on Oct. 5, 2014 :
Oh boy do I have a goody for you today I rec'd a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest opinion and this is my very honest opinion -- It's called "Fat Girl" by Leigh Carron- now you can't judge a book by it's name as this book is not about a girl being fat. But about a women that is a children's advocate. And she must face her past and the man , and foster family that she left in the past. She had her reasons - she felt betrayed by the man that she was going to marry - . However his best friend did not like the fact that she was going to marry him. Mick had been caught with another girl - not just holding her but she was on his lap. And his best bud, Victor was there just laughing at the party. Of course there was a lot of drinking going on. So, when Dee saw the beautiful girl on Micks lap she ran. She left a note for her foster parents saying : Thank you" looked in on the girls, and put her engagement ring in an envelope for MIck. Now Mick need her help, well not him but his nephew- Dywane. His bio-grandparents want custody of him. They want to take him away from every thing and every one that he knows. Can Dee be his voice in court and keep him with Victor an Isabella?? Well for that answer you will need to read the book. And what happens to Dee and Mick??
The characters in this story , I found are well detailed, and meaty. You can actually see them. As for the scenes - well Ms Carron has done a fantastic job of describing them with detail . You can picture the court battle, office scenes,etc. I found this story to be so real life. It actually takes place nowadays- do you realize that?? I mean the custody battles. The excitement-page turning don't put me down till you finish the book. It is totally amazing-awesome-terrific- and Ms Carron truly has a way with words. This is the first time I have read a book by her-and I am so looking forward to more!!! The rating that I give this is a 30 out of 5 stars. And I would recommend it to all. It is definitely a MUST READ!!! And available NOW ON AMAZON - YOU CAN ALSO FIND ON SMASHWORDS!!! SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR ??? RUSH DON'T STOP GET YOUR COPY NOW!!!!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Aug. 7, 2014 :
I received this in return for an honest review.
4.5 Crazy Stars!
I absolutely loved this story. It was so engaging and loved how I got wrapped up in the angst of it all. Dee and Mick's emotional story is one that is a must read. I can't wait to read what comes next.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Lauren Seiberling (Romance Novel Giveaways)
on Aug. 4, 2014 :
This was one HOT, emotional, and all-around EXCELLENT contemporary romance!
Dee and Mick are opposites in many ways, especially in the physical sense. He was named the Sexiest Man Alive by a magazine, and she...well, not so much. Yet, in spite of this glaring difference between them and the many obstacles constantly in their way, the love that Dee and Mick have for each other never dies. It's a truly touching story to read. The love expressed between Dee and Mick is SO endearing and so believable. I was sincerely rooting for them to end up together and happy.
Leigh did an excellent job writing some HOT love scenes, but she made sure to keep "love" the central theme.
The mystery of the past happenings between Dee and Mick are revealed slowly, and it's mostly done via flashbacks, which gives an entirely different and unique perspective. I liked this idea a lot, and felt that it gave me a much better understanding of the characters, and I developed more of an affinity for them as well.
The story changes from his point of view to hers and back again, and the writing throughout evoked such emotions that I almost felt as if these were my good friends telling me their story! I was almost brought to teas, but not always in a sad way. I felt SO much throughout this book, and I could not put it down!
While this book is part 1 of 2, I was very satisfied with the ending of this segment. Don't get me wrong; I will ABSOLUTELY read the next book, but I wouldn't necessarily classify this as a "cliffhanger," inasmuch as I would classify it as a story that could only keep getting better as more loose ends get tied up.
The topic of body image and self-acceptance appear to be very important to Leigh Carron, and she encourages women to accept themselves as they are, which is very refreshing.
Can’t wait for the next book!!!
***A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review***
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)