Saturday, September 20, 2014

[Review] Fat Girl by Leigh Carron

Series: Perfectly Imperfect
Author: Leigh Carron
Genre: Steamy, Contemporary Romance
Published: June 24th 2014
Years after fleeing small-town Springvale, Illinois, Deanna Chase has picked up the pieces of her shattered heart and built a new life for herself as a child advocacy lawyer. Her food addiction is quasi under control, her secrets are buried, and she has even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.
Micah Peters—the very sexy and now famous man she fled— walks through her office door and sends Dee reeling. His demand that she help a young boy caught in a custody battle will reunite her with the past she left behind.
Torn between duty and self-preservation, Dee isn’t easy to convince. But when obligation wins, the former lovers get more than they bargained for—a searing passion that burns hotter than ever and startling revelations about what really happened the fateful night she left.
Will the truth set Dee free to love again? Or will past hurts and lingering insecurities destine her to walk away from her heart again, this time for good?
FAT GIRL is the first book in this provocative two-part series about love and self-acceptance.
What people are saying about FAT GIRL:
5 stars – A brilliant romance novel with a difference by By Olivia P:
Carron portrays Dee’s insecurities absolutely faultlessly, from the little tugs she habitually gives to her clothing when nervous, to the full-fledged horrified panic at the thought of being seen naked in the daylight. When it comes to romance novels, we’re so used to the women being picture perfect, and any perceived imperfections being so minor as to be of little note, but here we have a real ‘everywoman’ figure. And it’s about damn time!
Dee’s uniqueness within the genre aside, the plot in Fat Girl is multi-layered and compelling, and driven forward with a skilled hand. In some respects it stands alone; Carron thankfully avoids the current tendency towards an infuriating, cliffhanger ending, although as it’s book one of two there’s plenty left to still be revealed, and I’m really looking forward to the next one.
A brilliantly written, steamy, sexy, thought-provokingly wonderful novel.
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Goodreads Reader – 5 stars –Pamela:
Wonderful! I absolutely loved this novel. Loved all of the characters. Loved the back and forth between the present and the past and the 1st person point of view that knocked back and forth between the main male and female characters. Yes, there is suppose to be another book after this one as a continuation of the story line, but the ending is not a panic inducing cliff hanger. That’s all I will say about that. 

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This was a very emotional, heart warming book about a girl trying to reclaim her life so to speak and learning to accept herself the way she is and learn to love herself. This book was sweet, sexy, and put on me one hell of an emotional rollercoaster.
This is the beginning of Dee and Micah's story. Dee is struggling. Low self esteem and being plus size are just a couple of issues in Dee's life. When someone from her past barges in her life and demands her constant presence, will her issues keep her from finding a happy ending? Or will Micah be able to break down her walls for good?
I loved Dee. God many girls can probably relate to her character at some point in this book and that is what really spoke to me about it. I could relate to her in some ways. I also liked Micah and his persistence.
I do recommend this book!
This book does end on a cliffhanger and I can't wait for book two!
An American living in Canada. Chocolate snob. Recovering yo-yo dieter. Devoted mother and wife, blessed with a wacky family. Most nights, you will find me either curled up with a great book or, more often, sitting at my computer, tapping out the countless visions in my head. To me, there’s nothing better in a narrative than perfectly flawed but strong characters and intense romance that is sexy, deep, and sensual. Mm…I liken such stories to a box of Godiva. Decadent and delicious! You can’t stop at just one. In fact, I’m now hard at work on my next novel—A Naked Beauty, the conclusion to Fat Girl.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Renee, for taking the time to read and review Fat Girl. Thrilled you enjoyed it! Your support is much appreciated. ~ Leigh