Cinderella meets Falling Down in this wickedly funny tale about having it all, whether you want it or not
Carol can just about keep her nose above water, but her life is sinking fast. As the only woman on the bank's trading floor she spends twelve-hour days trying not to get sworn at or felt up. Not that her personal life is any easier. Her mom treats her like the family's personal assistant, her sister has just saddled her with impossible wedding planning and her boyfriend is so busy with his "important" work that he's got her single-handedly running their relationship.
Carol is unravelling at the seams. Then, just when she thinks her colleagues can't sink any lower, they break their own record.
What's a nice girl like Carol doing in a life like this? Something's got to give and for once it won't be Carol...
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Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Michele Gorman is the queen of light hearted, yet thoughtful books with female main characters that are just awesome. Carol is a daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend and co worker and in each of her roles she tries her darndest to do anything she can to make other's lives easier, even if it means giving of her own time and sanity. From pre-selecting dates for her best friend to helping her sister plan her wedding, she does it all. From the beginning, I adored Carol and loved seeing how she tried every way possible to extend herself to help everyone in her life. I don't claim to be the people pleaser that Carol is, but I did giggle at a few moments as I am the family researcher and probably tend to do things for others before I do my own list of things to do. I appreciated that Gorman had the main character have a series of melt downs instead of a huge big blow up with everyone, it was person by person and felt more real and I loved it!
Carol is the perfect girlfriend, sister, daughter and perfect to everyone who meets her type of girl. She does everything everyone needs done in a perfectly perfect manner. She accepts workplace abuse. Her family calls on her to do everything from vetting wedding venues for her sister to finding the perfect caterer for Mom's parties. Her boyfriend takes full advantage of her giving personality. Heck-she even helps one of her friends by dating guys first so said friend who admittedly picks wrong every time-won't get taken once again. But when something happens Carol wakes up and smells the roses. She decides not to be what everyone expects. It is time to take a stand! But can everyone accept the new Carol? Read the book!! You will cringe, you will laugh and you will sympathize-you might even see a bit of yourself in this book. Michele Gorman has done it again-a book you won't want to put down from start to finish (and I didn't)
I received this book for my honest review from the Author. I actually loved this book. I found the story to he funny, honest and heartfelt. One thing about Michele Gorman's books is they aren't just about the romance, they are actually about the main character who usually just happens to fall in love by the end of the book. I also like that Michele kinda makes you guess on who the main character will end up with. I laughed out loud in this book and also felt in my heart for Carol with her struggle to make everyone else happy. She does learn that she needs to make herself happy and I love reading how she transforms from the beginning to the end.