Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman

Title: Dangled Carot

Author: Hilary Grossman

Genre: Romance

Release Date: September 30, 2014


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....

meet Hilary....

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.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

So I looked forward to reading a book like this ever since I saw the request for it. There's just something about a girl trying to get a commitment phobe to commit! It's a task we take on even though the outcome is rarely in our favor.

After 4 years with her boyfriend, who is 13 years her senior, Hilary decides it's time. If not now, then when? Her boyfriend Marc doesn't see it coming, but after a "fake engagement" prank that her friends pull, Marc's realizing that if he doesn't commit to his true love then she might just walk away for good.

I truly enjoyed this story. With that being said, to be truly honest, this book was written poorly. I loved the plot, characters, etc. but I felt that this author doesn't quite know how to tell the story. Writing about a true story, obviously doesn't give you much room for creativity and alternate sequences or endings, but I felt this book lacked charm and character. I don't know if it was written that way so we could get better in touch with how events made our main character feel, but for me it didn't work that way.

With this book, I could definitely see this being the author's first work ever written. The book just felt like it didn't flow. For example, conversations between two characters where they relay information that someone else said. It felt robot the way Hilary would quote to Marc about something her coworker said. I just wish it flowed better.

But what I also want to comment on is the fact that this storyline ROCKED!! Even with my critique of the writing style, I wanted so much more when it came to the ending!! To know that someone dealt with these issues, it felt liberating to know that others deal with stressors like this. With all this being said, I'm giving this book 4 STARS out of 5 STARS.

Read by Taryn Lee on September 10, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on September 10, 2014
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Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She is currently the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and lives on Long Island.



1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for joining the tour & welcoming me to your blog as well as for your honest review. I am so glad you enjoyed the storyline!