Fat Chances

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Paperback. "Pocket Romance" from Write More Publications.

Synopsis: Annie Powers is eighteen and overweight. When her twin sister, Molly talks her into going to a Zumba class, all Annie expected was a lot of sweat and sore muscles. But when she laid eyes on the very handsome and muscular Zumba instructor, Cory Shields, not only did he leave her gasping for breath from the exercises, but also from their kiss.

Dazed and confused, Annie struggles ...

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Overview

Paperback. "Pocket Romance" from Write More Publications.

Synopsis: Annie Powers is eighteen and overweight. When her twin sister, Molly talks her into going to a Zumba class, all Annie expected was a lot of sweat and sore muscles. But when she laid eyes on the very handsome and muscular Zumba instructor, Cory Shields, not only did he leave her gasping for breath from the exercises, but also from their kiss.

Dazed and confused, Annie struggles to understand why someone like Cory would be attracted to her. At the same time, Cory tries to make her understand that she is just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.
Annie knows she needs to learn to love herself before she can let Cory into her life. But can she?

"Fat Chances" will warm your heart and reminds us all that it's what's in the heart, not in the body, that counts.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Mandy Anderson
Another amazingly, sweet book by Wilsoncroft. I believe that she could write about a grill cheese sandwich and I would inhale it. Fat Chances was such a wonderful book, I devoured it within a few hours. I am in love with how the characters, mainly the females, are not model perfect. And the men she writes about...nom nom...I could just eat them up. If you haven't read any of Wilsoncroft's books...get to it. What are you waiting for?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615646152
  • Publisher: Write More Publications
  • Publication date: 5/18/2012
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

J.S. Wilsoncroft was born and raised in the small town of Curwensville, Pennsylvania. Her mother and father taught her to be strong and never give up on her dreams, even though as a teenager she wasn't sure what those dreams were. It wasn't until she was older that she decided she wanted some kind of job working with animals. So, at the age of 23, she got her dog grooming license and has been grooming puppies ever since. It wasn't until five years ago that she started writing. She woke up one morning with this story on her mind and as the day grew on, so did the story. She finally decided to sit down at her computer and started typing. That's when her first book, "Roller Coaster Love" was born. After that, writing stories came to her as easy as grooming dogs. Now, Wilsoncroft has her hands full being a wife, mother of two children, and three yappy dogs, full-time dog groomer, and as a part time writer.
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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    After reading the reviews on here and on facebook, I purchased t

    After reading the reviews on here and on facebook, I purchased this book. 2.99 is way too much for this book. It was horribly edited, there were grammar mistakes throughout. Look up the word Homophone, please!!! Not only that, this reminds me of one of those girls that you feel severly bad for. All she does the entire book is poke fun at herself. No wonder people made fun of you, honey. It's not because you are overweight, it's because of your awful self-esteem issues. There is no way that Cory would go for this. Why would any guy want to hear about how fat someone is all the time.. spare tire this, spare tire that. Who cares? I don't know how this can even be considered a romance. I've read a lot of romances in my day, and was sorely disapointed that I paid so much for this one, especially when I can go get a good quality Harlequin or Silhouette at Walmart for a buck more. It will be a FAT CHANCE in hell that I will ever buy another book like this.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Fat Chances is a sweet Young Adult romance that I enjoyed from b

    Fat Chances is a sweet Young Adult romance that I enjoyed from beginning to end. We have Annie, an overweight high-school senior that only wants to graduate and get as far away as possible from the school where she has been tormented for years.

    J.S. Wilsoncroft has a knack for writing very realistic and believable characters. There is a great line toward the beginning in which Annie is talking about escaping and getting into the 'real world' where she'd be with people that had their own problems and wouldn't worry so much about hassling her for having her own.

    I think a lot of us fall into that trap at some point in time, and as the mother of two teenage girls I see it first hand. School can be a nightmare and other kids,especially other girls, can be cruel. Many of us become fixated on one thing about ourselves and believe if we can just fix that one thing, or get away from that one thing, then all of our problems are solved. In Fat Chances, Annie begins to understand that her biggest problem isn't her weight or even other people, it's her own lack of self worth and that's something she can't escape.

    Cory is her Zumba instructor, handsome and fit, and he takes an immediate interest in Annie. He finds her beautiful and Annie goes on the defense right away. She assumes he's not sincere, that he's one of those hot guys that thinks it's funny to play mind games with fat girls. She can't wrap her head around the concept that a guy like Cory would ever be interested in her. She's torn between wanting to believe him and a lifetime of humiliating experiences telling her that she shouldn't.

    Mixed in with her internal struggle is her relationship with her twin sister who has the 'I saw him first' attitude and is angry that Cory has chosen Annie as the object of his affection. The fights, the screaming, the family drama is very real. These girls could've been my own daughters.

    The author makes it easy for me to put myself in Annie's shoes. There is a time when Cory gets a peek at her unshaven legs and she's horrified, and another time when she's self-conscious about him feeling her rolls when he holds her. One part made me almost cry with laughter but I won't mention which one because it falls into the spoiler category. Loved those little touches that are both funny and heart-breaking in their realism.

