Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fat Girl by Leigh Carron ♥ Review & 2 GIVEAWAYS ♥ (Contemporary Romance)

FAT GIRL (Perfectly Imperfect)
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. Until…

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.
This was one HOT, emotional, and all-around EXCELLENT contemporary romance!

Dee and Mick are opposites in many ways, especially in the physical sense. He was named the Sexiest Man Alive by a magazine, and she...well, not so much. Yet, in spite of this glaring difference between them and the many obstacles constantly in their way, the love that Dee and Mick have for each other never dies. It's a truly touching story to read. The love expressed between Dee and Mick is SO endearing and so believable. I was sincerely rooting for them to end up together and happy.

Leigh did an excellent job writing some HOT love scenes, but she made sure to keep "love" the central theme.

The mystery of the past happenings between Dee and Mick are revealed slowly, and it's mostly done via flashbacks, which gives an entirely different and unique perspective. I liked this idea a lot, and felt that it gave me a much better understanding of the characters, and I developed more of an affinity for them as well.

The story changes from his point of view to hers and back again, and the writing throughout evoked such emotions that I almost felt as if these were my good friends telling me their story! I was almost brought to teas, but not always in a sad way. I felt SO much throughout this book, and I could not put it down!

While this book is part 1 of 2, I was very satisfied with the ending of this segment. Don't get me wrong; I will ABSOLUTELY read the next book, but I wouldn't necessarily classify this as a "cliffhanger," inasmuch as I would classify it as a story that could only keep getting better as more loose ends get tied up.

The topic of body image and self-acceptance appear to be very important to Leigh Carron, and she encourages women to accept themselves as they are, which is very refreshing.

Can’t wait for the next book!!!

***A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review***


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.
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3 comments :

  1. Thanks, Lauren, for hosting and the awesome review of Fat Girl!

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    1. I meant every word, and I am SO looking forward to the next book!!! THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to review Fat Girl!

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