Sunday, April 20, 2014

LEANN'S REVIEW: Pinned Up (C. Michelle)

Title: Pinned Up

Author: C. Michelle


The pumps are red satin with a peep toe, a shiny black contrast heel, and a ruffle detail at the vamp. The cat eyeliner with exaggerated lashes and the red lipstick on my porcelain face make the forties inspired look reach perfection.
I enjoy being a pin-up model…

C. Michelle’s vibrant debut novel, Pinned Up is full of snappy dialogue, edgy humor, and a lot of heart. This fun look into the world of a modern-day pin-up model is one wild ride!

Twenty-five-year-old Nina Moretti lives a double life of sorts. She’s a victim advocate during the day and as a side gig, lives out her 1940s fetish as a pin-up model in San Francisco, California. While she may not “do” serious relationships, she has fulfillment in her work and hanging out with her best friend, Kade—the greatest sidekick any woman could possibly want. All is well in Nina’s hectic, but satisfying life…

That is, until she meets Josh, a stunningly handsome man who has a notorious reputation as a ladies’ man. For his part, Josh is reluctant to commit to any woman, largely due to his loving, yet overbearing mother. Nina, however, sparks his interest in a way that no other woman has before. As they navigate the pitfalls of romantic entanglement, both come to realize their pasts are intertwined in ways they could never imagine. Perhaps, they have more in common than just their fear of relationships. What are two people afraid of commitment supposed to do?


I really enjoyed this book. It took me a bit by surprise. I knew I would like it but it really was a fun read. I enjoyed the humor and the relationship between the characters. Nina is a great character. She truly was a joy to read about. Josh is your favorite book boyfriend. The one who falls hard when its the right girl. Kade was a fun character too. 

I liked that both characters were afraid of commitment. Often we read when just one or the other is afraid of that kind of commitment. It was a great story line to keep you hooked till the very end. I couldn't put this book down. Michelle got me hook line and sinker. 


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