Publication date: November 29, 2016
About the Book:
The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she’s sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren’t enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper – or the fact that he just told her mother that they’re engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.
Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah’s date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay “just friends,” and make Leah’s family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah’s decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren’t going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he’s for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.
Being a big girl myself the fact that this book had a plus sized heroine on the cover immediately caught my eye. When I saw it go on sale on Amazon I decided to give it a shot since the reviews were so positive.
I have mixed feelings about this book because it really was such a fun read and it did make me laugh a lot. That said the heroine really did start to get on my nerves. I have low self esteem due to always having been “the fat girl” but I thought a lot of Leah’s reaction were way overboard. Even if you add in the fact that her mother is always criticizing her and her ex was a douche she took totally innocent comments and blew them way out of proportion. And the fact that it wasn’t just once but numerous times really grated on me. Yes I would have self doubt but I wouldn’t always be so aggressive in assuming the worst about everyone and every word that came out of their mouth.
Other than that though I really enjoyed reading the book and I am really excited to read Valerie’s book. She sounds like she’s plus sized but embraces her great qualities too which I think will make a great heroine. That combined with Alison Bliss’s great sense of humor that comes across in her writing I think will make an amazing, must read romance.