Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Book Review: How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro
High School Senior Kate DelVecchio has a plan to make her first million by age 2o. This plan doesn't include: college, a serious relationship, popularity or being anything like her mother.
When Kate stumbles onto a money making matchmaking scheme, she finds herself face to face with the very issues that she wants to avoid.
This light-hearted and humorous story is a delight to read.
The protagonist has many character flaws and misguided methods and notions, but I think that only adds to the character depth and authenticity of the protagonist. It also makes the story all the more funny. :0) Take for instance this section that really tickled my funny bone. This is where Kate was researching her matchmaking plan for her business.
"Interesting stuff, actually. But the bottom line in almost every article was honesty, and the golden rule seemed to be 'just be yourself.' Which was probably good advice for most people, but look where it had gotten me. People thought I was the girlfriend of a guy and could barely stand. And the only thing that had gotten me into that situation was just being myself. So you wouldn't see me preaching that stuff."
Another strength of this book was the growing sexual tension between Kate and her best friend, Dal, as she starts to realize that her feelings for him are starting to run deeper than mere friendship. I could feel my heart pumping harder right along with the Kate as she accidentally is pushed into Dal, and they both linger up close and personal rather than pushing away.
OK, I'm not going to tell anymore or else I may end up giving away the whole story. It's a fun book, well written and it's worth your time to run out to the library or bookstore and read it for yourself.
You can visit Tina Ferraro's website at www.tinaferraro.com
(Way to go Tina! Good stuff!) :0)