Chick lit is the perfect venue to examine what beauty is. Leigh entertains with wit, the heroine's struggles with being single and the things she'll do to be perfect.
Kate is a gifted and sought-after artist who knows how to turn plain walls into something of beauty. Michael knows how to turn plain faces into something of beauty as well, and they seem like a perfect match. In the midst of Michael's makeover of Kate, and their growing relationship, she's drawn to another man, one who accepts her as she is. Torn between the two men, Kate struggles to make the right choice. (Multnomah, Feb., 400 pp., $12.99)