Beauty and the Bridesmaid by Lisa Souza – Chick-lit

2017-02-01T12:40:45-08:00By |

Beauty takes a different a form in Lisa Souza's page-turning debut novel, Beauty and the Bridesmaid. Dorothy (Dot) Lindell tags herself as a "relationship black hole." An overweight software geek with a loser love life whose only wish is to not die a virgin. At her cousin's wedding, displayed in a tightly molded purple-ish taffeta gown, Dot feels she wins the award for the ugliest bridesmaid. To add injury to insult, Dot has lost hope of an amorous hookup since her escort, Kennedy J Kennedy is gay – and the life of the party. But when he offers to trade his image consulting services for her software know-how, Dot checks the box for a complete image overhaul. What she doesn't realize is that her extensive overhaul is bigger, financially and physically and emotionally, than she could ever have imagined. If facial acid applications through a dermatologist aren't enough, Dot's personal trainer works her to death. Although it only takes her three and a half months to lose the weight through rigorous exercise program and her spanking-new meal plan, it all pales in comparison to the painful aftermath of plastic surgery. As a result of her hard work and her surgeon’s skill, Dot is NOT the same person, anatomically speaking, than before. Changing her moniker to her middle name, Alana (Dot) enters a new world of attraction. Among her many admirers, the first person to ask her on a date is none other than her heart-throb who didn’t [...]