All That's Unrealized (book review)
All That's Unrealized was written by Constance Phillips. It is the 3rd book in the Sunnydale Days series. This post was organized by N K Author Services. I was given a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
In a month, fashion mogul and reality TV judge Conrad Ryse, of The Retail Project fame, has promised to take Rhonda Gables under his wing and invest in her fledgling career. That’s her grand prize after a winning season on his show. Too bad exhaustion has sent Rhonda out of her city apartment, away from her three successful boutiques, and into her cousin’s guest room for a month of recuperation in her hometown.
She’s on the cusp of everything she’s ever wanted, but what will it cost? Doctor’s orders be damned, she balks at first. But soon Rhonda is both delighted and disconcerted by the attentions of her friend-maybe-lover, Trevor Collins, and the contentment she is surrounded by back home. She must realize all she’s willing to compromise and what her heart truly desires.
I came into this book not sure how I would feel about it. I didn't really like what little we knew of Rhonda is the first 2 books. She just didn't seem to fit... and she didn't seem to want to fit. Trevor, on the other hand, seemed to mesh right into everything about Sunnydale from the first moment he stepped into the story. I loved Hailey & Nate. I loved Anna & Ben. I just wasn't sure how it would all come together for Rhonda & Trevor.
I still kind of felt a lack of love for Rhonda through most of the book. I did love how dedicated she was to her dream of becoming a successful clothing designer... but it was really irritating how she seemed to just take for granted the love and support of not only Trevor, but her family. I'm still not quite sure WHY she was battling to almost leave her support system in the dust. I do believe though that the book was pretty much the story Rhonda struggling to realize who she really was to herself... and figuring out what her true priorities were... as well as what her full picture of success was. I loved when Trevor actually asked her "what does success mean to you?" I think a lot of people are so busy fighting to be "successful" that they lose the big picture of what they really actually need to feel successful, and essentially happy.
And Trevor? Oh my God I love Trevor. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a man as loving and supportive and as understanding as Trevor.
About the author:
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, two kitties, and four canine kids. When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance is counting down the days until her son and daughter-in-law make her a grandma and planning a cross-country motorcycle trip with her husband for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.