Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dangerous Curves Ahead

Description Provided by Goodreads: Ellis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn’t require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister’s long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting off more than she can chew?

Mike must be losing his detective’s touch. He doesn’t recognize Ellis when he bumps into her at Size Me Up, and he certainly doesn’t remember his ex-girlfriend’s outspoken sister being so irresistible. Her curves are indeed dangerous—and so is her wit. Could it be that Ellis is his Perfect Fit? One thing’s for sure: Mike will make it his sworn duty to find out…

Story Line:
I loved this story line! From the beginning, this book pulls you in with the encounter between Ellis and Mrs. Toomey. Then Mike gets added into the picture and it all turns amazing, oh and all of this is just in the first chapter! I loved the struggles that this couple had to face because as the story line progresses we see the complications start to have deeper meanings and the secrets behind the struggles come out. One thing that I would have to comment on would be that due to the multiple struggles Mike and Ellis faced it almost seemed as if the book took longer to finish than other book. I would say that it seemed a little dragged out; however, there were other times when I felt the time fly while reading the book.

Characters :
Ellis: Ellis's character is extremely witty and spunky. I loved her character because she seemed very human like, she faced everyday struggles because she wasn't a size 0 or -1; however, what I really liked about her character is her confidence and that fact that she stopped caring if she wasn't a size 0 and she learned to embrace and love her body. 

Michael: Michael, Mike, was AMAZING!!! I loved the mystery behind his character and I also loved the whole reformed playboy thing that his character had going on. I loved how his character experienced insecurities and other emotions, just like Ellis's character. This made Mike even more of a lovable character, at least to me.

I loved how Ms. Jamison didn't write about perfect model characters and how her character, Ellis, learned to love her body, even after everything she had experienced. Her characters had complexity to them and lots of mystery, which added to the overall success of this book. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to read another book by Ms. Sugar Jamison especially if it involves Colin, like Thrown for a Curve.

Rating: I would give this book a 9.

About the Author:

Sugar Jamison is a southern belle trapped in a New Yorker's body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet but sassy romances.

Some of her top favorite things are: 

1. Shoes I can't walk in


3. The Rock (Sigh... nearly as yummy as chocolate)
4. Romance Novels
5. Tropical locations

P.S.- Can I just say that Ms. Jamison and I might be twins because I love shoes I can't walk in, chocolate, romance novels, and tropical location!! (LOL!)

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