Life After Perfect

Nancy Naigle
Life After Perfect
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Montlake Romance
Release Date
May 2015
Book 1 of Boot Creek
Mainstream fiction

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. And if being in Boot Creek has taught them anything, it's to take life as it comes and never pass up a chance at true love…no matter how wounded your heart may be.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Aug 12, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
183 people found the following review helpful
LIFE AFTER PERFECT by Nancy Naigle is an unbelievable feel-good novel that will remind you what it's like to be surround by friends that are more like family. Ms. Naigle does an amazing job of drawing together two separate casts of characters and juxtapositioning them much like one might compare city folks to country folks. And she does it so well. So well, I must confess to putting off several things today while I rapidly flipped pages, unable to put the story down.

Derek, the oh so handsome, doctor AND volunteer fireman, has seen his fair share of heartbreak when he loses the love of his life to cancer. Katy Bar, the lovely girl next door, who happens to be a smart, project manager for a major bank, is running from her own heartbreak. When they meet at that gas station, call it kismet, because the story takes off from there.

Likes: So many aspects to the charming story come to mind that you'll have to read it to come up with your list.

Dislikes: It seemed as though too much of the story had progressed (backstory) before Derek and Katy finally met. I'm used to seeing it happen much faster, but this is my first Naigle novel.

It really is a feel good story that while it has its sad points, the happily ever after isn't just between Derek and Katy, but you'll have to read the story to find out.
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