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Size Matters: A Perfect Fit #1 by Alison Bliss

Size Matters: A Perfect Fit #1 by Alison Bliss

Offered the opportunity to both read and listen to this title for review, the first in the new A Perfect Fit series from Alison Bliss is laugh-out-loud funny with a nice side of sweet. Narrated by Violet Strong, please read on for my review of

Size Matters:

I had read the ARC of this title prior to receiving the AudioBook copy for review: and the opportunity to compare and contrast the two was too exciting to ignore.  Leah is far too busy to worry about her ex dumping her, she’s working hard to make her bakery a success and everything that doesn’t have anything to do with the bottom line is not important. Until her best friend Val suggests a night out to forget the business and stress for just a while.  Self-confident and bold, Val is everything Leah isn’t quite: and she doesn’t have that little voice telling her she’s not ‘quite right’.

After a dare where Leah approaches Sam, she’s not shocked to think he’s disinterested in her because she’s not thin enough.  After all, it’s a constant refrain from her mother. But, when Sam, in a moment of helping to deliver a wedding cake also helps Leah by announcing that she is, in fact, more than good enough to marry, in fact, they are engaged.

Together – these two are adorable: dialogue is clever and funny, Sam is a real softie and thinks Leah is great, he just can’t figure out how to prove it to her. The scrambling to cover their tracks with this ‘pretend’ engagement is taking away his opportunity to speak from his heart. On the other hand, Leah had had years of berating and belittling behavior from her mother, and those little negative voices have done a real number on her confidence.  The budding relationship with Sam is something she enjoys, they are developing a real friendship, but she doesn’t dare hope for more.

Violet Strong’s narration was a highlight in the story: she became each character without overworking voices, and her ability to navigate the dialogue was clever. Pauses for laughs or emotional moments, a slight adjustment to moments when Leah’s thoughts are predominant, and her ability to give each character a distinct and clear voice was wonderful.

Overall, while I wished that Leah had been able to accept Sam’s belief and interest in her far earlier, I understood her hesitancy, and couldn’t help but like her all the more for it.  While the pacing was a bit uneven as the scenes with Leah and Sam seem to fly along beautifully, the story was clever and solid, and above all funny.

Stars:  Overall  4 Narration 4  Story 4

Size Matters: A Perfect Fit #1 by Alison Bliss

Title: Size Matters
Author: Alison Bliss
Series: A Perfect Fit #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Violet Strong
Published by: Forever, Hachette Audio
ISBN: 1455568023
Published on: 29 November 2016
Format:Audiobook
Source: Hachette Audio
Pages: 336
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 54 minutes
Rated: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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About the Book:

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.

A copy of this title was provided via Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Alison Bliss

Alison Bliss grew up in Small Town, Texas, but currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it's no wonder she writes "girl books." She believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it's obviously meant to be. Alison pens the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, "Romance...with a sense of humor."
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Comments

Alison Bliss
Reply

Thank you for the awesome review!

Gaele
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Thank you for the fun read and listen! Congratulations on the release!

Adria
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Gah, I wish I hadn’t missed the opportunity to review this one! This is like the fourth time it’s popped up and they’ve all been good reviews! It sounds so fun! Gotta read this one soon.
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Gaele
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the writing is solid, and the characters are clever and relate-able. I actually got it in 2 formats – audio and ebook – just their appearance was so spread out I didn’t realize I had it until I listened.

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