Far from Perfect : Perfect, Indiana

  • by Barbara Longley
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • Series: Perfect, Indiana
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Ceejay Lovejoy, life in Perfect, Indiana, has been anything but. Abandoned by her parents and left pregnant by her boyfriend, Ceejay has had to fight every step of the way to carve out a future for herself and her daughter. She swears off men for good - until the day Noah Langford appears on her doorstep.
Noah narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg, returning home to the news that his stepbrother, Matt, has died in a car accident. It is the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul - until he learns about the girlfriend and baby Matt abandoned. Suddenly Noah has a new mission: to make amends with the family his brother rejected.
From the moment he meets Ceejay, her beauty and warmth act like a balm on his fractured heart. But when a painful secret comes to light, it threatens to break the fragile bond growing between them...and to destroy a love powerful enough to heal them both.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An Excellent Story. Wonderful Characters.

Would you consider the audio edition of Far from Perfect to be better than the print version?

Using the Kindle edition and the audio edition at the same time is good listening practice as I adjust to my new Cochlear Implant. When both are downloaded to the Kindle Fire, they can be used simultaneously.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Noah. He is working at making his life better on his own. He is not waiting for someone else to make things easier for him.

What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is an excellent reader. As mentioned, in my case, it gave me the chance to both hear and read the words at the same time. I find when I read, I mentally put expression into the words I am reading and it was nice for her to provide that for me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My heart hurt for Ceejay, that she couldn't trust.

Any additional comments?

It was a timely, excellent story. I was disappointed in the frequent use of bad language throughout the book. It added absolutely nothing to the story, and I would have enjoyed it even more without the bad language. I won't recommend it to my friends because of that. I like the story and have bought the next in the series to continue practice for the Cochlear Implant, but again, I can't recommend the next one to anyone who is offended by such language, for the same reason.

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- TexasKeyLady

Pleasant Surprise

What a pleasant surprise!! I have never listened to this author before and I am really glad that I did. I didn't expect much because I got this book on sale and some of the reviews were a bit negative. I don't know why because on Amazon the book had great reviews

I really like the male character in this book, Noah. He was a wounded veteran of the Iraq war. He is compassionate, strong and smart. He falls in love with the heroine. He is convinced that he is broken not only because of his physical disability, but because of his PTSD.

The heroine is CJ. She is also broken. Her mother abandoned her, her baby daddy left her pregnant and she thinks everyone in this very small town pities her. She wants to move to a large city where no one knows her and start a new life with her daughter.

Things transpire and these two end up together. It is a very nice romance.

This is an enjoyable listen that is well written. No cliff hanger - thank God for that. Check it out.

Narrative mode: 3rd person. Unabridged audiobook length: 9 hrs and 56 mins. Swearing language: moderate including religious swear words, but rarely used. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 2. Setting: current day Perfect, Indiana. Book copyright: 2012. Genre: contemporary romance.

I love Kate Rudd and she did a good job with this story
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio