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Life After Perfect

by Nancy Naigle

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Awesome read! Jam packed with great characters and various storylines. It was a hell of a week for Katherine Barclift. Her good friend's husband dies, another friend decides to divorce her cheating husband, and then she is faced with her own husbands infidelity. When her seemingly perfect world begins to crumble she decides to just get away from it all. When she lands in Boot Creek, NC she has no idea the impact the little town and it's residents will have on her. This is a wonderfully written story, and if you love small town romances this is an absolute must read. I highly recommend it. ( )
  Bette_Hansen | Nov 3, 2015 |
When she discovered her husband, Ron, was cheating with another woman, Katherine Barclift, a financial business project manager, decided it was time to pull the plug on her ten-year marriage. By chance, she ends up in Boot Creek, NC, a sleepy little town where, as is the case in all small towns, everyone knows everyone and pitches in to help each other out when necessary. Complicating matters for Katherine, or Kate as she really prefers to be called, is her chance encounter with Derek Hansen a newly returned-to-his-hometown doctor struggling with his past. The two hit it off almost immediately. However, their pasts keep each of them from acknowledging this as well as letting their relationship grow and mature. Along their way, numerous townsfolk help things along, and both learn that letting go of the past is not all that bad as is moving on with newly forged relationships and friendships.

This is a well written, interesting romance. I loved every page of it. I found myself captivated on page one. The chemistry between Kate and Derek was clearly present from the start. I loved the way the townsfolk encouraged their relationship, without being over bearing. Boot Creek is a fabulous place to live, work and raise a family. I immediately disliked Kate’s soon-to-be ex-husband and immediately loved Derek, her staunch lawyer and friends, both old and new. The book presents the picture of a feisty, successful woman, who faces major challenges inn her personal life and, as can be expected, overcomes the challenges with aplomb and style. Kate is truly a heroine in her own way, to be admired and emulated in today’s world. This is the start of a new series by the author, and I can hardly wait for the next installment and to see where Kate and Derek take their relationship. I have read most of this author’s other books, and this one is just as good and enjoyable, or even more so, than the others are, though I have loved and enjoyed each and every one of them.

This is a great summer read for the avid romance readers looking for a fantastic chick lit book to curly up with by the pool, on the beach, on a vacation or for just a quiet afternoon. I highly recommend it—but, then, I highly recommend any of the author’s books. She never fails to come through with a wonderful story. I received this from NetGalley to read and review. ( )
  KMT01 | May 9, 2015 |
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Katherine Barclift had it all: the perfect job, the perfect car, and what she thought was the perfect marriage. But when her entire world collapses in one stomach-churning instant, she hits the road and keeps driving until that so-called 'perfect life' is just a dot in her rearview mirror. A chance encounter leads her to make a pit stop in Boot Creek, a drowsy little North Carolina town where she can call herself Katy, soak up the peace and quiet...and drink in the bluer-than-blue eyes of Derek Hansen, a local doctor still wrestling with his own painful past. Both Katy and Derek are wary about giving romance another shot, but they can't deny the intense attraction between them.… (more)

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