I devoured Picture Perfect in one sitting. It is an irresistible story! I was hooked from the first paragraph hearing about Cat’s struggle to find something to wear in a closet full of her old clothes. What woman hasn’t had body issues at some point in her life? Alessandra Thomas tells the story of Catherine, better known as Cat, who used to be a slim girl who made money for college modeling high fashion. Fast forward past a horse riding accident that leaves her leg broken and her body sixty pounds heavier and we find her struggling with body image issues.
When Cat takes a huge step forward in regaining her confidence she runs into Nate, a seemingly perfect man who adores Cat just the way she is. Everything is going along perfectly in a storybook romance when Nate’s past comes to shock Cat and make her question everything she thought she knew about him.
Alessandra Thomas writes a likeable cast of characters and drew me into the story from page one. Cat could have easily come off as body-obsessed and shallow, but Thomas writes her as completely honest and relatable. I fell in love with Nate from his first appearance and had high hopes for his romance with Cat throughout the book. Thomas writes wonderfully steamy sex scenes that are just hot enough for you to hope a stranger isn’t reading over your shoulder.
This book is classified in the somewhat new genre of New Adult that focuses on the lives of college-aged women. They’re very fun books with just a little more of the sexy than a young adult novel. I simply could not put this book down. It is quick-paced and fun in every way. If you’re looking for a smart, readable story with a strong female character and a steamy love affair, get your hands on Picture Perfect.