Six generously proportioned ladies find love when they least expect it.
one story we meet a woman who is buying herself a tattoo for her 30th
birthday and winds up gaining more than just the body art. In another we
find a gal at the beginning of a new adventure in her life when she moves
to an island paradise near Lake Michigan. Letís just say the pilot of her
flight plays a key role in her future. Still another interesting tale
involves two people who meet in their apartment building laundry room of
all places. (Iíve always heard doing laundry is a great way to meet men,
now that idea is truly validated for me.) As the collection continues more
romance blossoms between an artist and an admirer not just after her art,
and sparks are rekindled between two old friends. The final fable in the
book about an office costume party is a delightful surprise because it is
a collaboration by all of the authors.
worked for me:
This anthology was truly a great read. I enjoyed the stories, some more
than others, but all were intriguing and inventive.
I loved the fact that the women were strong and independent. When the men
came into their lives, it enhanced them but none of the ladies were
desperate to meet a man. Moreover, these women were comfortable with
themselves and felt worthy of love. That was especially important since
most of the women had had previously serious relationships. I felt that
the book sent the message that women should be happy with or without a man
and when you find love it just enriches what is hopefully an already good
and happy life.
Size-wise the women
are comfortable in their own skin. The fact that they are fuller figured
is a focus point of the book, but not that big of a deal to the women
themselves. I, however, was pleased that the women varied in size and shape. All of them were plus-sized but
there was diversity within their voluptuousness.
What didn't work for me:
I wanted more. More stories and I wanted to learn more about all of the
leading ladies. I thought that many of the tales could certainly be turned
into full-length romance novels. Because of the abbreviated length, the
love scenes were not as steamy as I like them to be, but nevertheless they
were eloquently written and well thought out.