Hyping All of the Curvy Babe books on my TBR Right now

Hyping All of the Curvy Babe books on my TBR Right now

Okay yadda yadda, reading about curvy girls falling in love is a cornerstone of this blog, “we get it” I hear you all murmur. Well it’s not enough until I say it is. So let me hype these 15 something books for you all, but mostly for myself. Let’s make it fun and I’ll challenge myself to read all of them this year too. 

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BOOK REVIEW: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE BY SANDHYA MENON

BOOK REVIEW: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE BY SANDHYA MENON

“I think people who stand up for themselves, especially in the face of being told not to, are the kind of people this world needs more of.”

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?

Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death. Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.

Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?


13Sandhya Menon has written what I think is one of the most well crafted YA books I’ve read in a long time. Even after finishing this book, my stomach involuntarily flutters when I think about it because this book has so much heart to it. There’s Something About Sweetie felt like a book my 16 year-old self desperately needed.

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ARC REVIEW: THE DARE BY ELLE KENNEDY

ARC REVIEW: THE DARE BY ELLE KENNEDY

“Conor Edwards is absolutely the guy you fall for before you learn that girls like me don’t get guys like him.”

College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no.

The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class.

Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy.

Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes. But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see. And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.


13The Dare was surprisingly unlike what Elle Kennedy has written before. I’ve been a big fan of hers since reading The Chase last year, which reawakened my love for the romance genre. This books premise of a young college woman trying to “get over their ugly-duckling complex” set off my intuition: that this book would feature a plus size main character. (Cue: Kristen Bell’s sloth meltdown on Ellen.) No other 2020 release had me nervously clamoring to read it quite like The Dare. But soon after picking it up I became engrossed with this sweet fake dating romance.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE UNHONEYMOONERS BY CHRISTINA LAUREN

BOOK REVIEW: THE UNHONEYMOONERS BY CHRISTINA LAUREN

‘I can treat this trip like an actual vacation on a tropical island.
Yes, its with my nemesis, but still, Ill take it.’

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.


RATING: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Unhoneymooners nearly missed my radar, until recent events had me seeking out contemporary romance stories for comfort. The idea of any contemporary romance with the enemies to lovers and fake dating trope has never failed to excite me – so I didn’t hesitate in picking this up. This book obviously left a big impression on me, even though I can completely see the faults in it that others have mentioned, but it’s just the book I needed for right now.

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