- File Size: 1956 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sweenix Rising Books (December 28, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 28, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AQ41J6Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206,168 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A heroine who has true-to-life body image issues (and not without reason, that's the best part)... she is built like a real normal human being. Everything about her, and about ALL of the characters in this book, was believable and I could easily identify with her. Working in a dead-end job, surrounded by people she thinks are better looking and having better lives than her.... only to discover their humanity through very realistic situations.
I got this book based on one thing: real men, good-looking men, DO find curvy girls beautiful and sexy. I wanted to see how the author HANDLED this, and I was not disappointed. The hero is successful, but not a billionaire; he works for his money and expresses the same types of stresses and realistic situations that the heroine experiences in the book.
As another reviewer pointed out, the "romantic" scenes in the book stay within the realm of tastefully sweet and tender exchanges and more is suggested than is spelled out in graphic detail. It was refreshing not to have a great ROMANTIC story ruined by obsessing on the length of the guy's "manhood" ROFL there is a market for smut out there and that's great for readers who are looking for that. This book is not that. I felt that the author made a decision in favor of keeping true to the sweet characters in the book, who struggle with being human, but who would frankly not behave in a promiscuous manner....
I was thrilled to find that I agreed with pretty much every plot twist and turn the characters took.... if I was experiencing these situations in real life, that is pretty much how I'd expect it to go. Real language and easy-flowing conversations that never sounded stilted or overly formal.... as I said, I can't find enough good things to say about this book LOL
I eagerly await the next book from this author!
This is the only work I've read by Ms. Wentworth, but I'll look for more; I greatly appreciate not being assaulted with graphic sex in the middle of a sweet romance. Yes, there is heat and sex is alluded to, but not explicitly described. SPOILER ALERT: I was so glad when Benoit made the decision he did at the end; I kept reading, thinking to myself, "This had BETTER end the way I want it to!" And it did, thank you very much, Ms. Wentworth!
Although this isn't a juvenile story, I'd feel comfortable recommending this to my tween daughter.
Slightly annoying: the way the main character acts and speaks at times...really? She's an adult woman who has a degree and takes care of herself? Eh...a bit high schoolish.
Slightly annoying: the way Benoit spoke a few times...really? Where do you find men like that? At times, he is more like a guy a woman would be than any men I know.
Good: even though the above annoyed me, I was into the story and wanted to keep reading to find out what happened...
Good: kept my attention and interest.
Great: I love that they acknowledged Chicago's heartbeat.
Cute story. Perfect for that "summer read" category.
I do feel the story ended rather abruptly and would have liked to see an additional chapter or epilogue but the ending as it is really does not leave any unresolved story lines.
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