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Curves for Days

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I really enjoyed this small town romance from the go! Rose and Angus were a couple I didn't know I needed ❤️ And possibly the best plus size rep!
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Overall I liked this one! I thought it was a solid 4 stars. I liked the main character a lot, and I’m a huge sucker for home renovation so this was right in my wheelhouse. I did think that the writing was a little choppy at times, with sudden time jumps that pulled me out of the story a bit. But other than that I liked this one!

🌈 Queer rep: mention of a FF couple, mention of a MM couple
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Thank you Netgalley for the ARC of this book. I really enjoyed this read! Fun characters and storyline and I adored the female curvy lead. 
Looking forward to more from this author
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Arc received from netgalley; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This cute, quick romance took me less than a day to finish. After Rose wins the lottery, she starts over and moves to a new small town, where she hires a grumpy contractor to fix her fancy new home. It has everything that you would want in a cute small-town romance with the spin of having lottery winning in it. I loved the plus-size representation in this, and it gave me all the HGTV homemaker vibes with the "lottery dream house" vibes going. I will keep Laura Moher on my radar. 

- Grumpy/Sunshine 
-Small Town Romance
- Forced Proximity
- Slow Burn
- Plus Size MC
- Lottery Winnings
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This was like a breath of fresh air book wise. Having an author who can create a character  that’s so beautiful and real. I really enjoyed.
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📖My Thoughts📖

I can’t even begin to to tell you how much I loved this book! The characters and the setting for one were pretty amazing and I seriously wish I could live in this town and befriend all of them! It sounds like it would be such a great low key but fun place to live! The relationship between Rose and Angus just made me squeal with delight (yes I know, very nerdy). They were so stinking cute! But oh my lord they were also so dang stubborn! I loved watching their relationship grow though. It was really fun to watch it unfold and grow. I would totally love it if they made this into a movie! I recommend this to anyone who loves a good romantic comedy. 
Thank you Netgalley, Laura Moher and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read and review this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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As an extremely curvy girl I both; A) gravitate toward book covers with plus size women on them and B) am extremely weary as if it’s done correctly. No plus size woman wants to read about how badly a character hate their body and how ugly they think that they are. This book hit all those marks beautifully. I enjoyed it thoroughly and am happy I took a chance on it.
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At one point in the beginning I worried this was going to end up a DNF, but I’m glad I stuck with it! The characters became less surface level and I came to really enjoy their slow burn romance. Rose is hiding, and running from, a big secret - she’s filthy rich after winning the lottery and hasn’t a clue what to do about it. When she ends up in Galway, she truly finds her home and her people. Angus begins to work on her newly purchased house and mutual pining eventually ensues, while Rose stubbornly keeps her wealth a secret. The romantic and sexual between these two is 🔥 It’s always refreshing to have a plus sized FMC as well, and to have the MMC find her totally attractive. I’m interested to read the next book set here about July! 

What to expect:

- plus sized FMC
- small town romance
- found family
- slow burn 
- grumpy x sunshine
- forced proximity 
- self discovery 
- kind of spicy
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Curves For Days by Laura Moher is a sweet romance with an adorable grumpy meets sunshine romance that has some heavier content including PTSD, body shaming, and mental health issues. Rose is a sweet, hopeful character that just wants to help others and enjoy her new life. Angus is a therapist who is focused on giving back to those who need help from military service related trauma. He is determined to.stay aloof but Rose wears him down and makes him smile. This was a nice romcom with cozy small town vibes that I really enjoyed.
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I love seeing representation and as a plus size woman myself I was very excited to read what seemed to be a feel good small town romance. In all honesty, I was left disappointed that like in many cases we didn’t find a strong independent female plus sized main character but instead it was just sad at how little she thought of herself. It was frustrating that this was the type of plus size love interest character that I was getting to experience… one with no friends, no self love and whose only experience with physical attraction was sexual assault until she’s in her 30s. This book held so much potential and I do love the characters and the spicy parts of course. In many ways, I can understand the reasons that the author chose to make certain decisions in the character’s background because unfortunately in many cases this is our reality. So in the end, much like life, I pushed through the hard parts and stayed til the HEA. Still disappointed but was cute. Overall, 2.5/5
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Received an earc of this book and I was not disappointed! Finally a curvy girl romance! My only complaint is that I wish it was longer
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Note- Read Trigger Warnings first before delving in. There is a lot more here than was expected.

Curves for Days is a small town romance with a twist, several actually. The main character is a larger woman than normal leads and the book mentions it constantly, but not done too horribly. The male lead is a great guy with a bit of a rough past thats mostly glossed over. The complication is understandable but still frustrating since I just wanted things to be happy and nice. I loved the town and the people in that town. It was an enjoyable book and serious topics were well handled, just be aware of them first.
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A fun read…lots of humour, from both characters.    Rose goes through a major transformation in confidence and happiness…a very uplifting story.
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I absolutely adore the cover of this book and it instantly made me want to read it. I'm not going to lie, as a fat girl a lot of the negative thoughts Rose has at the beginning of the book were triggering. The book does not shy away from difficult topics and most are handled with care. I was very frustrated by Angus not being better at communication despite being a therapist. I do think Rose and Angus had a wonderful connection and I enjoyed reading their story.
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I love the representation in this book for larger women, and it was just cute. The writing was great and kept my attention and the cover is really cute with her on the front.
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I loved the representation in this book body wise. I just loved the romance too and how he made her feel so safe and protected. Mental health rep is rarely in books too and I enjoyed it in this one
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This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed this plus sized heroine romance! It was a slow burn between Rose and Angus. I enjoyed how we watched our characters grew and learned. Rose is quite insecure about her body at first, but learns to like it. Angus was so sweet and always liked Rose no matter what. He is grumpy but has a big heart. I think they balanced each other really well too. I thought this book was really well written and enjoyed it! The steam level was low but good! I def recommend this for all the plus sized gals!
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"Curves for Days" is a great debut! The beginning was a little disorienting but took off quickly. I definitely underestimated it! Laura Moher did a great job writing protagonists who haven't had a perfect life or taken the usual path. I especially appreciated Rose's return to higher education as an adult. 

The only downside was that I could feel the setup for the third act breakup. I was enjoying the book so much and was dreading that turn in the relationship! It recovered with more quality character growth.

I'll be looking forward to more from this author!

Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for providing an eARC for review.
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Curves for Days is such a lovely and heartfelt romance. This is the first novel I have read by Laura Moher, and it is sure not to be my last. Moher's writing is clear and casual, giving the perfect town for a small town romance. Moher's characters are interesting and dimensional and the small town world she builds in the novel is charming and such a lovely support system for the heroine and hero. Curves for Days is a well paced story that focuses on the heroine Rose who is at a cross point in her life.

I really enjoyed watching Rose build this new world and supportive friendship circle around her, as she learns to start over and tend to her needs. This novel blends humor and lightness with some past experiences that are darker and more complicated (definitely check any content notes-does deal with bullying, fat-phobia, ptsd, non consensual sex). The heart of this novel is really rooted in starting over and being true to yourself. Rose and Angus make the perfect pair as they work together renovating Rosie's new house. I really love watching them circle each other and be so attracted to the other without knowing or understanding how the other feels. I love that after they both open up to each other that they take their physical growth at a pace that works for them, and they never overstep the others boundaries. This novel is sexy and fun while still dealing with heavier topics and issues with a care that is understandable and relatable. Yes there are some misunderstanding that pull these two apart in a third act breakup, but they feel necessary and a place for growth for both of they so they can work through some of the self-worth issues they both have. 

This book is sweet and sexy, and the hero loves the heroine's body and mind that give such a wonderfully body positive look to this story. I loved watching these two learn what matters in a relationship. I loved seeing them work through the value they both have and that love is not a tipping scale.

Definitely check this book out if it interests you, Laura Moher is definitely worth the read and I hope to get more romances within this world.
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I always ask for stories with plus sized characters because I love representation. However sometimes those story lines focus entirely around whether or not the main character feels loveable based on their size. Some of that discussion was in here based on past events so I understand why it came up, thankfully it wasn't too distracting. I also enjoyed Angus was also plus sized, I love equal representation in romance! Mostly I'm excited for more books in this series because you could see where she was building in side character stories and I need to know what July is up to.
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