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Series: The Hartigans #2
Title: Muffin Top
Author: Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Published: October 29th, 2018
I actually read this book a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it. It is another story by Avery Flynn where the main lady character, Lucy, is large in every way – she’s a size twenty, with a big, bold personality that’s too big for most men to cope with. She is rarely silent but when a stranger has the cheek to suggest she should eat salad instead of a hamburger it is fireman Frankie Hartigan who steps in to pretend to be her boyfriend and shame the jerk. This leads to the Frankie staying to eat a meal with her and then going with her to attend her High School reunion.
Travelling to it, seeing her ex-classmates, going into all the challenges, there’s so much fun in this story! In contrast, however, there’s others who ridicule Lucy because of her size and the school bullies are still around. They need to watch out, though, as Frankie proves to be a protector and a fierce competitor. There are some great revelations about motivations and more as the story progresses, making this a very moving, emotive read and one that I loved escaping into. Whatever your size, this is a funny, heartwarming, endearing read with great characters and lots of love – definitely one of my favourite reads for 2018, as is the earlier book in this series, Butterface!
I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book in a lottery organised by the publishers. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.
But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.
That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.
I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date…unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!
Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…
Each book in the Hartigans series is STANDALONE:
* Muffin Top
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