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there's more to life than reading books

“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”

Painted Faces - L.H. Cosway "Isn't that what every girl wants? To be loved by someone uniquely, to make a man feel something he hasn't yet felt for anyone else."

A lovely contemporary romance about a unique and unconventional couple. Both main characters really appealed to me. They had real flaws and real personalities.

We all know a girl, are friends with a girl or are a girl like Fred. Gorgeous, hilarious and bubbly but who doesn’t necessarily fit into the mould of what the ideal woman should look like. I loved Fred, her insecurities were honest and very relatable. She doubted herself, like we all do from time to time, yet she still believed in herself enough to stand up for what she wanted. Despite her insecurities, I loved that it was Fred’s personality and charm which brought so much happiness and contentment for Nicholas. Nicholas was a also a beautiful, original male character who intrigued me so much.

The book lost a bit of steam for me towards the end. The ending was suitably wrapped up, but a little too conveniently. I felt the characters could have grappled with their situation a little longer before they settled into HEA territory.