⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 Stars)
This is my first book by Leddy Harper and I really enjoyed it. The imPerfect guy is the story of Maddy, a social media influencer that is about to sign o a major deal to co-design a fashion collection. Maddy is in dire need of a new assistant to get her life in order, so that she can focus on bigger and better projects. That’s when Finn steps in. When looking a résumés , Maddy thinks Finn is a woman, because of his last name, Kelly.
After the initial shock and clarification the story progresses neatly, and I really felt that Harper’s writing was fun and relatable. Both characters are insecure, they are interesting, complex and just so real. They are not your traditional perfect looking main characters, and that makes their story have more substance. The imPerfect guy is a witty romance novel that knows how to be steamy and sweet without compromising the plot.
Thank you Wordsmith Publicity for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb:I never set out to be famous. It sort of fell into my lap.
Just like Finn.
He was exactly what I needed in an assistant, and the exact opposite of everything I looked for in a guy, which made hiring him an easy decision.
It was perfect.
Then it wasn’t.
One by one, I started to fall for all of Finn’s imperfections, leaving me to question…
Was I simply looking for all the wrong things in a man? Or was Finn perfect because he was imperfect?
“So, you have a man working for you? A new assistant?”
My mother was never one to waste time getting to the point.
“Ma,” I sighed as I tossed my head back and stared at the ceiling. “Please don’t make a big deal out of this. My work has become too much for Gia. She can’t manage her full-time job and helping me, so I decided to hire someone.”
“I don’t like it.”
“You don’t like what, Ma?”
“He’s trying to take advantage of you. You are young and gorgeous. And single…right?”
This woman made me groan more than getting a bikini wax.
I rolled my eyes. “Yes, I’m single. Thanks for pointing that out.”
“Then that explains it.”
“Explains what?” This conversation would go ‘round and ‘round without getting anywhere.
“Why he’s interested in you. There aren’t male assistants, Mady.”
“Mama, he really is an assistant—and a good one at that. I had my doubts in the beginning, too. In fact, I almost didn’t hire him simply because he’s a guy.”
“What changed your mind?”
“He pleaded his case, and he had a very valid point, so I agreed to give him a try.”
She tsked and shook her head, disapproval wafting off her like fragrance from a perfume shop. “You think ‘because’ is a valid point. You’re too gullible most times.”
About the Author:
Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped. She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters. She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females. The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. And to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.