Author Spotlight: Hilary Grossman

I’m spotlighting a new author. Hillary Grossman wrote a book about her relationship struggles with a man she loved but who would not commit. This is Hillary’s story:


headshot 1 -not shrunkIt could have been a scene from a movie or a chick lit book. It was like fate orchestrated the encounter. I was twenty-seven years old when I met him, the man of my dreams.  He was everything I could wish for. He was smart, funny, successful, an amazing cook, and he lived in a beautiful home on the beach!  I was so happy, initially.  But soon I learned there was a problem.  A big problem.

He was beyond commitment-phobic.  Forget about not wanting to get married, he barely wanted to have a relationship….

Call me naive or call me stupid, I didn’t let this bother me.  It may have something to do with the fact that I was extremely familiar with commitment-phobic men.  You see, my dad was one too!  Not only did he live next-door to my mother, he dated my mom for close to seven years before he came to his senses and realized he couldn’t live without her….  Her breaking up with him may or may not have had something to do with that decision but I digress….

Back to my relationship….

Weeks became months and months became years. I continued to date him.  I was content to let nature take it’s course. I didn’t pester him about taking our relationship to the next level.  But then again, I didn’t have to.  His friends and family were taking care of the dirty work for me.  And some of the stunts they pulled were doozies – including throwing an impromptu faux engagement party! Who am I fooling? I had multiple faux engagement parties. That carat kept being dangled.

There was so much drama, I decided to write a book, DANGLED CARAT, about it…

Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She is currently the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and lives on Long Island.


Dangled Carat is available on Amazon DangledCarat-1600-Barnes-and-Noble and Barnes & Noble


You can connect with Hilary on her blog on Twitter @feelingbeachie or on Facebook


4 thoughts on “Author Spotlight: Hilary Grossman”

  1. Thank you so much Rebecca for welcoming me to your blog and spotlighting me!

    Dale – the faux engagement parties were quite unique… I don’t really recommend them… but I think they were needed 🙂

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  2. Hi, Rebecca.
    Thanks for sharing a little of your story with us, Hilary. I like the faux engagement parties and I am curious how your commitment-phobic man reacted to them. Have a great tour.


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