Thrown for a Curve (Perfect Fit #2)
Author: Sugar Jamison
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Date of Publication: February 25, 2014
WHEN YOU’RE A big girl
Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?
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When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents. But now he can’t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is…and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure. But Cherri turns out to be more vulnerable than she appears. Is she in need of more than Colin can give? Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him thrown for a curve?
I thought this was an okay book. Not spectacular, though I enjoyed seeing full-figured women. However, I get the impression that Cherri wasn’t overweight at all, just tall with curves. Part of what dragged this down for me was her obsession over “she was just too big” blah blah blah. Not all men want sticks, and just because you’re buxom doesn’t mean you’re too big.
Colin deserves some major props. He recognized the age thing between them might be a problem and was reluctant to move forward in a relationship because of it. However, of course, love won out and the two ended together.
Another hesitation I had was over Cherri’s reaction to what happened with her grandmother. It just struck me as overdone. I get depression – trust me, I know what she was going through when dealing with the situation given I’ve had similar things happen (being deliberately obscure here), but the point she took it to? It just didn’t work for me.
I do like that Cherri was determined to live for herself, set up a life that didn’t involve just being a granddaughter or married to Colin. She’s very young though and I think maybe that’s part of the disconnect there. I think sometimes she acted way more mature than her age, and then other times she wasn’t mature enough.
Overall, I liked the book enough that it gets three stars and I wouldn’t say no to reading more in the series. It just won’t be something I go out of my way to look up.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.