28 March 2015

Blog Tour, Book Review & Giveaway | Fake Boobs by Ryan Ringbloom

Fake Boobs - Does size really matter?

Title: Fake Boobs
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Cover Designer: Tugboat Designs
Editor: Hot Tree Editing

New Adult Contemporary Romance.

Tori Albert is eighteen, her confidence level is zero. Her life experience…also zero. She’s a girl lost in the shuffle, hiding in the shadows, craving attention. If only someone, anyone, would notice her, maybe life would improve.

Grant Donovan can’t stop noticing Tori, but she is young, inexperienced and naïve. She is also his best friend’s younger sister. Grant knows the best thing he can do is just walk away. So why the hell isn’t he walking away?

When a late night knock lands across her bedroom door, Tori knows what stands behind it could end in disaster…but how many time does opportunity come knocking?

Just when she thinks her luck is finally changing, the assurance Tori believes she has finally found is taken away. With new assets and a new goal in sight, Tori will soon learn her new found confidence isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Unfortunately, some things you just have to learn the hard way.

*Contains Mature Content

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Change is the only permanent thing in the world, but not all change is good.

I have loved Ryan Ringbloom’s novel ever since I got my hands on her Flaw series. But Fake Boobs is different.

It’s a story of a girl with so much esteem problem I wanted to go inside the novel and give her a mirror. I hated that the people around Tori affirmed her thoughts about herself. It didn’t help at all. At eighteen, she had zero confidence, no love life, no experience at all. She settled with being in the background, craving a little attention – and it makes her a little vulnerable to advances.

Grant is a great guy – he was a knight in shining armor, only if he was brave enough to fight for his feelings rather than running away. He likes her, he wanted to be with her – but she’s young and inexperienced. He didn’t want to break the bro-code. But he did, and it was probably the best thing that ever happened to him, to them.

Something happened though, that made him rethink his decision. The best thing to do is to just turn around and walk away – only that it was probably the worst thing he did. It sealed the coffin to her confidence.

Years later, she was back. She was very different, she had gained confidence – but why isn’t she happy? Meeting Grant along the way, she thought she was ready to throw the new her into his face. What she didn’t expect was to be caught off-guard with her feelings for him still.

The bracelet he gave her was still on her wrist, it had given Grant a sense of hope. He wanted her in his life again – with or without the change. He didn’t like the new Tori too much, he prefers the old one who keeps on popping up every now and then in the most unexpected circumstances.

Overall, the novel was great – but that tiny part where I get to be inside Grant’s mind and realize I had a flashback of the previous scene. It would have been grand if the story continued in an alternate POV – that way it would have been told flawlessly.

Real love will look through your imperfections. It accepts your shortcomings, and love you for everything that you are. Perhaps, Grant isn’t just good with words, and Tori had cemented an opinion of herself. It took a while, and a whole lot of changes before they realize their mistakes. I was glad it wasn’t too late. Yep, there were some road blocks along the way, a string of heartbreaks and blow to the self-esteem, but the ending was totally perfect.

Purchase Links:
❈ Amazon US ➙ http://amzn.to/1Bg5bfd
❈ Amazon UK ➙ http://amzn.to/1N4onEe
❈ Amazon AU ➙ http://bit.ly/1HwcCD1

Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance.  The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it.  When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own.   Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her six year old are the best part of her day.

You can follow her on Twitter: @RyanRingbloom or visit her website at www.RyanRingbloom.com . Feel free to contact her, she would love it!

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