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Thrown for a Curve (Perfect Fit #2)

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WHEN YOU’RE A big girl

Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Feb 21, 2014 Meagan rated it liked it
Ugh, I'm so disappointed! This started out so strong and had so many elements that I liked, and then the second half just let me down. I went from happily book-obsessed to mope-reading in a matter of chapters.

And there really are some great things in this book. The characters are really well-drawn. Cherri is everything I've been waiting for in a romance novel heroine. She's six feet tall, she has big feet, a big ass, and she feels ungraceful. She worries about wearing heels around dates because
I really wanted to like this one, provided by netgalley, I really did, but when it came down to it I just couldn't. I've read both the first in the series Dangerous Curves Ahead, which was entertaining enough, and a little novella Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella, which was better, but this one really didn't fulfill its promise.

I loved the hero when he appeared in the first book. He was gorgeous, full of life and fun, but with a soulful, serious side too. (I
Mar 26, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was ok
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

I start every book I pick up hoping to love it, but it’s a sad fact that some stories just aren’t going to be a good (never mind perfect) fit. Such was the case for me with Thrown for a Curve . I went into the second Perfect Fit novel hoping for a fun, sassy read in the vein of the first novel, Dangerous Curves Ahead, and came out disappointed.

Thrown for a Curve follows Cherri and Colin on their rocky road to hap
Mar 03, 2014 Agi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
When I requested Thrown for a Curve on NetGalley I was hoping for a light, funny, fast - paced read. The blurb was promising, the cover of the book - brilliant, I really love such covers, full of colours, optimistic and bright, and I have already read one novel by Sugar Jamison which I rather enjoyed.

The book started really good. There was a scene on Cherri's birthday that has me in a fit of giggles. It was so brilliantly written that I have actually seen Cherri and how she looked like, with her
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
I read Sugar Jamison novella for the Perfect Fit series back in December and I really enjoyed it. It was my first taste of the authors writing and I knew I will be eager to try her next novel. So when Thrown for a Curve appeared in my netgalley I was so super excited! I dug into this book the first chance I got.

Cherri is six-foot-tall blond with curves. She wishes she was smaller, slimmer and a lot more graceful. The last thing she expects was for someone like the handsome Irishman that is now
Mar 28, 2015 Abra rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
Meh. This is too high on my angst and melodrama scale. The book is fine if that's what you like. As is always the case when there's melodrama, most problems could have been solved by a clear conversation. Colin took tall, dark, and silent to extremes and although he knew he said the wrong thing, due to the silent thing he never tried to correct himself and say the right thing. Thus the melodrama ensues. Cherri was a bit of a doormat.

My advice is to read the blurbs in other reviews because I hav
So, I Read This Book Today
Feb 07, 2014 So, I Read This Book Today rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Not recommended
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: Netgalley
When I received this book from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Paperback, I was looking forward to reading it. Charlotte (Cherri) Rudy is six feet of Ukrainian girl, living with her funny, snarky Ukrainian grandmother in a tumbledown house in a college town. Only twenty-two, Cherri was dropped off by her mother at age eight on her grandmother, lovingly known as Baba and her grandfather Peter. Though there was little money, there was great love, and after Peter’s death, Baba and Cherri area a quirky f ...more
Bette Hansen
Feb 28, 2014 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing
I doubt I can convey how much I enjoyed reading this book! It made me cry, made me laugh, made me happy, made me sad. Most of all it made me very glad to have discovered Sugar Jamison's books. The great story packed with fun quirky characters is one that will stay with me for a very long time, and when it begins to fade I will read it again! You have a new fan Ms. Jamison.
Cherri is a six-foot girl who carries a few extra pounds. At twenty-two, she has the heavy burden of taking care of her grandmother who seems to be sliding downhill fast.
Colin is a woman's man. Every time he meets a woman in this book, she falls into insta-lust with him. And talks about it, a lot.
So, somehow these two don't really fight their feelings and end up married halfway through the book.
Unfortunately, I felt like this book was a series of bullet points. Plot point, check. Plot point, c
P.e. lolo
Jun 03, 2014 P.e. lolo rated it it was amazing
This book was a romantic story but really felt like more of someone telling a story of how they meet their partner, or a friend telling someone about a couple they know and how they fell in love and all of the things that went on before they actually admitted to one another that they were in love with each other. Cherri is six foot tall and is an artist, she feels out of sorts not beautiful. Colin is Irish and thinks she is beautiful and hires her to paint the items he fixes in his store. He has ...more
Feb 28, 2014 Marlene rated it liked it
Originally published at The Book Pushers

