*Before I get to the review, I just have to say, I really want the dress that girl is wearing! When you're done reading the review, you can click here for my recent adventure in dress shopping and what happens when good dresses go bad.
I follow Alison Bliss on Facebook and Twitter. She is hilarious! While I hadn't read Size Matters, the first in her Perfect Fit series, I'd heard good things about it and couldn't wait to read On The Plus Side.
Here's the blurb:
Big girls don't cry.
They go after what they want.
Thanks to her bangin' curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie's luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie's determined to get Logan's attention . . . even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.
Logan can't remember a time when Valerie didn't secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It's only when he finds Valerie's naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.
No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.
Contemporary romance isn't always my thing. I'm a mystery/suspense girl. I usually prefer some mortal danger with my relationship building, but I loved Alison's sense of humor and I extra loved a plus-sized character who was not ashamed of her curves.
Valerie is a fun character. This is a quick and sexy (and I mean, S-E-X-Y) read. Brett (Valerie's stunningly overprotective older brother) annoyed me at first. I did enjoy his friendship with Logan but his, "I'm going to fight anyone who touches my sister!" attitude grated on my nerves until his motivation was revealed. I would have related to him better if I'd known his reasoning quicker.
Logan's motivations and conflicts were believable. But, I didn't love his controlling manner and that he frequently cut off Valerie in the middle of her explanations and refused to let her express herself. But he did have my full attention during those love scenes. They are hot.
My favorite male character was Max. He's got great banter. I'm hoping the next book will be about him!
I would recommend this book to my friends who are more into contemporary romances than I am. Without spoiling anything, I would also include a trigger warning about sexual assault (if you want to know more, feel free to message me and I'll explain.) It's brief and not graphic.