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The Right Design

The Right Design

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by Isabella Louise Anderson

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Do business and pleasure mix?

In the author's debut novel comes a story about picking up the pieces, letting go of the past, and finding love along the way--even if morals are tested!

Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close


Do business and pleasure mix?

In the author's debut novel comes a story about picking up the pieces, letting go of the past, and finding love along the way--even if morals are tested!

Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close relationship with her sister and brother-in-law. Add in an amazing man who she'd hoped would soon become her husband, and her life was perfect. Until one devastating decision ruins her relationship and changes the course of her life.

Determined to make a new start, Carrie leaves Texas and heads to Palm Beach to pick up the pieces of her shattered and broken life. The last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her first client at her new job--Brad Larson, who has proven himself time and time again to be caddish.

But there's something beneath the surface of Brad's arrogant exterior that keeps her craving more of him--something almost sweet that Carrie can't seem to resist.

Is Carrie ready to take another chance on romance? And will this new design of her life prove to be the right one?

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Isabella Louise Anderson/Chick Lit Goddess
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Meet the Author

Isabella grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She focuses her time on featuring other writers on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with organizing Goddess Book Tours, and is a member of the Romance Writers of America.

She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Mexican food, margaritas, gin on the rocks (with a splash of lime). She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Texas Rangers. Not only is Isabella an author, she’s also a Scentsy consultant and hoarder.

Isabella is the author of The Right Design and Cards From Khloe's Flower Shop. Her short story, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,” was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright. She’s currently working on another book.

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The Right Design 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite Wow! I just finished reading The Right Design by debut author Isabella Louise Anderson, and I must say, I simply loved it! Follow the story of interior designer Carrie Newman. She thinks her life is almost perfect, just waiting for the moment when she can marry the man of her dreams. But when she finds that man in the middle of an affair, one she had no inkling of, her life takes a major flip. Carrie decides to pick up and move from Texas to Florida, needing an entirely fresh start in order to recover from the shock of betrayal and to start anew. It's there that she meets her first client, Brad Larson, and a whole new adventure begins. Again, I loved this book. Loved. It. To me, it was the perfect piece of chick lit. Full of intrigue, yet still fun, a bit of romance thrown it, it was simply a great, great read. Its relatively short length is perfect for reading through from start to finish, and readers will be pleased with this, because once you start reading The Right Design, you simply will not want to put it down! Author Isabella Louise Anderson has done a wonderful job in creating characters that her reader will connect with, relate to, and will continue to think about long after the book is done. If that isn't the hallmark of a great author, I don't know what is! I recommend The Right Design, and will also be keeping a close eye out for future work by the talented and promising author, Isabella Louise Anderson.
Caroline-Fardig More than 1 year ago
THE RIGHT DESIGN is a lovely contemporary romance with all the right elements--it's sweet, a little steamy, and there's plenty of girl power! Main character Carrie comes home to find, instead of an engagement ring, her boyfriend cheating on her. She takes her dignity and relocates, striking out on her own. She gets a great job as an interior designer, and her first job is for a known playboy--although he's quite irresistible. Carrie doesn't want to jump into another relationship, but there's something about Brad that draws her to him. The author delivers a delicious "will they or won't they" feeling throughout the story that won't let you put the book down. I love her vibrant descriptions of the decor Carrie is working on--the author has some cool fashion sense! It's well-written and a quick read, perfect for a day at the beach or snuggling by the fire on a lazy Saturday. I recommend THE RIGHT DESIGN to any romance fan!
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story about starting over. On what should have been the happiest day of Carrie Newman’s life, it doesn’t end that way. She got a surprise gift from her boyfriend Roger early in the morning for their 6 year anniversary. Then, her boss tells her she is in the running for a big promotion. She heads home early after stopping to buy a sexy outfit for Roger. The surprise is on her when she finds him having sex with another woman. Carrie decides her life needs a change and heads to Palm Beach where she lands a dream job and meets someone new. Brad helps Carrie forget Roger, but not without a few hiccups along the way. This was a really good book. It was well written and had great secondary characters. At first I felt sad for Carrie and her situation. But then I found myself cheering her on and she discovers her new life and happiness.
eBook_Addict More than 1 year ago
I received this novel in exchange for my honest opinion, and I absolutely LOVED this novel! The story begins with our main character, Carrie Newman, who has everything: the perfect job as an interior designer, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect life...until their anniversary! After Carrie's shocking discovery, she moves in with her sister and brother-in-law for a brief second. After her decision to move to Palm Beach, things start to look up for Carrie. Once she moves to Palm Beach, she begins to find herself attracted to Brad Larson, but not only is he a little arrogant, but he's also Carrie's first client. I absolutely loved the characters that were in this novel...they were created so vividly, and I felt that I knew them in real life! Overall, this was a wonderful story, and I was completely honored to read this novel. I'm so proud of Isabella and what she has accomplished and will accomplish. I can't wait to read more stories by her!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In her debut novel, The Right Design, author Isabella Louise Anderson weaves a delightful tale that follows a woman's journey of self-discovery and finding an unexpected second chance at love. Thirty-two year old Carrie Newman is a successful interior designer at a prominent Dallas firm. She has a dream job with a chance at making partner, a loving family, and she has been in a six year relationship with her boyfriend Roger. Carrie's world is turned upside down when she comes home from work excited about intimately celebrating their sixth year anniversary, only to find that Roger has been unfaithful. Determined that she needs a change, Carrie decides to move to Palm Beach, Florida to restart her life. Carrie's journey will lead her on a new adventure of self-discovery, a fulfilling new interior designer position, and an unexpected second chance at love. This was such a fun novel to read! I enjoyed following Carrie's journey as she restarts her life after a traumatic heartbreak. Carrie's journey is filled with real-life issues mixed with drama, humor, and romance. Carrie is a strong independent woman whose passion for interior design guides her as she restarts her life thousands of miles away from her hometown. I couldn't help but admire Carrie's determination and independence, coupled with her passion for her dream career, she's a woman after my own heart! The author did a wonderful job of describing Carrie's passion for interior design with a richly detailed description of her design projects, it was like watching an episode of HGTV. A chance meeting at a bar with a very drunk and sexy Brad Larson, unexpectedly turns into Carrie's first design project client, when she is hired as the interior designer for his home. A strictly business approach barely hides the undeniable attraction between Carrie and Brad. Their business/personal relationship is encouraged by Carrie's nosy matchmaker boss, England Bordeaux! It sure was fun watching Carrie and Brad dance around their attraction with witty banter until they couldn't resist mixing business with pleasure. Just when you think it will be all hearts and roses, the author throws a wrench in the mix with enough drama to keep you turning the pages. The author adds a really nice subplot to the story involving Carrie's older sister Sara and brother-in-law Sean's struggle to have a child. I thought that this was a nice addition to the story as it showed a loving and supportive family relationship that Carrie had with her sister and brother-in-law. I think Carrie's journey interwoven with Sara's pregnancy issues tied in nicely and flowed smoothly throughout the story. The Right Design is a wonderful debut novel that has enough romance, humor, and drama that every chick lit fan craves!