Monday, July 15, 2013


Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick


1 ½ Stars
I could tell by the first shot chapter that I was not gong to like this book.  It was almost like going back to grade school after being in college, it was just so blah.  I can’t really put my finger what I didn’t like.  Maybe I have read so many awesome book lately that I just can’t go back to mediocre. 

This book started off simple and the writing style was horrible.  The dialogue was terrible, the characters were dull and had not depth, and the plot was simple and boring.  I’m sorry I just could not get swept up in this fairytale.  The overall concept was good but the delivery fell flat and I was not able to connect to this book.

On the bright side, I think the cover is good!


When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s summoned from her Missouri trailer park to meet Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer. He makes her an impossible offer: He’ll create three dresses to transform Becky from a nothing special girl into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.

Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he’s producing a hidden camera show called World’s Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she’s remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself – an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness.

Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue, the new Hollywood darling, and dating celebrities. Then Becky meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And Becky knows there’s not enough magic in the world.

A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, and impossibly fun free fall past the cat walks, the red carpets, and even the halls of Buckingham Palace, Gorgeous does the impossible: It makes you see yourself clearly for the first time.

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