Wednesday, January 30, 2013
VBT: Giveaway and Review ~ Love Beyond the Curve
Charlotte is shocked to find her new landlord, Reed Jackson, is tall, dark, and gorgeous. The two become fast friends, enjoying times spent together, more than times apart. Charlotte can’t believe that Reed finds her curvaceous figure incredibly sexy. Can Reed convince her he wants to be more than just “friends with benefits”?
Will Charlotte and Reed find… Love Beyond the Curve?
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Here's an excerpt for you:
He and Candace went back to their table, but Reed’s eyes remained fixed on Charlotte. He couldn’t help but notice she danced very well to the faster paced music, as well as the slow. He took into account what she was wearing since that was what Candace had been so appalled over. He thought she looked good, and downright sexy with the way she was dancing in it. Candace would scream if she knew the exact thoughts that popped into his head as he began to watch her from their table. She was wearing a black dress with a sweetheart neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. The hemline was about five inches above the knee. It was rather form fitting, but the rusching of the skirt was slimming and made her look very appealing in his opinion. What was sexier than the dress was her confidence. Reed thought she looked very sure of herself, and was only thinking about having fun, and not how she looked to everyone. And did she ever look good.
Her full breasts and curvy hips moved very sensuously to the beat of the song she was dancing to. “Octopus Man” looked to be literally drooling over her as he leered at her body twirling around with her arms extended over her head. He didn’t blame the guy for trying to cop a feel. He remembered how she had looked when he rounded the end of the sofa, only to find her shirt ripped open and her huge breasts heaving as she cried into her hands. He remembered how soft she had felt against his chest as he held her while he tried to comfort her. She was soft, but there was also a firmness of muscle underneath.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Kate Patrick grew up in the South. She can’t recall a time in her life when she didn’t love to read. She remembers going to the library as a child where she devoured biographies and Nancy Drew mysteries. Her love of reading has continued into adulthood, but it is hot romance that she loves to write! While in high school and college, she and her sister began to write romantic stories about girls that met their dream guys who fell instantly in love with them. Even these early manuscripts were spicy enough that the need to “hide” these notebooks was a high priority when leaving the house!
Writing took a backseat to a teaching career, marriage, and motherhood, though books were constant companions. Love stories became a favorite, and began to take the place of mysteries more and more. About three years ago, the idea of writing was rekindled. Now, you can find her late at night typing away by the blue glow of her laptop screen.
She and her husband live on the Gulf Coast with their son and three quirky Pomeranians. When not writing or reading, Kate loves to sing, dance, and watch romantic movies, side-splitting comedies, and crime dramas. Spending time connecting with family and friends is an important priority for her as well.
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This was a sweet and hot romance about a curvy woman who has been hurt numerous times because of her weight. She has trust issues because of these past hurts.
I understood Charlotte's reluctance to a degree. I didn't care for how degrading she was to herself. Being a bigger girl myself, I know how easy it is to feel pressured to fit in or to want to please others.I also know that like Charlotte sometimes your first instinct is to protect yourself. That being said you have to love yourself or no one else will be able to. Charlotte stated repeatedly that she loved herself but then she talked down about herself. This left me a little confused.
I really, really liked Reed. He was so sweet. I felt bad for him in parts.
Overall, I liked this story a good bit. There were plenty of steamy scenes, and lots of romance too!
I received a copy of this book from Goddess Fish in exchange for my honest opinion.
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