When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green
“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not.
Despite what society says, my curves are hot.
My love life, on the other hand, is not.
My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.
My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.
My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.
My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.
At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t think it would be caused by a guy I’ve never met. And I damn sure didn't think he would end up holding my future in his hands in more ways than one.
What was it this time? A well placed quote from a book/movie that I am obsessed with. (and when I say obsessed, I could legally change my name to Scarlet and my family would NOT be surprised).
That well placed quote is just icing on the cake. This book was amazing.
Tatiana is fierce. She's trying to find her own way in a man's world. Her confidence is something I wish I had, it's something I wish every woman had. I almost want my daughters to read this, just so they can see an example of the type of body confidence they should have.
And Wesley. OhMy! He is the ultimate. He lifts her up, never making her feel less than. That, right there, very well may be the sexiest damn thing ever.
When Tatiana and Wesley are together it's magical. And I loved their journey more than words can say. What I love more than that is that, there are so many things that can be taken from this. For me, it's the body positive message. For others it could be the mental confidence to do what you love, even if it's not mainstream, or finding the courage to believe in yourself and your capacity to love. I think that just about anyone who reads this can find something positive or even inspiring to take away from it. Honestly, this book just made me feel good, and at the end of the day that's all anybody really wants.
*Copy received from author for review purposes.
Danielle Allen is the author of the Back to Life Series (Back to Life, Back to Reality, Back to December*), Love Discovered in New York, Autumn & Summer, the Heartache Series (Heartache, Heartfelt, Heartless*) and Work Song.