by Avery Flynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Book Release Date: October 29, 2018
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“… this was a full-on, fully engaged four-alarm fire, and he was glad as hell to be burning.
-Muffin Top, Page 164, Avery Flynn
There was a lot I loved about this book, not least of which was the plus-size MC representation that I felt was done really well. And while Lucy had her hangups and self-esteem issues, she was a bad-ass PR agent who could hold her own.
And Frankie Hartigan made it all believable for me… all six-foot-six of him and his meal cooking, abs-laden, fire-fighting goodness.
When I read the first book in this series, one of the things I thought was a tad lacking was the story showing why Ford had fallen for Gina. He liked her despite her not being what people would consider conventionally attractive as people went, and it was sweet, but I didn’t see that story really SHOW what it was about HER that made HIM like her so much. That was definitely not an issue in Muffin Top. I felt like that aspect was really well-developed, so I was really happy about that.
The backgrounds for each of these characters and the baggage they each brought into their impromptu relationship, I also thought was well thought out and made for good conflict in the story.
I listened to this audiobook pretty much in one sitting because it was just that entertaining and fun. It was laugh-out-loud funny with plenty of one-liners throughout that earned its position securely in the romantic comedy category. This is easily a story I could see being made into a Netflix original at some point.
“Your ego is the only thing bigger than you are. It could use a little downsizing,” she said with a chuckle.
-Muffin Top, Page 65, Avery Flynn
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance with a super strong female character, a great circle of friends for support, a good solid Hero with all the endearing qualities a HEA calls for, and a family dynamic that warms the cockles.