On The Plus Side by Tabetha Vargo

On The Plus Side
Chubby Girl Chronicles: Book One
Written By Tabetha Vargo
Published January 19th 2013
248 Pages

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Big girls need love, too, but at what cost? Lilly is loaded, not only with money, but with weight. Both things she could do without. But even with her undesired millionaire status, she doesn’t hold on to false hopes of finding true love. So when a sexy stranger comes into her life dripping with seduction, she finds it hard to resist. The bigger they are the harder they fall and Lilly falls straight through the floor in love with Mr. Sexy. Too bad he’s there for all the wrong reasons.
The chance of losing it all will make you do some crazy things and Devin’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep his life together. All seems lost when out of nowhere he’s approached by a Millionaire Momma with an offer he can’t refuse. But even a womanizer like Devin has a heart and when the short, chunky girl with the carefree attitude breaks through his icy facade, he finds that losing everything takes on a whole new meaning. 
Lilly is a girl with curves, voluptuous, luxurious, chunky, she's packing junk in her trunk... However you put it, she's larger than what society tells us is average. She has regular threesomes with Ben & Jerry, she has more money than she'll ever need, a bitch mother who makes her feel worthless and she's a virgin. Lilly has been hurt, she has been teased relentlessly throughout her life, so when Devin strolls into her life with his sexy smirk and flirts, she's right to be hesitant, she has no idea what he wants with her. He can't actually want the fat girl, can he?

Devin's life is in shambles. His alcoholic father is on the verge of losing their home and life support in their mechanic's garage and only has three months to find eight thousand dollars, or the bank will take everything they own. With just his father and little tomboy sister, Devin tries for a loan extension... Fat chance, pardon the pun.

A chance meeting in the bank, Devin meets Lilly's mother. Assuming she's a sugar mumma that wants to ride the Devin express, but she has a much more sinister plan. Date my daughter for three months, ensure her happiness and your debts will be taken care of. Sounds easy right? Wrong. What he didn't figure into the plan was that Lilly would be a fun, down to earth, beautiful and attractive chubby girl, that he can't keep his hands off. The only condition, is that Devin not sleep with her...

Lilly starts to make Devin feel loved again, something he hasn't felt since his mother abandoned her family, and he no longer feels alone. Lilly has her own heartbreak, but has vowed never to shed another tear, just wait until she finds out what Devin is doing to pay the bills.

My Thoughts


Well written, reminded me of a slightly more mature version of 'The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend'. It was entertaining, but Devin was ridiculous. I know he was meant to come across as 'broken', but earlier on he had a sexual relationship with someone else, but uses a word like 'skank'. He may have been eye candy, but he was unlikable and cruel, in regards to what he agreed upon to keep his family from financial difficulty. Luckily Lilly is fictional, as she could do far better than the arrogant and self absorbed Devin.

2 comments

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  2. Great review! I love books like this. I'll definitely have to add this one to my TBR list. I also nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Check out the info here: http://knoxdiver.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-nominee-x2.html

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