Review: Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer

Posted June 14, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
Conversations with the Fat Girl
by Liza Palmer

4 Stars


Released: September 13, 2005
Published by 5 Spot
Pages: 319



At 27 Maggie is still working as a waitress in a cafe when everyone else seems to be moving on. Her best friend Olivia is getting married to the man of their teenage fantasties, her sister has got a great family where as she has a Masters she hasn’t used and a crush on Domenic, the bus boy, she is afraid to act on. And lets not even mention her size, especially not The Area. But as Olivia’s wedding aproaches and it becomes apparent that their bestfriendhood may soon be ending Maggie starts to face some demons.I’m not really a chick lit reader, normally I will move on if a book isn’t heavy on…

a) romance
b) sex
c) magic
d) violence
e) all of the above

…but I was seduced by the cute cover and when I took a sneak peek at the first chapter and had a bit of a laughing fit, I decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did! It was a great book, funny and I couldn’t help but love Maggie and her screwed up ball of insecurities, which basically boiled down to her being afriad of rejection and doing everything she could to avoid, from not applying for jobs that she really wanted to not going for the guy she is in love with.

Although the plot was predictable, it didn’t matter, watching her hilarious journey to from invisble to (fairly) confident was a great ride, which had me laughing from cover to cover. So, much like Maggie, I am glad I went outside of comfort and tried something new!

Favourite Quote

This is my favourite time of day. I call it Guess Which Boxers Domenic Brown, My Future Husband, Is Wearing game. I’m working in shortening the name, but for right now let’s just stick with that. The audience is quiet.The drumroll …the suspense is killing me. The bend. The squat. Light blue with a Scottish plaid waist. Nice. Very nice. Worth the wait.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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