Dangerous Curves Ahead. So I was really happy to note that among the many authors offering special books for the holidays, she too had a new A Perfect Fit installment for her readers, Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella. I recently received a copy from her publisher and just have to say to you all right upfront, you should be downloading these books to your e-readers immediately as they are that good.
In Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, the story picks up a year after the last chapter of Dangerous Curves Ahead. Ellis' sister Dina (who was the one I think everyone loved to hate) is now a single mom who's travelled cross country via bus to track down the wealthy father of her son. She's not looking for anything beyond social security benefits, so right there we know that this gal has changed.
In addition, the former stick thin dancer now has some curves herself post pregnancy - and seems rather happy with her body. So, former detractors you need to take a real look at Dina, because she's a rather fabulous work-in-progress.
Jamison's novels are laugh-out-loud funny yet at the same time incredibly poignant as they do offer plus size girls realistic heroines, who not only struggle with their body self-perceptions, but also acceptance in society. I totally bonded in the first book with Ellis, but have to say that Dina struck a real chord with me as well. This former wild-child has to go against everyone's preconceptions, including her ex's brother Ben, whom she's attracted to. Not for her figure, but for her ability to remain steady and be a good mother.
I won't spoil the story, but just advise that if you want a funny, heart-warming, romantic, and yes, sexy holiday read - this is the book for you. It could be a stand-alone novella, but once you've read one of Jamison's books, you'll want to read them all. So I'd recommend buying both and having yourself A Perfect Fit all-night read party.
The next book in the series, Thrown for a Curve: A Perfect Fit Novel, is scheduled to be released in February. I'll be marking my calendar and bet you will too. So five stars for this fabulous holiday read from Sugar Jamison.
From the Publisher
A Perfect Fit Book 2
Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison
A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Full of warmth, wit, and voluptuous romance, the Perfect Fit series embraces the holiday spirit with an exclusive new novella--Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas!
On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina’s wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an awkward run-in with his stuffy older brother, Ben.
Ben has never liked Dina. But he can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Being trapped together during a holiday blizzard offers him a glimpse into what it would be like to have a family, and to fall truly in love. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? The only thing Ben knows for sure is that her heart is a gift to behold…and he will never let go.