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Dangerous Curves Ahead (Perfect Fit #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  1,785 Ratings  ·  301 Reviews

Sugar Jamison

Ellis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn’t require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister’s long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting of
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Sep 01, 2013 Stephanie rated it liked it
I liked this book but did not love it. I thought it had a great premise with a good main gal and a swoony guy. There were just somethings that bugged me.

Things I Loved:
1. Ellis loved herself at the size she is. There was no losing weight to have to get her HEA
2. Michael loved her just the way she was from the beginning, and made sure when she would make jokes about her size she knew that he did not like her talking about herself that way.
3. Walter, Ellis's dad, he loves her period, he may not sa
Dangerous Curves Ahead: A Perfect Fit Novel Review Ellis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn’t require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister’s long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting off more than she can chew?Mike must be losing his detective’s touch. He doesn’t recognize Ellis when he bumps ...more
Jennifer ♛Jenna♛
May 17, 2016 Jennifer ♛Jenna♛ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*I received a ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I really liked this book it was a funny, sassy and had some tearjerker moments. This book has everything you expect in a romantic comedy: there is an ex-boyfriend who doesn't want to be an ex, a jealous older sister, dysfunctional families, a hunky leading man, a sassy leading woman, misunderstandings, and a happily ever after.


Ellis runs into an old crush Mike who used to date her beautiful older sister. Ellis wants n
Sep 30, 2015 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 BIG STARS! Keeper Shelf
I had a terrific time reading Mike and Ellis' story.
It was laugh out loud, funny, sweet and DIRTY!
Mike is now one of my all time favorite beta-heroes. He's the best.
I can't wait to read Colin's story!
Mar 01, 2014 ♥Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! Dangerous Curves Ahead was a light, refreshing read about love, trust and acceptance. It was also laugh-out-loud funny and a tear-jerker. Any book that can elicit such a broad set of emotions and feelings deserves a five-star rating!

Ellison "Ellis" Garret is changing her life. For the better. After a damaging relationship with an emotionally and mentally abusive jack-ass, Ellis has kicked him to the curb and dived into making her dreams a reality head-on. Having been a succes
Aug 22, 2013 Davina rated it really liked it
Ellis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn’t require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister’s long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting off more than she can chew?

Mike must be losing his detective’s touch. He doesn’t recognize Ellis when he bumps into her at Size Me Up, and he certainly doesn’t re
Sep 21, 2013 Marlene rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Once upon a time, this would have been an “ugly duckling” type of story, and the way that Ellis would have achieved her HEA would have been to become a “beautiful swan” by losing weight.

I hate that message and I’m beyond ecstatic that the author didn’t go there. We’re not all size 2. We’re also not all 5’6”. Dangerous Curves Ahead is about a woman finding her bliss in the work sense and her HEA in the romantic sense by being true to herself.

After she’s kick
3.5 per essere sinceri... Non so che dire su questo libro, affronta benissimo secondo me il problema delle donne grasse e di quelle che si sentono grasse. Perché nonostante tutto io penso che ogni donna, o un buon 80% di ogni donna nella sua vita si sia sentita grassa, adocchiata, presa in giro. E poi arriva Mr SonoUnDioInTerra e davvero pensa che sia attraente. Certo. Come uno scafandro. Sul fondo del mare. Bucato. Pieno di alghe. Certo.
Nel senso, non stento a credere che Mike sia attratto da
Sep 04, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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This book is adorable. I did have some problems with it (see below) but mostly I devoured it (no pun intended). Ellis is a plus size girl who has changed her whole life lately and the last thing she expects is Mike to come back into her life. They had only met a couple times before but a crush is a crush after all. I loved Ellis. She is so snarky and snippy and has a quick sense of humor. She is the kind that can laugh at herself and can make others laugh
Sep 25, 2013 Kimberly rated it liked it
A fun and sassy novel. I liked that Ms. Jamison showed Ellis's confidence as well as her extreme insecurities - Ellis rang true to me. Less realistic were Mike (whose voice sounded like a woman writing a man rather than a male character, if that makes sense) and the story's almost cartoon-like villains. The breakup-makeup scenes between Ellis and Mike got to be a bit too much, but I do want to stress that I liked the book overall.

