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Series: Chubby Chasers, Inc. #1
Published by the author (self-published) on January 15th 2016
Genres: Adult fiction, Romance
Source: ARC from publisher
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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?
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