A Life That Fits (Toronto Series #5)

A Life That Fits (Toronto Series #5)

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by Heather Wardell
     
 

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Twenty-eight-year-old Andrea returns home from a business trip to find Alex, her boyfriend of fourteen years, nervously waiting for her. Assuming he's finally going to propose, Andrea's instead horrified to learn he's been cheating on her and is leaving to be with the other woman, who he calls Andrea's opposite.

At first Andrea's paralyzed by shock and

Overview

Twenty-eight-year-old Andrea returns home from a business trip to find Alex, her boyfriend of fourteen years, nervously waiting for her. Assuming he's finally going to propose, Andrea's instead horrified to learn he's been cheating on her and is leaving to be with the other woman, who he calls Andrea's opposite.

At first Andrea's paralyzed by shock and sadness, but the business analyst soon forms a plan: change every last detail of her life and become her opposite so Alex will come back to her.

It's a challenge at first, but soon Andrea's loving the changes she's making, the new activities she's doing, and the new people in her life. But will she change enough to get Alex back? And if she does, will he fit into the wonderful new life she's creating for herself?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011304286
Publisher:
Heather Wardell
Publication date:
05/30/2011
Series:
Toronto Collection Series , #5
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
273,556
File size:
376 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of sixteen self-published novels including the free ebook "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" which has had over 385,000 downloads.

She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and has no plans to leave it.

In her spare time, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, takes care of her aquarium and her cat Trinity, and plays drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.

