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No Such Thing As Perfect

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Laura's life is far from perfect. 

Unlucky in love, on the verge of losing her job, sleeping on an air mattress in her sister's house.

But along comes Cupid - a high tech dating service which promises to use algorithms that will find you the the perfect partner.

This book genuinely made me laugh out loud, following Laura's adventures in the modern dating world.

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Special thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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I’ve had this book in my shelf for a while and have only recently got round to reading it.

The synopsis sounded fun and the cover really grabbed my attention.

I loved the authors writing style. It was engaging, well paced and easy to follow. Characters were described well and were relatable.

The storyline was good. I loved the little twist  in how she found love! Lots of feel good elements.

Thank you NetGalley and publisher for my advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 📚
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I have given No Such Thing As Perfect by Emma Hughes three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Going into this book, I thought the plot was really interesting as I don’t think I’ve ever come across a book similar to this before. The characters were quite one-sided besides our main character, Laura, who was fully-developed. I think some of the other characters, such as her friends and family, should have been shared out throughout the book better in order to feel more depth from them. Laura was not my favourite character, some of her actions were questionable and I couldn’t believe she didn’t come clean about something in particular towards the end of the book but another person came clean about something that they had been doing. 

I thought that the ending fell flat and was a bit of a disappointment, along with the fact that this book was a little too long, I think it could’ve been shortened. I felt like there were a few anticlimactic moments during this book where excitement felt like it was coming and yet it …never came. However, there were some humorous moments in this book which gave me a chuckle and I enjoyed the writing style Of Emma Hughes.
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Really enjoyed this book, a unique idea which was well executed. Love how both men turned out to be wrong before she found love with the vet. All supporting characters were great and well developed.
Will look forward to future books by this talented writer.
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29-year-old Journalist Laura now lives with her sister & brother-in-law, after her 2 flat mates found love together. Laura, who has never had a long-term relationship, is contacted by a new dating service Cupid, that uses your internet search history to match you with your ideal partner, to be their guinea pig and write a feature about her experience.  

Laura is then matched with Adam – and has such high hopes of him being the one – after all how can the new data used by Cupid be wrong? From their first meeting, Laura finds it painfully awkward but is optimistic that with time the match made by Cupid will be perfect.

This book was an enjoyable, fun, quick, easy read and an ideal holiday book to kick back with and enjoy. The characters are well written and likeable. There are laugh out loud moments and then some, when you just say ‘Oh noooo Laura’!
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This book is such an easy read and a fast paced contemporary, perfect for the summer months! Laura is a really well written protagonist, I like how Hughes didn’t shy away from making Laura a character with many flaws as this made her so relatable and realistic. As the book is written purely from Laura’s point of view I didn’t find I questioned her decisions. 

There were quite a few other characters in this book, I’m not sure if they were all necessary as I did struggle to recall who was who. The plot was quite predictable but I didn’t really mind as it is a contemporary but nothing really took me by surprise. 

I did enjoy reading this book and like I mentioned earlier, this is a perfect quick read for summer! 

A huge thank you to NetGalley, Century and Penguin for the review copy.
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First of all a big thank you to netgalley, the author and the publishers for sending a copy of this for me to read and review.

This was such a fun and easy read to get through. I loved seeing the characters and how they interacted with Laura. I also loved seeing Laura's dilemma because when Cupid finds her her perfect match, she starts to fall in love... with someone else. I loved seeing her thought process and the events that take place throughout this book.
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This is book that I would say is a  book about  finding and loving yourself .

so Laura  is under threat of being made redundant from a magazine she writes for , her ex all shacked up with there ex flatmate , she ended up living with her not so lovely sister and her wonderful brother in law .

she ends up being asked to do this trial a new dating service called cupid  so she goes for it ,they find your match by  matching you internet search history.

I really enjoyed this book I could relate as I've been at that point when I knew I needed to look after me and find out who and what I wanted in life doesn't men needing a man or though for me it did happen once I found out what I wanted from life and felt Laura was very much the same  .
was I expecting a bit of romance maybe but I think it was even better ,I thought the story was very up lifting ,bubbly and witty, with a bit of girl power .

I really loved Emma writing style it flowed brilliantly really great easy read .
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I enjoyed this book so much that it was hard to put down. I don't agree with all of the choices the main character made, but I understand that as a human being (albeit fictional) Laura can do exactly what she wants. I feel like a lot happened throughout the book and it was really pleasent to be a part of so many journeys. The novels title is definitely fitting, and was shown to be true throughout the story. There really is no such thing as perfect, and that's totally okay. In the age of social media it is really easy to compare yourself (and your journey) to the edited snapshot you see of someone else's life; this may not even be a conscious thought, but as shown within this book the grass is always greener where you water it.
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Laura Morrison earns the opportunity to trial a new dating service named Cupid. It generates matches based on internet search history, and Laura, who feels unlucky in almost all aspects of life, jumps at the chance to find a happily ever after.

