Welcome to my stop for Dangled Carat a memoir from Hilary Grossman. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read the exclusive excerpt, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where one US winner will get a Set of Five Name Brand Perfumes
A bold and daring move, Hilary Grossman brings her memoir to life in a read that feels like fiction: you alternate between completely understanding Hilary’s issues with her long-term love Marc and then waning to get her to stop working SO hard just to get him to change. Because, changing someone else’s behavior is difficult, if not impossible, and often a futile act.
With her keen observation, wit and a healthy dose of sarcasm, never quite taking her ridiculous moments seriously, but always presenting them with the feeling of camaraderie with her readers, we know, or have been this person at some point in our lives.
I loved her completely open and honest depiction of the waiting: that infuriating, frustrating and often heartbreaking moments of stagnation followed by a flash of insight or a brilliant tactic brought to use that was just enough to move forward that next step. While in the broadest sense this is the “how to” for getting a commitment from the phobic, it is so much more. This is a translation of the necessities of a relationship: friendship, trust, patience, humor and acceptance and showing you how to recognize and appreciate those elements, and what a difference that can make to your relationship and its progression forward.
Laugh some, cheer some, blush and be frustrated as you recognize, realize and discover the behaviors, fears, desires and secrets that are common to us all, even those of us not clever enough to document and dissect them so well. This book reads like a love story from the contemporary romance section: there is everything you need; humor, compelling characters, a deeply and well-defined emotional connection, conflict, frustration, tears and ultimately a happy ending, all put together with nary a dull moment.
Title: Dangled Carat
Author: Hilary Grossman
Genre: Biography / Memoir, Literary Fiction
Published by: BookTrope
Source: Author via Tour Company
Get Your Copy: Amazon
For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him.....
For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice....
For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy....
She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship--why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready--and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.
For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary's humorous and honest story will hit home.
A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.