Rachel Stern is twenty seven, two hundred and forty two pounds and still living at home. Her mother shows her love through food and Rachel knows that this will never change until she makes it happen. When an unsuccessful speed dating session and a disastrous blind date forces Rachel to rethink her life, she heads off to the nearest Weight Watchers club.
Meeting Finnegan Schwartz is the motivation that Rachel needs. Having had his own success he becomes her unofficial champion. Spending time as friends, going out for ‘non-dates’ and enjoying the same exercise class brings Rachel and Finn closer together, but can either of them get over their pasts and accept that someone likes them…just for them?
All too often the female in romance books is a petite blonde with ‘curves in all the right places’ so it is nice to have a change once in a while. Being a largish person myself, having constantly been on and off diets for most of my life, I think it takes a strong woman to say to herself ‘ I want to look better for me’. She may be jealous of her best friend who has the super-hot boyfriend but there is so much more to a man than just good looks. Personality goes a long way and Finn definitely has the personality to suit Rachel. If we could all find ourselves a Finn the world would be a much happier place.
Being from a Jewish background, the author has injected the culture into her characters. Some words I didn’t know the meaning of but got the general gist as I continued reading.
Humorous and food-loving. This story was enjoyable and entertaining and also made me hungry!