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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Writers Club Press (August 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595193595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595193592
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.7 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 254 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,044,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Nella pulled the door closed behind her, stopping on the patio long enough to replace a cushion that had blown from a lounge chair before heading down the long flight of steps that led from the back patio of her home down to the sandy beach. Read the first page
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Format: Paperback
Nobody's Perfect is an engaging novel about a marriage of convenience - or is it? A "plus-sized" woman needs to keep her childhood home, and a fairly egotistical man has had it for relationships, and just wants a mother for his son... a mother that, he hopes, he will not be physically attracted to and with whom he will not be tempted to share a relationship. Or so he keeps telling himself, but life and human hearts have unpredictable surprises in store, in this charming, witty, and tender love story with a twist.
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By A Customer on April 24 2004
Format: Paperback
I can't believe this author has published so many books. I thought for sure this book was the first book written by her. This is stuff I'd expect from a high school creative writing class, not an established author. The scenes are so short, jump from one to the next with no transition, and the sentences are too simple. I won't even get into how annoying Jake's speech was written. There are better married for convenience stories out there and better books about plus-sized women. Skip this one unless you can get it for 1/4 of the price.
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Well first off I must say a big thanks to Pat Ballard for giving us a heroine who is plus sized and loves herself. Its not often we see one so it was very refreshing to find one in this book.
This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be the last. Its a quick book. You can finish it in an afternoon. The story is easy to follow and filled with excitement and love.
Nella, the heroine, has just agreed to marry the pig headed, arrogant, anti-fat, Samuel. Now its a marriage of convience. His small son needs a mother or he may loose him to his grandparents in a nasty custody battle, and she wants to keep her home. Not great grounds for a marriage but Nella has a strike against her. She has already fallen in love with Sam's son. She willing puts up with Sam's attitude for the sake of the child but soon decides that Sam had better start treating her like a human being. She demands he respect her and soon finds that Sam isn't all that bad. He just needed a strong woman to make him wake up to reality.
They soon find themselves very attracted to each other and passions flare. But before they can live happily ever after they must fight his ex-in-laws for the boy.
I really enjoyed this story. The author makes it quite clear that being a plus sized person doesn't mean that you are unhealthy, stupid or unlovable, it just makes you human.
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Nella is so kind, beautiful, strong and loving, the reader falls in love with her immediately. The fact that she is "plus-size" is dealt with in such a manner that her being big is, indeed, a plus. Sam, the single father of three-year-old Jake, is handsome, wealthy and likes his women thin. But he, too, can't help but fall in love with Nella. In Nobody's Perfect, Ballard has created a heroine who has learned to love herself despite living in a society that inundates us with the message that thin is better. Ballard addresses stereotyping without preaching. Very quickly, size is no longer a character in this fun, fast-paced romance that the reader will love.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A Plus Sized Heroine! Yeah! Jan. 9 2003
By Brenda Condit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Well first off I must say a big thanks to Pat Ballard for giving us a heroine who is plus sized and loves herself. Its not often we see one so it was very refreshing to find one in this book.
This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be the last. Its a quick book. You can finish it in an afternoon. The story is easy to follow and filled with excitement and love.
Nella, the heroine, has just agreed to marry the pig headed, arrogant, anti-fat, Samuel. Now its a marriage of convience. His small son needs a mother or he may loose him to his grandparents in a nasty custody battle, and she wants to keep her home. Not great grounds for a marriage but Nella has a strike against her. She has already fallen in love with Sam's son. She willing puts up with Sam's attitude for the sake of the child but soon decides that Sam had better start treating her like a human being. She demands he respect her and soon finds that Sam isn't all that bad. He just needed a strong woman to make him wake up to reality.
They soon find themselves very attracted to each other and passions flare. But before they can live happily ever after they must fight his ex-in-laws for the boy.
I really enjoyed this story. The author makes it quite clear that being a plus sized person doesn't mean that you are unhealthy, stupid or unlovable, it just makes you human.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ballard's Nobody's Perfect Near Perfect Sept. 19 2002
By Leona L. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nella is so kind, beautiful, strong and loving, the reader falls in love with her immediately. The fact that she is "plus-size" is dealt with in such a manner that her being big is, indeed, a plus. Sam, the single father of three-year-old Jake, is handsome, wealthy and likes his women thin. But he, too, can't help but fall in love with Nella. In Nobody's Perfect, Ballard has created a heroine who has learned to love herself despite living in a society that inundates us with the message that thin is better. Ballard addresses stereotyping without preaching. Very quickly, size is no longer a character in this fun, fast-paced romance that the reader will love.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Wonderful Love Story Nov. 12 2001
By Sandy Funk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It`s a love story of two people looking for love but don`t plan on letting it happen. But with the love they both have for a child and all the excitement they find themselves into, they grow to fall in love. The love and sex they both find is too much for them. The story keeps you wanting more! It`s very exciting!! And it is written with very good taste. The more Pat writes the better her books get. She has a very gifted talent! It is good reading for all. I loved it and I love her, she is a dear best friend of mine, and I am very proud of her.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
LOVED IT---READ it twice so far Aug. 1 2004
By BlueEye Freckle Girl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I loved the story and how Sam the snobby business man lures Nella into falling in love with his child and ends up falling in love with her. Especially love the part where they end up in Kentucky for the winter. Great book read it in one sitting and than reread it the next day.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Cant get enough of Ballards books Jan. 26 2002
By Paula Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Once again another book by Pat that I just cant put down.
If you plan on getting this book and reading a few chapters,forget about it..If you start the book before bedtime plan on being up late.She takes you through all different emotions and wishing you were there..I love the characters because that is how each one of us feels at times.Wishing and wanting!!!!Read and found out who Jake is (MY HERO)

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