Life After Perfect by Nancy Naigle iswellperfect I devoured this story Kathering Barclift Katy unexpectedly has her life flipped upside down Not knowing what to do or where to turn, she gets in the car and drives Stopping for gas leads to a chance meeting with Derek Hansen Derek immediately feels a connection to Katy that he can t explain, and he talks her into checking out the Boot Creek, North Carolina blackberry festival.This is such a poignant story I first fell in love with De Life After Perfect by Nancy Naigle iswellperfect I devoured this story Kathering Barclift Katy unexpectedly has her life flipped upside down Not knowing what to do or where to turn, she gets in the car and drives Stopping for gas leads to a chance meeting with Derek Hansen Derek immediately feels a connection to Katy that he can t explain, and he talks her into checking out the Boot Creek, North Carolina blackberry festival.This is such a poignant story I first fell in love with Derek Hansen in a short story Nancy penned in the Wrapped Around Your Heart collection I could not wait to readof Derek and to visit Boot Creek, NC I pre ordered Life After Perfect and anxiously awaited its arrival on my Kindle This story was everything I d hoped it would be It was heart wrenching, it was sweet, it was funny and sexy Everything I love about Nancy Naigle s writing comes through loud and clear in Life After Perfect Nancy gives great depth to every character in Life After Perfect I didn t want the story to end because I absolutely loved spending time in Boot Creek I hope there isto come in Boot Creek This made for a perfect warm weather read But don t be surprised if you end up craving blackberry cobbler Life After Perfect by Nancy Naigle made me want to move to small town Boot Creek and eat blackberries Boot Creek is where Katy ends up after the life she thought was perfect suddenly wasn t and she needed space Boot Creek is where Derek has come back to after suffering his own devastating loss Neither were looking for anything, but in Boot Creek they find each other.Katy is independent, strong and stands up for herself She is a very capable woman who is determined to move on from perfect I f Life After Perfect by Nancy Naigle made me want to move to small town Boot Creek and eat blackberries Boot Creek is where Katy ends up after the life she thought was perfect suddenly wasn t and she needed space Boot Creek is where Derek has come back to after suffering his own devastating loss Neither were looking for anything, but in Boot Creek they find each other.Katy is independent, strong and stands up for herself She is a very capable woman who is determined to move on from perfect I felt that there was a strong sense of realism in how she dealt with her situation I also got the strong feeling that she grew so much, opened her eyes to life around her, and gained a lot of perspective as Life After Perfect progressed Derek has been stuck in his own past, struggling to find meaning and move on A chance meeting with Katy sets off sparks neither expected, and in small town Boot Creek it s easy to see a lot of each other I felt like they had a connection that grew steadily and the romance between them rapidly picked up speed through Life After Perfect It did feel like the romance was rather quick after what Katy had been through, but I liked both of these characters even if I felt like Katy still expected a bit of perfect, and she was keeping a big something about herself from Derek.I wasn t sure how this story would endwould Katy go back to perfect or move on to what and who she really wanted Nancy drew me in quickly and kept me engrossed in Katy and Derek s story The pace is perfect and I was never bored I really enjoyed the secondary character who each had something to add to Life After Perfect.I d recommend Life After Perfect to romance readers who especially like small towns and second chance romances Awesome read Jam packed with great characters and various storylines It was a hell of a week for Katherine Barclift Her good friend s husband dies, another friend decides to divorce her cheating husband, and then she is faced with her own husbands infidelity When her seemingly perfect world begins to crumble she decides to just get away from it all When she lands in Boot Creek, NC she has no idea the impact the little town and it s residents will have on her This is a wonderfully written s Awesome read Jam packed with great characters and various storylines It was a hell of a week for Katherine Barclift Her good friend s husband dies, another friend decides to divorce her cheating husband, and then she is faced with her own husbands infidelity When her seemingly perfect world begins to crumble she decides to just get away from it all When she lands in Boot Creek, NC she has no idea the impact the little town and it s residents will have on her This is a wonderfully written story, and if you love small town romances this is an absolute must read I highly recommend it What a book I downloaded Life After Perfect by Nancy Naigle back when it came out in May I started it Then stopped I started it again and stopped Why Because it has a LOT of emotion in it Emotion I wasn t ready for I typically read books that sweep me up in the romance or the suspense of it The ones that take me out of my personal reality Life After Perfect is real The characters are real The struggles are real They hit home I am sure everyone that reads this has a friend or family What a book I downloaded Life After Perfect by Nancy Naigle back when it came out in May I started it Then stopped I started it again and stopped Why Because it has a LOT of emotion in it Emotion I wasn t ready for I typically read books that sweep me up in the romance or the suspense of it The ones that take me out of my personal reality Life After Perfect is real The characters are real The struggles are real They hit home I am sure everyone that reads this has a friend or family member that has gone through or is going through something in this book It s an emotional, heart tugging, tearful read But it s also a