Monday, March 07, 2016

The Perfect Letter by The Bachelor's Chris Harrison - SPOILERS

Chris Harrison, the beloved longtime host of ABC's The Bachelor, explores the perils and rewards of risking everything for love in his first novel.

As the longtime host of ABC's hit shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison has witnessed the joys and heartbreak of men and women searching for everlasting love. A true romantic at heart, he believes that everyone deserves their own fairytale ending. Now, in his first work of fiction, Chris draws on his unique insights and wisdom in a remarkable debut novel that explores love and its consequences--a must-read for Bachelor fans and hopeless romantics everywhere.


Leigh Merrill spent ten years running away from her past. Now she’s going back . . .

A talented young book editor in New York City, Leigh leads a rich life full of writing, parties, and romance, far from the dust of her grandfather’s horse farm in Texas. And she is engaged to Joseph, a brilliant, generous man who adores her. Still, when she’s invited to a writer’s conference in Austin, Leigh can’t help but feel that Texas, with all of its tangled secrets, is calling her home.

She tells herself the trip is just a few days away to catch up with old friends, meet new authors, and clear her mind. But Leigh’s plans for a quiet retreat quickly dissolve when she discovers a stack of letters from her past in her hotel room . . . letters that bare her soul and her deepest and darkest secrets . . . letters she wrote to the love of her life.

After years of running, but with nowhere left to hide, Leigh must finally decide what she truly wants . . . and just how much she’ll risk to get it.

The 411:

I was prepared to dislike The Perfect Letter but in a weekend I finished this story that in Chris's words is a cross between Sweet Home Alabama and one of my favorite movies The Notebook.

Leigh's past catches up to her when she returns home to Texas as a successful book editor from New York.

Chris does a great job of outlining an interesting story of a woman on the cusp of knowing who she is and what she wants out of life. A man she loves wants to get married, she isn't sure if it is what she wants. As readers we can't imagine why or where this story is going but thankfully Chris doesn't leave us guessing for long. Leigh has a secret from her past and her heart belongs and may always belong to her first love.

What I loved:

Leigh isn't a dismal in distress.
Her decision is difficult because like the Notebook you can understand why she is torn between these two men who are very different. The underdog isn't made to look like a bad person who usually makes us wonder why our character ever loved them at all.
There is a nice balance between: Sex, Suspense, Mystery, Love, Friendship, Family. It is all in there.

Lessons Learned:

You Can Go Home
You Can Deal With The Past And Move Forward.
Love Hurts Sometimes
Love Heals
Blackmail Doesn't Pay
It Is Better To Tell The Truth From The Beginning
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I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. No monetary compensation was offered or received.

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