Title: Craving Perfect
Author: Liz Fichera
Published by: Carina Press (July 25, 2011)
Source: ARC Copy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars
A Life Less...Hers
Grace Mills craves being perfect almost as much as she craves raspberry scones. In fact, her life would be perfect if only she could lose ten more pounds, if only the pastry café she co-owns with her sister would turn a profit, if only the hottest guy at the gym would look her way...
And then "if only" comes true. Grace is suddenly straddling two lives: an alternate reality where she's a size two, weathergirl celebrity and being chased by the hot guy. Only Mr. Gorgeous isn't very nice.
In her other life, she's starting to realize her sister is less than happy running the family café, and hunky Carlos, the gym's janitor, seems to have a secret crush on her. Maybe there's more to him than meets the eye...
Grace is living two lives and it's beginning to cost her. Is there a way to pick one...that's perfect?
I think we have all worried about our appearance at some point in time. Whether we are pretty enough, thin enough, fat enough, smart enough, dumb enough, tall enough, short enough....well you get the idea.
This book is about one such woman's worries and insecurities with herself and her journey along the way to accepting who and what she is and learning that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
I think sometimes we can all use a good wake up call and realize how great we really are and seeing the good in ourselves as well as others.
I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more by the author in the future.