Needless to say, seeing a woman portrayed that way, and the insinuation that she couldn't possibly get the guy as a bigger girl pissed me the FUCK off. Could also have been a dig to see the author quote the size I currently am as "disgustingly big", but hey...knowing the author thinks I'm disgusting is neither here nor there.
So I took to twitter and was gifted with a recommendation for the book I'm currently pimping to you all. I asked for a plus-sized heroine who was happy just as she fucking was.
Enter a rec for Kylie Scott. I heard the series was called "Dive Bar" and shit...this MidWest gal was sold. I bought "Dirty" and it was on my kindle in seconds.
I didn't read the blurb. (The rec came from a trusted source. Thanks Karen Greco!) I didn't look up the cover, but I had heard Kylie Scott's name bounced around the interwebs. I think she popped up on my Amazon recommededs from time to time, before they were all paid spots.
I opened the book and could not put it down. The book starts with an incredibly low point for the heroine, and drops you into a scene that has our gal scaling a fence to get away from her groom-to-be's awful family. She meets a former rockstar, who is also going through his own shit. But they both tackle their demons with some smartass lines, a few punches and a great big dose of fantastically written sex scenes.
This heroine isn't a skinny bitch, she's got curves and bumps, but when she'd drunk on studmuffin sexy, she can't help but throw caution to the wind and jump his bones. This doesn't end with her losing the weight and "feeling better". This ends with her loving food, embracing her hero's love of her stellar rack, and a lot of happy sappy love.
I haven't had a "read till the end" book in a while. I needed this, and I needed this heroine. Thank you, Kylie!