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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

More Like Her by Liza Palmer

More Like Her by Liza Palmer
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (363 pgs)
Heat Level sensual
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Cholla

`I`m not the girl men choose. I`m the girl who`s charming and funny and then drives home alone wondering what she did wrong. I`m the girl who meets someone half-way decent and then fills in the gaps in his character with my own imagination, only to be shocked when he`s not the man I thought he was. I`m the girl who hides who she really is...`

Frannie has spent her life disguising who she really is for fear of falling short of other people`s expectations. And when she meets her new boss, Frannie can`t help but wish she was just a bit more like her. Because Emma has it all: the job, the lifestyle, the happy marriage... even the perfect dog.

But everything is not as it seems. And Frannie`s about to find out - in the hardest way possible - that chasing perfection isn`t necessarily the route to the happy life that she`s always imagined it to be.

A heartbreaking and romantic story about love, life, friendship and the true importance of chasing your own dreams.

The grass is always greener on the other side, or so the old adage goes. We look at others and automatically assume what they have is so much better. The thing we often forget is even the most seemingly perfect lives can be hiding dark – and even deadly – secrets. Frances Reid is about to discover this for herself in a horrifying and life-altering way.

Frannie is a fun and engaging character. She has a heart the size of a watermelon and will do anything for a friend in need. Her one flaw is her lack of confidence in herself and her ability to maintain a healthy relationship with a man. However, this is the thing that drives her throughout the course of the novel. Despite her penchant for ‘poor me’ moments, she’s pretty quick to pull herself back to reality. Frannie really is her own worst enemy and stands in her own way more often than anyone or anything else. The only thing that will ever change her mind is a positive experience with the perfect man. That man is Sam.

Sam Earley, architect and southern gentleman, is looking for a new start. Attempting to get out from under his father’s shadow, he’s left his home in Tennessee and moved halfway across the country. Sam is my dream guy: he’s sweet, he’s charming, and he’s goodhearted. When you toss in the fact he’s both successful and hot, how can you go wrong? Frannie feels the same way. His natural goodheartedness is a sure draw for any insecure, loving woman. He's exactly what Frannie needs – a solid and secure man, devoted to nothing but her and her happiness. Together, they are an enjoyable and entertaining couple, the kind of people you’d love to spend your Friday nights with.

More Like Her is a tale of self-discovery, love lost and found, and the harsh truth that what you see isn’t always what is real. The author weaves a story full of laugh-out-loud humor and mixes it with healthy doses of down-to-earth reality sure to break your heart. As in life, the story reflects the idea that while you can’t always have what you want, there might be something just as good lurking in the shadows, waiting for the right time to show itself. More Like Her is a wonderful story that hits all your emotional buttons and leaves you smiling.

1 comment:

lisagkendall said...

Thanks for the review, teamed with the book blurb this sounds like a most interesting book, I will be hunting for my copy. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com