Chubby & Charming

Chubby & Charming

by Mary E Thompson

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Overview

Chubby & Charming by Mary E Thompson

A charming man could be the icing on one chubby woman's cupcake.

Mandy likes her life. She's happy. She has great friends, a good job, a happy life. She has it all, even if it comes with a few extra pounds. But Mandy doesn't mind. She knows who she is and she likes cupcakes too much to worry about the weight.

But a stroke of luck, and a phone call to her customer service job, brings Xander Carlson into her life. He's everything she's not. Attractive, built, and sexy as all hell. And for some reason he wants to meet Mandy.

In person.

In real life.

Mandy isn't sure what to make of Xander's insistence that he wants her, but she drops her guard and lets him in. Juggling her new relationship, a possible promotion, and the coworker from hell, Mandy knows it can't all end up happily ever after.

Especially if Xander ends up being the man she feared he was - someone who judges her by her weight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944090081
Publisher: BluEyed Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Mary E. Thompson grew up loving to read, like a good little girl. Many nights she would fall asleep with the flashlight still turned on as she hid under the covers trying to finish the last few pages of a book. As an adult, the light from her ereader means she doesn't need a flashlight, but she still stays up way too late to finish a book.
When Mary's not reading she's playing with her two kids or living out her own romance novel with her hubby. She has a weakness for chocolate, especially when it's paired with peanut butter, and has been known to have a bad day just because there's no chocolate in the house.
Mary grew up in Buffalo, NY and swears she's the only local to never ski or snowboard. Soccer was always her sport, with a couple adventures in white water rafting and skydiving to keep things interesting. Mary moved to South Carolina for college but missed Buffalo every day. Yeah she thinks she's crazy, too. She somehow convinced her South Carolina born and bred hubby to return to Buffalo to raise their kids and live out their lives. He's still not sure what he was thinking.

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Chubby & Charming 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The chubby girl gets the dream boat guy. There are challenges and some sexy times, but happy ending. Not a cliff hanger. Enjoyed the story. About 150 pages.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Her need for constant reassurance is exhausting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chubby chicks rock!!!!! I want a Xander.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Chubby & Charming is my first book by Mary E Thompson. I liked it. Ms Thompson has given us a fun read. The characters are fantastic and fit this book perfectly. Xander and Mandy's story is loaded with drama, humor, sizzle and a dash of suspense. I enjoyed reading Chubby & Charming and would be happy to read more from Mary E Thompson in the future. Chubby & Charming is book 1 of the Big & Beautiful Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
RayBear More than 1 year ago
Mandy works as a customer service rep. She has a smooth voice and likes her job and helping people. When Xander calls in, Mandy is able to help him out and her voice captures his interest. He asks her out and she says yes. What Xander doesn't know and what Mandy lives daily with is the fact that she's not skinny and doesn’t say no to a good cupcake. What will Xander say when he finally sees her face to face for the first time? If it doesn't matter at first to him, won't it later on? The first few chapters of this novel were amazing! Mandy was interesting and different as the main character. Enter Xander, the hottie who wants to meet her. There's tension. There's excitement. What will happen?! Then they meet and like each other a lot. The rest of the book is about them being together and the only point of tension is Mandy's insecurity about being with such an attractive HWP male. It's hard to build a story around that. I kept waiting for the complication to settle in and the story to pick up. Even the climax was all in Mandy's head and a complete disappointment and letdown. Halfway through the book, almost every thought Mandy had was on sex and how hot Xander is. We get it. Mandy likes Xander because he's sexy. There are paragraphs and paragraphs devoted to her thoughts about his body and I ended up skimming through most of them after the first couple. Mandy spends so much time thinking about herself, Xander, and her worries about her weight that there is no time left for subplots or plot points. I was disappointed in Mandy and her lack of character development. She is shown as a woman who's trust has been broken in the past regarding men and relationships. Great place to start, but she doesn't change. Throughout the book she drops her trust of Xander any time he remotely seems like he might be pointing out the fact that she's overweight and that he's not. Mandy never gets over this fear. She never gains confidence in their relationship. SPOILER: Mandy acts and thinks like she's very much in lust/love with Xander and all it takes is something small for Mandy to lose confidence in Xander. Does she really love him, then? Mandy and Xander breakup over nothing (just a miscommunication) like they're teenagers in high school. The climax scene at Xander's friend's house was very high school. There were even fat jokes! Xander was unrealistic every time he showed up and said or did anything. I wanted more realism from him, not a Stepford Wives boyfriend! Only in his initial pursuit of Mandy did he seem authentic as a person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Great novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is about 177 nook pages and filled with steamy loving, some conflict, and some great best friends. Never read this author before, and will not be the last. Only thing is Mandy got on my nerves with her insecurities. It got a bit frustrating at times with this girls way of thinking and dwelling on about her weight. (Got old) Otherwise a great book.****