In Fashion by Jody Klaire 3.5/5
Confused. This is how I feel right now. This book would’ve made a perfect movie. In fact, I read it more like a script than anything because the rhythm the writer gave to the book made it harder to read as a simple book.
Darcy McGregor is a bitch. That’s the first thing we learn. She is famous in her line of work, hosting a show in which she helps women to find their inner beauty and strength, doing fashion surgeries to make them feel better. What is funny is how confident and strong she is, while in fact, behind the camera’s lens, she is hidden deep in her closet, refusing to be gay. Far enough that her daughter doesn’t even know she used to be in a relationship while Zoe, who she considers to be her second mom.
Kate is a security agent who hates everything related to Darcy McGregor and her show. Her life was spent away from drama, trying to keep fake people far away from her as possible after getting her heart broken twice by people she considered friends.
Both of their lives are as different as they can get, but what happens when Kate gets enrolled to be the ‘’lucky’’ person to get a makeover by the famous Darcy McGregor. Darcy ends up getting far more than she bargained for.
I was expecting a lot from this book from its resumé, and I was left wanting more from it. The writing style didn’t help me follow the story, which meant I spent most of the time reading it without paying my undivided attention to the complete storyline; which is why I think it would’ve made a great movie since the pictures could probably say what we couldn’t read in between the lines. There were moments when the reader would’ve needed more information to help with the story, and others when so much information was thrown at the reader, personally making me lose interest in some scenes.
Both main characters are well developed but seeing how fast their attraction came from Kate putting Darcy in her place, I feel like this book could’ve done better relationship-wise.
I still had fun reading this book, once I got into the fast pace of the writing style and didn’t bother with little details that were either missing or being given in large amount at a time.
It was nice to see Darcy struggle with her sexual orientation and it was her character’s progression that saved the book for me. She is a bitch. It’s the first line of the book. You know exactly what you are getting when dealing with Darcy but seeing her show more facets of her personality throughout the book really kept me turning pages. Her interactions with Zoe are hilarious and her complicity with Mikey is incredible. The attraction that grows between the two mains could be called improbable.
I loved that Kate’s brother character, Mikey, existed in the story. His whole presence brings a smile to anyone’s face, Darcy included. The closeness between Mikey and Savannah what adorable, almost like two siblings getting together.
The supporting characters were nice to see interact and try hard to fix things that were broken, saving all that could be saved from the mediatic mess surrounding them.
One thing I never understood from the book was the amount of kissing going on between characters that had no apparent reasons to be kissing. It felt like it was too much.
I still wish to read other books from Jody Klaire because I feel like there is a lot of potential in her, but this book will not rank as her best.
Get your copy: