“This is Book 1 in the author’s “Perfect Fit” series. Ellis Garrett is a complex woman. She is a plus size woman who owns a clothing shop catering to other plus size women. She is essentially a strong character taking a chance in her life. She left her lucrative career as a lawyer as well as her...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This is Book 1 in the author’s “Perfect Fit” series. Ellis Garrett is a complex woman. She is a plus size woman who owns a clothing shop catering to other plus size women. She is essentially a strong character taking a chance in her life. She left her lucrative career as a lawyer as well as her verbally abusive boyfriend and changed her life. I immediately liked her and her quick wit until she started being too self-deprecating. Eventually I realized that this was just a flaw that humanized the character. I liked that she stood up to her jerk ex-boyfriend and his nasty interfering aunt. Her move back to her hometown has been a somewhat smooth transition so far. However, one day she runs into a person she never expected again – Mike Edwards. She and Mike have a muddled past. Some years ago, they had some deep conversations, but then she walked in her bedroom to find him making out with her sister. It wasn’t that Mike was a bad guy – he wasn’t dating Ellis at the time and he was unaware that the room Dina had taken him to was her sister’s. However, it’s something that still hangs over her like a shadow – in part because her relationship with her sister has never been the same, and because it also fed her insecurities. It’s also a little blow to the ego that Mike doesn’t remember who she is, she just seems somehow familiar. I didn’t think I would like Mike at first, but he grew on me. He always treats Ellis with respect and plays gallant knight by trying to slay her dragons. I sometimes felt she was a little too hard on him. They both have relationship issues, but I felt that Mike tried a little harder to make the relationship work. I liked Ellis’s parents – I especially loved her dad. Her dad was so adorable and it was obvious how much he loved her. Her sister Dina was a mess in this story. Hopefully she’ll work her issues out in a later book. I liked Mike’s friend Colin and look forward to reading his story. Overall, this was a good story with lots of drama. This book was provided by the publisher free in return for an honest review.”Miranda O wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the first book in the Perfect Fit Novel, and I must say I can’t wait for more. This book is awesomely hilarious and unique! The attraction, camaraderie, and “sassiness” of the dialogue and basic interaction between Ellis and Mike is super sexy and super funny – it is truly what makes the whole story come alive. The quirkiness of Ellis’ parents is unique as well and just adds to the “differentness” of the book. This is certainly not your usual run-of-the-mill romance novel – it is so much more!
I so enjoyed the character of Ellis (even her name is distinctive). She was so easy to relate an so not your typical romance heroine. The friendship between her and the people who work in her story was carefully thought out and written in a way to provide Ellis support, voice of reason, but yet a push for her to go out and grab her dreams. Her family interactions were quirky at best ( love, love, love her father’s character), but added more realness and just a since of family and love. Mike was an interesting character you will love by the end. His family appeared at just the right time (hahaha) and added an additional emotional element to the already dimensional and beautifully written story. The character of Jack (aka Jack-ass, haha) is a perfect adversary along with his Aunt – they not only added another layer of funny but also within their interactions Mike’s protectiveness emerges and will make you love him that much more.
This book was well thought out and planned – all the twists and turns twist and turn at just the right moment, and they make sense and work to create a wonderfully unique story. It is a true must read for those who are looking for or who adore snarky-sassiness from a not so conventional character.
I cannot wait for the second book in the series – if it is anything like this one it will be simply fabulous!
Heat Rating: Hot
Reviewed by: A. Lyn
Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More”