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No Such Thing As Perfect

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A perfectly nice book, an all rounder so will suit most people, I'm sure.  I liked the range of characters that we got and would definitely hang out with Laura. 

 I'm bitter that they referred to Pembrokeshire as North Wales and I wiiishhhhhhh we had more of a grand reveal after the wire 👀
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What if there was a dating app that used all of your online information to find your perfect match? That's what Laura has been promised. Obviously it's not as straightforward as that, it'd be a pretty short book if it was!

It's a nice exploration of her relationships with her colleagues, friends and family. Not quite as predictable as I expected and a nice read.
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The story - ⭐⭐
The writing - ⭐⭐⭐
Overall - ⭐⭐

This was pretty disappointing, I didn't really feel anything for Laura other than frustration and some of the major plot points could be seen coming a mile off.
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This is a fun book, kind of an anti-romance, where the heroine meets the perfect guy, who maybe isn't perfect for her. The concept is clever: journalist Laura Morrison is under threat of redundancy, but she could save her job with a killer feature. When the chance comes up to try out a new dating app, her annoying boss Phil, otherwise known as Bouncey, puts Laura forward. All she has to do is date the guy chosen for her by the app for three months then write a feature. What could go wrong?
As ever, the course of love doesn't run smooth. Laura's family history has left her cautious of committment, and her parents' rocky relationship is heading for disaster just as she should be discovering true love. Add in her uptight sister James (a dead ringer for Fleabag's sister Claire), and chaotic best friend Lil, plus a few more hot guys and this makes for a fun rollercoaster of a book.
Does Laura get her perfect match? You'll have to read to the end to find out.
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A quick easy read which would be perfect for holiday.

I enjoyed the premise of this story although I got very frustrated with the characters at times I loved the way the story kept me guessing.
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This was an ok read, but it didn't do much for me. I found that every character was just unlikeable, except whit, the protagonists brother in law, so you can imagine how much of a storyline he has, and Harrison the dog. It kind of felt like nothing really happened, I wasn't invested in the story at all. Its an easy read but nothing particularly exciting.
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I really enjoyed the first part of No Such Thing As Perfect, but began to slowly dislike Laura as the book went on. Which, unfortunately, started to make the book unlikeable. After some of Laura’s actions, I couldn’t sympathise with Laura anymore, and she started to appear selfish and emotionally immature. Eventually, she has an epiphany of sorts, and it didn’t really bring me around to liking her, but it did give me motivation to finish the book.

Overall, a decent read. I think it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Really loved this! It was so sharply written - funny and pacey. The side characters are excellent and the dialogue is spot on.
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Finished in less that 48 hours, a great summer read. Absolutely loved it, thank you!
The characters are all relatable, the leading lady Laura is modern and doesn't conform to the mold, just what we need in modern day story telling.
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No Such Thing As Perfect by Emma Hughes

Laura Morrison, a journalist at struggling newspaper 'The Bugle', agrees to write a feature on Cupid, a new dating service which matches people based on their online activity, to save herself from redundancy.  At first she seems perfectly matched with Adam but things soon start to unravel!

I really enjoyed this book.  Very interesting premise and a large ensemble of characters, all entertaining in their own ways.  Laura's friends and family relationships were all interesting, entertaining and touching in parts.  And the romance(s) kept me intrigued until the very end!  I loved Emma Hughes' writing and could imagine this as a fantastic film.  Very highly recommended!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book.
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An easy read, with an entertaining idea. The main character is in dire danger of losing her job, is struggling with her living arrangements and thinks that being a guinea pig for a new dating scheme will be her salvation. 
Meeting her ‘match’, Adam, all seems great but as with most romances, there are a few bumps in the road. 
This is a good romp of a book, maybe one too many characters which can detract a little from the story. It covers the world of modern day dating with humour and good observations. The family dynamic with her sister is also well explored. 
Overall, an enjoyable read for the twenty/thirty/forty generation but as I am creeping above that now, maybe a bit too young for old bird like me.
Enjoy
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I really enjoyed this, it may be part of the growing trend of contemp fiction that portrays women with issues and obstacles to overcome but who aren't flailing messes. Really appreciated it! A lovely story, with a lovely conclusion.
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Meet Laura – unlucky in love, treading on the thin line of being made redundant and living on her sisters air mattress after her flatmates fell in love and moved in together leaving her somewhat behind and homeless at 29.  After receiving an invitation from ‘Cupid’, a new take on a dating app that promises to find your perfect match and which may also save Laura’s editorial assistant job, it seems she has nothing to lose.
No Such Thing as Perfect is a perfect summer holiday, relaxing read. I enjoyed the hilarious relationship Laura had with her colleagues and friends, found the dynamic between Laura, Jaime and Whit realistic and refreshing and quite frankly, could have screamed “Nooo” at my kindle with some of the choices she makes later down the line. The concept of ‘Cupid’ Is an interesting take on the 21st Century dating apps, although a bit scary to think anybody would have enough access to our browsing history (who’ve you been stalking at 1am!?) to find our perfect match, I do wonder if It would be more successful than swiping right or left on Tinder. In my opinion I felt Jaime and Whit, Laura’s sister and brother in law, were underdeveloped characters who had much more to give – perhaps Emma intends to release book number 2 to explore their relationship?
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There’s no such thing as perfect… well ain’t that the truth. Sometimes you can try too hard to find true love and Laura our main character knows this only too well. I enjoyed this book and will definitely look for other titles from the author in the future. 

Laura is unlucky in love or perhaps she’s unwilling to settle for anything at all in fear of being hurt or unhappy in her choices. She’s been single for a while and when the offer to try out a new dating app drops in her work inbox she decides to take the plunge and let fate and statistics match her with her perfect partner. But the course of true love never did run smooth especially when fate has other ideas.
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Laura Morrison is having a bad time not helped by having to live with her perfect sorted sister. In her job as a journalist she is asked to review a new app called Cupid and she is introduced to a perfect man - Adam. The story  is uplifting and laugh out loud funny and a cautionary tale on depending on an app for love. I really enjoyed it and it was an up to date look at the dating world.
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I enjoyed this cute story. Even if I didn’t agree with all the protagonist’s choices, she was still very likeable. The American in the novel had some British lingo but I found it funny and not distracting. I would recommend to others.
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No Such Thing As Perfect was an adorable story with an unexpected ending. Laura lives with her seemingly perfect sister. Through her job at a struggling newspaper, Laura is offered a chance to find her perfect match. A new app boasts it can use her internet history to find her soul mate, but Laura is intrigued by one of the tech staff. A quick, enjoyable read, No Such Thing As Perfect reminds us that we have to stay true to ourselves.
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I'd imagine the generation who use online dating would get more out of this. I found it a fascinating and terrifying concept. The main character, Laura Morrison wasn't someone I particularly warmed to, but I found the dynamic with her older sister Jamie interesting. There were some funny moments along the way but I genuinely found the idea of so much information being available online that could match people together so disturbing that it occupied my mind as I read.  #netgalley #nosuchthingasperfect
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This wasn't really a book I enjoyed as I found it somewhat slow and disjointed in parts, especially in the writing style.  There were some quite funny passages which raised a smile but on the whole it didn't gel for me.  There were a few too many characters on the periphery, a few of whom seemed to have the potential for a more in depth and interesting part in the story. I didn't really take to the main character, Laura, who seemed to be a slightly self centered emotional butterfly that I couldn't empathise with.  However, for a light read it might appeal to some just not me.
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This book was so funny I was laughing out loud from the beginning.

A lighthearted funny book that was easy and enjoyable to read.

A great holiday read
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