Book Review: Whole Life Makeover by Shealy James!!!

Posted May 17, 2015 by Nori in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Whole Life Makeover
Shealy James
Release Date: 12/01/2014
Received From: Author
Synopsis:

Because being pretty isn’t enough…

Katherine “Kitty” Peters is done doing what Daddy says. She wants freedom, and she wants it now. When her father gives her a month to take the life he offers or find her own way, she takes full advantage and makes over her whole life. It doesn’t take long for her heart to take over, making Katherine more vulnerable than ever before. However unfortunate circumstances force her to realize that escaping her father’s reign is harder than she imagined, especially when the tattooed maverick she fell in love with needs her help. Katherine is manipulated into making a deal with the devil and forced to return to her old life only to discover her one-month makeover may have changed her more than she realized.

*Author’s Note: Whole Life Makeover is the second novel in the Whole Life Series. While they are written in chronological order, each novel in the Whole Life series is a standalone novel.


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Warning: This book discusses mature content, but has no explicit content.

When I started reading Whole Life Makeover, I immediately noticed that the main character’s name was Kitty, which sounded like a great name for a showgirl. I hesitated for a moment, unsure of whether I would like the book, but I’m glad that I decided to continue. Kitty was far from a showgirl. She actually was a 28 year old woman who lived under her father’s control. Yes, she was basically at his beck and call. You may ask, why was this? Well, Kitty’s father was a very successful businessman who just cared about his business. He was willing to buy Kitty whatever she wanted, under the condition that she acted as his silent, secret spy, basically meaning that she had to act like a blonde airhead and listen to as much gossip as possible.

One day, Kitty broke down. She was tired of listening to her father, and tired of having no freedom. It was ridiculous. She didn’t want to be set up with a man of her parents’ choosing. And then…then she met a man at her local coffee shop that she couldn’t stop thinking about. He was a bad boy, that much was evident. He was completely different than any of the guys who she had ever talked to in the past. And he was also the only guy to whom she ever felt attracted. He was hot, sexy, and had a dangerous smirk. What happened next? Did opposites attract? I can’t tell you that. You’ll have to find out by yourself.

I enjoyed this book for the most part. I loved the bad boy- Adam (Maverick) and thought that the author did an incredible job of showing his different sides. I loved that he was a 3D character and had many levels to him, compared to the cliche, 1D average bad boy character. I also liked Jack, Maverick’s brother. While he was a minor character, until the end, I thought that he was hysterical. Kitty was interesting. She was one of those characters that you want to grow a backbone, and are annoyed until she does. She seemed a bit vanilla, and I think that Maverick had more depth than her.

Overall I liked this book and would give it 4/5stars.

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