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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Release Day Launch & Giveaway! Picture Perfect by Alessandra Thomas


Fashion design major Cat Mitchell has a closet full of gorgeous clothes - and not a single thing fits. After two years of runway modeling for easy cash, an accident shattered her lower leg bone and her self-esteem in just one swift fall. Ten months of no exercise, prescription steroids, comfort eating and yoga pants meant returning to campus as a size twelve instead of her former size two. When her gorgeous long-time friend with benefits sees her for the first time after her accident and snubs her in front of all her friends, Cat’s self-image hits rock bottom. Her sorority sisters all insist that she looks gorgeous, but all Cat sees is the roll of her stomach when she sits down, or the dimpling at the back of her thighs that wasn't there last year. Cat’s therapist prescribes something radical to stop the downward spiral - nude modeling for a nearby college's human form drawing classes. When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she's posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she's ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night together, Cat's absolutely smitten.

Nate’s pretty close to perfect – he takes Cat rock climbing when he discovers that it makes her feel strong and becomes a great chef after he learns that the perfect pesto sauce makes her swoon. Cat starts to feel like her old self again - confident and beautiful - as long as Nate's around. Even when he discourages her from entering the Real Woman Project, a design competition for plus-sized apparel, she reasons that he's just trying to prevent old body image wounds from splitting wide open again. But when Cat goes home with Nate for Thanksgiving, she discovers something shocking from his recent past that proves that he hasn’t always been so encouraging of women of all shapes and sizes. Cat has no idea what to think, but she does know one thing - this might destroy their relationship before it's even had a chance to get off the ground.

Before Cat can figure out whether the real Nate is the sensitive, adoring guy she fell in love with, or an undercover asshole, she'll have to finally feel comfortable in her own skin - even if it means leaving him forever.

4.5 out of 5 Stars
Cat was a model, then she had an accident that caused her to be less active. Being less active meant weight gain for a girl who put most of her self worth into her body, could you imagine the feeling of gaining 60 pounds suddenly being a size 12? ( and yes I know size 12 isn't fat, my pre baby jeans are a size 12 and I'm dying to get back in them) She is struggling with trying to dress her new body and feel confident. When her doctor suggests nude modeling for an art class Cat is not so sure, but she gives it a try. After exposing her self and then feeling completely embarrassed, she meets Nate a hot guy who was in the art class.  Nate is everything Cat needs he makes her feel beautiful, cherished and wanted. But then Cat finds out the unthinkable about Nate and it all falls apart. Can Cat find the beauty inside herself? Pick this book up and take a beautiful journey of self discovery with Cat. *I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*

Author Bio:

Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since she's not, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and
girls falling in love and really living life for the first time. When she's not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.

My Theme Song for this Book. 

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Tour Schedule

March 25th

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April 1st

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The Bookish Babe-Guest Post & ReviewAlways YA at Heart-Interview & Review

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FicTalk-Interview & ReviewDazzled by Books-Guest Post & Review

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  1. Great review sounds like a book a would like can't wait to read it!

  2. I want to read If You Stay because it sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. :-)

  3. I love the character pics and the book song. I think it helps the readers when they are reading a book to get a better picture in their head.

  4. I prob want to read If You Stay, but Picture Perfect looks pretty good and all the arc reviews came out pretty awesome. = )

  5. The synopsis sounds great and reviews are awesome!

  6. I've read If you Stay and loved it. I definitely want to read Picture Perfect. It sounds great! Plus your character castings, Nate in particular, looks yummy! lol

  7. Would love to read this one. I have If You Stay on my to read shelf too. Love the visuals on this post too ;)

  8. Oh hi Nicole, do you live inside my head? Because OMG THAT CASTING! And that SONG!
    Hold on. I'm still drooling.

    (Seriously, thank you for the review, and to the commenters, for their enthusiasm. You all are fantastic. I hope you like Picture Perfect!)
    <3 Aless

    1. Haha I'm soo glad you agree with my choices! And I really looooved this book!

  9. If I didn't want to read Picture Perfect before (which I did), you're review alone would have sold me!

  10. Loved the reviews I have read about the book. Look forward to reading it and Picture Perfect.

  11. sounds like a great book. thanks for the giveaway

  12. Sounds like a great book that I can relate too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. I want to read this book because I can relate to issues of self esteem and body image. I am happy in my own skin now, but I struggled growing up. This book seems very positive and I hope that it will help anyone having their own self esteem issues.

  14. This looks like a great book. Very interesting. Weight is an issue all women deal with...

  15. It is on my TBR list! Sounds great!