Monday, March 5, 2012

Build A Man--by Talli Roland

The perfect man is out there . . . he just needs a little work.

Slave to the rich, rude and deluded, cosmetic surgery receptionist Serenity Holland longs for the day she's a high-flying tabloid reporter. Unfortunately, every pitch she sends out disappears like her clients' liposuctioned fat, never to be seen again. Then she meets Jeremy Ritchie -- the hang-dog man determined to be Britain's Most Eligible Bachelor by making himself over from head to toe and everything in between -- giving Serenity a story no editor could resist.

With London's biggest tabloid on board and her very own column tracking Jeremy's progress from dud to dude, Serenity is determined to be a success, even going undercover to gain intimate access to Jeremy's life. But when Jeremy's surgery goes drastically wrong and Serenity is ordered to cover all the car-crash goriness, she must decide how far she really will go for her dream job.

This book totally met my expectations. I'm already a Talli Roland fan, so I knew this read would be witty, fun, unbearably stressful at parts and very satisfying in the end. Roland has perfected the comedic undercurrent that comes from the achingly frustrating as well as a nice balance between funny and tragic.

Main character, Serenity, is a likable girl that most of us can relate to. After making some horrid mistakes, she learns that what she thought she wanted--turns out to be wrong for her. Her "perfect" guy turns out to be an OCD living hell, but the "fixer upper" man just might be the perfect match for her.

Hilarious narrative, snarky dialog and totally, deliciously awkward moments  that build tension in this fun Chick Lit romp.

A very fun read, but surprisingly touching and insightful. Get it. Read it.

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Kyra Lennon said...

I'm very excited about this book, I downloaded it from Amazon last week, and I just started it last night! :D

Sarah Pearson said...

Talli is a definite must read for me when I'm feeling down :-)

Talli Roland said...

What a lovely thing to see in the morning! Jo, thank you so much for taking the time to read and post a review - it's greatly appreciated. :) :) And I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

Kyra, I hope you like it, too! Thank you for reading.

Sarah, aw. Thank you. That's so nice to hear.

Johanna Garth said...

I just discovered this is read an ebook week. This might have to be mine!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great review for Talli's book!

Susan Fields said...

Great review! I haven't read this yet, but it's definitely on my TBR list.

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