Sunday, June 9, 2013

BLOG TOUR: My POV of REDESIGNED by Denise Grover Swank

While fashion design major Caroline Hunter may have been born economically unlucky, in college, she’s been lucky in love. Until her senior year at Southern University. She’s gone from a serious long term boyfriend to a string of crappy dates.

Then she meets mathematics grad student Reed Pendergraft.

Reed is everything she’s not looking for. Serious. Headed for a low paying university job. Boring. Caroline spent the first eighteen years of her life wondering where her next meal was coming from. She sure wasn’t getting trapped in that life again with a man living on a professor’s salary.

An encounter with Reed in a club proves she might have pegged him wrong. He brings out a lusty side she never knew she had. But just when she’s about to give in to her hormones, Reed makes a fool out of her.

When she shows up for the first committee meeting for Southern University’s Fall fashion show, a fundraiser for underprivileged kids, Caroline’s horrified to discover the insufferable Reed is the committee chairman. While she refuses to tolerate his totalitarian rule of the committee, she’s not sure she’ll survive the month with her heart—and her pride—intact. Just when she thinks she has everything figured out, she finds that her entire life has been redesigned, thanks to Reed Pendergraft.--Goodreads

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It’s a love-hate relationship from the very start between Caroline and Reed. As much as they try to deny and fight their powerful connection it can’t be swept under the rug as they both may like. The sexual tension between them is undeniable and so much fun to read.
Caroline is smart, beautiful, talented and a fashion design major at Southern. She is known for always selecting a certain type of man. Not that she’s a gold digger but she always seems to pick a guy with deep pockets and a highly successful future. Seeing as how she grew up she’s not taking any chance to repeat her past.
Reed is a mathematics major who is easy on the eyes but doesn’t seem to fit into Caroline’s criteria of a suitable boyfriend. Even so, since their very first meeting Caroline get under his skin and he always seems to say the wrong things to her. He knows he’s not her type but it’s too bad his heart doesn’t agree with his brain.
Trying to stay as far away from each other as possible it’s a shock to both of them when he is put in charge of a design project in which Caroline is involved in. This situations bring out the worst in both of them and it so entertaining to see how things play out.
In addition to their working/schooling situations Caroline has a past she doesn’t want to talk about and Reed has a secret past he’s not willing to speak of. As they can no longer deny their feeling for each other can Caroline really get past what the future may hold living with and loving a man with what seems like an unstable financial future? And is Reed willing to share a secret with her that may drive her away?


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.  Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.)  Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.  She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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  1. This looks great. Thanks for the review... I'd never heard of this author before.

  2. Thank you so much for taking part in my blog tour! I'm so happy you liked Redesigned!

  3. This looks great! Can't wait to read :)

  4. The Chosen series is my absolute favorite. Loved it! So I want to ready anything by this author. :)

  5. I loved her book HERE and it's sequel THERE!

  6. I would love to read this book. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I loved the book Here.

  7. I loved After Math and know I am going to love Caroline's story!!

  8. I loved After Math and know I am going to love Caroline's story!!

  9. Loved After Math so I can't wait to read this one!

    Thanks so much!

  10. Loved After Math, definitely curious about this one as well =)

  11. It sounds like a really great book!
    Thanks for the review. :)