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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Before We Were Perfect by S.D. Moore is a beautiful, beautiful novel that I adored. I cannot really explain how much the novel touched me and made me deliriously happy at the end. The author described the novel as a romantic "dramedy" and she was not wrong at all. There is something about the way the novel is written and how the characters are developed that I could not help but sink into the story and just be with the characters. This is the best way I can compose my thoughts about this novel!
The story follows Julz Havreaux, who is as unique and colorful as she sounds. A tattoo artist with a bright personality and many imperfections, she knows that life is hard, but is not scared to give as good as she gets. Believing that her life is as good as it will ever be, she is surprised to find that she has plenty in common with David Greene, a handsome writer who has just as many imperfections and even worse memories to take with him every day. When these two meet, none of them has any idea that they were meant to be together. However, with time and some seriously hilarious events later, together they make one perfect pair.
There is so much that I want to write about this novel, but I don’t have enough word space and not wanting to give away spoilers. However, I can tell you about the things I loved. I loved the humor and the situations that brought these two together. I loved the fact that the characters and their story were given time to grow and build. Nothing was rushed, despite it being a fast-paced novel. I loved the family dynamics and how David and Julz gave each other their best and worst, and accepted each other for all their flaws! This novel deserves five stars and nothing less.