Fake Boobs by Ryan Ringbloom
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Tori Albert is eighteen. Her confidence level is zero. A girl lost in the shuffle, hiding in the shadows craving attention, but no one ever seems to notice her. If only someone, anyone, would notice her, she’d be happy.
Grant Donavan is Tori’s older brother’s best friend. Suddenly he can’t stop noticing Tori, but that is not a good thing. She’s young, inexperienced and naïve. The best thing he could do is walk away. So why the hell is he not walking away?
Tori’s small boost of confidence gets torn down and she makes changes to build it back up. But maybe her new confidence isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Unfortunately some things you just have to learn the hard way.
This story was beautiful. I honestly don’t know how Ryan Ringbloom does it. Each book by her I read is better than the last and Fake Boobs is no exception. It deals with a subject that I think everyone can say they’ve had issues with at least once. Despite how beautiful and smart Tori is she has issues with confidence and dozens of insecurities that plague her through the story and we can to see her deal with these issues while learning how to overcome them.
I really liked Tori’s character. She was a bit down on herself and yes sometimes I wanted to throttle her and Grant both to be honest, but that’s only because I was so invested in what was happening. Ringbloom has a way of creating her characters in such a realistic way that you can’t help but identify with them.
Grant was great. I usually like my guys to be a little more outspoken and less shy, but he was still adorable. I liked that he was Tori’s brother’s best friend and they he liked her for a bit before ever making any kind of real move. It was like they both had a thing but neither thought they were good enough for the other if that makes any sense.
I don’t want to give too much away because as always this is really a book that needs to be read to get the full affect. I really enjoyed this story and I’d definitely recommend it.
Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it.
When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.