Sunday, June 9, 2013
Kate Meadows is a successful San Francisco artist looking for a nice, solid Christian man. So when not one, but two handsome bachelors enter her orbit in rapid succession, her head is spinning just a bit. Michael Palmier is a hunky and famous makeup artist who actually seems to be flirting with her–rather than her physically flawless housemate, Maia. Trouble is, he keeps handing her business cards from various beauty professionals and plastic surgeons. Is he trying to stamp out every last bit of self-esteem she has?
Then there’s Dr. Clive Alexander, good-looking enough to be mistaken for Brad Pitt, who sends Kate’s pulse skittering every time he comes near. Too bad he’s only interested in her work–and doesn’t think she’s much to look at. It’s enough to send a girl running for her paint-splattered, relaxed-fit jeans and swearing off men altogether! But after undergoing a makeover from Michael’s staff, Kate can’t be oblivious to the admiring glances men throw her way. Maybe she should try contacts…consider some fancy dental work…and you know, that mole really could stand to go. The question now is, what kind of work will Kate do on herself…and who exactly is she trying to please?
I adored this book. Kate is easy to bond with and to relate to. She is a real women who feels insecure about her body and looks and desperately is seeking a Godly man with a good character, to the point she is willing to change who God made her to land the man. Kate spends so much time trying to balance her work, love life and her faith all while trying to stay "perfect" both inside and out. Leah craftily placed God at the center of this book without coming across as preachy or overwhelming to someone who might not be a believer. The characters grew, changed and had a great depth to them that made them likeable.
I really did not like the cover and if I judged the book on the cover alone, I never would have read this book and would have missed out on a great read. The amount of attention to outward appearances and needing to change your outside to be loved did not sit well with me either. There is so much emphasis based on outward beauty and not inward beauty. Eventually Micheal realizes this, but it does not change his opinion-the outward means more than the inward in his eyes. The book is a quick and easy read, but very enjoyable. If you have not read this book, you need to go and get it!
My Goodreads Review
My Amazon Review
Disclaimer: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."