Thursday, September 26, 2013
Mean Girls by Lucy Felthouse
Adele Blackthorne is a big girl. She knows it, and she’s been picked on all her life because of it. But she’s gotten to the stage where she doesn’t care. She may be Rubenesque, but she’s healthy, too. Much healthier than the mean girls at the leisure center that point and stare and say spiteful things about her. Adele rises above it all, and enjoys her secretive glances at the center’s hunky lifeguard, Oliver.
As the bullying of Adele becomes worse, Oliver finds it increasingly difficult not to intervene. He doesn’t want to get into trouble with work, but equally he can’t stand to see Adele treated in such a horrible way. Especially since he doesn’t agree that she’s fat and unattractive. He thinks she’s a seriously sexy woman, and would like to get to know her better.
Adele is a large girl that for the most part is comfortable with the way she looks. She feels Oliver's eyes on her as she swims at the health club and feels desire pulling her toward him, but used to being made fun of, she doesn't pursue it. Oliver has other ideas. As he watches Adele get bullied, he realizes his feelings for her and becomes not only her knight in shining armor but her lover as well. It just goes to show you, big girls really can have more fun!
This was a sexy foray into the inner life of what it can mean to be a plus size girl in a world made for women who are model thin. Being a curvy girl myself, I could completely identify with the horrible feelings you have to endure as someone who is a little larger than most women. I like the fact that this character just moves past it and finally takes what is hers. Oliver is a dear and who wouldn't want a sexy lifeguard as a boyfriend especially one who tells the mean girls off. Woo hoo!
A great story with some sexy scenes!