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Pub Date 19 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2023

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Erica Cantelli thought her days of having to fight for her relationship were over but a storm is brewing...

Storm in a D Cup is the third hilarious and incredibly uplifting book in The Husband Diet series following The Husband Diet and My Big Fat Italian Break-up.

For fans of Jennifer Weiner, Kristen Bailey and Sophie Kinsella.

Readers love Nancy Barone:

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'Loved this fun, uplifting feel-good book. It really made me smile and at the moment is something that we all desperately need' NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Erica Cantelli thought her days of having to fight for her relationship were over but a storm is brewing...

Storm in a D Cup is the third hilarious and incredibly uplifting book in The Husband Diet...


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Thrilled to read band acquire this title. Full review coming due to an unexpected health issue their has been a delay. Strongly enjoyed the previous books by this author and have no doubt this will be a great read as well.

Erica Cantelli thought her days of having to fight for her relationship were over but a storm is brewing...

Storm in a D Cup is the third hilarious and incredibly uplifting book in The Husband Diet series following The Husband Diet and My Big Fat Italian Break-up.

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This was fun, made you feel good, happy go lucky, witty and FUNNY!

Such an enjoyable read and one that put a smile on my face.

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I didn't expect the story to be so engaging and captivating. I guarantee you will not only laugh and cry, but your heart will be filled with so much joy by the time you finish reading the book.

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What a bombshell of a book! While nothing about this book was remotely funny I did love it all the same. I felt like this book really hit home. It hit home for me because this story had your down to earth people who had problems with their life's journey without beating around the bush so to speak.
This book was about 2nd chances, big misunderstandings, and yes even some forgiveness thrown in. I loved that!
My favorite thing? The story being told from Erica's point of view.
Genie Stacie. I did not like that woman from the get go! Man! The author did such a great job with her. This woman was plain jealous I think. Poor soul.
I finished this book in a day because I wanted to see what happened next and how Erica would handle the situation she was in.
I wasn't disappointed in fact I was rooting for Erica all along! I understood her all too well because men are.....well just men.
I kinda felt sorry for Julian though. Poor guy! He was my hero all along. That's all I'll say. I don't want to give it away.
5 stars for a job well done! I highly recommend! I'd read this book again
Mt thanks for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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‘Storm in a D Cup’ is the third instalment of ‘The Husband Trilogy’, and although I haven’t read the previous two books in this series, I still enjoyed this heart-warming read, proving that it can be read as a standalone.

This instalment is also the first time I read anything by Nancy Barone, but I will go back and read the others she has written. Her writing style demonstrates how she can take sensitive issues and make them positively entertaining but still make sure the seriousness and emotional aspects are not lost.

With rememberable and realistic characters, this book is highly recommended to those looking for a light-hearted, fast-paced, absorbing read. I would have read this in one sitting had life not gotten in the way!

‘Storm in a D Cup’ is due for release on 19th January 2023 and is available to pre-order today!

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This is the first book that I have read by this author and it definitely wont be the last. It was a quick, easy and hilarious read that I read in one very short sitting, I just couldn't stop turning pages.

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This book me hooked from the very first page.
I loved that it was told in Erica’s point of view.
It was a witty and fun read that I finished in one sitting.
The entire time i was reading i was laughing or had a giant smile on my face.

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I had such a good time with this story! The cover was fun and quirky and the story followed suit. I haven't read the other two stories in the Husband Trilogy but I liked this as a standalone. It was entertaining and fun and I really enjoyed it!

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The interesting thing with this one, it’s written from Erica view. Loved the comedy and the giggling and the smiles it gave me.

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I really loved this book - especially the setting of Castellino in Italy! It made me wish it were real so I could visit. Exactly what I needed to get me out of a cold November evening slump! Highly recommend!

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So So funny. I cannot wait to go back and read Nancy Barone's other work. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book.

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Such a funny enjoyable read! I’m on a big rom-com kick right now and this one did not disappoint. I love the cover also. I will definitely be adding more Nancy Barone books to my TBR.

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A most enjoyable, amusing and well written book. Read it in one day! Well done Nancy Barone. I look forward to the next one.

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This fast easy read was just what I needed ! Third book in the series, but you definitely don’t have to read the others, can stand alone.
Imagine living in Italy with your family, running a business with your handsome hubby. In walks blast from the past and drama is full throttle. Thank you NetGalley for this funny book full of smiles, tears, and anxiousness!

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Storm in a D Cup is the perfect cure for a rainy day - a cup of sunshine when I needed it the most. I have not read the other books in the series, but will be going back to do so now as I'm curious if they're as good. The characters Barone created are unique and relatable - anyone can find someone to relate to. This wasn't a perfect book, but so much fun so I highly recommend for a rainy day stuck inside when you need a little light!

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Storm in a D Cup by Nancy Barone
What a funny, witty, make you feel good fun book. This was the third in the series however it didn’t make a difference this book can be read as a stand a-lone book. However, I will definitely be adding the first 2 books in the series to my TBR list. Read it.
Many thanks to Nancy Barone, NetGalley, and the publisher for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Thoroughly loved this. For me, feeling all the emotions of the characters is what makes a good book. And boy, this one had me raging, crying and laughing. A great mix and a great read. Thank you to the publisher, author and netgalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Cute book with wonderful descriptions of Italy!! Who would not want to be swept to this country and live! This book had a slow start for me, lots of descriptions. I did enjoy the story and the way the characters did go through such transformations. We all have those insecurities so as a whole, this book is very relatable. This is my first book by this author. Cute story with good character development.

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Such a fun book with many laugh out loud moments

Enjoyed it from start to finish and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!

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Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.

The story of this book had characters that you related to, their issues were visible without beating around the bush.

It’s about forgiveness, misunderstandings and having a 2nd chance. It’s told from Erica’s perspective.

I finished this book in one sitting as I wanted to know what happens next and how Erica dealt with the situation she was in.

I highly recommend.

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Set in beautiful Tuscany this is a wonderful story of friendship, love and family with some laugh out loud hilarious moments. A great read.

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Erica thought she was finally going to relax with Julian and their B&B but no...His ex- Genie- has appeared and put a pin in Erica's ego. This is one of those novels which will be most appreciated by those who have followed Erica's journey from unhappy wife to happy partner. Julian has grown as well- he's now a successful author. Trust, however, that thought Erica's concern about her weight will not entirely fall by the wayside but that things will work out for her. She deserves it. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC. A good read.

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Erica Cantelli has been married seven years to successful author and former baseball player, Julian Foxham. It was rough going in the beginning — moving to Tuscany, starting a bed and breakfast, and launching Julian’s writing career. Now that the bed and breakfast as well as Julian’s writing career are flourishing, Erica can finally relax and enjoy life.

But Erica’s bliss maybe short-lived with the impending arrival of Julian’s former girlfriend, Genie Stacie — a successful model and actress. Already feeling inadequate due to her weight gain, Erica must fight to preserve not only her marriage, but her family as well.

Storm in a D Cup was a fun read. It is the last novel in The Husband Diet series. And while it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the previous novel, My Big Fat Italian Breakup. It will help navigate the context of the narrative.

Most of the characters are carryovers from the prior novels but there are some new ones that added a lot more drama to the story. Especially since Erica’s children have grown up and have a lot more opinions on the family dynamic.

Because the story unfolds through Erica’s point of view, we get to see first hand her insecurities of being a plus sized woman and how she and Julian manage the hills and valleys of their relationship.

Storm in a D Cup is more that a seven year itch romance novel since the family element is at the forefront. I must say that although the novel wasn’t that hilarious to me, I did find Erica’s snarkiness funny and entertaining. If only Erica had the confidence, security, and comfort of being in her own skin… Four stars.

I received a digital ARC from Head of Zeus through NetGalley. The review herein is completely my own and contains my hones thoughts and opinions.

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I really enjoy Barone's style of writing, she paints a wonderful picture without it all becoming too wordy. Having not read the previous books in the series I was originally a little concerned I would be at a disadvantage but this was not the case. I felt Barone portrayed the feelings and insecurities a lot of women had brilliant, and that the main character Erica was relatable and the issues faced were ones that so many of us do. If you read for escapism of every day issues this may not be your first choice, but it is a great read nevertheless. I wish Erica loved herself a bit more!
Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Such a fun book that matches the title! I really enjoyed this one and thought it was cute! I really liked how it was written and the plot design. I liked the main character and how fun she was. The first chapter really grabbed my attention and kept me interested in the rest of the book, I loved it!

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Oooo how Erica didn't give Genie a slap, what an infuriating woman she was ! I sometimes felt Julian needed a telling off as well, how could he not have realised what Genie was up to and how it was making Erica feel ?
This was the 3rd book but it can certainly be read without having to read the others
Really enjoyed it

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Storm in a D Cup by Nancy Barone is the third book in the popular The Husband Diet series but can be read as a stand-alone novel. However, I do feel you would get more out of this book if you read the entire series.

Story Recap:
Erica Cantell lives in Tuscany with her ex-baseball player husband and famous author, Julian Foxham, and her two children. Erica and Julian have been married for seven years and they moved from the States to Tuscany to escape Erica’s abusive ex-husband. They have a successful bed and breakfast and life is good for the family. Until, Julian’s ex-girlfriend, Genie Stacie arrives in Tuscanny. Genie is gorgeous and a successful model and actress and this fuels Erica’s insecurities.

My Thoughts:
I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had read the previous books in the series, however, it was still a fun book and I enjoyed these characters.

I really connected with Erica. She had a tough life, and now everything is going great for her until Genie shows up. I totally got her insecurities, and with her history, I could also understand why she kept feeling like she wasn’t quite enough for Julian.

Genie is charming, manipulative and disruptive. She’s a very unlikeable character, but she gives the story the chaos and conflict it needs. Otherwise, the story would be about a happy couple and not much would happen! Genie knows how to get under people’s skin and how to do what it takes to get what she wants. And she wants Julian. But, will she get him?

Recommendation:
I highly recommend Storm in a D Cup to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, funny, uplifting and refreshing. Would definitely recommend.

