Friday, June 14, 2013

Redesigned Blog Tour and Giveaway!!

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.

My Review:
Redesigned was an excellent read, and I'm happy to say that it has been my favorite of Swank's thus far. I really liked the chemistry between Reed and Caroline. I love that "I-hate-you-but-I-want-you" tension between them in the beginning, and the heart stopping angst towards the end. I think I can really relate to Caroline, because she is strong and determined to make a better world for herself. She seems superficial to start, but once you read her story, you get it.

I really loved Reeds character as well. He seems a bit harsh in the beginning, a bit of an alpha male, but once you get to know him you understand him as well. I love that he's a bit of a nerd but with a sexy dominant swag about him. Mix in some side characters, some super smexy scenes, and a runway show and you get the perfect romance: Redesigned.

The thing I like the most about this book, is that it makes you think about real life issues. I read to get away, but sometimes I get lost in that fictional fantasy. Redesigned, gives you that fantasy, but adds in a relatable, real life problem, which is childhood poverty. When you finish reading, not only are you happy with the story, but you want to go through your closet and donate to the less privileged. And that I think is the true beauty of this book.

Overall, I would definitely recommend reading Redesigned! It was totally a great, steamy, romance! P.S. If you haven't read After Math, it is the first book in this series, but I don't think you need to read it to understand Redesigned.

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.  Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.)  Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.  She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.
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Denise Grover Swank said...

Thank you for being part of my blog tour and I'm so happy you liked Redesigned!

lea said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I want to read Redesigned because I loved After Math and I`m sure, Redesigned is even better :)

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