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Paperback Perfect Book

ISBN: 0743474171

ISBN13: 9780743474177


(Book #2 in the Second Opportunities Series)

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Condition: Very Good


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Book Overview

This classic by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Paradise" is the story of a woman who has created the perfect life out of childhood chaos, and the convicted criminal with whom she journeys into the wilds of Colorado. Reissue.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Absolutely PERFECT!

I've just finished this book, and I can't wait to share with all of you how GREAT this book is. If you haven't read Paradise yet, I think you better do before you start on this Perfect, so that you can know about the loving relationship between Zachary Benedict's best friend, Matt and his wife, Meredith. They were in the story too.This story is perfectly easily to get into. Julie Mathison was an adopted child with a very unhappy childhood but after she was adopted into the Mathison's family, she blossomed under their love and care. Zach was borned with a silver spoon, or you can say a diamond spoon, in his mouth. But when he was 18 years old, he got thrown out of his house. Determined, he made himself a name in the show business. But when he was wrongly accused of murdering his wife, his success crumpled around him. He was locked away. Five years later, Zach planned an escape from the prison with some help from an inmate's connections. Zach's nicely plotted plan went all wrong until he met Julie. He thought up a scheme to make her offer him a ride. The ever-kind Julie believed in him. That was the start of what would be the one of the most overwhelming romance stories...You will certainly be touched by Julie's undying devotion to Zach and Zach's love for Julie later. It's really touching, and funny too, in some parts.I really love this book and I feel that this story is easier to get into than Paradise. But both books are really excellent beyond words can describe. A must-read for all romance readers!I also feel that the parts on the "Literary. Pass It On." program in America is very meaningful. It has made me, and I'm sure other readers too, see the importance of literacy and how illiteracy has been a major problem in the lives of many illiterate people all over the world, not only illiterate women in America. I really admire how Judith McNaught make her readers aware of this. You really make a difference, Ms McNaught!

I can't get enough of this book!

I've read this book more than a few times already... but every time I read it, I am moved and fall in love all over again. I love Zack Benedict more and more and my heart goes out to Julie Mathison. These two are a perfect match. They may not be the most perfect characters but they are perfect for each other. Zack is an Academy Award winning actor and director who gets imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit. When his escaped attempt goes wrong, he has no choice but to take a hostage to secure his escape. Little did Zack know that his beautiful hostage has a heart the size of Texas and change his life forever. Julie Mathison may seem like the ideal daughter and the perfect small town teacher but she has had to over come many obstacles... and has tried so hard to keep her perfect life just the way it is. It isn't until she meets her kidnapper, she finds what true love really is.This is such a beautiful story. Perfect is full of wonderful writing and beautiful characters with lots of soul. And the intriguing secondary characters add much pizzazz to the story. The romantic scenes in the Colorado cabin are sizzling and the letter that Zack writes to Julie when he was in Latin America is just... indescribable. This books takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions... which I enjoy going on over and over again.This is one of Judith's best works!

The title says it all....

I passed over this book SOOO many times in the book store. I am so mad at myself because by now I could have re-read it a few times.You would think that a person would be wacko to fall in love with her kidnapper right? Wrong. This book is so well written (big suprise huh?)that I was wishing I could be kidnapped by someone like him. The thing with JM's novels is that they are so deadgum believable! This book is no exception! The scene where the heroine leads the police to Zack is a 3 (kleenex) boxer. Do not pass this one up!


This has got to be one of the very best books I have ever read. I turly enjoy reading books by Judith McNaught. I had lumps in my throat througout the book. The misunderstandings nearly killed me but in the end all worked out. I especially enjoyed the last chapters. Most couples don't come together until the very end. The bickering ends and the story is over... I really enjoyed that this one had a few chapters of happiness, for them and me.

"Perfect" Entertainment

"Perfect" has to be one of the best books I've ever read, and I know this because I've read it so many times. It's the kind of book that you never tire of reading and re-reading. The characters are like old friends. It's a love story that survives out of the most stressful and dangerous of situations, but Julie and Zack still manage to capture our hearts.From childhoods that could'nt be more different - except for their shared unhappiness, Julie Matthews and Zachary Benedict have worked to create the 'perfect' lives for themselves, and we get lucky enought to tag along for the ride. And as an added bonus we get to catch up with Meredith and Matt from "Paradise". It's a testament to Ms. Mc Naught's ability to resume the lives of these two great characters and not manage to beat the story to death. They are still as fresh and interesting as they were in the first novel. Future readers beware! Be sure to read "Paradise" and then continue on with "Perfect". I promise you will not be sorry you did.They are both great summer-time "beach books" but don't wait to spread your towel on the sand . Grab them now and enjoy them. And then enjoy them again on your vacation!
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