Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon

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Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon is a nice escape into the art world...The art world is very fascinating and I think that Ms. Ortolon has done a really great job incorporating this into the storyline and drawing the reader in that world.
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A Free Spirit and a Reformed Badboy -- a Perfect Match?

Maddy, Christine and Amy are thrilled that their old college suite-mate has written a bestselling book, How to Have the 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!

Book One: Almost Perfect

Maddy was always the artistic one of the group, full of life 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 its thriving art scene--seems like just the thing.

There's just one catch: The camp is run by Maddy's high school flame, Joe, whose heart she smashed when she chose her art over marriage to him. His anger over the breakup hasn't cooled one bit. But neither has their attraction.

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 the art career she once valued above all else. But will falling in love help or hinder Maddy as she struggles to meet her challenge?

"Entertaining and touching."--Booklist

"Ms. Ortolon is a gem of a new author."--Romantic Times
 

About Julie Ortolon

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Meet Julie OrtolonReviewers from Publisher's Weekly to Romantic Times have praised Julie Ortolon's contemporary romance for being "sizzling," "fastpaced," and "filled with genuine heart." Numerous awards for her work include two Bookseller's Best Awards. Almost Perfect, book one of her Perfect trilogy was a Rita finalist and was named Best Single Title Contemporary by the readers of Affaire de Coeur magazine.Julie's road to success as a romance novelist was a bit bumpier than most authors, however. Her struggle with dyslexia left her functionally illiterate until her mid-twenties when she discovered romance novels were worth the effort. To turn her favorite pastime, daydreaming emotionally rich stories, into a career, she taught herself to read, type, and use English as a written language, not just a spoken one. Her struggles made hitting the USA Today list with her first title even more rewarding.When Julie isn't writing or reading, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling the world. You can learn more about Julie at: JulieOrtolon.com
 
Published March 19, 2011 by Julie Ortolon. 309 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, War, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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This is a heartwarming, humorous story that touches on the deep grief of loss and the great joy of dreams fulfilled. The characters become like family, and the next friend's story is eagerly anticipated.

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on Jan 22 2013

Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon is a nice escape into the art world...The art world is very fascinating and I think that Ms. Ortolon has done a really great job incorporating this into the storyline and drawing the reader in that world.

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