsoever. A far as he is concerned, that chapter is closed and his relationship with Juliette is no more. But, as far as SHE is concerned, their relationship is only just beginning and she will do anything to get Nate back. Seriously, anything.
Surely obsessing over someone like this isn’t healthy? I know that some readers have found Juliette’s actions endearing, especially as they were rooting for her, but I found her to be incredibly weird. Her obsessive nature freaked me out, especially as she couldn’t seem to see what she was doing was wrong, whilst also believing that she was in fact ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’. I mean, if she thinks that she is a perfect girlfriend, it makes those who aren’t obsessive and stalkers, out to be the worlds worst partners!
Despite my incredibly black and white opinion of Juliette, I couldn’t help but become addicted to the storyline. I had to find out what stupid thing she embarked on next, and I was curious to see just how low she would stoop where Nate was concerned. How anyone around her didn’t see through her facade, is quite remarkable. I give her 10/10 for being able to fool people!
I really enjoyed reading ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ as it was such a unique, twisted tale which ended up becoming a highly addictive read. Unfortunately, the downside for me was the ending. I was a little bit disappointed by the way in which I was left hanging, with no loose ends tied up or any explanations as to why Juliette embarked on her ‘get Nate back’ mission. I know that we were made aware of her reasonings early on in the book, but because the entire storyline was told via Juliette’s point of view with no input from any other character, it was as though I only had her word against everyone else’s. I would have liked the book even more if the carrot wasn’t left dangling, that’s for sure.
However, due to the wide open ending, I haven’t been able to get this book out of my head from the moment I finished it two days ago! I can’t really fault the book now, can I?
I am extremely impressed with Karen Hamilton’s debut novel, and the way in which she delivered on intensity and addictiveness, with characters who will bring out the best and worst in yourself as you read the book. If this is what her debut novel is like, I am excited to see what is in store for her second book!
Yes this book had its minor faults, but with unhinged, bonkers yet weirdly addictive characters such as Juliette, I cannot help but like this authors work of art. Juliette is definitely a character to remember, that’s for sure!