Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fat Girl by Leigh Carron

Years after fleeing small-town Springvale, Illinois, Deanna Chase has picked up the pieces of her shattered heart and built a new life for herself as a child advocacy lawyer. Her food addiction is quasi under control, her secrets are buried, and she has even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. Until… 

Micah Peters—the very sexy and now famous man she fled— walks through her office door and sends Dee reeling. His demand that she help a young boy caught in a custody battle will reunite her with the past she left behind. Torn between duty and self-preservation, Dee isn’t easy to convince.

But when obligation wins, the former lovers get more than they bargained for—a searing passion that burns hotter than ever and startling revelations about what really happened the fateful night she left

My Thoughts…

Fat Girl wasn’t what I expected.   It isn’t about a “fat” girl who lives a “fat” girl life.   It is about Deanna Chase, who lives the life beating herself up about everything.   She is heavier than she thinks is socially acceptable, she lived a life in foster care never finding the family she thought she wanted, and that everyone who she ever loves will end up leaving her.    Although this wasn’t a really heavy story to read it was not a light and easy one either.   I struggled with all of Deanna’s lack of self esteem.   She had the life she wanted and didn’t know how to accept that it could be her forever.  

Micah, Mick, is amazing.   I was able to see him with his character flaws, his anger and how he reacts to what he can’t control, but truly he had a lot of patience and understanding for Deanna.   Not only was he hot and sexy with eyes only for his true love, he knew how to build her up and make her a better person.  Together Mick and Deanna can rule their world and keep each other in check and live happily ever after.

Fat Girl is a book I would definitely recommend to my friends.   I am not sure I would want YA to read it, as there are heavier topics covered.  

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