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A Life That Fits 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this story of how you can turn something so traumatic into something so wonderful. Making changes in your life is hard for so many people...yet she has not problem! I love it!
dedra strope More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read more of her books. I'm very impressed.
sneps More than 1 year ago
Andrea comes home from a conference excited about her upcoming engagement 0nly to be told by her boyfriend that not only does he not want to marry her, but that he doesn't want to be with her at all. Andrea is shocked and experiences a whole array of emotions, from denial, anger, bargaining (if I do this, then he will come back), depression, then acceptance. Actually, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross would be quite correct that people when she said: "the most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths." Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Okay, so Andrea is not a real person, nor is she someone dealing with the death of a loved one, but in this fictional story she experiences the death of a dream to be married to her life long boyfriend and be quite content being everything he wants her to be. It is not until she is alone that she gets to know herself and discover her strengths and beauty is by being true to herself and embracing her passions and dreams. Throughout the book, I found myself getting irritated with Andrea as she tried to do everything in reverse in hopes of winning Alex back and really did not like Alex at all. I couldn't understand how an educated woman could be so needy and unsure of who she is..however, that was the beauty of this book. It will bring out emotions in the reader and challenge the reader to ask, "am I following my passions and dreams?". I liked that the storyline and characters challenged me to think beyond the storyline, had me feel anger and happiness as I learned about each character, and that in the end, Andrea certainly finds what and who fits best in her life. Be aware, this is a chick-lit book. It's not meant to be spiritual or a deep thinking book. However, I love that this book does not scream sex or is too fluffy. I love how Heather Wardell brings everything together, especially since there is such a large cast of characters and quite a lot going on in the book. In honor of Andrea, I think I will go and paint my nails teal!!
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I can't imagine being with the same guy for fourteen years without a ring on my finger, but that's just how it is with Andrea and her boyfriend, Alex. Andrea assumes that everything is going well, but then she finds herself suddenly dumped--without any warning. When the shock wears off, she makes a plan to reverse things in her life to become her opposite, in the hopes that Alex will take her back. I hate it when people change to become who they think their boyfriend/girlfriend wants them to be, but Andrea's case is different. I believe that people change a lot in their teens and early twenties--molding and shaping who they truly are. Since Andrea and Alex were together since they were fourteen, a lot of adapting happened and it seems that Andrea was doing most of the adapting. By reversing herself, she's not really becoming the true opposite of herself, but she's finally free to become who she really, truly is. She's always wanted a cat, but Alex hates them, so she allows herself to get a cat. She discovers many talents and hobbies that were kept suppressed or hidden and thoroughly enjoys them now. She becomes independent and confident and I loved watching her evolve and learn to rely on herself to make decisions. I don't want to give things away, but Andrea does have the opportunity to date and take chances that way and I love the way that aspect of the story is developed. I can't understand how she stayed with Alex for so long. I thought after being together for half of their lives, she would know him inside and out, yet he is full of surprises, and most of them are negative. This book is written in a way that really draws a reader in. Andrea has normal and natural feelings and reactions and since it's told in first person, I felt like a friend was filling me in on her life. I'm content with my life, but it made me stop and think--am I really doing all I want to do or do I need to make some adjustments to be true to myself? Content: moderate language; no violence or religious elements; moderate sexual content--There is a lot of talk about sex without any details at all. There is also talk of same gender relationships without any details. There is also kissing, which is sweet and clean. Technically clean, but not really appropriate for a younger reader. *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book.. awesome author
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This book had wonderful characters,was well written and just all around a great story! I would recommend this foranyonenomatter hwere you are at in your life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love! Made me think about my own relationship! Couldn't stop reading till I finished it.
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KelliN More than 1 year ago
Heather Wardell has the distinction of being the only author I've emailed to ask if she has any new books for me to read. And, wonder of wonders, she wrote me back! I've read and loved all of Heather's previous books, so I was thrilled to hear that A Life That Fits was ready for me to dive into. Every time I sit down to read one of Heather's books, I am completely engrossed. Everything in my world stops when I start reading one of her books. That feeling of total immersion happens so rarely for me now, that I really enjoy it when I do feel that way about a book. My favorite thing about Wardell's work is her characterization. I relate so well to her heroines, I feel like I'm reading about myself or someone who could be my friend. Her stories feature women who are struggling to balance it all: love, career, personal dreams, and family drama. Each story is different but some of themes are similar. Her books are women's fiction without being full of bedroom scenes. I really don't like it when romance authors substitute relationship development with sex scenes. I want to know why two characters are in love, and read about them falling in love, not just falling into bed with each other. I sped through A Life That Fits in one day because I just couldn't wait to find out how the story ended. I just had to know what happened with Andrea and Alex. And I was 100% happy with the conclusion. I closed my Nook cover feeling totally satisfied, with my only complaint being that the book was over. It was a great ride, and now I'm on pins and needles until Wardell's next book come out.
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her polar bear, love, tatoo was the first book and it was really good. this one was not as good. not sure why..maybe cause there wasnt a "difficult" situation. read her polar bear book before this one . this was good just not has good as the polar bear one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When twenty-eight year old Andrea returns from a business trip, she¿s stunned when her boyfriend of fourteen years promptly dumps her for another woman. Her entire world is turned upside down. She can¿t even go to work. Finally, she pulls herself out of her depression with a life plan. She¿s going to change her life totally around and be the exact opposite of what she is now. In the back of her mind, Andrea is convinced this will win Alex back. She changes her wardrobe to include more colorful clothes, she adds a few hobbies to her life including knitting and belly dancing and even adopts a cat. Andrea finds herself surrounded with new friends and she¿s actually enjoying herself until she loses her job, but she somehow manages to get past that and get her career back on track. At first I was a bit bothered that Andrea was so willing to be Alex¿s doormat, but I kept reading and realized what a great story that shows a character growing from a weak, dependent girl to a strong, independent woman. There were many LOL moments as well as a few tears in Andrea¿s journey of discovering her true inner self. This is a fast-paced read that will have readers cheering for Andrea to get the life she wants and deserves. I¿ve read a few books by Heather Wardell and she never disappoints. I still have a couple on my Nook that I intend to read. Her stories are light, cheery books that will make readers smile after the last page is finished. FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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obnurse_connie More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
jencrn More than 1 year ago
This was another fanrastic book by H.W! I couldn't wait to find out how it would end, and at the sametime didn't want it to end! (Only disappointment was there were many missing words throughout.. if they can fix that... 5 + stars)
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