The book is an easy read, and you are naturally drawn into empathising with Laura while experiencing the journey with her. There are times when her actions really frustrated me, but in the face of desperation her behaviours feel authentic. I was fully invested in the story and it has a satisfactory ending, however it’s left slightly open-ended in terms of the romance and the reader is left guessing what will probably happen next. I do wish there had been more closure for Laura!

However, there are parts of this book that are vibrant, really made me chuckle, and provided a relatable escape. Overall, this is a great summer read, ideal for fans of films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bridget Jones's Diary!
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Thank you @netgalley for this ARC.

Nice easy read, not your typical love story but a fun read.

I would say this is a nice book to take away on holidays.
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Oh yay!!! I liked this!! It was totally not what I expected- and such a good finale!!! YESSSS!!! 

Overall this book was great! I liked the story line and it is definitely not your typical romance novel. It was quite refreshing. The characters were overall great and Jamie was definitely my favourite. I found Laura to be a bit petulant at times and I found that I would be annoyed with her when reading. I was definitely not her biggest fan at times- I felt like she constantly needed a reminder to grow up.  I also loved the dynamic of the familial relationships- I found I could really relate to a lot of the things that happened to Laura’s family. Also- completely loved HARRISON- he was one of the most full of character dogs I’ve read about in a long time! 

If you’re looking for an atypical “boy meets girl” novel with a refreshing ending- I suggest you pick this one up! 

P.s Wish there was a book about Jamie and Whit!!! I’d love to hear how two completely different people wind up so madly In love- I don’t say this often but… may be time for a prequel!! 😊

Arc received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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I'm undecided on this book. It started off very promisingly and I loved the fun writing style - Hughes writes extremely well! It was the plot and characters which were problematic for me.

There were a lot of characters (possibly too many as I began to get them all confused) and most of them could have been cut out as they didn't bring anything further to the book. Though well-developed, I found the characters unrelatable and didn't like any of them which made it hard to invest in them or be interested in the way their stories ended.

As an idea, the plot sounded interesting but in practice, I don't think I was convinced by it. The way that Adam and Laura so quickly fell into a 'relationship' and the whole idea of the Cupid dating app just didn't sit right with me and made the book feel a bit too unrealistic. There were sections which I found myself skipping as they weren't relevant and didn't further the plot at all.

Overall, a quick and easy light read but unfortunately nothing stayed with me after I had put this down.
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This was a very well-written and sharply observed women's fiction novel. The premise is centred on a female reporter on the brink of being made redundant who is given the opportunity to rescue her job at the expense of her personal life - experimenting with a new form of dating that matches people based on their internet history and data collection. The idea itself had a lot of potential, but as the story never really delved into anything properly, always seeming to hover on the edges of a plot line, drifting along into long conversations and memories that didn't seem to drive us anywhere in particular, plus relationships that all felt unsuitable and a protagonist that wasn't all that likeable, I found myself dissatisfied. 

There were some lovely comical moments, and great insights into relationships of all kinds, especially familial ones, and the reality of marriage/relationships in the modern age. There was definitely a lot of social commentary throughout, especially with the use of settings, and in other circumstances I would have found it funny, but by the end it sort of left me despairing at the human race. I felt I could relate to some of the characters, and others seemed just out of reach - like Adam and Cass. 

I wanted to feel connected to a love story, really root for it, and I definitely wanted to connect with the protagonist, but I just didn't get there and I ended the book feeling cheated. Laura, the protagonist, felt so much younger to me than her stated age, and I actively disliked her at times for being so childish, for not seeming to be able to form her own opinions, or for making so many stupid decisions.

All in all, Emma Hughes writing itself is not to be faulted, but this wasn't an enjoyable book for me which is a shame. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a copy!
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#nosuchthingasperfect #emmahughes I am a sucker for a good chick lit romance novel. Many thanks to #netgalley for the #arc. This is the book you want to read for summer. Whether at the beach or by the pool. It’s an easy read that is hilarious. #randomhouseuk #bookstagrammer #readersofinstagram #netgalleyreview #books
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Sorry I was unable to read this due to personal circumstances. It looks like such a great book. Apologies.
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Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this book to review! 
This was a funny, witty story that I did enjoy! There could have possibly been more character development but I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend!
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A slow burn, romance. Perfect beach read, easy to return to in between dips in the pool. 

Twists and turns throughout, will they/won't they, push/pull relationship with two characters who appear incompatible, but maybe they're meant to be.
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This embodies a great summer read. The writing is witty and I was laughing out loud while reading. Fun trope with entertaining characters.
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One of the latest tropes that I've discovered I love is main characters joining dating sites as the crux of the story, and along with trying to find love, discovering themselves. Laura is likeable, and her journey is relatable - even if at times she may be a bit frustrating as we follow along with her inner turmoil. The book was an easy read, with an effortless writing style, and though it did drag on at some parts, it was overall very enjoyable.
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