Fun, sassy, and mysterious...this is one of those books that you won't put down until you find out exactly who is playing who.
Reviewer: Amy Lignor --Authorlink.com & TheCelebrityCafe.com
Past Imperfect is a pleasurable read ... that will touch your heartstrings. Smooth flowing dialogue makes this a story you can breeze thru....
~Matilda --Coffee Time Romance & More
J.M. Cornwell has written an endearing story about Diana who becomes conflicted and begins to question her choices. Every detail is beautifully described for the reader, making it difficult to put the book down. ~Emily
One thing about Diana is that she is one determined lady and no matter what the problem she prevails. These are three people with so many obstacles yet one chance ... to find their true love. I just loved it. ~Melinda --NightOwlReviews.com
Past Imperfect is not a perfect story but a very good story with many twists and turns. The twisted minds and manipulations made [it] a darker romance. I enjoyed it. If you enjoy romance with lots of surprises, you will too. --Long and Short Reviews
Many people believe that writers get paid to lie, and for some that is true. I get paid to dream and I use my own experiences, dreams conversations and the people I know in creating the stories I tell. Everything begins with "what if" and, if the muse is good to me, takes on a life of its own, as it did in Past Imperfect.
Unlike the essays and stories I write for for the Chicken Soup and Cup of Comfort anthologies, all of which are bits and pieces of my life, my novels and short stories come from dreams and fantasies and hopes.
In Past Imperfect I began with hurt and anger at being dumped because I was the right woman but not THE right woman. The story I intended to write changed during the process when one of the background characters, John Logan, began bugging me in my sleep. He told me he was more involved than I thought. After days of sleepless nights with Logan pestering me, I gave in and let him tell his story. He was right. Logan did have a bigger stake in the story and he told me things I didn't know.
That's the best part about writing. When you do it right, the characters come alive and take over. The bad part is that they come alive and take over and refuse to take direction. Prima donas!
I have since learned to listen to characters because they know more about their lives, hopes and dreams than I do. I am, as Andre Norton once told me, merely an observer, a journalist taking down notes and describing what I see. When the author is invisible, or nearly so, the book is much better and provides a window onto a world the reader visits and revisits until the characters' trials and tribulations become a part of the reader's life. Or at least that what writers hope -- that their storybook people come alive and touch other people's lives. I certainly do.
I read Past Imperfect while flying to El Paso, which I think was fitting, given the subject matter of this book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by E. Mitchell
Sometimes, you know the story line isn't completely plausible, but the story is written so well that you keep reading. Past Imperfect is that kind of book. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by LAL
I received a copy of this book in return for reviewing it. I thought it was full of sexual angst but had an improbable story line. Read morePublished on October 17, 2011 by Diane Slusher
JM Cornwell has written an enjoyable Romance. It was a quick, engaging read.The main character is a writer who has recovered from a disfiguring accident and plots to win her X... Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I received a free copy of this book in return for my review. I enjoyed reading this book for a light summer read. Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by Mimix5
I enjoyed this book, while not enthralled, I was a bit intrigued. I was on vacation and each day I would tell my friend what had happened thus far. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by Sam Smith
I received a free copy of this book for my review. I found this book to be a surprisingly good read. The heroine was very complex by being unsure of what she truely desired. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Brenda L. Walls
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.
I am not really a fan of this book. I found it to be very wordy and unclear. Read more
I recieved a free copy of this to review the book. The story is a quick, light read - perfect for the beach or vacation. The love story was enjoyable - the story line was simple. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Pam Dykstra