Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Viva Voluptuous by Sarah Clark

Viva Voluptuous-A cheeky little read
I often have two or three book on the go at once and my tastes are eclectic. I love to bounce between the classics (still chewing through Ulysses-I think it will always remain unfinished) crime novels (weird crushing on Jack Reacher) and well written chick lit. Chick lit is many of my friends Waterloo and they just refuse but I fell in love with it way before Bridget Jones diary when I would sneakily read Jilly Cooper and  Jackie Collins when I babysat for my next door neighbours (pure filth-wonderful)
 On my nightstand currently is the book about Loki by Joanne Harries, Caitlin Moran's new novel and Rebbecca by Daphne Du Maurier (I had to crack it open with all this super moon activity it just seemed fitting )  I've also just finished Viva Voluptuous by Sarah Clark
I hadn't realised when I was sent Viva Voluptuous to review that the girl who had written it also writes one of my fave plus size blogs gorgeously full fat but I  now recognise the lovely writing style and down to earth approach that prevails in her blog and its a perfect fit for  a book.
I  won't lie I was a bit scared when I originally looked at the premise-plus size heroine, overcoming the daily fat bashing she sees with the help of her gal pals. So often fat characters in both books and films are emotionally quite under developed, unambitious or comical, always the bridesmaid never the bride and I wasn't sure I  wanted to read a whole book about a girl who struggles because she is fat because I'm fat and have a marvellous life. I needn't have worried. Its a great read, funny, observational featuring well developed characters that are totally relatable. Here is the set up:

Ellie Johnston has just been dumped by her boyfriend Mark. Being dumped by the man she calls ‘The Weasel’ has dented her ego, and not only is she sulking, but as a plus-sized blogger she’s feeling like a fraud because her confidence in her curvaceousness has been seriously dented. While she’s still feeling raw, she comes across some evil comments on a newspaper website, which fire her up with a desire to show the world that you don’t have to conform to a skinny stereotype to be happy, healthy, successful and beautiful. She’s passionate about helping other women escape the tyranny of constant dieting and body hatred, after being caught up in it herself. She enlists the help of her two plus-sized and gorgeous girlfriends, Zoe and Lauren, to come up with a plan, and seeks solace in Jamie, a gorgeous younger man with commitment issues. The ‘Viva Voluptuous’ campaign takes the girls on a hilarious journey through PR disasters, dating sites and flash mobs but will it make a difference? And will Ellie get her curvy-girl mojo back again…?

Well written fat character with lots of mates who gets laid a lot-the swines

Sounds good right? well trust me it is. Its funny, witty and just an all round feel good read. 
If you are looking for a new book I can't recommend this highly enough. You can buy it for just over £3 on your kindle, that's less than a starbucks or go old school for £8!
As an aside it also has a lovely picture of a fat bottom on the front in a basque-always a winner.
Viva Voluptuous is published by sassy Books and can be purchased here

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