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Hot and Heavy

(Chubby Girl Chronicles #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  548 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Sometimes a little heat is all it takes to lighten a heavy heart.

Shannon Daniels is afraid of men, but when Matthew Ellis literally falls into her lap, fear is the last thing she feels. For the first time in years, she desires a man and she plans on taking advantage of her new craving. Shannon hatches a plan to satisfy her sudden hunger, but dancing with the Devil will get
Published November 3rd 2017
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McGee Magoo
I'm giving this a 4-star rating, because even though the beginning was rough, it progressed into a sweet page-turner. I was grinning and happy by the end.

I have no idea how or when the author wrote this book, but there seems to be a difference in quality as far as the beginning and ending are concerned. Either the author developed better storytelling skills along the way, or she found a groove or love for the tale as she wrote.

If you love stories of big girls and reformed bad-boys, this is a ni
Hope Cline
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When will this book come out?
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I've waited and waited for 4 freaking long years for this book while I liked book 1 but I can't say I remember anything about this MCs since they made an appearance there, sad to say I didn't make it pass 8%... Dnfed. Not worth the long wait.

She hates men because she was raped when she was 18.. She didn't report her raped. *Smh* yes I know many women don't report their assault but this heroine pissed me off when she didn't.
But sure enough she doesn't hate the man when she saw the hero for the
Feb 04, 2014 marked it as to-read
I can't find this book to purchase anywhere online, this blows!!!
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**2.75 stars**
I loved the first book but felt a bit disappointed by this one.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm kinda disappointed. I've waited four and a half years for this? A lot of this book dragged on and I definitely skipped a couple lines here and there. Shannon and Matthew repeated everything over and over again. We get it we really do. You're afraid of men and you sir are a cocky man whore. I really don't think it takes five plus chapters for us to understand that. We had to wait so long for them to finally have sex and it was over before it started. I know this author can write some really s ...more
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a refreshing story of a plus sized love. The book though light and humorous in tone has a sensitive undertone of body confidence issues and low self esteem. Tabatha carefully interleaved both themes with élan . Her creation -Mathew Ellis is a sexy, secure alpha, who is confident enough to love Chubby Shannon and love her true & hard !.
At first he's caught up in the dare-"Chubby Women Sucked Dick like they were starving. Once he went fat, He’d never go back." but soon he discovers a beautifu
Nov 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is a perfect example of a squandered opportunity. The book is poorly written; the most common adjective is "thick" and it gets delivered with such searing disdain you know there is no love lost between the author and her creation. This was a money run, plain and simple, a way to cash in on a tease from four years ago, and things would have been better had they been left alone. The appeal of Matthew and Shannon in the original story was that they were such a combustible pairing, a vibrant, c ...more
~Mindy Lynn~
This finally has a release date. I've only been waiting for this sequel since.... FOREVER!

Release date is November 3rd, 2017 for those of you interested.

Stephanie E
Apr 30, 2013 marked it as to-read
Wow. Talk about writers block...Where is this sequel?
Laura Lee
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot and Heavy (Chubby Girl Chronicles #2)
By: Tabatha Vargo
4 Stars

“We’re just passing through, and if you find someone you love, you should treat them like it’s the last time you’ll ever see them…every day. Treat them as if they’re a precious moment in your life that you’ll only get to experience once.”

There is nothing more true than precious moments. Except Shannon Daniels, feels like she will never find her precious moment. She just can’t imagine being with a man. She is down right afraid o
Nov 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 20%. This book was not worth the wait the H was a douche bag and the h is all shades of crazy.
Jenny Wood
Nov 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok, so Shannon from Lilly's book, her roommate and bestie, is our girl in this one....
And the D-bag Matt from Lilly's story is our guy... and let me tell you, he is extremely hard to like in the beginning. So, so very hard to like. It's almost comical that people actually act this way, it seems unbelievable that people can be that much up their own A-s-s.
He's every stereotypical rich boy with too much time and money. Girls throwing themselves at him and his view on anyone who isn't perfect is d
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I've waited for this book for years and when I finally gave in and read it, it was such a huge disappointment :(
Predictable - that's the theme for this book. Everything was 'wow it's me', the heroine was a bore! The hero was a wannabe bad guy. Boring.
☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾
Yay!!!! I loved this!!! It's on the angst shelf but it wasn't overwrought, just a great read about a woman stuggling with her past trauma. I adored her journey. Only thing bringing the rating down is (view spoiler) ...more
May 15, 2015 marked it as to-read
Expected publication: May 26th 2015
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book, the story was beautiful, the way it was written was perfect. I haven’t felt that connected to a book in a long time but i guarantee it with one of Tabatha Vargo’s chubby girl books.