beautiful and heartwarming read.Katherine Katy Barclift is watching one friend bury her husband and another friend go through some infidelity in her marriage She is looking at this from her own perfect life When that perfect life of hers hits a bump, it rocks her world Rocks it right out of town And right into Dr Derek Hansen and the friendly faces in Boot Creek, North Carolina.As in all of Naigle s books, the descriptions of settings in Life After Perfect make you feel as though you have been to the town You taste the yummy blackberry cobbler You feel the water from the creek on your feet She does a fabulous job of setting the scene I enjoy how Naigle is able to bring out the small town charm in her books and makes you want to move into those towns In Life After Perfect, small town hospitality is at it s finest when Katy needs it most.She also gives you real and flawed characters.Through the people in Boot Creek, and with some time to reflect, Katy is able to find herself again Derek comes home to Boot Creek after his world is turned upside down and is able to feel hope for the first time in a very long time I so enjoyed watching Derek and Katy s personal growth and their relationship Getting to know Katy s friends like Angie, Naomi and Shaleigh were just icing on the book cake.Life After Perfect is a book that you need to read with a box of tissues next to you It s a book that will inspire you not to give up in life when tragedy happens It makes you believe that there is still love in the world even among strangers It s a story that will leave your heart overflowing with hope I sincerely recommend you give it a read Life is unfair Hearts get broken But love, the most powerful healer can mend even the most broken of us In Nancy Naigle s newest novel she describes in detail with such depth and emotion the stages of loves healing A powerful soul touching story that will have you turning the pages till the very end Not your average romance and certainly not one to be missed Sometimes things fall apart so that the correct things can fall into place Katherine walks away from what could be looked at as the perfect life when reality comes crashing down upon her that she s been living is a lie She ends up in Boot Creek to find herself and allow her divorce to proceed Derek is living back in Boot Creek after leaving his incredible job at Duke University s hospital for his own reason, I liked Katherine and Derek, both apart and together.Katherine needed to find herself Sometimes things fall apart so that the correct things can fall into place Katherine walks away from what could be looked at as the perfect life when reality comes crashing down upon her that she s been living is a lie She ends up in Boot Creek to find herself and allow her divorce to proceed Derek is living back in Boot Creek after leaving his incredible job at Duke University s hospital for his own reason, I liked Katherine and Derek, both apart and together.Katherine needed to find herself since she let her ex husband define her with Derek, Katherine didn t have to be someone she wasn t and the experience is liberating Derek was trying to move on with his life but didn t expect to feel such a connection to Katherine She makes him want to try again, feel again, and live life fully The two make each other comfortable and happy and I loved that Wow This was a great book I don t normally enjoy women s fiction at much, but this book is very well written I ll be looking for other books written by this talented author Happy reading Katherine Barclift had it all the perfect job, the perfect car, and what she thought was the perfect marriage But when her entire world collapses in one stomach churning instant, she hits the road and keeps driving until that so called perfect life is just a dot in her rearview mirrorA chance encounter leads her to make a pit stop in Boot Creek, a drowsy little North Carolina town where she can call herself Katy, soak up the peace and quiet and drink in the bluer than blue eyes of Derek Hansen, a local doctor still wrestling with his own painful past Both Katy and Derek are wary about giving romance another shot, but they can t deny the intense attraction between them And if being in Boot Creek has taught them anything, it s to take life as it comes and never pass up a chance at true love no matter how wounded your heart may be Small town life, books really make it look like it is the way to go, not that I m ever going to move to a small town, but still.Obviously I enjoyed the setting of this book, I like the ideal quaintness of small town life, not sure if that is really how it is though Really liked the characters Katie was a strong smart woman, but because of this I had a slight problem with the premise of this book I understand people are in bad marriages where they don t realize it, because it is comfort Small town life, books really make it look like it is the way to go, not that I m ever going to move to a small town, but still.Obviously I enjoyed the setting of this book, I like the ideal quaintness of small town life, not sure if that is really how it is though Really liked the characters Katie was a strong smart woman, but because of this I had a slight problem with the premise of this book I understand people are in bad marriages where they don t realize it, because it is comfortable and it is what you are used to, however I seriously doubt if you got out of the situation you would immediately fall in love with another guy the next weekend, really The timeline of this book I found unbelievable, especially for a woman who was as smart as Katie but other than that it was truly enjoyable, Derek was a great guy, and I was glad to see he was able to find someone and I loved The idea of this retreat, and I m hoping to see it touched upon in future books in the series this author really does write books that catch your attention and keep it throughout the book, they are sweet, quick, fun reads a nice little getaway EnjoyableA truly compelling read, I like thrillers and decided to change and read this sweet little book, Totally loved it