    My only complaint is that I wish I had more time with these characters. The ending was satisying but it felt a little rushed and didn't give me the 'closed door' feeling I prefer. I wonder if there might be a follow-up story at some point.

    Overall, I loved Fat Chances for it's realism, for tackling an issue that hits very close to home for so many, and for doing it so well. Oh! I can't go without giving praise to the cover. It's beautiful and absolutely perfect. Five stars!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    I'm not sure if it was due to the fact I connected to the charac

    I'm not sure if it was due to the fact I connected to the character on a personal level, or if it was because I wish my husband was like Corey. I would love to be loved on that level. It was the type of thing that some people dream about and here it was in reality. I could not put this book down. I couldn't put the book down until the end and then I wanted more!!!

    This spoke to me. Being a large girl myself I knew all the humiliation and worries and fear that Annie feels. I could put myself in here shoes and truly relate to all her statements and thoughts. And to find a guy that can see past the outside and see the beauty on the inside is a beautiful thing. Everyone should learn from this. Beauty is what is inside you. Not what your shell looks like.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    J.S. Wilsoncroft allows for passionate exploration into the worl

    J.S. Wilsoncroft allows for passionate exploration into the world of those who struggle with weight and body image - Annie is a very relatable and true to life character - The connections and chills you will experience while reading this book makes it completely worth it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Heartwarming story that hits close to home.

    Heartwarming story that hits close to home.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

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    Annie is an overweight young woman with low self confidence, and

    Annie is an overweight young woman with low self confidence, and an invisible armor which doesn't allow her to get close to many people. When Corey a handsome and fit Zumba instructor shows interest in her, it is beyond Annie's comprehension, and she fights against his pursuit. Luckily for her, Corey doesn't give up easy. It is a struggle but eventually Annie's armor weakens, and she starts to believe in Corey. But it is only after she realizes she has to love herself that she can truly give herself to Corey. Kudos to J.S. for tackling a subject that is very relevant to teenagers these days, relevant to all women really, who need to know that they are always worthy of the best, whether they are too skinny, too fat, or just bullied into not believing in themselves. J.S. always helps you connect with a character's emotions, and feel the same things. It is what makes her books and stories so great.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    A wonderful novel full of true emotion. Self esteem is important

    A wonderful novel full of true emotion. Self esteem is important and when you dont have it your life can be miserable. I loved reading Annie's journey!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

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    Annie is the girl at her school that gets called disgusting name

    Annie is the girl at her school that gets called disgusting names by her classmates thanks to being overweight. She hates to exercise and has tried all the diets out there to no avail. She has come to terms with being overweight and would just like to finish her remaining school year and leave town to go live with her aunt. She has had it with all the 'skinny' people in her small town and just wants to leave it all behind. That is until she meets Cory...breathtakingly, beautiful Cory.
    Molly, Annie's twin sister, finally wears her down enough to go to Zumba one night. *Enter sexy Zumba teacher* Cory is romance novel material...everything about him screams gorgeous! So why is he suddenly interested in Annie? What does she have to offer this sexy man that other skinnier, prettier girls can’t?
    Annie cannot fathom what Cory sees in her, but he is adamant that he is truly into her. Now it’s all up to Annie…will she beable to see in herself what Cory sees before it’s too late? Or will a lifetime of being self-conscience ruin something great before it ever gets a chance to begin?
    Another amazingly, sweet book by Wilsoncroft. I believe that she could write about a grill cheese sandwich and I would inhale it. Fat Chances was such a wonderful book, I devoured it within a few hours.
    I am in love with how the characters, mainly the females, are not model perfect. It makes the stories more real and easier to relate to. At least it is to me. And the men she writes about...nom nom…I could just eat them up. They are adorable and caring…and I am absolutely positive that they do not exist in the real world. *I kid, I kid. My hubby is perfect and loves me just the way I am.*
    If you haven’t read any of Wilsoncroft’s books…get to it. What are you waiting for? Her books are real and I am almost sure you will love them as much as I do.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2013

    I just finished this book, and loved it!! My only complaint - I

    I just finished this book, and loved it!! My only complaint - I wish it was longer! Being a bigger girl all my life, I understand the struggle of the main character. This is a really fun, exciting romance, and it was over much too quickly. Thank you J.S. for this fun character - I hope you write more stories about her!

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

    I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this book just from i

    I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this book just from its title. It's true what the old saying says "Never Judge a Book by its Cover" I've just finished this book and straight off It made me laugh.

    This book is about a Senior in high school who is overweight (like me) and she gets depressed about her weight. Her twin sister talks her into going to Zumba class with her and starts ranting on about the instructor. When Annie sets eyes on Cory (The Instructor) she gets the most intense feelings ever. This book really made me thing about my weight. Its true beauty is in the eye of the beholder and no matter what anyone else thinks so long as you know your loved for who you are on the inside by the person you are with then thats all that matters. This book is a must read. I would like to know whats going to happen with Cory and Annie so i'm hoping there is going to be a follow up. Many thanks for an excellent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Cute story

    Just remember big girls you are beautiful!!! This book gives you a taste of a hottie falling for a girl with a lil meat on her bones :)

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 21, 2012

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