Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blog Tour: On the Plus Side, by Tabatha Vargo!

Blurb of Book:

Big girls need love, too, but at what cost?

Lilly is loaded, not only with money, but with weight. Both things she could do without. But even with her undesired millionaire status, she doesn’t hold on to false hopes of finding true love. So when a sexy stranger comes into her life dripping with seduction, she finds it hard to resist. The bigger they are the harder they fall and Lilly falls straight through the floor in love with Mr. Sexy. Too bad he’s there for all the wrong reasons.

The chance of losing it all will make you do some crazy things and Devin’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep his life together. All seems lost when out of nowhere he’s approached by a Millionaire Momma with an offer he can’t refuse. But even a womanizer like Devin has a heart and when the short, chunky girl with the carefree attitude breaks through his icy fa├žade, he finds that losing everything takes on a whole new meaning.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

I was so utterly excited when I first heard about this book.  There are very few books out there for women who are “plus size” that don’t make us feel completely embarrassed and ashamed of what we look like.  So when I heard about this book, and about the concept behind it, I literally jumped for joy. It’s about time a big girl gets the guy!
I really enjoyed Lily and Devin’s growing relationship, as well as the chemistry that burned between them.  He only approached her because of her mother’s offer, but it was apparent during their first meeting that there was a possibility of more.  She wasn’t his norm, but he could see the beauty that others didn’t normally see.
While you may think it’s despicable for Devin to date her for money, the circumstances called for it.  And Lily really did deserve to find romance and passion in her life.  The whole time that I was reading this book I kept biting my nails, scared to death of the possibility of Lily finding out what her mother had done.  The anticipation nearly killed me!
I won’t give anything away about the high points, cause let’s face it, this is one of those books that BEGS for you to read more.  You won’t be able to look away until the end, and when you hit that point, you’ll want to throttle someone because it ended. 
Step into the life of a plus size woman.  A woman who sees herself as less than others, less desirable, just less.  Then watch as she blossoms before Devin’s eyes.  Watch as Devin grows as well.  You’ll fall in love with the characters in this book and you’ll end up wanting MORE! Oh, and did I mention the steaminess that is sprinkled throughout the book? It’s HOT!  The author sure knows how to make the reader’s blood boil with excitement and passion! You’ll be missing out if you don’t grab a copy of this book!

About the Author:
Tabatha has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She is now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful Six year old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel in May of 2009.

She is pursuing a Bachelors in English and hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.

As a stay-at-home mom and full-time student, Tabatha enjoys the freedom of spending a good bit of her days doing what she loves the most…writing.