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(Im)perfectly Happy: 08/01/20
(Im)perfectly Happy by Sharina Harris follows four long time friends. They call themselves the Masterminds and after three years, they've agreed to go all out and follow the dreams they'd set aside.
The audiobook uses a different narrator for each of the protagonists. Each chapter follows one of the women through their ups and downs. Giving each woman a literal unique voice makes each one shine in her own way.
There's Raina: a woman who wants to be a writer but has made a name for herself as a self help radio DJ. She gives sugary sweet advice in a buttery tone of voice and then plays a song to match the advice.
Kara wants to be a master sommelier by thirty. She's failed the final test and buried her mother. She has one last chance but she's scared she'll fail again.
Nikki was a musician. Now she's a stay at home mom. Her daughter goes to an exclusive private school with a PTA she hates. Her son is barely potty trained.
Finally there's Sienna. She's a public defender with city council aspirations. But she's put that aside for her fiancé, who is running.
Each woman also has a man. Two are married. Two are engaged. All of them swear they are happy. But all of them need more from life than what they have. All of them will find their relationships challenged.
It's a rollercoaster of four women uplifting themselves, pushing themselves, taking themselves sometimes to the breaking point, but rising up to become the people they dreamed they could be. It's about love, loss and fear.