• Becca McCulloch

Review: Becoming Perfect

Marigold Doyle’s life was perfect, with a successful career and wonderful marriage. But when her husband, Julian, passes away, her life is thrown into turmoil as she discovers a trail of secrets Julian was hiding in the months prior to his death. Struggling with her grief, she knows she needs to find out Julian’s actions to help her move on. Finn Schröder, a former police officer and now private security consultant, is focused on an uncomplicated, unattached life and growing his business. He agrees to help Marigold find out the truth about Julian, but as they become closer, he realises his feelings for her may be developing beyond simply professional. As Marigold and Finn work through the web of Julian’s deception, will they learn to face the reality that things aren’t always exactly as they seem?


Another lovely novel by Megan Mayfair! I find her hard to review because all my favorite parts involve spoilers. So I either end up saying too little or too much. This book was no different, so I'm sorry if this review seems trite.

In this novel, the relationship between Marigold and Finn energizes the entire story. One of my favorite elements of Ms. Mayfair's writing is that she doesn't rely too heavily on trope (or feigned witticism). The relationship felt genuine and was shaped by the plot - rather than simply existing for the plot.

The secrets unwound well. There was sufficient intrigue to keep me glued to the story and plenty of well-built characters to create connection. So grab this one if you want both your heart and mind to get a little workout on a breezy spring day.

Purchase Link - https://mybook.to/theproblemwithperfect

Author Bio –

Megan’s stories are about families, intrigue and love. Every book contains a bit of humour and a lot of heart. Megan lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children, and has a background in public relations and higher education.

She drinks far too much coffee and has an addiction to buying scarves. She interviews with other authors for her blog series, Espresso Tales, and loves a bit of #bookstagram.

Her debut novel, The Things We Leave Unsaid, was released by Crooked Cat Books in 2018, followed by Tangled Vines. The Problem with Perfect is her third novel.

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