by Tabatha Vargo
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 façade, 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 am a sucker for books with a plus size heroine (I wonder why? haha). The best part of this particular book, however, was the twist of how Devin comes across to be in Lilly's life. It shows the reader how there are more layers than what we see in front of our faces. And any book, any writing, that can give it's characters layers and purpose is the kind of book that I know I will enjoy. On the Plus Side does exactly that. Lilly is a sweet and intelligent woman who doesn't ask for the trouble she inevitable finds herself in. I truly hurt for the pain she feels throughout the book. Devin is a sweet man who means well - who takes care of those he cares about. Layers. This is all about caring for these characters that are not perfect, but who strive to do better for themselves and those they care about.
Even though this story is trope-y, I could very easily see myself seeing these characters as people. Now that, is good story telling.