Style Me Sexy by Tara Chevrestt Review & Interview

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A charming short story about beauty, the beholder, and believing in yourself.

Bridget knows she isn’t beautiful; her ex made that point abundantly clear. So when her online-only romance suddenly leads to a real-life blind date, she beelines to the salon for a makeover. She’s dismayed and embarrassed when her usual stylist isn’t available and the sexy Javier steps in.

Javier has long been aware of the timid but kind woman, and vows to take this opportunity to make her see that she’s beautiful on the outside, as well as in. Will he succeed in keeping his own feelings at bay and style her sexy?



I really, really wanted to fall in love with Style Me Sexy because I love the cover and the synopsis of this book. For one reason or another, it fell a little short of my expectations. Bridget is a woman whom we may all have been able to relate to at one point in our lives. Don’t get me wrong, Style Me Sexy is a fun, short read but it was tad too predictable for me.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Style Me Sexy in exchange for an honest review.









authorinterview1.     If Style Me Sexy were made into a movie, who would you have as your dream cast?

Javier would be Mario Lopez, with funkier hair. He’s Latino, clean-shaven, and cute. Bridget would be a less confident and secure Cameron Diaz. I like her “girl next door” look and attitude, but as I said, a lot less confident.

 2.     Set the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to…yell at my husband. I really get lost when I’m writing, like totally leave this earth and time. I am part of the story, living it as I type it. My husband and I share a desk—it’s one long desk that enables us to sit side by side at our respective sections—and I will yell at him to turn his music off or go away sometimes. Though I can’t hear his music, it vibrates through the desk and throws my concentration out of whack.

 3.     What has been the most surprising and upsetting part of your literary journey?

I think the thing that has upset me the most is so many publishers do absolutely nothing now but give you a cover and throw your book out there to the masses. Authors are on their own with marketing and promotion most of the time and we can only reach so many people. And while they do pay for editing, they may not always hire folks who know what they’re doing. That has really surprised me and upset me.

 4.     When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

Oh, gosh, there are soooo many!! I’m reading Julia Alvarez right now, but I love Juliet Madison, Laura DeLuca, Shari Copell, Jodi Compton’s Hailey Cain series (PLEASE bring that back!!), Mary Hart Perry, Stephanie Jefferson, Leslie DuBois, Eliza Watson, and Catherine Cookson. She’s dead but her books live (and rock) on. My passion is for historical fiction with strong heroines: spies, queens, pilots, all kinds of things.

 5.     If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? How does that title portray your story?

I already have, actually. It’s called Hear Through My Ears and while it doesn’t tell my entire life (nobody needs to know when I lost my virginity and all that jazz), it talks about growing up with severe hearing loss in a hearing world and the constant battle to be treated like everyone else. I fought so hard to prove I could do the same things everyone else could. The title portrays my story because I’m asking people to not “walk in my shoes” as the old saying goes, but “hear through my ears.”

 6.     What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

1. I don’t eat ground beef.

2. I’m a Giants fan and I sit there and watch their games and call them all kinds of mean names when they mess up. I will SCREAM at the TV. It’s rather embarrassing. LOL

3. I’m on the cover of a friend’s book, so I jokingly declared myself a cover model. LOL

 7.     Why do you think what you do matters?

Through many of my titles, I try to encourage women to grow a backbone, don’t take crap from men, OR I introduce hearing people to my world of silence, hearing aids, and lip reading. I try to show we’re just like you and we can do everything you can, except hear, and we’re entitled to our happy endings as well.

 8.     What can your fans look forward to next?

Nothing. Sorry, but I’m just a reader now. However, I continue to write on my blog, Book Babe. I always have something to say there.

9.     Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books. Are there any last words for those who are reading this interview?

Strong is Sexy!!! Remember you’re beautiful. Be confident in yourself and your beauty will shine through. Don’t let Hollywood tell you what’s sexy. Look in the mirror and say, “I’m sexy!” And then BELIEVE IT.

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