Published by Kathryn R. Biel on October 4th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Love & Romance
Michele's lack of focus in life hasn't bothered her, until the day she finds herself with mounting credit card debt, unable to afford her rent, and without a job. While her meddling family questions how she can end up in this predicament, at the age of 29, and single to boot, Michele doesn't want to admit the truth. All she wants to do is sew.
Faced with the prospect of moving back into her parents' house, Michele throws a Hail Mary pass and applies for a TV design contest, Made for Me. In order to win the contest, Michele will have to compete with nine other contestants to design the new wardrobe for Duchess Maryn Medrovovich, who's about to marry Prince Stephan of the United Republic of Montabago.
While in the seclusion of the show, Michele starts to realize where her focus in life should be, and what's truly important to her. However, a dashing competitor might just cause her to lose her focus once and for all. Can Michele keep her eye on the prize while being true to herself?
I’ve mostly been reviewing very serious books lately so I decided to throw in some lighter fare to prove that I haven’t lost my love of pink books.
Made for Me starts this series of related books.Â Each one features a secondary character from the previous books.Â
This book was pure fun.Â It is set on a Project Runway knock-off reality show called Made for Me.Â (The contestants aren’t allowed to mention Project Runway by name.)Â Every challenge is to make a look for a commoner who is about to marry into the royal family of an European country.Â The winner will win a job as her designer for a year.
The fun of this book is mixing in the competition aspect of the reality show with the chick lit standards of finding yourself and maybe finding love.Â
What I didn’t like was the attitude that the main character had about a bisexual contestant.Â She voiced a lot of stereotypical thoughts about him.Â She assumed that he would be unfaithful in an monogamous relationship purely because he was bisexual.Â That’s a stereotype that I thought we were all moving past but it still lives here.Â It is challenged lightly.Â
Besides that, this one was cute and fun.Â I’d recommend it.
This book follows another contestant from Made for Me when she goes home after the show.Â Her husband has left her and she needs to decide what to do with her life.
Starting out I liked this book more than the first one.Â Kira is older and has a child.Â She has to get herself together and act like a grown up.Â I appreciate that in a book.Â
I wasn’t thrilled about the end of this book.Â It took the plot to a place I’m not fond of.Â The book also seemed to treat the main character of Made for Me as more flightly and unprofessional than she was made out to be in the first book.
This book looks at the life of the host from the Made for Me TV show.Â This was a more difficult book for me to get into because of the completely unlikeable main character. Â
I also wasn’t a fan of some of the romance here.Â It seemed very forced.Â The relationship was argumentative and somehow that was supposed to clue us all in that they loved each other.Â Not a story line that I’m very fond of.Â
The relationship that I did like was the mother of the autistic child.Â She had to let go of her attempts to control the situation and accept help from her husband.Â That felt very realistic to me.Â
Overall, I’d say read Made for Me and maybe skip the other two.