Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Guest Book Review: Hard Hats and Doormats

By Sara Steven

When you’re in love, it’s hard to play by the rules. A definite conundrum for Lexi Burke, human resources manager for a leading Gulf Coast chemical company. In her line of work, you follow procedures and proper protocol. When it comes to matters of the heart, however, procedures and proper protocol don’t apply.

In Hard Hats and Doormats, Laura Chapman takes us on a journey of self-discovery through Lexi’s point of view. After being passed over for a promotion (it’s a man’s world, baby, and Lexi is too much of a pushover, or so says her hard-headed, chauvinist boss) Lexi decides to stop playing by the rules. Where has that gotten her, anyway? She’s had a secret crush on Jason Beumont for quite some time, and he’s someone she considered off-limits due to office politics. But she’s done with office politics. It’s time to throw caution to the wind, and let her heart make all the decisions.

This is a love story, with a twist. Lexi pursues the man of her dreams, but she also takes charge of her life, and won’t be anyone’s pushover. Not anymore. It’s empowering, and the characters are so cleverly written, it’s impossible not to identify with a woman who wants and deserves to have what she’s worked so hard for. You can really feel the internal struggle Lexi has when it comes to doing what is “right”, even though her heart tells an entirely different story.

If you are looking for a book that will give you the motivation to pursue your own dreams in life, and give you the kick in the pants needed to follow through on those New Year’s resolutions, give "Hard Hats" a read. It’s time you embarked on your own journey of self-discovery.

Thanks to Laura Chapman for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Sara Steven is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two rambunctious boys in Bellevue, NE. When she’s not running marathons, or working on her novel, she takes a break and opens up a good book (or turns on her Nook). Find her at her blog.

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Samantha said...

Thanks for sharing your review!

Laura Chapman said...

Thank you for the thoughtful review - I love it!

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