The story was so good with Shannon trying to fight her demons and keep boys at arms length, i could really feel her struggle i loved the way this character was written. She wasn’t perfect she knew that, she didn’t have the perfect body, but Shannon taught us to love our selfs scars
K Fly
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shannon is a sweet girl on the plus side living with her grandmother going thru life all the while trying to guard a secret that has harden her heart against men. Then enter the sexy but cocky Matthew Ellis who all the while trying to exact revenge by hitting on Lily fails to notice the fiery red head. but after an altercation leaves him scrambled at a party his eyes finally land on the sexy plus size vixen. He knows he has to have her in his bed, no strings just sex but the more he tries to woo ...more
Brandy Roberts
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
After waiting a while for Hot and heavy I can say it was ok , enjoyable but at times I kind of zoned out . I had to go back to re-read On the plus side because I couldn't really remember certain things about the characters but don't worry this can be read as a standalone if you plan to read the first chubby girl chronicles you might run into some spoilers if you read this one first . The heroine frustrated me a lot like I understand why she doesn't like men but with her flip flop behavior about ...more
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shannon has a heartbreaking secret. She was raised by her grandmother and is now facing some tough decisions as her grandmother gets older. She never went to her grandmother for support with what happened to her and has dealt with things on her own.
I didn’t know what to make of Matthew. I wasn’t too thrilled about him when he first showed up. I didn’t know how he would find his way to Shannon when he was all about Lily. He was also a jerk but when they do finally find their way to each other I l
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’m so glad we finally got Shannon’s story.Her story was very similar to Lilly’s, making it somewhat predictable, but not in a bad way. Tabatha has mirrored the plots while still giving them subtle differences.

I was thankful to have lilly and devin’s storyline mesh so well with Shannon and Matthew’s. It made everything tie together really nicely. I’m hoping that we will get a story for Randy, Erin and maybe even Anna.

Most importantly I heart Matthew, just as much as I heart Devin. In all hones
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Poor Shannon, omg! That girl had the worst experience of her life and kept it in. No one should have to do that. Then Matt enters. At first he's a total d*ck. I was thinking this guy has got to redeem himself somehow. He does, oh man does he. If you read book 1 then you know Matt was trying to get Lilly to hurt Devin like he hurt him. Shannon makes him change his plans a little and it's oh so sweet. Oh and very hot. Matt is a secret good guy despite having his heart ripped out and an evil mother ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On the Plus Side (Chubby Girl Chronicles, #1) is still my favorite of Tabatha Vargo's books. I've been waiting a long time for this sequel and I was not disappointed! I'll admit at first I started the book and I connected instantly with Shannon, but couldn't stand Matthew. At first I thought there was no hope for him, but then there's a moment...the moment Tabatha Vargo creates so well...when the bad guy who seems irredeemable becomes likable, even irresistible. From the beginning the author dre ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Shannon has sworn off men since high school prom and then walks in Matthew and blows her mind. He is actually after her best-friend Lilly and doesn't see her at first. When he finally does notice her, he can see no one else but how can she trust this player. I loved this book so much and this series just got better with Shannon's story. I loved Iris and how she played such a strong part in Shannon's story. Matthew was surprising b
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to lie, I have been waiting for this book since FOREVER!!!!  If I could have bugged this author everyday to please write it for me NOW, I would done that!  But alas, she has published some amazing books during my not so patient wait.  I LOVED Shannon and Matthew.  Shannon was reserved and gun shy about men for a ligament reason and Matthew had to be patient and become a better man for her.  I laughed, cried, snorted, and had to fan my heated cheeks more than once in this book.  Thi ...more
Tori  Belflower
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
"He moved like volcanic lava, deliberate and steaming, in no rush to get to where he was going, but sure to scorch everything in his path."

"Since I refused to be weak for anybody, food was my weakness."

"I couldn't imagine living with the same woman for fifteen years. I get bored after fifteen hours."
We laughed, and he shook his head.
"The trick is to find the one you can't go fifteen hours without."
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Personally, I loved this book. A lot of people said that it wasn’t as great as her first book in the series but I disagree. Maybe it’s because I love this kind of storyline and I get weak when it comes to protective heroes. Things did seem to move quite fast for the H and h but that is what kept wanting so much more. The biggest flaw was that I wish Lilly and Devin were in the story a little more.
jayne benn
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Another great read by Tabatha my heart broke for Shannon it gave me goose bumps about what happened to her birthday loved character. Matthew what can I started of as a jerk and by the end you made me swoon so hard loved the way your character developed throughout the book you are my current book bf ....great work Tabatha fantastic series so far
Stephanie Garza
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book

This book was really great. I couldn’t put it down. Both characters suck you in right from the get go with their tragic pasts. Loved the book! Lilly is very relatable and Matthew is a great guy underneath that asshole persona he tries to project. Very well written. Another great book by TV
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