Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera
Free book Amazon 2013
Summary according to Goodreads:
A Life Less...Hers
Grace Mills craves being perfect almost as much as she craves raspberry scones. In fact, her life would be perfect if only she could lose ten more pounds, if only the pastry café she co-owns with her sister would turn a profit, if only the hottest guy at the gym would look her way...
And then "if only" comes true. Grace is suddenly straddling two lives: an alternate reality where she's a size two, weathergirl celebrity and being chased by the hot guy. Only Mr. Gorgeous isn't very nice.
In her other life, she's starting to realize her sister is less than happy running the family café, and hunky Carlos, the gym's janitor, seems to have a secret crush on her. Maybe there's more to him than meets the eye...
Grace is living two lives and it's beginning to cost her. Is there a way to pick one...that's perfect?
Okay I get it, I truly understand craving a life more perfect then your own. I mean isn't that what we do every night when we sleep? Or is that just me? Any way this is a great story of a woman coming into her own. Learning to appreciate those she has around her that don't fit her idea of "perfect" and realizing that sometimes what seems "perfect" isn't always true. I did like this quick read. It had the typical do I stay thin, pretty, important, with the perfect boyfriend who FYI isn't good to me OR do I stay chunky, poor, and with the cute guy tattooed up who adores me?! Again can I stress that if I had even one of those choices it would be a step up as of now I have Fred the lizard to keep me company... but I digress.
Grace is a good cookie she does some stupid things in life, she is obsessed with her weight, she always thinks 10 more pounds and I will be pretty enough. She's a little slow when it comes to her family life and those around her b/c she is so focused on her and her "dream man". Until one day she finally gets the dream life and realizes that her regular old life is just as good if not better. But the question is can she get it back.
Its a cute, fun read with a good moral. I highly recommend it for anyone who has ever been there. For sure a book I would tell a friend about.