I picked up Perfecting Kate by Tamara Leigh expecting it to be pretty typical Christian chick-lit. I was not disappointed. What I didn’t expect was to become so drawn in and invested in this story.
Kate Meadows has sworn off men for the second time this year. She is determined to be undeniably, inconceivably happy in her single-dom and focus on her relationship with God. But then, within days, she meets two very interesting men. Michael Palmier, a make-up artist who gives Kate a makeover, seems to genuinely interested in her and not her perfect-model roommate. The only problem is he keeps giving her business cards for people who can help improve her appearance. And then there is Dr. Clive Alexander. He and Kate don’t see eye to eye at first but she can’t deny his good-looks and the sparks she feels whenever around him.
This was a very quick, engaging read. My only complaint is that the five-foot-three, 134 pound Kate is presented as fat throughout much of the book and her foray into self improvements gets a little bit annoying. I did like that God and Kate’s relationship (even lack thereof) are very present in this book. So often Christian fiction has one or two references about God and the author calls that good.
Overall, I give the book 4 stars and will definitely read more of Tamara Leigh’s books.
****Multnomah Publishing provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for a positive or negative review.
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