Book Reviews of PERFECT

PERFECT
PERFECT
Author: Judith McNaught
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ISBN-13: 9780671865566
ISBN-10: 0671865560
Publication Date: 5/1/1993
Pages: 3
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
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Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
More than just another romance. This was a New York Times bestseller. It is well written. The author weaves a romantic tale through Hollywood, the Midwest and Colorado mountain estate. A lovely fantasy that is entertaining and a good read too. A perfect escape from realty for the days you just want to forget about everything and go to a happy place!
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Helpful Score: 3
A follow-up to Paradise in that it completes the story of Matt & Meredith Farrell. The premises of Perfect involves a handsome movie star/ director accused of murdering his wife, convicted and sent to prison [he's actually innocent], he escapes after serving 5 years, kidnaps a beautiful young school teacher in order to make his get-away, spends a week in the Colorado mountains with her, she falls in love with him & he does her [although he won't admit it], when he sends her home, she defends him to everyone, then becomes convinced he's actually guilty [misunderstandings and mix-ups]...I don't want to give away any more of the plot. Typical Judith McNaught. The characters are well developed although at times the plot drags but the ending is sweet. If you like McNaught's other novels, you'll love this one.
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Convicted of murdering his wife, film director Zachary Benedict is driven to a desperate act. Escaping from prison, he has kidnapped Julie Mathison and spirited her away to a Colorado mountain hideout. For Benedict, it's a last-chance attempt to salvage his blown apart existence. And for Julie, it's a shattering schism in the orderly world she has fashioned from her rootless childhood. She never imagined she could be in such a terrifying position with a man as complex and unpredictable as Zachary Benedict.

As usual, Judith McNaught does not disappoint. This was definitely one of my favorites of hers and a good long read. :)
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my first romance novels, and I've read it over and over since. Sometimes I'll just pick it up and start in the middle, or the end, or wherever it suits me. Great story about justice, trust and love. You'll also enjoy Paradise, by the same author, which has some of the same characters.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of my favorite Judith McNaught books. It is well written, and the characters really have chemistry.
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McNaught is a NYTimes best selling writer & it shows in her plot, characterization. She draws a strongly visual story & it's a jolt when it concludes as her world becomes so vivid to the reader.

Affaire de Coeur acclaims her as the spellbinding storyteller of our times.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was one of those books you could really sink your teeth into. I was sad to see it end.
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I had heard such great reviews of this book and I really liked the premise, a handsome movie star wrongly convicted of a crime kidnapping an ordinary woman and hiding out in a remote cabin. Sounded like it could be great and it was to a point. I enjoyed the book when it was the two of them forming a relationship in the cabin in Colorado, but once Julie "escapes" the whole book goes downhill from there right into a bucket of cheese. I wish I could have just stopped reading there and skipped to the happy ending, but no I read on through the great misunderstanding that made the heroine do the most awful thing to the hero. I couldn't believe it. And then when the hero forgives her (how could he??) and spends the time with her in her hometown. Ugh, way too cheesy. And sadly with McNaught's determination to use actual film star names through out the book it dates the book terribly. It really ruined it for me. The heroine was just too perfect, she was practically a saint and I just can't relate to that I'm afraid. Characters that were mentioned and seemed to be important suddenly just disappeared from the book and were never heard of from again. Did the author get distracted? I can't quite understand how this book is so well loved, but perhaps people need a little cheese in their lives.
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This book is a lovely story about a captor and captive. A man wrongfully accused of murder escapes prison to prove his innocence. Understanding that he can not go it alone, he kidnaps a woman, whom he eventually falls for. He is not the only one who falls, however. Their love affair is both steamy and sweet and the ending is like the cherry on a good ice cream sundae. It is a must read for every romance lover.
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AWESOME book! One of the best I've ever read...murder, mystery, romance...it has it all!
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Title says it all!!!
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AWSESOME READ!! I would highly recommend this one for the "perfect" blend of mystery and romance!
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Absolutely engrossing! Suspenseful, exciting and engaging. A wonderful love story and must read...
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I love, love this book but, please read "Paradise" just prior to this title.
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Exactly what the title states!
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Another great romance from Judith McNaught. This is one of my favorites!
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If you read "Paradise" in 24 hours like I did, you won't be able to wait for this book. This book is about Zachary and Julie, not mentioned in Paradise. However, Matt & Meredith are mentioned in this book quite a lot. I love it!!!!
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Another excellent read from the New York Times Best Selling Author Judith McNaught. Excellent read.
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This is a sequal of sorts to "Paradise". Just as good, in my opinion.
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Second in the series and not quite as good as Paradise (the first in the series). Still a great book though.
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This is one of my favorite books of all time!!, I've read it 3 times. I just loooove Zach. I haven't found a book to bump this from my all time favorite yet! It's still number one. I actually posted this book because I have 2 copies. It's not rushed and I feel like I am able to really get to know the characters. This is a VERY good read, I can't say enough about it, I am a sucker for these kind of romances!!
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This book had charactors I either want to know in my real life, or want to be in my real life. The small mysteries and challenges faced by the charactors were only second to the incredible love scenes that nearly took my breath away. What a delicious read!
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Julie was a respected teacher living the perfect life in Texas until a wrongly convicted man escaped prison, kidnapped her and forced her to drive him to a home in Colorado. She slowly began to trust him and soon to even love him... how will they make it known he is innocent and will they ever be able to begin a new life together?? You will literally laugh and cry and not be able to put this book down till the last word has been read!
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This is also entitled simply, Perfect. It is my favorite book of all time. I have read it numerous times. It has intrique, tenderness, angst, and doesn't end too abruptly, which so many novels do. I have several friends who also state this as their all time favorite novel, as well. It is truly a wonderful book. Don't miss it!!
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Loved this book read it 3 times!
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One of the better Judith McNaught books. Read it in one night couldnt put it down.
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This book is one of my fav's. "Keeps the reader engaged from the beginning to end." "The chemisty sizzles." You won't be disapointed when you use a precious credit for this one.
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Another great series...This is the type book that you can just get lost in ( a perfect escapy from reality).
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Book Description

