Between a judgmental beauty advice columnist mom who sends clothes several sizes too small, and social media sex-shaming her senior year of high school, Faith Lacerna needs a self-confidence boost. Being a freshman at Fortis University in Silicon Valley will be fine, as long as she doesnt attract attention. Except wearing oversized ...more
I felt so much for both of them, But I particularly felt for Faith. Shes been through so much and the way it impacted how she saw herself was something I could ...more
Faith is beautifully complicated in so many gut wrenching ways. Suffering from body issues and cyberbullying has left her closed off and fearful of others.
Caleb is well grounded and self aware, hes suffered a terrible blow at the hands of two people he trusted and rather than sour him it has made him stronger.
I think Faith is a character most women can relate to. I know I did. She has issues with how she sees herself. Im just going to put this out there...kids are mean. There I said it. Sometimes adults are too. It shapes how we see ourselves and how we think other people see us. The author did a ...more
Mouthful was a nice read from a new to me author.
C.R. Grissom made a very good job with the characters' depictions and their personal growth.
Faith is a young girl who has had some bad experience at high school with her classmates so she is so glad to transfer to California to start anew at the college. Here she meets Caleb a great guy who will try to help her to feel good and special in her own skin but a wounded soul is difficult to heal and their relationship will be littered with obstacles.
Football tight end Caleb St. John adores his ...more
Caleb was hurt by those he thought he could trust, and he knows Faith is special from their first meeting. He can see that she has been ...more
Wow, this book was a total winner for me bringing hot football player Caleb and feisty Faith through some pretty tough trials in life for the both of them. Caleb is a definite BBF who is sexy with a heart of gold that was betrayed by one of the closest people in his entire life. Faiths mother is a beauty advice columnist who has been missing most of her life but still had the power to give Faith the worst opinion of herself that has shaped her into the body loathing ...more
I also really liked how Faith was not magically cured with her self esteem issues just because she found an amazing guy, this book was real and the characters and situations make sense. I ...more
Mouthful by C.R. Grissom.
A new to me author that I look forward to reading more books by.
This book had me from the first chapter and didn't want to let me go. I totally enjoyed what I called a New Adult storyline. The story of moving on, family issues, college, friends, taking chances and possible love. C. R. Grisson knows how to write a great book. I would totally recommend this book.
The individual stories of both Faith and Caleb hook me from the start. I feel for them both so deeply, their plights actually made my stomach hurt. Theyre both so strong, stronger than they realize, and they pick themselves up and keep on keeping on.
There were a lot of great characters in this book, from Calebs football ...more
Faith Lacerna had it rough from the start. Her mother left her when she was young and through the years when Faith needed her most, she wasnt there except to insult her weight and nitpick everything about her life. Faith grew up with low self esteem and when she finally found a boy that paid attention to her, he used her and posted an embarrassing photo on social media which only made Faiths life worse.
Faith was glad to ...more
Review by Meaghan
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C.R. Grissoms debut novel Mouthful is a contemporary, college romance which looks into the effects verbal and online bullying can have on a young woman and the length it takes to overcome trust issues while developing new relationships.
Faith has been through the wringer at high school and has a hard time trusting any man (with the exception of her father) after a football-playing jerk humiliated her online. Since then she has ...more
I loved Caleb, the hero of this romance for his total decency, patience, and acceptance of Faith, his fantasy girl. Then there was Faith, and honestly Faith could have been my teenage self with her low body image and trust issues. I remember being teased during my teenage years because I was busty and a bit cuddly. I remember ...more
I loved this story! Life in high school sucked for Faith Lacerna, after a private act with a popular boy goes public across social media. Already struggling with serious body dysmorphia issues, shes ready to start over in college, far away from her past and from a frustrating beauty guru mother.
Faith doesnt trust many people anymore, and she just wants to focus on college. But then she meets recently single football star ...more
The books main characters are Faith and Caleb. Both have had difficult ...more
I haven't read much NA, so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I didn't expect was to love it! Ugh, I FEEL for Faith, right from the beginning she drew me in. I so wanted to protect her. Caleb, the hottie on the cover, was perfect for her, kind considerate, and able to draw her out, to help her heal from previous trauma, just as she was able to help him. I loved everything about this story, the Silicon Valley setting, the fabulous ...more
Faith Lucerna is humiliated when a football player she is seeing puts photos of her on the internet the fact that her mother has body shamed her for years just compounds the issues she is suffering from So she wraps herself in layers of clothes and hides her body determined to never let another man close. Caleb has his own issues after arriving ...more
Loved the friendship between Faith and Beau. Beau really helped Faith with accepting who she is and beauty is really what is on the inside.
The relationship between Caleb, football jock and Faith was perfect. Caleb was so patient with Faith ...more