Ellis's father completely stole the show for me. I loved that Ms.
Jul 31, 2013 Ronique rated it really liked it
This was so refreshing to pick up. To be honest, I did not expect much from it. It's a romance novel about a plus sized woman who is just out of a failed relationship. I've read stories like this before and, generally, I am so overwhelmed by the heroine having to change and make her life "better" by becoming thinner, that I lose interest in the character and the plot.

Not here.

Ellison (awesome name) is a confident woman who has ended her career in law to become the owner of a womans apparel shop
Sep 11, 2015 Trea rated it really liked it
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect with this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was a very enjoyable and realistic BBW romance!

The characterization in this story was spot on, with flawed characters that were actually believable. I especially loved Ellis' dad! Ellis' nicknames for folks got a bit irritating at times. Michael was a bit overprotective at times as well, which became annoying.

The plot was overall a good one, but the situation with the ex got resolved much too quickly for my
Feb 18, 2014 Angelika rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
It was such a fun read!
Oct 03, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
dal blog di Ellis
Cicciona e altre parole per grassa
Taglia forte

Ecco una bella commedia romantica scarsamente pubblicizzata, ma che meriterebbe senza ombra di dubbio una maggiore attenzione. Spero che questa recensione vi invogli all’acquisto perché in mezzo ad una serie infinita di miliardari giovani e dannati, protagoniste simil modelle vergini e bellissime, Ellis è come un’oasi n
Sarah (onecurvyblogger)
Oct 02, 2013 Sarah (onecurvyblogger) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who reads contemporary romance!

Many thanks to NetGalley for an ARC copy to read and review.

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Have you ever started a book purely for its entertainment value, and came out learning a few life lessons by the end of the book? No? Well, if you read this book you might. I'll be honest and admit I never start a romance novel thinking I'll learn something new. Usually, it's because the cover has a hot guy on the cover or it sounds like it'll have some hot sex in it (I'm being honest here, guys!), but I've never picked up a b
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This is the first book in the Perfect Fit series by Sugar Jamison. I received the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I am the first to admit that I do judge a book, at least initially, by its cover. Unless it is an author I know, I am more likely to look at the cover than the genre when browsing for a book. This one intrigued me with a plus sized heroine on the the front, an almost unheard of scenario. Combined with a title like Dangerous Curves, I was quickly clicking on it a ...more
Feb 05, 2014 Daniela rated it it was ok
The most refreshing thing about this book, was that the main character, a woman, wasn't your typical stick figure, blonde, gorgeous girl, who got all the men, all the time. No, Ellis, was a full figured woman, with dark hair, who was taller than most and had the sarcasm to match it. She's very content and happy in her body, with only minimal self conscience issues about it. She's strong. Determined and hysterical.

Ellis just moved back to her hometown, after quitting her job of being an attorney
S. Wideman
Mar 12, 2014 S. Wideman rated it liked it
On one hand, this was one of the better BBW romance novels I've read. On the other, it was exactly like every other BBW romance novel I've read.

I liked most of the side characters and the fact that Mike wasn't tempted to cheat on Ellis (despite her fear he would, which, given his past, I understood). I loved the character of Walter and how supportive Ellis' friends were. There were parts of the plot that I enjoyed. The overall tone of the book was fun.

However, it did have it's problems. I got an
I really wanted to love this book. There were so many likable elements, but they are overpowered by the constant reminder that the heroine is, gasp...fat. I am not talking about the blog posts at the beginning of each chapter. Those were quirky and cute. I am talking about how we can not seem to go more than five pages without somebody mentioning it. So annoying!! I get it, she isn't a size 2. She isn't regular old curvy gal. This could have been so much better without all the fat bashing. It wa ...more
Sharon Redfern
Aug 27, 2013 Sharon Redfern rated it really liked it
Ellis Garret is not your usual romance heroine in some ways, primarily her body type-curvy. In many other ways she is all of the things we love in our heroines- smart, ambitious, doesn’t take crap from people and a really nice person. When she runs into her long ago crush in line at the bakery and he can’t remember her name she doesn’t let him off the hook and remind him of her name. Mike Edwards knows that he has met her but never slept with her because she looks like a white picket fence type ...more
Jan 24, 2014 Marlene rated it it was amazing
The last person Ellis thought she’d bump into while buying a cookie was Detective Hot Pants … er, Detective Michael Edwards. Four years ago, Ellis was crushing hard for the hot cop, but instead of reciprocating her feelings he went for her pretty and skinnier sister! Now, face to face with Mike, the memories of rejection come rushing back. To add insult to injury, Mike doesn’t even recognize her! However, he does find her snarky attitude and curvy body wildly attractive. But Ellis isn’t going to ...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Quando era con Ellis la sensazione di irrequietezza, che spesso lo attanagliava, scompariva. La smetteva di riflettere tutto il tempo su di sé, non doveva rimuginare su quale direzione prendere nella vita, perché riusciva a pensare solo a lei."

