Publishing Date: September 14th, 2014
Blurb Description: 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.
Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and shoes. She loves to find humor in everyday life. And she likens life to a game of dodgeball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. When she isn't writing or blogging she is the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer. She lives on Long Island.
I haven't really read another commitment phobic book before- just one with a semblance of commitment phobia- Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night (but I don't know if that really qualifies!)
Dangled Carat, however intrigued me- and there I was, entering a whole new world, not even a week ago. While it took a while for me to get used to Hilary's writing style, that felt more like a documentary than a love story...
"I enthusiastically agreed and we drove around, visiting numerous furniture shops in the area. I was relieved to find that we had very similar tastes. We had a blast looking and measuring everything. He totally valued my opinions."
... I soon got over it, and started enjoying the book for what is it- just as the blurb promises- a VERY realistic novel (possibly the most, but don't take my work for it) on people in commitment phobic relationships!
I loved the characters- Hilary's mum especially! Marc was good, so was Hilary, but as much as I understood their relationship and it's problems, I just wasn't able to feel it!
A good story- one definitely worth a shot!
Recommended- Especially for fans of contemporary NA!