Dangled Carat: One Girl's Attempt to Convert the Ultimate Commitment-Phobic Man Into a Doting Husband with a Lot of Help from His Fam

Dangled Carat: One Girl's Attempt to Convert the Ultimate Commitment-Phobic Man Into a Doting Husband with a Lot of Help from His Fam

by Hilary Grossman

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Dangled Carat: One Girl's Attempt to Convert the Ultimate Commitment-Phobic Man Into a Doting Husband with a Lot of Help from His Fam by Hilary Grossman

For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him.....
For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice....
For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy....
meet Hilary....
She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship-why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready-and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary's humorous and honest story will hit home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615860350
Publisher: Hilary Grossman
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She is currently the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and lives on Long Island.

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Dangled Carat: One Girl's Attempt to Convert the Ultimate Commitment-Phobic Man Into a Doting Husband with a Lot of Help from His Fam 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
My Rating:   3.75 Favorite Quotes: “Whatever you do, don’t bring all your clothes over to his house at once.  Take many trips and move your stuff in a little at a time.  If he sees how many pairs of jeans and shoes you have, he will change his mind quickly and never marry you.”   My Review: This story was nothing I had expected it to be.  I was expecting a romantic comedy, but this was a memoir.  The story was written in first person and felt like a personal diary, although it wasn’t at all intimate or deeply revealing.  It had me grimacing at points, I wanted to slap both of the main characters in the back of the head and scream at them to wake up and smell the coffee!  At times I found them equally annoying, although at other times, their love and consideration of each other more than made up for it.  Hilary is far more patient than 95% of the women I know, me included.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was immediately intrigued when I discovered this book to be a memoir. As far as I'm concerned, the world can never have too many love stories and this one is amazing! The author pours her heart into this beautiful tale of finding true love. We are lucky enough to see all the phases of her journey to happiness - the joy, the pain, the uncertainty and the sweet satisfaction. I really enjoyed the input from her family and friends as they tried to "help" her towards her happily ever after. There are some truly hilarious moments that will have you laughing out loud! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more from the talented Ms. Grossman.
MrsAnderson More than 1 year ago
After I featured an excerpt of “Dangled Carat” as part of a Chick Lit Plus Blog Tour, I received an email from the author asking if I’d like to read and review this book. With my review schedule, I didn’t think I would be able to get a review out until May. However, it was a lazy weekend, so I decided to start “Dangled Carat”, even though I was reading two other books. Once I did, I literally could not put this book down, and was sad when I had to stop to go to dinner with friends that night. All I wanted to read was this book, wanting to see if Marc would finally propose. The blurb hooked me right away. My fifth wedding anniversary is coming up, but I was with my husband for 6 years (YES, SIX) before he proposed, so I felt that I could relate to the main character, Hilary. It turns out that she and I are very similar. We both loved our men, they just wouldn’t put a ring on the finger, no matter how many times their friends nudged them about it. There were some scenes where I cringed (the New Year’s Eve party especially), feeling sorry for Hilary, but she handled it like a pro, (I wouldn’t have). Hilary and Marc’s characters are very believable, and written very well. I liked that the author wrote scenes during their years together, making it nice to see how their relationship evolved over the years. The only thing that I thought this book was missing was more of Hilary and Marc together — I wanted to feel physical chemistry between them during the present time, because at times, I felt like they were just roommates, not lovers who have been together for so long. If you’re looking to read an awesome book, one that you won’t want to put down, I highly recommend “Dangled Carat”! No matter what stage you’re at in your love life, you will truly enjoy this book! I give this book 5 stars! **Reviewer note: While “Dangled Carat” is a memoir, it doesn’t read like one, and you will not be disappointed! 
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
What's a girl to do when she is in love with a commitment-phobic man? In her memoir, Dangled Carat, author Hilary Grossman takes the reader along for the ride as she weaves a touching story about her personal relationship and adventure in getting her commitment-phobic boyfriend Marc to the altar! Hilary has an easy flowing style of writing that captivates the reader's attention as she retells her and Marc's love story from their first meeting, to the growing pains in their relationship, to the trials and tribulations of convincing an ultimate commitment-phobic man to make a marriage commitment. This is a real-life love story, one built on love, patience, and acceptance ... with a little help from family and friends. You can't help but laugh, sigh, cry, and feel genuinely happy for this couple as destiny and love brought them together, it is truly a beautiful and heartfelt story that proves love really can conquer all! Kudos to Hilary for sharing her wonderful love story with the world. Their love and devotion provides hope that maybe everyone else can be lucky enough to find that kind of true love too! Dangled Carat is a lovely memoir that will melt the heart of every hopeless romantic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dangling Carat is a true story based on Hilary's "grand adventure" getting Marc to marry her. First of all, I have to say, the writing was superb. It was like each line flowed perfectly into the next. Same with the paragraphs. One transitioned seamlessly into another. I felt on pins and needles most of the book waiting for Marc to freaking propose. And the ending was quite the surprise :) Jaye was such a great supporting character. She really wanted the best for Hilary, even if it meant a life without Marc.  Marc's devotion to his family was also amazing. It's a rare quality to find in a man nowadays. Sadly. But each member of his family revealed a little more about Marc as a person. As well, his ability to make Hilary feel confident in herself was heart warming. Again, I've met so many men intimidated by my success. Marc wanted Hilary to succeed, and that is what a true relationship is all about. 
EllenLikesToRead More than 1 year ago
This is a true story with the author discussing the development of her relationship with her friend/lover/husband Marc in a very open manner. I found it an enlightening look into contemporary American relationships. Also, the book moves along quickly, and the writing is excellent. *spoiler alert* Frankly, I was totally fascinated by this story. I don’t understand why anyone would want to pursue a relationship with someone who appears to be unavailable. I would have smiled at Marc after that first dinner and moved right on. I also found the way that Hilary and Marc’s friends dived in and commented on their relationship during social occasions to be intrusive and rude. The so-called practical jokes where friends announced an engagement that didn’t exist in order to force Marc’s hand at the beginning, and the subsequent hiding of their engagement from Hilary’s mum at the end seemed heartless and cruel to me. Clearly I’d never make it in American society! Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firstly, thank you to the author for the copy of this book to read and review. I was drawn to this book as it appeared to be a laid back romantic read and I think that it definitely delivered that. From the very beginning I was willing for it to work out for Hilary and that she would bag her man! Whilst reading the memoir I felt how I imagined Hilary felt, and related her story to things in my own life which was heart warming and it times had me giggling. This was an easy going laid back read which made me shed a little tear at the end. It was just the kind of book I was looking for and delivered on it’s promises. Would have been a brilliant beach read for me personally and I have recommended it to a friend for her upcoming holiday.