AWRW Book Review: Perfect Girl, by Author Michele Gorman @MicheleGormanUK

“Cinderella meets Falling Down in this wickedly funny tale about having it all.”

Carol is perfect… at least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality she’s sinking fast – her family treats her like their personal assistant and her boyfriend is so busy with work that he’s got her single-handedly running their relationship. Not that her job is any easier. As the only woman on the bank’s trading floor she spends twelve-hour days trying not to get sworn at or felt up by colleagues who put the “W” in banker.

How long can she go on pleasing everyone else before she snaps and loses it all?

With humor and empathy, Perfect Girl lays bare the balancing act that working women face in a man’s world.

Page Count: 326 (ARC Version)
Published October 14th 2014 by Notting Hill Press
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction, Romance

What’s It About?

Carol is perfect; perfect in everyone else’s eyes, except her own. Everyone expects a piece of her, and yet there are no more pieces to give. As a matter of fact, Carol is stretched so thin, she feels she is no longer “Carol shaped”.

Her mother expects her to find the perfect getaway for herself and Carol’s Dad, her sister expects her to plan the wedding of the century for her, (complete with silk hair flowers), her boyfriend is too busy for her, her best friend expects her to go on surrogate blind dates for her, and her sexist/demeaning boss won’t give her any credit for her accomplishments. Carol is close to falling apart….

Perfect Girl is a British-English romantic comedy about a woman who learns to stand up for herself, and that it is ok to not be “perfect”.

My Thoughts

***I would like to thank Notting Hill Press for providing me with an advanced release copy of Perfect Girl for review.***

For starters, I find British English so charming. I was enchanted by Author Michele Gorman’s characters, and the setting of Perfect Girl. Michele Gorman has a talent for world building, and I have yet to read a book by her that I haven’t loved.

In Perfect Girl, the reader gets to witness the lead protagonist, who was once a bit of a pushover, develop a backbone, and tell everyone off. You can’t help but think, “YOU GO GIRL!” 🙂 I love a “feel good” book where you root for the main character, throughout.

My favorite scene was when Carol was on a surrogate date for Harriet, and her date asked her if she uses rohypnol for fun. Yes, rohypnol, the date rape drug! What in the WHAT??!!!!! *Nearly died of laughter!* The parade of men she dates after this one are just as “charming”. Believe it or not, it gets worse before it gets better, and I enjoyed every hilarious second of these dates. 🙂

I highly recommend this novel to lovers of chick lit/rom-coms with relatable situations and characters!


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About The Author

Michele Gorman“I write romantic comedy, including SINGLE IN THE CITY (the first in The Expat Diaries series) and BELLA SUMMER TAKES A CHANCE. Born and raised in the US, I lost my heart to London 16 years ago, where I’ve lived ever since. I’ve also turned my hand to upmarket commercial fiction under the pen name Jamie Scott.–Goodreads Author Bio



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