A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fashioned.

Zachary Benedict was an actor/director whose Academy Award-winning career had been shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escaped from a Texas prison, he abducted Julie and forced her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She was outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispered of his innocence. He was cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Passion was about to capture them both in its fierce embrace...but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack's innocence was just beginning....
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A good, engaging story with heartfelt characters, an excellent read.
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Wonderful book...I felt like I knew these characters so well. The storyline was developed beautifully- I wish all romance books were this long.
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Absolutely one of the most delicious love stories:)
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After being convicted of murdering his wife, actor Zachary Benedict escapes from prison, kidnapping Julie Mathison along the way. Zachary turns Julie's world upside-down and shatters her 'Perfect' world.
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I like this book a lot. It was long but kept my attention the whole time! Good read for sure!
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This is a romance novel. You will enjoy it if you like romances.
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"Convicted of murdering his wife, film director Zachary Benedict is driven to a desperate act. Escaping from prison, he has kidnapped Julie Mathison and spirited her away to a Colorado mountain hideout. For Benedict, it is a last-chance attempt to salvage his blown-apart existence. And for Julie, it's a shattering schism in the orderly world she has fashioned from her rootless childhood. As a dangerous bond ensnares both captor and captive, Julie must unearth the truth that is buried in the shadows of the past." This is a book that I could not put down and I read it in one day. I definitely will be reading more of this author's books.
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excellent
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a fun read
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A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fashioned. Zachary Benedict was an actor/director whose Academy Award-winning career had been shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escaped from a Texas prison, he abducted Julie and forced her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She was outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispered of his innocence. He was cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Passion was about to capture them both in its fierce embrace...but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack's innocence was just beginning....
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One of my two favorite McNaught novels.
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From the back cover:

A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fashioned.

Zachary Benedict was an actor/director whose Academy Award-winning career had been shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escaped from a Texas prison, he abducted Julie and forced her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She was outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispered of his innocence. He was cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Passion was about to capture them both in its fierce embrace...but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack's innocence was just beginning...
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From the back cover.
A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fashioned.

Zachary Benedict was an actor/director whose Academy Award-winning career had been shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escaped from a Texas prison, he abducted Julie and forced her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She was outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispered of his innocence. He was cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Passion was about to capture them both in its fierce embrace...but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack's innocence was just beginning....
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this book has a different cover--this one has roses and pearls
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This copy has different cover, but same title, author, ISBN.