I must say I usually do not review any of the books that I read. But I just finished the trilogy of the Perfect series and they were great. I really did not want it to end. They were like friends that you want to know how their lives are doing. I recommend all three of these books. I have read all of Julie Ortolon books. I have not been disappointed in any.
A very funny read. It is a fast moving story that will keep you laughing!
1st in the "Perfect" Trilogy. A cute book, LOL funny in spots. However, I did think she worked too hard for the last round of "romantic conflict" and I found that rather annoying.
Wonderful read! Can't wait to get the second book in series!
Good book. I would say it was the best of the trilogy.
This is a quick & fun little read. This was my first time venturing into the romance genre. I was not disappointed. It is slightly melodramatic and predictable, but I still enjoyed it.
An adorable book about love and friendship. I read it in one day.
This was an excellent romance. Great character development and a nice setting.
Story based on a college friendship between 4 women, one of whom writes a book on how to be successful. The former roomies realize that the book uses the three of them as examples of non-successful women, outlining their flaws. The three women realize that the writer, Jane is right and they each agree to face their issues within the coming 12 months. The first one to take the challenge is Madeline, who hid her artistic talent as she dealt with her husband's illness. Now widowed, she agrees to work as an artist and get her art accepted into a gallery. She has to go back and face her first love on the way to the gallery....
An amusing little romance story with good characters.
great book! love this author!
First in a series and a very good quick read. Keeps you interested in the characters and each book got better.
This brand-new book from Texas author Julie Ortolon is sweet and quick. Three best friends, Maddy, Christine and Amy, make a bet: each will do something they have always wanted to do, no matter what their fears or the cost. Maddy chooses to work as an art councelor at a summer camp operated by her high school love, Joe. Will Maddy be able to become both a successful artist and a wife to Joe? Or must she sacrifice one to have the other?
This was a great book and I can't wait to read the other two in the series!
Maddy, Christine, and Amy are thrilled that their old college suitemate has written the bestselling book How to Have a Perfect Life-until they realize she used them as examples of how women let fear screw up their lives. The worst part is....... it's sort of true. Together they make a pact: They each have one year to face down their fears-and maybe show Miss Perfect a thing or two!
A Free Spirit
Maddy was always the artistic one of the group, alive with color and mischief, from her saucy red curls to her vintage hippie skirts. Her challenge, the friends decide, is to get her artwork accepted at a gallery. A job as arts director at a summer camp near Santa Fe-with it's multitude of galleries-seems like a step in the right direction.
A Reformed Bad Boy
There's just one catch: The camp is run by Maddy's high school flame, Joe, whose heart she broke-okay, smashed-and his anger toward Maddy hasn't cooled one bit. But neither has their attraction.
A Perfect Match?
Old desires burn hotter than ever as Joe makes it clear there's only one way back into his heart: She has to get serious about her art. But will falling in love help or hinder Maddy as she struggles to meet her challenge?
I really wanted to enjoy this trilogy, but after a few chapters, I got bored and quit reading. I had high hopes after reading positive reviews of the books, but I guess I just didn't find the humor that others did. I felt the writing was bland and lacked the depth that I like. Maybe others will enjoy but I don't regret not finishing this one.
Three longtime friends are dismayed to discover that a fourth friend, author of a self-help book, has used them as examples of how women let fear prevent them from achieving happiness. They make a pact to face their biggest fears, and Maddy takes the plunge. Her husband's cancer forced her to put her dream of becoming an artist on hold, but now that she is widowed, she accepts an invitation to be the arts-and-crafts director of a summer camp in New Mexico. The director is her old flame from high school who she dumped when he proposed. Joe has never forgiven her, but one look at her wild red hair and funky clothes, and he is smitten all over again. Maddy and Joe have sexy fun, but trying to achieve emotional intimacy is as easy as walking across a field of land mines. How do they get over their past and create a future? Find out in comedic romance writer Ortolon's funny and compelling story of two unforgettable characters.
Maddy, Christine, and Amy are thrilled that their old college suitemate has written the bestselling book, How to Have a Perfect Life, until they realize she used them as examples of how women let fear screw up their lives. The worst part - it's sort of true. Together they make a pact: They each have one year to face down their fears and maybe show Miss Perfect a thing or two! This is the kind of book I pick up when I want something light to read and I usually finish it in one afternoon.