Friday, April 20, 2018

Skinny Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: Skinny Pants
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Happy Pants #3
Main Characters: Jack and Macie
Release Date: April 2018
Publisher: 
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
SHE ACCIDENTALLY CATFISHED THE PERFECT GUY. 
BUT WILL HE EVER LOVE THE REAL HER?

DR. JACK REED has been through hell. His wife cheated on him, broke his heart, and lied for years. But moving on isn’t easy, and it’s impossible to trust women again. Until he meets Macie, a nurse at his new hospital. There’s something about her honest heart that makes him want to fight to get his life back. 

NURSE MACIE FRANKLIN was always known as “the fat girl.” After decades of failed diets, she doesn’t dream of ever being anything but invisible to the opposite sex. One moment of weakness and two glasses of bubbly later, she’s in a steamy online chat with “Dr. J-Love” as the fake, size 8, bubbly Catrina.

Their passionate conversation convinces her it’s time to make big life changes. But when she goes to see Dr. Reed, the new amazing surgeon everyone’s talking about, it’s Dr. J-Love! And he’s way hotter in person.

They hit it off a second time as friends, but now Macie’s heart is at risk of falling hopelessly in love. Will he ever love the real her back?


My Review:
There's a message running throughout this book that I really like...a lot. Macie is in great shape...she eats right and exercises regularly, but she's simply a larger gal and men overlook her because of that. Jack is hard to read at first, but it's obvious from the start that he has an issue with that. He hates that Macie sees herself as lesser than and really works to build her up. 

I understand the issues with the lies, but I think it was carried on for a little bit too long, because Jack doesn't trust ANYONE in his life...and that's not a way to live. (Note: if you've had an issue with catfishing, this story might trigger some emotions you don't want to deal with.)

I haven't read any of the other books in the series, but I liked the little touch of magic with the cookies and the whole legend of the tree. I also really liked the real-life details of the fires that have ravaged California. It made for some great drama when the book needed some other conflict rather than the lies. 

Overall it was an entertaining read. There was only one point where I was questioning what the author was doing with the characters, but it was quickly cleared up. When you read the book, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about...keep reading. It gets cleared up and isn't near as bad as it looks at first read. 

I also really liked the glimpses of the other story lines. I may have to go back and check them out. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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