The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told her mother that they're engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.
Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah's date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay "just friends," and make Leah's family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah's decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren't going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he's for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.
So What Did I Think Of Size Matters by Alison Bliss?
Very Compelling Story
Drew Me In From Beginning
Semi Bold Personalities
Held My Attention
Great Depth / Emotional Topics
Great Build Up
Great Banter Between Them
Friends to Lovers
Sizzling Sexy Times
Slow Burn Romance
Iended up really enjoying reading Size Matters by Alison Bliss. Both characters had some strong issues that they had to face individually as well as with the relationship which did a very great job at drawing and holding my attention. The depth and emotions were there as well as the conflict.
From the beginning there was this instant connection between Sam and Leah which sparked but didn’t ignite because of Sam’s issues with commitment, so he denied his obvious feelings. Which had me rolling my eyes cause it was clear as day the strong chemistry they had but he got scared and it was the beginning of the story so I gave him so time for realization but not too much. Plus Leah and her own issues that she faced and handled all the while brushing off Sam’s denials.
Their relationship quickly turned sour cause Leah thought Sam rejected her because of her weight and it didn’t help that he acted like a huge jerk to push her away. So with that and an attendance to a weeding things got even more complicated between them when Sam, in his guilt at his treatment of her, lied to everyone and told them that him and Leah were engaged. That act threw a whole new level of drama to the story which of course grabbed my attention even more to see how things would work out.
Quickly realizing the mess they were both in with this huge lie hanging over them both, they reluctantly formed a friendship as they put their heads together to form a plan to break it off without any backlash from their families. From here is where their relationship really blossomed into something more the either of them expected, especially Sam. It was so fun to watch as all of his views and belief got turned on his head as his feelings for Leah grew so quickly and powerfully.
The slow burn relationship grew to a sizzling connection that neither of them could deny which built their relationship to the next level. I really enjoyed seeing their friendship with all of the banter and sexual tension grow into so much more.