Para calcular a classificação geral de estrelas e a análise percentual por estrela, não usamos uma média simples. Em vez disso, nosso sistema considera coisas como se uma avaliação é recente e se o avaliador comprou o item na Amazon. Ele também analisa avaliações para verificar a confiabilidade.
First off, I did enjoy the story overall and must reference the ending in particular. Several people have complained about the ending but I thought it was perfect.
But...so many issues, not least of which is the need for a good proofread to fix the many issues; missing words, grammar errors etc. A particular issue which often led to confusion as to who was talking was the paragraph breaks in the middle of dialogue without distinguished quotation marks, and dialogue from both characters on the same line.I
Another was all the linked websites and pages. Do a list in the front matter of at the end of the book but having them running throughout the story was irritating.
And while I completely understand that fashion was a huge part of the story, in the first half of the book in particular,the name and label dropping was uber excessive and off putting. It is possible to write a story with less specifics.
Again, in the first half of the book, some of the run-on sentences were mind blowing. I appreciated the use of colons and semi-colons but sometimes a full stop (period) is just as effective.
I keep mentioning "the first half" because it does feel like as the book went on, the writing style relaxed. At first I was hit with a feeling of an author trying too hard. To be funny. To be clever.
Other than the grammatical errors, all the issues I've mentioned give an impression of a "pretentious" book which if cleaned up and simplified could be a really great story.
Another author recommended this book and having noted it a while ago, I’m glad I decided to follow up on it because this book is a lot of things. It’s age difference, it’s so incredibly funny and it about impossible love. I savoured this read because I lacked reading time and really this helped me dwell in the book for a week.
I love an older woman, younger man trope and this book worked that angle so damn well. Age isn’t their only complication, being colleagues and a familial connection makes this ten times worse. These two however, bond over friendship, similarities, shared love of things and it’s a lovely slow spiral. There’s a fair amount of spatting too.
“Look,” said Eric, “we had such a promising start to this conversation. We can’t do yesterday again. I have banter burnout.”
And banter is right, the diaglogue and interactions were everything and so well written.
Jenna is such a ‘real’ character, flawed, sometimes ridiculous with a huge heart. I found her to be a strong woman, such that I could be satisfied with her decisions. She had learnt what she didn’t want in life and sought better; I admired her. Eric was a hot, immature and yet sweet guy, he grew on me. These two together were something something but more than that there was a longing, a deeper connection.
“It was like she’d left her personality in a cab somewhere years ago, and he’d found it, dusted it off, and delivered it to her doorstep wrapped in a red velvet bow. She felt alive, understood, -and drop-dead sexy.”
So, this is contemporary romance done good, it felt different to what’s generally out there and I devoured that spark of uniqueness and humour. Highly recommended.
Looking back at it now, I can not explain to myself why I have bothered buying this book. If I could, I would like to get a refund on this. A woman in her forties fancies a teenager? Something I can so not relate to. From the description of the book I thought it was about a woman who has lost her former career and is now getting back on her feet. Apparently I have not read the description properly because pretty much in the beginning she gets involved with this "kid".
I have never finished reading this book because it would have been a waste of time to me.
I am not incredibly interested in fashion writing -- I am fine looking at the pictures! In addition, I don't really understand the world of fashion blogs and writers. I have zero interest in fashion blogs. Though I was eager for another book from Ms. Williams, once I started it, I was not sure I could relate. But the characters were surprisingly well-developed, the language clear and inviting. And the love story -- I just didn't see it coming!! SO, so very sweet and compelling. I don't find enough of these -- books about a black girl that aren't really about racial identify crisis or overcoming the trauma of growing up black in America. WE NEED MORE OF THIS!!! Thank you, Ms. Williams!
The Perfect Find is the type of book that reminded me of the movie, "The Devil Wears Prada." The difference is, Jenna Jones is getting back into the fashion swing of things after getting her broken whereas the character Andy in the movie is the new kid on the block and clueless about fashion altogether. However, I couldn't imagine reading "The Devil Wears Prada" as a book because there is a lot that goes on, as was the case with this book. It's a face-paced read with lots of non-stop action in dialogue, which was kind of exhausting. Midway through, it finally got to the point, after endless pages of fashion vogue, and the history of Jenna Jones' career background. If you're into the fashion world than perhaps this book may be one you'll enjoy, but if you're looking for a romance read you'll trail along the path for a while of fancy clothes and diva banter before you get there.
I cannot believe it took me this long to read Tia Williams’ The Perfect Find.
I ordered this book a few months back when it was on sale and it has been sitting idle on Kindle. Admittedly, I didn’t know much about Tia Williams but I saw Myleik reading this book on her snap chat and Luvvie also mentioned she read it in a day. When two of your favorite people mention a book, it is imperative that you buy it. Flying back to Florida last week, I decided that now was the perfect time to dive into this book.
The Perfect Find was SOOOO good. Jenna Jones was a famed fashion executive at Darling Magazine until an embarrassing breakup with her longtime fiance and subsequent breakdown forces her out of New York and back to her small town in Indiana. When she comes back to work for her cutthroat nemesis, Jenna sees that the game has changed quite a bit.
In The Perfect Find, Jenna not only has to find her place in this new digital age and fashion industry, but she has to evaluate what she really wants in her love life. Oh, and speaking of love life, let’s just say that she finds a cup of tea and then some in the sexy as hell and MUCH younger, Eric Combs.
What takes place in The Perfect Find is a perfect mesh of hilarity, sexual chemistry, and redefining love on your own terms at any age.
The Perfect Find read like a famed melodrama; it was a funny, sexy, angsty, and juicy read. Did I mention it was hilarious? It was like that rare perfect episode of General Hospital. I must save it and watch it (or in this case, read it) over and over again.
Between this book and Tia’s interview with Myleik on her podcast recently, she may just very well be one of my new favorite people.
Need a fantastic read that will make you laugh your ass off and remind you that you’re hopeless romantic? Pick up The Perfect Find ASAP.
I have read all of Tia's books but this one spoke to me SO MUCH. The heroine of the book is 40 (I'm over 40!) and starting over which is such a great place to begin any story! Her writing is smart, twisty-turny, descriptive, funny and sexy as hell! The book reminds me SO much of the titles from Jackie Collins that I would sneak from my grandmother's bedside drawer. It was just a delicious 360+ page book that I couldn't put down and that I finished in 4 days. Bravo to Tia for representing strong well heeled black female characters in a positive light and carrying the torch. Waiting patiently for the sequel.