This is my first book review for Xpresso Book Tours and I’m so happy that I am given a chance to read the ARC of this amazing story.
If I Were Beautiful
by Devon Hartford
(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).
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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What I like about the story:
The Fairy Tale feels… It brought memories and emotions, like when you are reading fairy tales and waiting for your Prince Charming to come, kiss you and voila, you would be gorgeous in an instant! Like Jane, who deep inside believes that somewhere out there, someone will accept her for being a plain and a geeky manager of 95 cent store and would not compare her from anyone.
The ‘Magical’ Ring and Being the Ugly Duckling! I could relate with Jane’s disappointment and frustration being compared to her beautiful and model like her sister, Chelsea. All of her life, Jane feels like the Ugly Duckling that someday will be transform into a lovely swan. I’m glad that she ‘accidentally’ got a ring that changed her into a sexy and uber hot supermodel look.
#TeamBrodie versus #TeamWesley… I hate Brodie Bolden at the beginning because he is a man who only likes sex, but later on when he and Jane had this ‘getting to know’ each other, I am already rooting for this guy! Behind his bravado and model body, he teaches developmentally challenged adults on how to manage their lives, how awesome is that right! Enter, Wesley Callaway whom Jane met first when she asked for water because she was too tired from walking. He is the real estate guy who is the grandson of a famous Hollywood celebrity. He is everything a woman can ask for from looks, personality and money, but he meets more than the eye because who have thought that this guy loves playing video games just like Jane.
How it ends:
Plain Jane to Supermodel Chelsea going back to Geeky Jane, who is torn between wearing the ring again or forever settling with her ordinary life.
I enjoy that this is not a typical story that starts with speed dating and ended up being chased not only one but several hunks. Jane is quite a lucky woman! I like that it didn’t reveal in the beginning the men that would grab Jane’s attention. It is difficult to choose between the two, but for now I’m #TeamBrodie yet I know that Jane might end up with Wes whom she really likes. This is a must read novel by Devon Hartford that will make you laugh and fall in love at the same time!
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Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me to be part of this blog tour! I can’t wait to read the next two stories from this series!
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