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Muffin Top by Avery Flynn
Available on Amazon
The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that. But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.
That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny... And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.
I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date...unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!
Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what...
First off, Lucy Kavanagh and Frankie Hartigan are a funny, sexy mess separately. Putting these two together made for an engaging read that I couldn't put down. I'm not going to give you an instant replay of the book, but when you place a man who's attempting to reform his man-whore ways together with a sexy, plus-sized woman confident in all of her lusciousness, the pages are going to go up in flames.
The thing I appreciated most about this story was the attitude about Lucy's weight. In many BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) stories I've read, the heroine and the hero always look at the heroine's weight as something to fix. As a plus-sized goddess, I have to tell you; I don't spend every waking moment thinking about the number on the scale or my dress size. I am fierce in all my fluffiness, and I was happy to read that Lucy shared the same perspective.
Now, that doesn't mean that Lucy doesn't have some moments where her self-confidence dips. Hell, she isn't the only one, Frankie is allowed those moments too (a refreshing fact that made him not only adorable, but attractive beyond his ripped pecks and abs). But what's awesome about these moments is that they are never about what Lucy believes about herself. These moments often come from being weary from always having to defend her acceptance of herself to the outside world because nosy busy-bodies insist on policing her body and diet and won't let a fabulously fluffy sister live (you can tell I was in my feelings about that part, right?)!
If you're interested in reading a positive perspective on a heroine with a few more curves to love, then Avery has got a little something-something here for you. Grab a copy today on Amazon.
USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.