Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Marie Coulson

Diary of a Dieter

Curvy girl, Charlene Winters, had it all: the great career, wonderful friends and a dreamy fiancé. With her wedding day just three weeks away, Charlene is dealt a devastating blow. Suddenly finding her life, hopes and plans in tatters, the jilted bride sinks into despair and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough. With the heartache of her fiancé’s infidelity still fresh, Charlene’s whisked away by her friends on a life-changing holiday. But how will this big fish cope now that she’s back in the dating pond and surrounded by slender trouts with Botox lips? Frustrated by best friend Adam thwarting her attempts at romance, and her girls Vanessa and Dana eager to set her up with a boy toy, Charlene decides the time for change is upon her. What she needs is a change of scenery, a change of dress size and maybe, a change of heart.

***Who Picked This? Book Blog was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review***

My 3 Star Review!!

Charlene is happy; she has a great career, an amazing fiancé, and a great group of friends.  What more could she ask for?  That is until Charlene’s world is turned upside down just a few short weeks from her wedding day, when she finds out her future husband has been cheating on her (this isn’t a spoiler since you find it out very soon into the book).  Left with her career and her friends, Charlene is sent into a spiral trying to find who she really is outside of her relationship. Along with the help of her best friend Adam, Charlene realizes she changed so much from her old self when she got into her relationship and is determined to get back to her glory days.  Attempting to diet and get back on the “playing field” Charlene takes a hilarious road trip to happiness and eventually she finds her old self buried under all her baggage and in turn finds the happiness she was so desperately looking for.

I love Marie’s books.   Her Bound Together series is amazing and I was really looking forward to this book.  The writing was great!  I haven’t laughed so hard during a book in a very long time.  I laughed so hard I cried a bit.  Charlene and her friends are hilarious and you can tell the author spent time thinking up these characters prior to writing the book.  Charlene did get on my nerves a little bit and I found myself wanting to tell her what to do, but she needed to be somewhat of a doormat in order for her to get to where she needed to be.   The book did start off a tad slow for me but, overall it was a hilarious book that I would recommend for anyone looking to laugh themselves silly!!


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