A Sweet and Sometimes Cheeky Debut Novel | Review: Tiny Imperections by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans

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*Insert endless babble about how adorable the cover of Tiny Imperfections is here* (But, really! This book was such a fun read and the cover is just... lovely. One of my favourites of 2020!)


Tiny Imperfections
by Alli Frank
and Asha Youmans 

The Wedding Date meets Class Mom in this delicious novel of love, money, and misbehaving parents.

All’s fair in love and kindergarten admissions.

At thirty-nine, Josie Bordelon’s modeling career as the “it” black beauty of the ’90s is far behind her. Now director of admissions at San Francisco’s most sought after private school, she’s chic, single, and determined to keep her seventeen-year-old daughter, Etta, from making the same mistakes she did.

But Etta has plans of her own–and their beloved matriarch, Aunt Viv, has Etta’s back. If only Josie could manage Etta’s future as well as she manages the shenanigans of the over-anxious, over-eager parents at school–or her best friend’s attempts to coax Josie out of her sex sabbatical and back onto the dating scene.

As admissions season heats up, Josie discovers that when it comes to matters of the heart–and the office–the biggest surprises lie closest to home.


Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans
Rating: ★★★ 
  As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.  

After nearly two weeks of having mediocre reads that are aiming straight for the DNF pile, Tiny Imperfections single-handedly saved the slump I was in! Alli Frank and Asha Youmans create a perfectly dynamic duo and are definitely a team-up of writers you should be looking into--Tiny Imperfections serves as a perfectly engaging, humorous debut.

And if this book isn't already on your TBR, pile it on.

Like... now.

Tiny Imperfections is a well-balanced story of love, new chapters of life and moving forward. Readers can expect a great deal of heart, soul, emotions to the highest degree, and several laugh-out-loud moments sprinkled within this novel. Each of these traits tie into the center of the novel and make it all the more compulsively readable--Tiny Imperfections reads so smoothly you can expect to lose yourself and your day without even realizing it.

What I loved most about Tiny Imperfections is its honesty in portraying many things because it leads to many emotional moments, but also some highlights of hilarity for good measure--a mother, trying to navigate the next chapter in her life as her daughter prepares for college, the same mother in her day to day life as the director of admissions at a prestigious school. Tiny Imperfections shines with such a luxuriously witty tone, it's impossible for it not to coax at least one smile from its readers.

Ultimately, I had a lot of fun with this book and found myself snorting in laughter from time to time. But, Tiny Imperfections' real standout lay in the character's and their development. There is a lot to be charmed about when it comes to Tiny Imperfections and it makes for the perfect spring-summer read.

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