Full Figured (Carl Weber Presents)

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Carl Weber brings together two popular Urban Books divas to give readers what they've been asking for: stories about big, beautiful women. Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don't know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken.

Who Ya Wit' (by Brenda Hampton): Desa Rae Jenkins just turned forty, and she's alone now that her divorce is final and her son has gone away to college. Since her divorce, she's taken to her bed, watching life pass...

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Overview

Carl Weber brings together two popular Urban Books divas to give readers what they've been asking for: stories about big, beautiful women. Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don't know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken.

Who Ya Wit' (by Brenda Hampton): Desa Rae Jenkins just turned forty, and she's alone now that her divorce is final and her son has gone away to college. Since her divorce, she's taken to her bed, watching life pass her by. When Roc, a twenty-four-year-old with a jaw dropping body comes along, he completely changes the game. Desa Rae can't keep her eyes open or legs closed to a man who excites her like no other man has. But, can she really be serious about a man who is almost the same age as her son? Why not, especially if he's the one responsible for shaking her from her misery? If she can learn to deal with his occupation and the other women in his life, things might turn out okay for Desa Rae.

Seven Year Itch (by La Jill Hunt): Etienne Chanel Frederick is a diva in her own right. Smart, sassy, and successful, she has always had it going on; so much so that not only did the full-figured beauty catch the eye of Major, the sexiest dude on the block, but she encouraged him to leave the dope game and become legit. Now, seven years later, Etienne is working hard and trying to move ahead, but it seems that Major isn't feeling the same way. She's realizing that things aren't the way she dreamed they would be, and maybe in addition to their growing up, they've grown apart. Working with Vaughn, her attractive coworker who seems to be more understanding than Major, isn't helping her situation either. Is the love between Etienne and Major strong enough to keep them together, or will the strength of that love make them realize it's time to let go?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601622181
  • Publisher: Urban Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 309
  • Sales rank: 316,953
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2010

    GOOD READ!!!!!

    This book was really really really good... I couldn't put it down. I hope there will be a part2 On Dez And Roc

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2010

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    Decisions

    "Full Figured: Plus Size Divas" is what appears to be the first of a series of books in which the heroines are full-figured women. For that, I am hopeful and appreciative as too many books today aren't practical as the average American woman is a size 12, but according to some reports now a 14. So with the first of more to come, Carl Weber went with two authors with resumes guaranteed to bring the drama.

    Brenda Hampton's 'Who Ya Wit' features Desa Rae Jenkins. At forty and recently divorced, Desa Rae is getting accustomed to life as a working divorcee and parent of an almost grown son. Her world is shook when she meets a 24-year-old man/child, Roc. Tall, dark and delicious, Roc awakens in Desa what she's been missing with his thug passion. But he also introduces her to a darker world she doesn't want to know. Does this May-December romance stand a chance?

    LaJill Hunt's 'Seven Year Itch' according to the synopsis was supposed to be about Etienne and Major (and Vaughn); however, the characters in the story were Avery and Duke (and Kurt). C'mon now, Urban Books! Really? Anywho.Duke used to run the very streets where he and Avery now reside. A good girl on the right track, Avery made Duke give up his street ways and go legit if he wanted to be with her. And he did. Now, seven years later, as Avery is still moving upward with higher education and a promising career, Duke seems to be complacent with where they are. Moving in different directions, has their relationship run its course?

    What makes an anthology good? For me, first, I would say a central theme that runs through all the stories. Though this is presented with a full-figured theme, that fact seems to either have gotten lost under other themes and drama or was a second thought. Yes, both authors featured plus size divas, but it was not as prominent or key to the plot as I would have liked. This book could have easily, and probably more appropriately, been billed as being about relationships where opposites attract.

    Disappointingly, "Full Figured" is not what I expected or hoped for. I have read better by both authors. One story had too many variables, while the other didn't come full circle, leaving this reader with questions about what wasn't addressed and why. I could not connect with the characters of one story, neither admiring nor pitying them, while I didn't learn enough about characters in the other. One story had too much drama, while the other may have not had enough.

    Neither story is a bad read, but they are nothing fresh or new. I don't see myself recommending this to others. As I stated before, I've read better by both authors and look forward to each of their own next full-length novels.

    Kudos to Urban Books for taking a step to practicality, but tighten up the editing (coworkers), make sure the stories are more cohesive and get some better covers.
    Reviewed by: Toni

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Who ya Wit, I read 1 and 3 the continue of Roc and DesaRae. Th

    Who ya Wit, I read 1 and 3 the continue of Roc and DesaRae. The ending just made me want more of these two. Please continue their saga, I know the love that the two have for each other can make a change for the best.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    A must read I loved Who Ya Wit

    This was truly a page turner. Couldn't put this one down read 2/3 before taking a break. My only diappointment was it ended and everybody wants to know did Roc get it together? Did Dez take him back I know there has to be a second book in the making PLEASE. Both stories are great but I wish each were there own book. LaJill Hunt (Seven Year Itch) didn't get the justice she derserve due to this two story book. It's hard to get into her story only because you still wondering about the first story. I wish bot these authors continue there stories in there own books. Mr. Weber you know you can bring talent. Thanks hope to read the second series soon!!!

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