I used to imagine that life would be easier, more enjoyable, if I were tall, blond, and supermodel thin. But real life--like the average, every day woman--is full of curves and imperfections, and many opportunities to learn that it's not the number on the scale that measures the capacity of your heart.
After years of struggling with poor self esteem and too many crash diets to count, I finally got wise--and hired a trainer. With an enthusiastic push from my brother's fiancé and more motivation than a Joel Osteen sermon, I, Madeline "Leni" Moore, am ready to ditch the oh-woe-is-me act.
That is, until I smack head-on into a tree and collide with him. Lane Sheffield is the guy you drool over from afar. One look at him the first day on the runner's track, and my panties are up in flames. He's out of my league. Slim, sleek, and athletic to my plump, dull, and unfit. Lane has no reason to like me, but to my utter shock . . . he does and this newfound attention from the opposite sex has me all sorts of baffled.
What starts out as a healthy journey to lose some of the extra me, turns into a quest to find my true self. Will the need to fit in and finally have someone to call my own lead me to my weight loss goal or my happiness goal? I've focused so long on being skinny, what will it take for me to learn the ultimate lesson--that beauty is only skin deep?
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Loved this story-emotional & funny.
After meeting this lady in person I was excited to read this book! I am so glad I did. This is a phenomenal read! Everyone has something they hate about themselves and sometimes finding the positive is an unattainable task. Leni has heard it all right down to ““You have such a pretty face.” I force an unenthusiastic smile, assuming she’ll leave it at that, letting the unspoken words “if you only lost weight” dangle awkwardly between us. But nope. Not this time . . .” Fighting the dauntless task of weight loss, learning to love herself in her own skin and finding the ever elusive Prince Charming. She is an amazing character that is funny, smart, talented and deserves everything her heart wants. “Love is not patient, or kind. Love is f@*king stupid.” Get in on this witty journey of fun and learning to love what you have. When you are done I promise you will be “Happier than a fat kid with a Twinkie.” You will feel all of Leni’s struggles, you will cheer with her and cry with her. You will feel stronger in you own skin by the end and maybe love yourself a little bit more. Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews