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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

3.5 stars-- On the Plus Side (A Perfect Fit #2) by Alison Bliss

Curvy heroines and the heroes who pant after every luscious curve. Sign me up! A bit of sass, a whole lotta sexy and a touch of family drama? Oh, yeah, On the Plus Side was a real good time.

The quick of it is that Val has been smitten with her older brother's best friend since they were kids. And...not gotten the time of day. He, in fact, bailed and left town for 8 some years to make sure nothing happened between them. Homeboy was running scared from what Val was dishing up. Mmhm. But now he's back in town and Val's definitely not a little kid anymore and, well, things get a little pervy in the best possible way as she starts working at his new bar. They just have to keep her overprotective brother from finding out. Oy!

Val and Logan. Yall. I loved that Val rocked her plus sized curves and had confidence to spare. She's the life of the party and was easy to like. I liked her sass. And Logan is all kinds of sexy and sweet. He really tries to be there for the people in his life and do what's right.
"Poor baby," she said. "Am I overwhelming you already?"

"God, yes." He ran his trembling fingers through his hair and blew out a deep breath. "You're doing shit to my brains and making it hard as hell to concentrate. Now what was I saying again?"

She rolled her eyes. "I believe you were chastising me about my insatiable need to have you inside me."

"Oh yeah. That." He paced toward the back of the room, putting more distance between them. "So as I was saying," he begain, turning to face her. Her gaze had apparently lowered but quickly darted back up to meet his. "Damn it, Val. Did you just check out my ass?"

"Um, no."

"You did, you liar."

She grinned. "Well, if you don't want me to look at your ass, then don't point it in my direction. By the way, it's a great ass. Even better when there aren't jeans covering it."

"Valerie." His voice held a stern warning.

"Okay, fine. I'll stop trying to lure you into the storeroom. But I'm not promising anything else. Any time we aren't at work, all bets are off. Just like my clothes will be."

Yeah. He figured that much. And he was in complete agreement. "Fair enough."
Their romance? Whew boy. Well they do steam things up quite a bit. And get into some very naughty situations. Always a plus! They were fun together, too. I really love the slightly taboo sibling/best friend set up. It's fun watching them try to figure that dynamic out and him with not seeing her as a little kid anymore.

I did have a couple quibbles. And this will probably sound pretty ranty. Sorry! I just had some growls with my woohoos! on this one. Obviously not a deal breaker but they knocked things from a solid 4 to a 3.5

  1. Val's brother was a head case. WAY over the top protective and needed meds or some jail time to cool is ass down. A restraining order, maybe.
  2. The guys didn't always listen to Val and it drove me crazy. Older sibling kinda thing, I guess, with cutting her off. I was like let the damn girl talk!!! She was WAY nicer about it, too. I woulda cut someone. lol 
  3. Then the biggest issue I had. Val did something that totally fucked up Logan's life towards the end and it was turned around so he was the one groveling/apologizing which was ridiculous since he had a right to be fucking livid over it. I thought everyone brushed off her action way too easily because 'she didn't know' but while she didn't know the extent of what would happen she did make the choice that caused it and knew that was a wrong choice when it was made. So I had a hard time on that bit.
Overall, though, while I had some grumbles I did have a great time with On the Plus Side. I laughed quite often and, yeah, fanned myself, too. lol It was a very easy read that kept me coming back for more even when I should have been working around the house.

Thanks to her bangin' curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie's luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie's determined to get Logan's attention . . . even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.

Logan can't remember a time when Valerie didn't secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It's only when he finds Valerie's naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.

No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.

Amazon | Goodreads | Bliss on HCBS
 
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