Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sierra Simone’s latest, Misadventures of a Curvy Girl. Man, Sierra really knocked it out of the park with this one. It was hot AF, but also really sweet and had a great body positivity message.
Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone
Series: Misadventures #18
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 19, 2019
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Format: eARC, 240 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
For the first time in her life, Ireland Mills is happy with her body. No more fad diets, no more hiding from every camera in the room, no more low self-esteem. She’d rather be alone than with someone who’ll only love her if she’s skinny.
Caleb Carpenter and Ben Weber are everything Ireland and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce dreamed of when conceptualizing the “Real Kansas” promotional campaign. They’re handsome, young, educated, and totally dedicated to their small prairie town.
When Ireland’s Prius gets stuck on a Kansas dirt road and a massive storm rips through town, she’s left stranded with nowhere to turn but to Caleb and Ben. These two hunky country boys are impossible to ignore, but could they ever be interested in her as well?
Caleb and Ben are more than interested…and they’re willing to share. After their first night together, they know this has to be more than a one-time thing. They need to make her theirs forever. But can they convince Ireland they love her, curves and all?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
My love for Sierra Simone and her books grows with each and every new release. I’ve come to look at the Misadventures series like a quick and dirty treat, but Misadventures of a Curvy Girl was so much more than that. SO MUCH MORE. I mean, yes, it was totally filthy — in the best way — but it was also so freaking sweet. Also? The body positivity message spoke to my soul. This plus sized lady is here for the curvier heroines. Especially when there’s no storyline about how she needs to “fix” herself to be worthy of love and other good things. But, I won’t get on that particular soapbox in my review. Moving on…
It would be really easy to make my review for Misadventures of a Curvy Girl very personal, but I won’t. Instead I’ll just say Ireland is relatable. Even if we don’t share the same experiences when it comes to hot AF men in Kansas. (Maybe I should spend more time in Kansas…) ? Kidding. Kind of. I adored the romance between Ireland, Caleb and Ben. Yes, it was insta-love-y but who cares? Attraction is real. I loved the connection these three shared and I enjoyed seeing how each of them somehow became MORE together. Yes, this book is likely to make you (or your reading device) overheat. It’s smoking hot. I’d expect nothing less from Sierra. But, I guarantee you’re probably going to get a fair few feels along the way, too. I sure did.
Sierra’s writing is gorgeous. This woman just has a way with words. I swear, she probably makes her shopping list read like poetry. (For the record, I’d read that if she published it, too.) Whenever I read one of her books, I find myself highlighting roughly 1/3 of it. Her words are just THAT GOOD. So many of them spoke to me in Misadventures of a Curvy Girl, too. (Believe it or not, the quotes below aren’t even close to everything I highlighted. I just couldn’t include ALL of them.) I know I just finished this book, but I’m totally ready for Sierra’s next book. Like, right now.
I want to wear the clothes I want to wear, not the ones I’m supposed to. I want to spend my nights doing what I choose, not going to the gym and then listening to Brian’s pointed remarks about my body while I pick at my frozen diet entree and stare miserably at the table. I want to live now, have fun and do fun things now, not wait for some distant, skinnier future that may never come.
I look good. Fuck anyone who says differently.
I’m a simple man. I like big girls, Kansas sunrises, and my dog, Greta. I like sharing those things with my best friend.
Girls like me, we didn’t get chased, we didn’t get claimed, we didn’t get the happily ever after. Not in movies. Not in real life.
People aren’t just one thing. People aren’t just confident and then that’s it, there’s nothing that can dent that confidence. People aren’t just brave and then free from fear their entire lives. We exist in tangles of virtue and weakness simultaneously—we are the best and worst of ourselves all at the same time.
“Do you think fat means bad?”
“I mean, I—”
“It’s just a word, princess. A word like tall or short or Nebraskan. It’s an adjective that doesn’t have to mean anything negative. The world thinks that fat is the worst thing a woman can be, but the more we use the word like a neutral description, the more we say fuck you to that idea.”
Have you read any Misadventures books?
Have any faves?