Friday, November 12, 2021

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Picture Imperfect by Alyssa Roat and Hope Bolinger

Picture Imperfect JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Picture Imperfect by Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Picture Imperfect
Title: Picture Imperfect
Series: Roseville Romances #1
Author: Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: November 5, 2021
Genre: Christian, Contemporary Romance 

Can a struggling career woman and a procrastinating artist save a beloved nonprofit? 

Aspiring novelist Caroline Penn expected a promotion, not a picture book assignment. But when her employer, the non-profit Helping Hope, runs into financial trouble, this book might be the solution. With the company struggling to stay afloat, she and the illustrator will need to collaborate on a strict deadline—no problem for a workaholic like Caroline, right? 

Andy Jackson, a “starving” artist, pays the bills by taking on graphic design gigs, but his perfectionism gets in the way. If only he could focus on a project for once, perhaps he could achieve his dream to make art for children for a living. 

When the two are thrust together to create a book, Caroline can’t seem to write for children, and Andy can’t meet a deadline to save his life. As time ticks down to release day, the two must face their pasts and insecurities. If they can avoid strangling one another for long enough, they may just bring to the table what the other is missing. 

 If not, the fate of their careers—and a beloved nonprofit—hangs in the balance. 

I really enjoy a good Christian Romance book. Picture Imperfect by Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger is Book 1 in the Roseville Romances series. Both of the Authors are new to me authors and that is another reason I was intrigued to read this book. 

Caroline Penn is an up and coming novelist. She has a "workaholic" flair about her and is looking to be successful in life. She receives an assignment that she wasn't exactly looking for, but she realizes the importance of this job. Her Employer, Helping Hope, is a Non-Profit and in financial trouble. They have asked her to work along side Andy Jackson, who is a up and coming Graphic Designer, to write a Children's' book. The pair begin working together and Caroline wants to go full speed ahead, but realizes rather quickly that Andy tends to get off focus on projects quite often. Caroline is struggling because she is finding that writing a Children's book is just not her style/genre. Andy is a perfectionist and it is making him slow down and not accomplish tasks in a timely manner. Can the pair complete the book by the deadline? Will they be able to save the Non-Profit from their Financial Troubles? 

I must say I had a bit of trouble getting into the storyline, but once I did there was no way I was putting the book down before I finished. Caroline has been so focused on "making it" she was wearing herself thin. Andy was a struggling artist and this was his opportunity to bring himself out of the rut and achieve some dreams.  I really like the how the "unlikely" pair used their strengths and weaknesses to help one another. Andy forced Caroline to slow down in life and Caroline helped Andy by showing him how to focus in life. I really LOVE how the Author bought out the best in both characters and made them very enjoyable to read. The Christian theme I am seeing throughout the book is that God doesn't expect "PERFECT" and both characters learn how to let go of Perfectionism. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a clean Christian Romance book. GREAT BOOK! 

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Hope Bolinger Alyssa Roat

Hope Bolinger is the author of 12 books, including the award-winning Blaze trilogy. She has worked in the industry as an agent, done acquisitions and editorial roles for publishers, and has also worked for magazines, newspapers, and online publications such as Her articles and other publications can be seen by millions yearly, and she has 1100 bylines to her name. When she isn't battling deadlines, she loves to hike in Ohio's national parks and pet her high-maintenance cat Twix. Find out more about her at

CONNECT WITH HOPE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

Alyssa Roat has worked in a wide variety of roles within the publishing industry as an agent, editor, writer, and marketer. She is the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink and Mountain Brook Fire, a former associate literary agent at Cyle Young Literary Elite, an editor with Sherpa Editing Services, and a freelance writer with 200+ bylines in local, national, and international publications. She is the author of The Wraithwood Trilogy and the co-author with Hope Bolinger of the YA superhero chat fiction romances Dear Hero and Dear Henchman. Her name is a pun, which means you can learn more about her at or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as @alyssawrote. 

CONNECT WITH ALYSSA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Perfectly Arranged OR a $20 Amazon gift card (winner's choice)!

Picture Imperfect JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 8, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 15, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Shelly Peterson said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds good. I like the cover.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this book, I love the cover and synopsis and am looking forward to reading this story

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your release of Picture Imperfect, Alyssa and Hope, which sounds like a wonderful read for me! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your review, Happily Managing a Household of Boys! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Jodi Hunter said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a good read.

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a really good read.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the cover. Looks like a cute book.
Thanks for the contest.

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