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Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman

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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.
 




Hey! Here's my review.

A memoir that reads like a fictitious romance novel.

I always feel a little strange when reviewing a memoir as I feel like I'm judging the person instead of the book. With this one, I had to keep reminding myself that it was a memoir. The writing style had me emotionally caught up in the romance and angst of Hilary and Marc's love story. 

I could relate to Hilary's insecurities, though I'm not sure I would have had her patience. I have been in a few relationships that broke up after I gave an ultimatum - I never pushed the marriage ultimatum, it was always "do you see a future for us/do you want this relationship to work" If the answer to that is no, then there is no point sticking around. Marc was not ready for marriage, but was clear about wanting a future, so I liked him for that and was glad that Hilary had the patience to wait for him to feel secure. 

I love the title and the cover suits it so perfectly.


★★★★   
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  • Format: ebook
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