After my wedding, I had a bit of a backlog going with my review copies (oops!) so I was pretty excited to finally be able to give my full attention to Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree. This book had been on my list of highly anticipated reads for October. From the synopsis to the amazing cover, I was completely sold.
The novel surrounds Dr. Dylan Michels, a woman who is completely focused. She is has a loving long-term boyfriend, she is successful, hardworking and determined to make a difference in the lives of the women she encounters, especially after she could not help her own sister. Everything seems to be coming together until everything begins to unravel. A deeply moving novel filled with family secrets, forgiveness and finding yourself, from the first pages I was captivated by the story and Raintree’s prose.
Thinking about this book, the first that came to mind was how much I really enjoyed the characterization. I felt like both lead characters were relatable and real; Dylan and Cooper were both very likeable. I found it hard to side with either of them because I could see both of their perspectives.
The novel as a whole read to me like a Colleen Hoover book and I feel is a very good thing! I devoured this one just as fast as a Hoover novel, in a single sitting. I feel like CoHo fans will relish in Perfectly Undone. It had the same type of vibe.
The only thing I found confusing was the back and forth between the present and then randomly switching to Dylan reminiscing about Abby’s final days (her sister). There was no real rhyme or reason to this and it put me out of the moment.
Regardless of this small fact, I found myself absorbed in this novel, finishing it within a few hours. Fans of Colleen Hoover will love this one.
4/5 stars from me!