I feel comfortable recommending this book, although the ending was a bit pat. The main character evolved throughout the story, as well as some of the lesser characters, there was a nice balance to it all.
It looks like PWJ, Inc; the company that is making Sfoam (a cushioning system for running shoes) is going to go belly-up because none of the foot wear companies are willing to give it a chance. Paris Jackson, a runner who created the concept is ready to throw in the towel due to a lack of funds when her ex-husband Greg, a venture capitalist, comes to town five years after he left her one month into their marriage.
Paris has a no commitment relationship with Will, one of the scientists who developed Sfoam but he is very unhappy that Greg is back in town. His possessiveness makes commitment shy Paris back away from him and move closer to Greg while she fantasizes about her boss who is about to fire her because her work at the bank has suffered because of the hours she puts in at PWJ. When Will and Paris officially break off, Greg is there ready to pick up the pieces and help her run the company. Paris has to find out what she needs to make herself happy before she can make any decisions about the firm or the men in her life.
This is as much a character study as it is a chick lit tale. There are many funny scenes as well as serious moments. Readers come too really like and care for the vulnerable protagonist. Stephanie Rowe knows how to grab and keep reader interest as IF THE SHOE FITS is a terrific reading experience. This is an author who makes chick-lit tales deep and enriching novels.
A glacial pace and convoluted plot drag this story down. Heavy-duty literary themes of death, guilt, obsession, and bone-deep betrayal are pasted over with chick-lit conventions, and the whole thing is just unworkable.
Cute book with lots of funny parts.
I enjoy Stephanie Rowe's fun way of writing. Very relaxed and fun. This story kept me reading. If you are looking for a fun read this would work!
a girly novel if i may say so, i really enjoyed it! a high fashion read!
I really wanted to like this book but the characters are annoying so it was hard for me to rally for them. I ended up giving up half way through the book. It is very frustrating when it seems like everyone is so mean and manipulative towards the main character and the main character is so self-centered and irresponsible. In fact, I think every character in the book is self-centered and irresponsible. I know the book is supposed to be funny but it isn't. It just felt really apathetic.
I've read a few of Rowe's paranormal romances and think those are more fun.