I picked up Thrown for a Curve because the first book in the Perfect Fit series, Dangerous Curves Ahead, was an absolute hoot. The heroine was snarktastically funny, and her curvy self gets her HEA without having to diet or drastically change anything except her attitude about accepting herself.

One of the best things about the story was the way it centered around her clothing store, Size Me Up, and the crew who worked there. I want a Size Me Up store in my
Feb 24, 2014 Addictive rated it really liked it
I was delighted to receive a copy of Sugar Jamison’s Thrown for a Curve; it has been a while since I have read a chick lit and I have been dying to get back into this genre. I said yes to this book for starters because the heroine, Charlotte Rudy isn’t your typical average size. She lives with a Ukrainian grandmother whose memory is getting the best of her, pair that with Colin O’Connell, who is best friends with Charlotte’s brother in law, Mike we get a wonderful cast of characters in Sugar Jam ...more
Feb 22, 2014 Gaele rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
An offer on NetGalley, I’m so glad that I grabbed this book: a perfect breath of fresh air in a story that provided laughs, tears and just enough conflict before the happy ending. Sugar Jamison presents a romance that meshes love, fear, family and even some humor all emanating from her ‘oversized’ heroine Cherri.

Secondary characters are delightful, from friends who have created their own family to the dog one whisker away from being made into doggie stew, to a Ukrainian immigrant grandmother wh
Jennifer Whitehead
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Feb 17, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-challenge
Okay, to begin with, I have never read the first book in this series as I had never heard of it before. However, after reading this book and getting to know Cherri's grandmother, I wonder if she has any appearances in that book as well and if so, I will for sure get that on my to read list. The author really draws us into the drama going on in Cherri's life. I personally understand most of it from a first hand experience point of view and I can honestly say every time a situation arose it brough ...more
Kathy Martin
Feb 15, 2014 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
Cherri Rudy is twenty-two. She was raised by her grandparents since her mother abandoned her as an infant. Now widowed, her Baba is the first person in her life. But Baba is developing dementia which makes caring for her a huge responsibility for such a young person.

Luckily, Cherri has some really good friends at the plus size store where she works. Ellis and Belinda are co-owners of the store. They, and Ellis' husband Mike, are the extended family she doesn't have. Mike's best friend Colin is a
Feb 09, 2014 Ionia rated it really liked it
This book is funny, I will not dispute that. I do think that it requires a lot of suspension of belief when it comes to the actions of the characters, and the male lead may just make you want to hit him on more than one occasion throughout the course of the story. Still, I liked the great personality of the author that shined through the writing and there were plenty of laugh out loud, want to poke your neighbour and make them read too kind of moments.

There were times when I wondered what the a
Nov 25, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
I want to be Baba when I grow up...a feisty old woman who's not afraid to say what pops into her head. I was saddened by some of the things that happened but it's life and even in fiction in order to tell a story you have to get some sad times.
How Colin and Cherri ever got over their insecurities and flaws to find one another is an out and out miracle. Sure they knew they had the hots for one another but damn, does love and relationship have to be THAT hard to work towards. And poor Cherri's de
Jennifer Schultheis
Oct 04, 2014 Jennifer Schultheis rated it it was amazing
Sugar Jamison has made me a very happy reader yet again. After reading the first two books in this series, Dangerous Curves Ahead and Have Yourself A Curvy Little Christmas, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Thrown for a Curve, is a fantastic read that will have you giggling one moment, and shedding some serious tears the next. This book was very hard to put down. Even after I finished reading it, I didn't want to put it down. I almost re-read it immediately after, and would have, bu ...more
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Jun 30, 2014 Home. Love. Books. rated it liked it
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I have really mixed feelings about this book. There were parts that I really liked and then there were parts that I just thought were okay-ish. I didn't completely fall head over heads in love with the book, but it was still an enjoyable read, and truth be told it was not exactly what I was expecting.

