If I Were Beautiful
(If I Were…, #1)
Publication date: January 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Is life better when you’re beautiful?
Jane Johnson has tried every beauty tip and trick known to woman, but none of them have ever made men notice her.
Finally, something is working. She barely recognizes herself in the mirror. Is it her new haircut? Two years of yoga class? Her new eyebrow tweeze? Or is it all that nasty wheat grass juice her sister insisted she drink finally working some kind of magic? Whatever it is, something is transforming Jane from plain to downright beautiful.
For the first time in her life, men are noticing her.
Jane is getting so much attention from men she doesn’t know what to do with it.
Before her inexplicable transformation, she couldn’t get a date to save her life. Now she has a date every night of the week. Gorgeous eligible men are throwing themselves at her. They’re even fighting over her. Actual fist fights to win her affection.
It all seems too good to be true.
The only question on Jane’s mind is whether or not her newfound beauty is going to last or if it’s some cruel trick of fate that will fade away as quickly as it appeared.
Because everybody knows, when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
***If I Were Beautiful is a saucy romance with a mystical twist that will leave you breathless to find out what happens next. This is book one of a three book series. Book two will release April 2017, Book three, July 2017 (or sooner).
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
If I Were Beautfiul is a fun romantic romp chartering fresh territory. Jane lives in the shadow of her beautiful sister, Chelsea, until one day out walking due to the frustration and disappointment of finding that another man has used her to get to Chelsea, Jane ends up in a mansion and finds a ring. The ring transforms her, but Jane soon realizes that being beautiful has its pitfalls. Her new neighbor, Brodie, handsome, tatooed, defender of the weak, only likes the new improved version of her. Women are catty. Men fall over themselves to be attentive.
The novel is fast-paced and funny with some truths related to body image and family tossed in for good measure. Jane as the narrator is amusing, frequently irreverent, and mouthy, which all works.
I touched and squeezed every part of my body for twenty minutes before I convinced myself I really had transformed. Even my toes were pretty.
I had swansformed.
I zoomed through the novel in one evening and then smacked into the novel’s failing: the dreaded cliffhanger. Unfortunately in this case, the cliffhanger overturned the truth that Jane had come to terms with, or which the reader believed Jane had come to terms with, so it wasn’t totally credible to me because it imparted probably unintended flightiness to Jane’s character.
However, despite the cliffhanger, If I Were Beautfiul gave me several hours of laughter and escapism so I do recommend it to you just because of that, which is high praise considering how much I dislike cliffhangers.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
rating: (4 out of 5 butterflies)
Devon Hartford is a dude who writes romantic comedies because he likes to laugh as much as he likes to love.
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