Told in a convincing professional young-adult voice, Michele Gorman’s Weightless brings two former high-schoolers together, reigniting a once imaginary romance with all its enticing dreams and possibilities. Unfortunately, Jack has mistaken dietician Annabel for the gorgeous nemesis of her miserable teens, and Annabel goes along with the mistake, not wanting to remind him of the spotty overweight girl she used to be. Can true romance be built on lies such as this?
Weightless combines the story of Annabel’s mistaken identity with another teenager’s desperate search for individuality. Wise lessons in self-esteem are offered through natural conversation and memories, and the writing has a pleasingly light and humorous touch, even with Annabel’s soul-searching and guilty secrets. Nicely edited (though an awkward homonym gave me pause for thought), smoothly written, and quickly read, this short romantic novella has a pleasingly English flavor with fun characters and sweet light-hearted plot.
Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy prior to release, and I offer my honest review.
Book Blurb for Weightless:
Annabel’s not surprised when nobody recognises her at her 10-year reunion. The spotty fat teen nicknamed AnnaBall by the school bullies is long gone. But standing on the edge of the popular crowd, she still feels like that girl. That is, until Jack, her teen crush, starts flirting with her. Much to her amusement, he has mistaken her for Christy Blake, Annabel’s chief tormenter before she moved to France in their last year.
It’s just a bit of fun at first, letting Jack believe she’s Christy. After all, he was nuts about her before she said au revoir to England. And when he asks Annabel out, the fun becomes something even more interesting. The more they date the deeper they fall for each other. So what if Annabel has to fib a little to keep up the façade?
As the lies start compounding, and she realises that they’re falling in love, she has to tell him who she really is. But she’ll lose the love of her life if she does.
Where to buy Weightless:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1fei9jM
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1fehPS4
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
And here is the free book link: