This book is just another example of why I love to read. There are those special books that come into a reader’s life, the ones that tug at your heartstrings, pull you in, completely captivate you, and give you everything that you could have possibly hoped for in a book. Look the Part was that book for me. When I began reading it, I didn’t want to put it down. When I wasn’t reading it, I was constantly thinking about the story and the characters and counting down the minutes until I would be able to return to this beautiful, all-consuming story.
From beginning to end, this book owned my heart. Look the Part is my definition of a well-rounded contemporary romance. It just has it all. It is filled with humor, great dialogue and banter, chemistry, tons of emotion, and that push and pull between the characters that offers up all of the tension that I enjoy.
I felt an instant connection to the characters, not because my life mirrored theirs or because I shared their experiences, but because of the care that the author took in creating them. They were real, emotional, flawed, and I was rooting for them from the very first page. The whole cast of characters was done to perfection, each one adding their own special flair to the story.
Whenever I read a book, I want to be invested in the characters and the story, but even more than that, I want to be able to feel everything that the characters are experiencing. Well, I certainly felt this story. From the laughter to the squeezing in my heart to the pangs in my stomach, I felt every bit of the joy, heartache, pain, need, and all of the love right along with them. I wasn’t merely reading the words on the pages, I was living the story.
I could go on and on about everything that I loved about Look the Part, but that would take too long. I honestly can’t sing this book’s praises enough. It is overflowing with heart, wit, and clever, flawless writing. There aren’t too many books that I say this about, but I wish that I could read it again for the first time.