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Very uplifting and entertaining read. Devoured the whole book in a day, light fast read. The Italian description of the views made want to travel and see for myself. Characters are very well developed, the chemistry is great. Going back to read the rest of the series.

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Love the title, which made my think this would be a funny book, and it is. Lovely characters and written with warmth.

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Erica has every thing she could wish for. A wonderful husband, a great business in Italy, two beautiful children & her husband throws her a curveball. He loves his adopted children but wants them to have one of their own. Throw in her husband's ex-girlfriend turning up, her life is in turmoil.
This is book three of the trilogy & they have all been great reads. You could read this as a stand alone but treat yourself to the three books. You won't be disappointed.
I love Erica, she's a 'real' woman & the love of her husband is adorable. She gets herself into some funny situations & you just wonder why!!

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A brilliant fun book with some good emotion and a fab romance. Characters were great. Really fun read, highly recommend.

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This book is a freaking rollercoaster hence so it's this review!

From the beginning. I truly didn’t like how self-deprecating Erica is. This is book 3 and I would have hope that after all she went through previously the fact that her insecurities still play a massive roll takes from her growing as a character!

Later in the book though I completely relate, because let’s be honest here, no matter what even after all the years of experience and growing. The insecurities that plague us will always be with us no matter how much we think we are beyond them!

Erica’s now peaceful life has just take a turn when her husband’s ex shows up in her home, and honestly what she goes through with them while being in the middle of IVF treatments!!!!!

OMG!!!!

I am in awe of how much she she keeps inside and withstands. Sure she not always makes the right decision but someone can take so much until they break!

In the other hand we have Julian, who we love and has been amazing but he has a soft spot for her ex and makes some not too smart decisions and that’s just painful to read!

Be prepared for a full on emotions story that will make you want to throw the book across your book nook! Believe me I would have but alas my IPad would survive that!

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In this third book in the series there is a lothario, a glamorous movie star ex-girlfriend and a totally unexpected surprise. Erica is still struggling with her self-image and her relationship with her husband Julian is under a great strain. There is a mixture of romance and humour balanced against the negative feelings, set in a marvellous location that I would love to visit. It also shows how essential friendships can be and how difficult it is raising teenage children that takes me back a few years.
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley, however this did not influenced my review of the book.

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Another funny, compelling, and well written story by Nancy Barone. It's escapism at highest level and I ended it with a smile of my face.
Good character development and storytelling.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this arc, all opinions are mine

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Wasn't sure what to expect with this book but it was well worth reading. It was a fun book but with a different take to my usual books. 4 stars

Thanks to \netgalley and publisher for this ARC

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Storm in a D-cup by Nancy Barone is a fast-paced, entertaining account of family life set in Italy. Pretty plus-size Erica Cantelli and her handsome second husband have moved from America, with her teenage children, to run a vineyard in the fictional village of Castellino. The beauty of the landscape and the relaxed lifestyle they enjoy in their new home make a charming background to the story. In the course of the novel all the characters undergo transformations of one sort or another. Erica’s insecurity about her appearance and warm, responsive personality make this a wild ride, but in the end all their problems are resolved – for the time being. Storm in a D-cup can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone, but as it’s the latest in a highly successful series, there’s likely to be plenty more emotional trauma in the tank.

Many readers will find Erica’s experiences relatable, because in her lively narration she is open and honest about her emotions. I felt some sympathy for her husband Julian, because however much he tries to reassure her she seems to be unable to trust him. Her doubts appear to be justified when he allows his stunning movie star ex to move in for a long visit with her troublesome daughter. This is only one of the many crisis points in the plot. With a predatory local millionaire on the prowl for vulnerable women, a devious girlfriend hanging around Erica’s son and her fifteen year old daughter in a continual strop, there is plenty of action. Barone handles issues which affect the average family with sensitivity and kindness.

Many thanks to Head of Zeus and NetGalley for sending me an advance review copy of Storm in a D-Cup by Nancy Barone in exchange for an honest review.

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Storm in a D Cup by Nancy Barone is part of the continuing story of Erica who is 43, very curvy, and married to a hunk, who used to be a professional athlete and now writes very successful novels. She can hardly believe her luck. Plus, he had moved with her and her kids to Italy so she could follow her dream. All was going relatively well until an old girlfriend of Julian’s showed up: Genie Stacie, who was blonde, lithe, long-legged, and a model. She had problems only he could solve. Right. All of Erica’s insecurity rose to the top, at least some of it justified. It is a dramedy. Some of her scrapes were hilarious, but her insecurities were those than many women have. Ok, probably not all at once like Erica, but still. Things went from bad to worse.

Erica is a fabulous character, extremely well written by Barone. She encompasses American womanhood, all in one body. She is loving, and sexy, a great mom, and so much more. She can’t see it. She is brought low by her teen-age daughter acting like a teenager. She nearly comes unhinged when her son’s girlfriend comes up pregnant. It is nonstop. Funny; not funny. It is hard to describe but such fun to read. Take the journey. Cry with Erica; laugh with her. Cringe with her. It’s all there and it’s terrific.

I was invited to read a free e-ARC of Storm in a D Cup by Head of Zeus, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #Netgalley #HeadOfZeus #StormInADCup

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