Title: The Right Design
Author: Isabella Louise Anderson
Publisher: Chick Lit Goddess
Publication Date: March 8th, 2014
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance
Page Count: 183
Do business and pleasure mix? In the author's debut novel comes a story about picking up the pieces, letting go of the past, and finding love along the way--even if morals are tested!
Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close relationship with her sister and brother-in-law. Add in an amazing man who she’d hoped would soon become her husband, and her life was perfect. Until one devastating decision ruins her relationship and changes the course of her life.
Determined to make a new start, Carrie leaves Texas and heads to Palm Beach to pick up the pieces of her shattered and broken life. The last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her first client at her new job--Brad Larson, who has proven himself time and time again to be caddish.
But there’s something beneath the surface of Brad’s arrogant exterior that keeps her craving more of him--something almost sweet that Carrie can’t seem to resist.
Is Carrie ready to take another chance on romance? And will this new design of her life prove to be the right one?
I’ve been in a terrible reading slump all summer. I can’t seem to truly get into any of the books I pick up. I’ve DNF’d 4 books in recent memory, which is actually something I never used to do. I’d pick a book, and I’d stick with it until the end. But this summer has been different. I won’t get into it now, but perhaps stay tuned for a post about how I think the pressure of promising reviews to publishers and authors got to me. Moving on.
In the midst of my slump, I picked up Isabella Louise Anderson’s The Right Design. I picked it up in order to review it for the Chick Lit Plus blog tour (which is, by the way, the very first blog tour I’ve been a part of, and I feel honored). I loved the synopsis, and the cover, though simple and unassuming, made me think of happy times on the beach with my fiancé.
Once I got into the heart of it, I started to enjoy myself. It was such a pleasant surprise. I found myself smiling and even laughing during my very quick and breezy read of The Right Design. It’s fun, sexy, and it doesn’t ask much from the reader, which I think was something I really needed. I wanted to get out of my head for a little while. So, if you are looking for a distraction, look no further than The Right Design. I’d recommend reading it if you enjoy chick lit, romance, and light beach reads.
Rating: 3 / 5 Stars
I received a free, finished physical copy of this title from Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
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She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and has been featured on several blogs. While Isabella doesn't blog a lot, she focuses her time on featuring other writers, along with writing and editing.
She lives in Dallas with her husband and cat. She enjoys spicy Mexican food and drinking margaritas, and can be found spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Texas Rangers, and reading.
Isabella’s short story, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright, in November 2013. The Right Design is her first novel, and she is currently working on her next release.