Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears

Posted March 22, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 9 Comments

Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 16 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug use, alcohol use, language, and/or violence.
Becoming Blue by Angie M. BrashearsBecoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears
Series: Chubby Chasers, Inc. #1
Published by the author (self-published) on January 15th 2016
Genres: Adult fiction, Romance
Pages: 188
Format: eARC
Source: ARC from publisher
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four-stars

Every single thing I’ve been taught not to do…I just did.
Talk to a stranger? Check
Get in a car with a stranger? Check
Go to a second location? Check
Go into a stranger’s house? Check
Take candy from a stranger? Check
If this is a kidnapping, it’s the kindest one I’ve ever heard of.
I’m living a fat girl fantasy. Snatched from a Weight Watcher meeting by a powdered-donut eating stranger, was by far the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. Who knew I didn’t need to make appointments or attend meetings to have someone to talk to. A Friend. Two Friends. A dark, intense stranger. Secrets.
Everything I ever wanted, and something’s I didn’t. Not every tasty treat is for eating.
To each his own….right?

Main points

I liked this book! But there are a couple things that must be said.
First of all, there is a LOT the synopsis doesn’t tell you. I went into it because I hadn’t read a book about larger-than-average women before and I needed diversity. I got a whole lot MORE than that.
Second, there are a lot of, shall we say, interesting things that occur in this book. It’s definitely bordering on erotica, let’s get that out of the way right now. It’s kinky. Strange stuff goes down. There’s a bit of unexpected mental illness that is both a turn-on (because of what it makes the person do or want to do) and something that doesn’t sit quite right with me. Or Sara (the main character). I can kind of see where she’s coming from, but it’s not really something you mess around with, know what I mean? And a couple characters have quite disturbing pasts…
Basically, this book is only for a very certain type of people, so please know what you’re getting into. It will seem very strange to people who aren’t open-minded (and yet I still found it quite tame). Anyway, I personally was intrigued.
With all the warnings out of the way, I can tell you that I really did like the book. It had a pretty cool premise; fun to read about. It was super funny at times. The characters were all pretty awesome and loveable. A few were deeper than expected. Even Sara surprised me at times, but I was cheering for her the whole way. The whole thing was just really unique. If you can read anything with an open mind, this is really interesting and cool and just a fun story, even though it definitely has its dark moments. You never really know what’s going to happen next. That is both an advantage and a disadvantage—it can feel a bit disjointed at times, but it never fails to be exciting. It’s not a book to be taken too seriously.
I realize I’m being vague, but I can’t say much specific because it would all pretty much be a spoiler. (I’m getting the feeling the synopsis was vague for a reason.) Just take my word for it, look at what I liked about it and decide if reading this sort of thing is for you. If it is, I’d say go for it. You have only to gain from this entertaining drama.
I will certainly be reading the second book at some point.
P.S. If you want to know in greater detail what this book is about without reading it, other reviews (on Goodreads, etc.) reveal more than this one.

 reaction upon finishing

Can’t say I didn’t expect that, but…still, how interesting!

this book in one word

unexpected

giveaway

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About Angie M. Brashears

Angie M Brashears is a lover of everything books. When not writing, she’s reading anything she can get her hands on. She grew up in Southern California, and loves the mountains, hiking with her dogs, the beach, and of course, Disneyland! She loves music, and loves singing along to the radio, loud and off-key, performing for anyone unlucky enough to be in the passenger seat.
Angie loves dark and twisted, which she refers to as Dark Ever After books, but is known to read an occasional HEA story as well. When she’s not writing, she working, saving lives. A busy Trauma ER nurse for over twenty years, she gets enough reality in her life, and is always looking for a story to take her away from the harsh reality of Emergency Nursing.
If there’s football on, she sure to have a huge party going on to cheer her team on…Go Patriots!
As a new author, she’d love to hear from you!

Rating
Plot
three-half-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Romance
three-stars
Cover
four-stars
Ending
three-half-stars
Overall: four-stars

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Giselle
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well ou def have me intrigued now! I’m open minded and I like anything that stands out so this sounds interesting! Glad you liked it! :)

Crystal Cox
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I’m totally opened minded in fact sometimes I look at 1 and 2 star reviews of outrage and I’m like ok I have to read this now lol. I also love that it features a curvy woman so win, win. Thank you for the review :)

Edye
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Sounds like a unique book! Thanks for the giveaway

Angie M Brashears
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Thank you for the beautiful review!

Linda Romer
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I would love to read Becoming Blue ♡ Thank you

Vicki Wurgler
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all kinds of goodies in this book – erotica, Strange stuff and a bit of unexpected mental illness

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