written by Hilary Grossman
published by Booktrope
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I also participated (interview and spotlight) in her blog tour hosted by CLP Blog Tours in April.
Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy Ms. Grossman’s memoir, Dangled Carat. It was a wonderful read that I think many women will relate to.
It’s an easy read that will hook you from the beginning. Although it is a memoir, it reads like chick lit. You will want to see if she can get Marc, the commitment-phobe, to marry her. As I was reading Dangled Carat, I felt as if I was sitting with Ms. Grossman, having a glass of wine, and gabbing with my friend, hearing her story.
There were a few times I just shook my and wondered what Hilary was thinking. Then there were moments that I was giddy and so happy. There were a few moments that I wanted to be there to comfort her. And there were a few moments that I was mad at Hilary and wanted to smack her. One moment in particular . . . but I’m not going to spoil it for you. (Hilary — you know what I’m referring to!!!) I liked everyone. I don’t want to call them characters because they aren’t. They are friends and family that went through this with Hilary. These friends seem like such a crew, caring and loyal. It was fun to “hang out” with them throughout Hilary and Marc’s story. I would love to meet Hilary, her mom, and Marc. I feel like I already know them just from reading this book. You will feel the same way after you read it as well.
Would I recommend it: Absolutely! I loved it.
About the book — from Goodreads: For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him…..
For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice….
For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy….
She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship–why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready–and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.