Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Gorgeous is a coming of age story in which we meet a girl named Becky. Born into a remote, small town, she doesn't seem to have very many paths available to make something of herself. She lives at home with her overweight mother and works at a local store with her best friend. Only after turning eighteen and losing someone very close to her, Becky is presented with the choice of a lifetime. She can choose to stay plain Becky or she can throw caution to the wind and become Rebecca, a devil-may-care woman who women will want to be and men will want to be with. Having made a promise that she intends to keep, Becky makes her choice. She begins her whirlwind journey, finds what love truly is along the way and learns how devastating secrets can really be.
I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book through a giveaway at Goodreads.com and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I can't say that I didn't struggle to get through some parts of the book. There were a few times where I thought the style of writing changed and made it difficult to stay within the story all the way through. However, the story itself was enough to keep me reading and held my interest until the very last page. The relationship between the charachters was explored and believable, in my opinion. I did think one of the characters needed a swift kick in the behind as he was fairly standoffish and cruel at times. Yet, it was the way the character had to be in order to do what needed to be done. All in all, Gorgeous was a delightful story that didn't end the way I thought it would. Surprising to the very end, you will be entertained.
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick is currently available in hardback, paperback and Kindle form. It can be found at Amazon.com at the link below.
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick