Misadventures of a Curvy Girl – book review

Misadventures of a Curvy Girl
by Sierra Simone
Release Date:  February 19, 2019
Publisher: Waterhouse Press LLC
Book #18 in the Misadventures series
Number of Pages:  226
Paperback
Source:  borrowed from MelCat
Erotic Romance
Ages 17 and up

For the first time in her life, Ireland Mills is happy with her body. No more fad diets, no more hiding from every camera in the room, no more low self-esteem. She’d rather be alone than with someone who’ll only love her if she’s skinny.

Caleb Carpenter and Ben Weber are everything Ireland and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce dreamed of when conceptualizing the “Real Kansas” promotional campaign. They’re handsome, young, educated, and totally dedicated to their small prairie town.

When Ireland’s Prius gets stuck on a Kansas dirt road and a massive storm rips through town, she’s left stranded with nowhere to turn but to Caleb and Ben. These two hunky country boys are impossible to ignore, but could they ever be interested in her as well?

Caleb and Ben are more than interested…and they’re willing to share. After their first night together, they know this has to be more than a one-time thing. They need to make her theirs forever. But can they convince Ireland they love her, curves and all?

This is part of a mulit-author series in which each book is really a standalone. I don’t want to scare you off by listing it as book 18 of a series because, trust me, you want to read this one. It was so much fun while also having way more emotion than I was expecting. This is another book I read on the recommendation of the wonderful hosts of the Fated Mates podcast. Specifically, episode 12.5, Small Town Romance.

Right away, I could tell why this story spoke to Jen and Sarah from Fated Mates. This is actually a fated mates type of book without any paranormal elements. I guess some would call it insta-love, but it’s not really that from my perspective. All of the main characters (this is a menage situation) feel something special when they meet. Something they are compelled to explore even if it’s not in the nature of all of them. The author kept me full of warm-fuzzies through this whole book.

Caleb and Ben have known each other pretty much their whole lives. As they grew into adults they realized they were meant to be together, but not just the two of them. They tried that and loved it, but always felt something was missing. When a third is brought in they always feel more complete. Still, not fully complete as they hadn’t ever found the right third person. Then Ireland comes to town, and more specifically to their home on a project from her boss, their college friend. A lot happens in a very small amount of time. There’s a storm that wreaks havoc on the town, which ends up putting Ben into a tailspin. Between Ben’s PTSD, Ireland’s body image issues, and Caleb’s deep need to make them both happy, there are a lot of ups and downs in this story.

There are so many things to love about this story and these characters. Ireland is bound and determined to love herself and her body. When the self-doubt creeps in, she does her best to slap it away and think positive thoughts. For their part, Ben and Caleb never do anything to disparage her body…they love her curves and softness. It’s an issue she has that they want to help her to overcome. They want to build her up, not knock her down. But when Ben does knock her down due to his own issues, he wants to make things right. He is so set on making sure there is absolutely no manipulation or excuses when it comes to his apology and plea for her forgiveness. I fell in love with Ben just a little bit more in that scene.

I cannot wait to read more by this author. I’ve heard and seen her name over the years, but hadn’t yet gotten around to checking her out. I’m so glad I finally did. This story has heart and heat, my favorite combination.

5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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