Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: "A Life That Fits" by Heather Wardell

Returning home from a business trip, 28-year-old Andrea finds her boyfriend of fourteen years waiting for her. Convinced that he's finally going to propose, Andrea is thrilled, until she discovers that all of his possessions are missing from their apartment. Alex confesses that he's leaving Andrea for a woman that he explains is her opposite. Following Alex's departure, Andrea vows to start doing the exact opposite of the things that she would normally do, saying "yes" when she would formerly have said "no", and incorporating new activities into her life.

Andrea finds herself enjoying the new things that she's doing, but has she done enough to win Alex back? And if he does come back, will he even fit into her new life?

Heather Wardell is one of my favorite chick lit authors because her stories are light and fun, yet thought-provoking. I always find myself reading frantically, anxious to find out what will happen next. A Life That Fits is no exception to the rule. I really appreciated Andrea's situation. Here she is, safe in a relationship that she's been in for years, and she's expecting a marriage proposal, not for her boyfriend to leave her. When the inevitable happens she spends the acceptable amount of time being upset about it, but instead of continuing to wallow she decides to take action in order to win Alex back. By changing her life in order to achieve this goal, she receives the most wonderful gift- she rediscovers who she really is. I, for one, quite like what she found. *spoiler alert* I love that Andrea changed from someone afraid to move forward in her life to a strong, adventurous woman who I would want to be friends with.

Combine entertaining characters, an interesting plot, and a fantastic ending and you have A Life That Fits. This is a great choice for women's fiction lovers who are looking for a book that refuses to let you go until the very last page. And with the e-version priced at only $0.99, it won't break the bank!

Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Challenges: 2011 100+ Reading Challenge, 2011 E-Book Challenge

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