The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton #bookreview

Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight
attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing.
Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.

She is the perfect girlfriend.
And she’ll make sure no one stops her from
getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…

My thoughts on The Perfect Girlfriend…

I don’t remember buying The Perfect Girlfriend, although it seems like the perfect book for me (pun – is it a pun? – intended). A woman scorned? Check. A bit of a waste of space ex-boyfriend that she can’t get out of her head? Check. Lots of secrets? Check again. I really couldn’t have asked for more. Which is why I’m surprised I’ve left it sitting on the shelf for so long (unless, like The Keeper of Lost Things there was a buzz about it that I’ve since forgotten about?).

Sit it has though, until a bout of getting organised saw me picking it up – and not putting it down again other than to eat and sleep for the next few days. I really, really, enjoyed The Perfect Girlfriend (other than it being just a tad too long). It had a nice, slow build while you worked out just how unhinged Juliette was and just how far she’d go to get Nate back before plunging you into a fairly fast descent into the chaos of a damaged mind.

And Juliette is damaged, there is no mistaking that. However, she’s also someone for whom life hasn’t been easy. And, for that, I felt quite a bit of sympathy for her, especially when I realised that Nate isn’t quite the perfect boyfriend she seems to think he is. In fact, he’s a bit of an arse. Which meant, at times, I found myself rooting for Juliette probably more than I should (until her plans took a bit of a murderous turn that is, cheering her on after that would be just wrong, wouldn’t it?)

Overall then – apart from the length – this was a great read. One I will now be recommending to all those who haven’t yet read it.



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