Non è il primo libro che leggo con una protagonista XL ma è sicuramente uno dei più carini, molto scorrevole e divertente! Mike è l'uomo dei sogni, quello che ognuna di noi vorrebbe (e meriterebbe): dolce, passionale, generoso e divertente, rimane incanta
Lapis Lazuli
Romanzo che mi ha lasciata del tutto indifferente, infatti sono stata lì lì più volte per abbandonarlo.
Sembrerebbe carino e scritto con tutti i crismi, ma non mi ha proprio preso per niente, anzi, in certi momenti mi annoiava proprio, in paricolare con tutti quei tira e molla tra i due protagonisti. L'incertezza di entrambi è stata davvero snervante per me, invece di aggiungere pathos alla storia d'amore o conflittualità interiore in ciascuno dei due, mi ha solo annoiata. Riponevo grandi speranz
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Feb 18, 2014 Lesley rated it liked it
This book started out strong, but fizzled out for me. For one thing, the book was way too long. A lot of the middle could have been cut out and it would have been the same story. I got tired of Ellis constantly putting herself down and not believing that Mike could actually want her. Then all the breakups and reconciliations. Enough already! Did you know Ellis considers herself fat? It's only mentioned 938475203853472 times in this book. Who introduces themselves to her boyfriend's mother on the ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
This book lost a full star with the epilogue as I don't care how much you think you know your SO, you should never (view spoiler)

Other than the ridiculous thing that was pulled in the epilogue, I enjoyed this book although there were some over the top moments. Ellis seems together and ok with her weight most of the time, but she has
Oct 01, 2015 Patrisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tra il 3/4
La storia è molto carina e anche i personaggi principali. Mike ed Ellie funzionano molto bene e forse è questo, per assurdo, il problema che mi ha confuso. Questa coppia funziona e allora perché l'autrice si ostina a farli allontanare in maniera futile? A un certo punto non capivo più nemmeno perché accadeva!
Nonostante questa forzatura, il romanzo è carino, scorre bene, anche se lo avrei voluto un po' più corto, proprio perché come dicevo prima, a volte ci sono state lungaggini un po'
Aug 31, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this book.It has interesting and funny characters, with people you have to love and villains that you have to hate.And the characters grow, they learn something!!!!
I loved the humor and I identified with some parts of the book(rare thing these days).
It is a reading that I would recommend to my friends.
Rosa Campanile
Romance carino, un pò prevedibile perchè segue i soliti clichè dell'innamoramento (attrazione, sesso, rapporto che cresce, matrimonio e figli).
Poteva piacermi di più forse, peccato quell'insistere dell'autrice sul fatto che la protagonista fosse cicciottella (che a parole ha una autostima inaffondabile, ma nei fatti sta sempre a rimarcare il fatto che lei sia grassa mentre il lui in questione un super figo, e che insieme facciano una coppia alquanto insolita, e perchè stai con me ecc ecc). Bah,
May 02, 2016 Maggie rated it really liked it
Cute story, I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

**update: re-read on audio March 2016**
The audio version is okay but the book is better. This is especially true if a New Jersey accent bothers you. The narration was difficult for me since it's effectively 11.5 hours of listening to a Jersey accent, it made it difficult for me to just listen to the story for fun. I like this series though and I've read many more of the Perfect Fit books since I read this one in 2013.
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“I'll never be the size that has single digits and my thighs will always touch when I walk but I'm ok with that.” 6 likes
“Ellis shook her head sadly. “I ate fifteen boxes of cookies the last time I robbed a Girl Scout. And then I gained three pounds. And then I got arrested and then they forced me to do all that community service and let me tell you, my big ass does not look good in neon orange.” 6 likes
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