when you're a big girl
Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?
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When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents. But now he can’t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is…and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure. But Cherri turns out to be more vulnerable than she appears. Is she in need of more than Colin can give? Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him thrown for a curve?
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Thrown for a Curve started off two people unlikely to end up together. In a series of events, it morphed into a story of two people making a life together. I think there was too much story going on. I felt that it dragged on at times. Cherri leaned on Colin in a time of need and fell in love. Most of the story is about her growing up and finding her place in life (she is fairly young). Colin is also the her first. For Colin, it was seemingly love at first sight (though he felt way too old for her, he couldn't stay away). After being shattered by his cheating ex-girlfriend who won't leave him alone, Colin comes from a terribly effed up emotionally. The two of them have a lot to work through between his problems and her naivety. I found that all the back stories going on with Cherri's grandmother's death, then Cherri's unplanned pregnancy, their shotgun marriage, Colin's father coming back into the picture...it just seemed like there was too much going on. It wasn't a horrible book by any means but it didn't grab hold of me.
My Rating: 2.5 Stars
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