Early Review: Size Matters by Alison Bliss

Posted November 10th, 2016 in book review / 5 comments

Early Review: Size Matters by Alison BlissSize Matters by Alison Bliss
Series: Size Matters #1
Publisher: Forever on November 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars
Heat: three-flames

The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told her mother that they're engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.

Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah's date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay "just friends," and make Leah's family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah's decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren't going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he's for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.

At A Glance

I usually love big girl romances but the guy was meh.

The Good

Leah has low self-esteem and Sam is not looking for a relationship. A chance encounter at a bar with lots of misunderstandings thrown in leads to a fake engagement and many awkward as hell moments.

Leah and Valerie were awesome! I laughed at these two so much. Valerie is so boisterous and forward while Leah is introverted and insecure, but together they had me cracking up. They played well off each other. I love reading about amazing friendships like that. Leah’s mom put’s her down so much for her weight so it’s no wonder Leah views herself as lesser. Sam does not help the situation with his comments. Sam is really a nice guy in a lot of ways, he just makes bad decisions. They were cute together though.

I was DYING when Leah and Sam were trying to out crazy each other in front of their parents to fake break-up from their fake-engagement. So. Freaking. Funny. I could not stop laughing or picking up my jaw from the floor from shock. I don’t think I could do it. Too embarrassing.

The Bad

OMG, these two can get on your nerves! Leah is so self-deprecating so often I was over it real fast. I love big girl romances but I don’t like when a heroine CONSTANTLY puts herself down. There has to be a limit.

Then there is Sam. WTF, man? His back and forth was too much. He likes Leah, he pushes her away, his penis really loves Leah, no, he must walk away from her. And he says some really hurtful things. I don’t care if some are by accident or from misinterpretations, it’s still wrong if you don’t say sorry.

The Snuggly

The sex scenes were detailed and pretty hot but nothing amazing. Still well done.

Final Thoughts

I enjoyed myself with Size Matters overall but the characters didn’t do it for me 100%. Sam really dragged it down for me. My stomach ached with how much he hurt Leah. But I loved laughing at all their antics. Kind of recommended.

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5 Responses to “Early Review: Size Matters by Alison Bliss”

  1. Melissa

    Sorry this one didn’t satisfy on all levels. The premise sounds like one I would like and I’m all for the fake fiance trope but Sam sounds aggravating.

  2. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I was wondering if it would get on your nerves. When I see someone set out with low self-esteem it can either be funny or too much. Rarely in-between. I don’t think I would like it b/c of Sam’s attitude. Darn. Hope the next one is good!

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