Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Release Day Launch and Giveaway: Picture Perfect by Alessandra Thomas


Fashion design major Cat Mitchell has a closet full of gorgeous clothes - and not a single thing fits. After two years of runway modeling for easy cash, an accident shattered her lower leg bone and her self-esteem in just one swift fall. Ten months of no exercise, prescription steroids, comfort eating and yoga pants meant returning to campus as a size twelve instead of her former size two. When her gorgeous long-time friend with benefits sees her for the first time after her accident and snubs her in front of all her friends, Cat’s self-image hits rock bottom. Her sorority sisters all insist that she looks gorgeous, but all Cat sees is the roll of her stomach when she sits down, or the dimpling at the back of her thighs that wasn't there last year. Cat’s therapist prescribes something radical to stop the downward spiral - nude modeling for a nearby college's human form drawing classes. When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she's posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she's ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night together, Cat's absolutely smitten.

Nate’s pretty close to perfect – he takes Cat rock climbing when he discovers that it makes her feel strong and becomes a great chef after he learns that the perfect pesto sauce makes her swoon. Cat starts to feel like her old self again - confident and beautiful - as long as Nate's around. Even when he discourages her from entering the Real Woman Project, a design competition for plus-sized apparel, she reasons that he's just trying to prevent old body image wounds from splitting wide open again. But when Cat goes home with Nate for Thanksgiving, she discovers something shocking from his recent past that proves that he hasn’t always been so encouraging of women of all shapes and sizes. Cat has no idea what to think, but she does know one thing - this might destroy their relationship before it's even had a chance to get off the ground.

Before Cat can figure out whether the real Nate is the sensitive, adoring guy she fell in love with, or an undercover asshole, she'll have to finally feel comfortable in her own skin - even if it means leaving him forever.
My Review:
Love, Love this story.  I read it in one sitting.  I could not put it down.  Cat was this young, thin and had it all, or so she thought.  After an accident, she had to have surgery on her leg and ended up gaining weight because she was not as mobile as before.  So, after some surgeries and rehab, Cat heads back to school.  The problem is, she is not a size 2 anymore.  It is different for her.  Her whole world is different.  
After a string of events, she ends up posing nude for an art class.  There is Nate. *insert swoon here* He is just the perfect looking guy.  Cat is completely floored when he wants to take her out.  I loved their rock climbing date, loved that he cooked for her and I loved seeing Cat get her confidence back.  
However, like all good books there is a twist and this one I did not see!  Shocked!  Really!  
All in all this is a great story and I would recommend it to others
Author Bio:
Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since she's not, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and
girls falling in love and really living life for the first time. When she's not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.

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  1. Thank you so much for the awesome review, Mary! And I'm so grateful for your hospitality today, ladies! You're both wonderful. <3

  2. Such a unique plot and the story and romance sound swoon worthy.