The Right Design by Isabella Louise Anderson description:
Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close relationship with her sister and brother-in-law. Add in an amazing man who she’d hoped would soon become her husband, and her life was perfect. Until one devastating decision ruins her relationship and changes the course of her life.
Determined to make a new start, Carrie leaves Texas and heads to Palm Beach to pick up the pieces of her shattered and broken life. The last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her first client at her new job—Brad Larson, who has proven himself time and time again to be cad.
But there’s something beneath the surface of Brad’s arrogant exterior that keeps her craving more of him—something almost sweet that Carrie can’t seem to resist.
Is Carrie ready to take another chance on romance? And will this new design of her life prove to be the right one…?
While the book started out well, that didn’t last long. Romance novels are a dime a dozen, and so I try not to judge them too harshly because they’re fun to read. I usually grab them for those cheesy plot lines, and sexxy scenes, so even the most predictable would get at least 3 STARS, because they pretty much meet expectations. However, this book seemed to go out of its way to be as mediocre and bland as possible, with absolutely nothing to make the characters feel realistic. Carrie breaks up with her boyfriend of 6 years because he cheated on her, and then decides to move to Palm Beach in order to “find herself”. Which I always hate that idea, like while dating a girl loses their identity. But she moves, and immediately has a nice house, next day lands a great job, and meets the guy she immediately falls in love with. It makes Roger out to be rather unimportant to her, which lessens the main plot point of the story, and it makes the story have almost no conflict or interest to keep it going. Because of this it came across as juvenile and overly simplified.