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5.0 out of 5 stars A charming, witty, and tender love story with a twist
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...
Published on July 17 2004 by Midwest Book Review

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Plus Sized Heroine! Yeah!
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...
Published on Jan. 9 2003 by Brenda Condit


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5.0 out of 5 stars A charming, witty, and tender love story with a twist, July 17 2004
This review is from: Nobody's Perfect (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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1.0 out of 5 stars The story is ok, but the writing is terrible, April 24 2004
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars A Plus Sized Heroine! Yeah!, Jan. 9 2003
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Brenda Condit "satinskper" (Albuquerque, NM USA) - See all my reviews
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Ballard's Nobody's Perfect Near Perfect, Sept. 19 2002
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Leona L. Lee (Franklin, TN United States) - See all my reviews
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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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