So at the beginning I was a little annoyed, I know that Cherri is a big girl, she's super tall and not pencil sized,
Feb 15, 2014 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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4.25 Hearts I absolutely loved this book. Talk about needing better communication skills! This couple needs to learn how to say “hello” to each other correctly but somehow they work. The connection these two have is just endearing. Cherri is the type that wants to handle everything herself and even if she knows she needs help she finds it hard to ask for. Colin’s past makes him question every thought he has. And even though they have so many differences t

WHEN YOU’RE A big girl

Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?

there’s more of you to love

When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes,
Cardyn Brooks
Mar 18, 2014 Cardyn Brooks rated it liked it
What I enjoyed: Cherri's amusing relationship with her grandmother and the themes of aging, caregiving, parents as flawed human beings, and loss; Cherri's friendships with family-by-choice Ellis, Mike and Belinda; Collin's proactive support of Cherri's professional goals. Sugar Jamison writes with an enviable affinity for emotional intimacy and affection between characters.

What didn't work for me: Cherri and Collin's interactions devolve to the level of overwrought teen angst (which is appropri
Beverly Diehl
Love this author's writing voice, and so much of this novel is charming or laugh out loud funny: "... the only things open past eleven o'clock are legs and liquor stores."

I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The opening scene where six foot tall, curvy, big-footed Cherri has been decorated for a party by Baba, her Ukrainian grandmother, in a gold dress exploding with bows along with a big bouffant hairdo, is to die for. Colin, the hero,
Swanangel15's Book Review
This book was old school with a modern twist. Do people still get married because of those reasons? I liked this book, but the girl was a little unfair in the middle of the book.

Cherri is a tall, curvaceous amazon but does not wish to be. Having lived her entire life with guys passing her over for the shorter, more glamorous woman. She found it hard to accept herself.

Working at Size Me Up, a clothing store that only caters to the plus size woman, Cherri feels as if she can finally fit in. But be
Jan 27, 2015 Anja marked it as to-read
Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?

When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents. But now he can’t
Mar 01, 2014 Jeannie rated it really liked it
Shelves: diesel, kobo
I had liked Cherri from the first book and when Colin met Cherri, I knew they would have a story together. Colin is so sweet, patient, sensitive but I wish he had been more upcoming with his feelings. Maybe as most men are, they aren't expressive or they are just really ignorant with expressing their love. I do understand the insecurities that Cherri has especially after finding herself being pregnant etc.

What I liked about this book is how they grew together in the relationship. Both were hungr
Sep 27, 2014 Nicole rated it did not like it
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Sep 01, 2014 Megumi rated it liked it
I started really looking forward to reading this book, but about 200 pages in I did feel like I was skimming paragraphs to find story.

Cherri's innocence borderlined annoying. There is innocent and there is sheltered and oblivious. I understood her hang ups and insecurities (I have some of the same insecurities too) and the challenges of taking care of an elderly family member while trying to find yourself gave the story a human connection but her many insistences of being an adult and not a li
Jenni Ebba
Mar 02, 2014 Jenni Ebba rated it liked it
I received this advanced reader copy from NetGalley for an honest and unbiased review.
I truly enjoyed the realistic aspect of this story. I am tired of books avoiding the fact that people can meet and enjoy the company of younger people. In this story the main characters have more than a decade difference in their ages and there is nothing wrong with that. Some younger people are just mature for their age (whether that be because life threw more at them or whatever, but it does happen!). Beside
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Sugar Jamison is a southern belle trapped in a New Yorker's body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet but sassy romances.
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Perfect Fit (4 books)
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