2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

REVIEW for Perfect Image

A big thank you to Marisa Heath for sending me copy of her book!

TITLE: Perfect Image

AUTHOR: Marisa Heath

GENRE: Chick Lit

RATING: 4 Stars
As soon as I read the synopsis of this book, I fell in love with the storyline. I have wondered, in my younger days, what it would be like to have been on a date or, at the very least, pursued by a celebrity hunk. I would not have said "no" to John Cusack or someone like him to run after me :)
So, with this in mind, I tore into Perfect Image. This book has a ton of things going it for it. As I mentioned, the storyline itself is interesting, but there is also a nice "sub message" here - the main character Katrina is wishing against hope that she will "make it" in the business and is willing to turn herself outside in to do it. Yet, she is living in poverty - until the fatal day where she meets her hunk - who, on the surface, appears to be the answer to all her problems. Money, jewels, travel and glamour - he can offer it all to her and in the beginning, she loves it, but is it enough?
This is where the story turns very interesting to me - as Katrina starts to turn inwards for reflection and to take a look at what she really wants and what all her surroundings have actually really given her. Throughout all of this, there is a great story, detailing what its like to be in the "in" crowd - to have tons of money and what its like to be in the limelight.
The writing is engaging and fresh and I thouroughly liked this story and its main character.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Yes, this book does sound good, fun!
I like book that are fun to read.

Linda Nguyen said...

Sounds like you had fun reading this one. =)

"Speed Shrinking"... lol, I like the title. I'll be sticking around to see what you think of it. =)

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