Jul 24, 2011

Book Review: Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera

Craving Perfect
Author:  Liz Fichera
Publisher:  Carina Press
Expected Published Date: July 25th 2011

From Goodreads:

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?


Craving Perfect is the perfect fun beach read.  I enjoyed it, though the whole time traveling/warped alternate life thing made no sense. Amazing how 
writing and story is great that you throw out and ignore the obvious.

Grace is warped into her alternative life where she is Callie, a news anchor who happens to be dating her secret hunky crush.  She becomes Callie while exercising at a fast speed on a treadmill at her gym.  Yeah, that’s where the question marks start coming up. We get no explanation how this happens, but I just went along because I liked where Liz Fichera was taking me.  In her real life as Grace she has gotten the attention of Carlos, the janitor at her gym.  He seems like such a genuine lovable nice character, though he might be a little to romantic considering he said I Love you too quickly for my liking.  A bit unrealistic, especially these days when being a commitment-phobe is ordinary and expected.  So not 2011, if you know what I mean.  I really enjoyed the lessons Grace learns during these time warps.  Her mind is opened to so much, and she sees things clearly when in Callie’s shoes.

 Craving Perfect left a smile on my face, and we get two recipes to boot.  My husbands the cook around here and coincidentally I was asking him to try making sopapillas and yep, you guessed it one of those recipes was for sopapillas.  

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm this book does sound like a fun summer read. I like books like this, with a touch of "magic".
    Thanks for the review, I will have to look into this book more.


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