Monday, July 3, 2017

Review - On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss @AlisonBliss2 @ForeverRomance

On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss
Series: A Perfect Fit #2
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Date Read:  June 30, 2017
Length: 336 pages
Source: NetGalley

The second book in a laugh-out-loud new contemporary romance series from Alison Bliss!

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.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her
My Review

This was an okay read for me.  I didn't like this book as much as I did the first book in the series, Size Matters.  I hate to say it but there it is.  There were parts that I liked a lot and other parts that made me want to pull my hair out.  I did find this book to be a fairly quick read and I did want to see Valerie and Logan get their happily ever after.

Logan is back in town for the first time in a lot of years.  He has just opened a new bar and needs it to be successful pretty quickly so that he can help his mom out.  Valerie has always had a crush on her older brother's best friend and isn't sure what to do now that he is back in town.  When Logan finds himself in need of a comptent bartender, Valerie decides that she is the right person for the job.

Let's get to some of the stuff that bothered me about this book.  Valerie's brother is over the top.  I hated him and can't understand why Valerie has allowed him to have so much say in her life.  I liked Valerie a whole lot less just because she doesn't stand up to her brother.  I think that this book would have been so much better if his character just wasn't around.  Not only did Valerie not stand up to her brother, she didn't always make Logan listen to her.  She is supposed to be this really confident character but she doesn't speak up when it really matters.  I just didn't get it.

I liked Logan and Valerie as a couple  and thought they had a lot of chemistry.  I really did want to see them figure out how to make things work with each other.  The sexier moments in this book were very well done and sometimes even laced with a bit of humor at times.  I thought that their feelings for each other felt really genuine.

This book can easily be read as a stand alone story even though it is the second book in the series.  I did enjoy seeing the characters from the first book in this story but this story would work well on its own.  I plan to read more from Alison Bliss in the future.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley.

The Series - A Perfect Fit
Book #1 - Size Matters - My Review
Book #2 - On the Plus Side
About the Author
Credit Julie Abston Photography
Alison Bliss grew up in Small Town, Texas, but currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it's no wonder she writes "girl books." She believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it's obviously meant to be. Alison pens the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, "Romance...with a sense of humor."

6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a cute read. I am sorry it did live up to your expectations.

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  2. That's cool the author writes plus-size heroines. Too bad this one wasn't as enjoyable as the first for you.

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  3. I would read it, all I need is chemistry

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  4. It's nice to see plus-size women in romance novels for a change instead of skinny blondes all the time!

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  5. I struggled with that brother, too. He needed to tone it down like 50% at least.

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