Fake Boobs by Ryan Ringbloom had my interest peaked; I wasnât really sure what a story with that title would be about. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed at all. One of Fake Boobsâ main characters is Tori. She is an innocent 18 year old virgin. She thinks that she is not pretty at all. She has brown hair and barely any breasts. Since her 22 year old brother has been seriously dating his girlfriend, Tori has been hanging out with her brother and his friends to keep her company. One night when her brother is out of the room, Tori overhears her brotherâs friends talking about her. She is not surprised by what she hears them say about her; she knows that she is not anyoneâs type that what she has heard just solidifies it. Earlier that same morning, one of her brotherâs friends comes up to Toriâs room and tries to seduce her. Not having any experience with males, Tori practically throws herself at him but is caught by one of her brotherâs other friend, Grant.
Grant takes it upon himself to âsaveâ Tori. They begin to hang out and Grant finds himself enthralled with Tori. The time comes for Grant to leave to return to college and both her and Tori decide that their attraction is nothing more than one innocent kiss. But when Grant returns for Winter Break, he decides that he canât stay away from Tori. Tori begins to sneak off to be with Grant without her parents or older brotherâs knowledge. After Grant hears Toriâs older brother complaining about the fact that one of his other friends tried to go after his little sister, Grant decides to back off. Little did Grant know, this would have a devastating effect on Tori and her self-esteem just when she was beginning to feel beautiful and desirable.
Fake Boobs is a story about first love as well as lasting love. There were parts in the book that literally made me cry. Who of us ladies out there have not felt beautiful or very good about themselves at least one time? At the time, the reader doesnât know for sure why Grant suddenly turns cold on Tori but we find out later in the book. At least at that point, I didnât want to kick his ass anymore. This book ends with a HEA ending which I loved. I thought the story was relatable too and well written. And trust me, after you read the book, you will definitely understand the title and its meaning to the overall story.