Friday, May 31, 2013

Perfecting Kate by Tamara Leigh

When I requested this book for review, I had never heard of the author, but I thought I would give it a try. But this book turned out to be somewhat of a "fluff" read. Nothing of deep substance. In fact, this book is mainly about a lonely 29 year old girl who is obsessed with the way she looks, her inability to have children and the fact that she can't seem to find a boyfriend.

The book is narrated by the main character, Kate Meadows, and the story line is a bit erratic. Kate is realistic in the sense that she has insecurities and everyday issues just like you and I. But her problems almost become obsessive at some points, and the subject of the book is about changing her outward appearance to like herself better. When she least expects it, Kate meets two eligible bachelors whom she is very interested in. But Kate soon finds out that while Michael (bachelor number one) is fond of her, he would also like her to make some "changes" about her appearance. Dr. Clive (bachelor number two) is also quite interested in Kate, but seems to spend all of his time working, leaving no time for a girlfriend.

All in all, the story did not keep my interest and I found it hard to finish reading the entire 404 pages. In my opinion, Kate seemed so self conscious that it became annoying. I can usually relate to the characters in the books I read, but I couldn't picture myself friends with Kate at all. I rate this book as 3 stars.

I received this book for free from Multnomah Waterbrook Publishing Company to give my honest unbiased opinion.

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