Book Review: Makeover by Shannon Guymon

Title: Makeover
Author: Shannon Guymon
Series: Stands Alone but part of the Alpine Series
Publisher: Boneville/Cedar Fort
Released: December 3, 2007
Website: http://shannonguymon.blogspot.com

Summary:

Ten years ago her father abandoned her and her mother for a younger, richer woman. The majority of boys her age ignore her. And now her boyfriend – the missionary she waited faithfully for over the last two years — dumped her at the airport for a beautiful brunette he met in the mission field. Hurt and humiliated, Sophie vows to get even with Blake and get over him – fast.
Desperate for a full-scale makeover, Sophie is determined to shake off the girl she was and become the woman she wants to be. Standing up to her incredibly snobby relatives and getting back into the dating game proves to be easier than she thought, but can she trust the men she dates? Paul seems nice, but Sophie suspects he might be in love with another girl, and she’s not about to put up with that again. Sam makes her heart flutter, but what about his psychotic ex-girlfriend – is Sophie in any danger? And to top it off, it appears that Blake may still love her. But will she allow herself to trust him again?

I recently read and really enjoyed Do Over by Shannon Guymon.  When finished I went looking for other books she had written and learned that Do Over was part of a series so I requested the other books from the library.  When reading Do Over I didn’t feel like I had missed anything but looking back now after having read Makeover I realize I was missing out on a lot of back-story.

Makeover was a stereotypical LDS fiction novel.  A lot of fun to read but a little over the top unbelievable at times. I laughed, rolled my eyes, smiled, giggled and enjoyed myself while reading it.  Great characters, lots of humor and fun and a nice big bow trying everything up nice and pretty at the end. One of those kind of indulgences where you can just slip out of reality and into the pages of a good book.  From blue hair to psycho ex-girlfriends there is plenty to smile about while reading this one.

While I thought the writing and story line in Do Over was a notch or two above what was in Makeover I still thoroughly enjoyed this one and will be reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: Clean

Source: Library

Genre/Age Level: LDS fiction appropriate for teens as well as adults

Finished January 4, 2013