14 June 2015

Book Review: Redesigned (Off the Subject, #2) by Denise Grover Swank

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie 
Published: 10th June 2013
Pages: 295
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Caroline, Reed  
Date Read: 20th May - 24th May 2015

Rating Given:
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While fashion design major Caroline Hunter may have been born economically unlucky, in college, she’s been lucky in love. Until her senior year at Southern University. She’s gone from a serious long term boyfriend to a string of crappy dates.
Then she meets mathematics grad student Reed Pendergraft.
Reed is everything she’s not looking for. Serious. Headed for a low paying university job. Boring. Caroline spent the first eighteen years of her life wondering where her next meal was coming from. She sure wasn’t getting trapped in that life again with a man living on a professor’s salary.
An encounter with Reed in a club proves she might have pegged him wrong. He brings out a lusty side she never knew she had. But just when she’s about to give in to her hormones, Reed makes a fool out of her. 
When she shows up for the first committee meeting for Southern University’s Fall fashion show, a fundraiser for underprivileged kids, Caroline’s horrified to discover the insufferable Reed is the committee chairman. While she refuses to tolerate his totalitarian rule of the committee, she’s not sure she’ll survive the month with her heart—and her pride—intact. Just when she thinks she has everything figured out, she finds that her entire life has been redesigned, thanks to Reed Pendergraft.

After reading the first book in the Off the Subject series I just had to get the next one and I'm glad I did as I thorouly enjoyed it although not as much as the first one.

I really don't like this cover as it just doesn't quite sit right with me I don't know what it is that I don't like about I just don't. I do like that it has a similar feel to the cover as the first and second one so that it ties in with the series. I am pleased that there is new covers for this series and they are so much better than this one.

When I first started this book I wasn't too sure I was going to like it as it started off a bit too shallow for my liking it wasn't until things became clear as of why Caroline was the way she was that I was able to forgive the shallowness. Everything else I liked about this book especially when Caroline let her guard down and the romance was sweet as well as hot I loved Caroline and Reed together as they brought out the best in each other. I loved that it wasn't just about romance but also family and the struggles and hardships that families go through it made it a little deep which was much needed. The ending was a great wrap up to the story and has made me excited for the last book.

I liked most of the characters with only one character that I took awhile to warm up to. Caroline was my least favourite character in this book as like I said earlier in the review she was far too shallow for my liking I mean who only dates rich guys even if they don't like them that just annoyed me. I did start to understand where she was coming from but it was the softer side that made me warm to her. I loved Reed he was such a sweet guy which I'm surprised I liked as much as I did as I usually prefer the reformed bad guys but that wasn't Reed he was a nice geeky guy that would do anything for anyone. I loved that we got to see more from Scarlett and Tucker. I really liked Lexi and I'm glad hers is the last book as I would like to find out more about her.

Overall I really enjoyed this book just not as much as the first book After Math.