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Size Matters (A Perfect Fit #1)

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  893 Ratings  ·  255 Reviews
The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told he
Mass Market Paperback, 294 pages
Published November 29th 2016 by Forever
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Oct 05, 2016 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Alison Bliss Fans, Romance
3.5 Hearing What's Actually Being Said Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free It's Live!!!
We all have done it...someone says something and because of our own insecurities, we hear the negative from a comment that could be taken another way. People are sensitive... men and women alike.... and if either has heard in the past comments which have been hurtful, it is easy to think the new ones are the same type. In Size Matters by Alison Bliss, it is this clumsy miss communication which starts our gal and guy
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

This was a fun book! I love it when a story can balance humor with romance and this one did it really well. There were plenty of touching moments as well to really tell a satisfying story. I didn't want to put this book down and ended up reading it in a single day. I am so glad that I decided to pick this one up.

Sam and Leah are the focus of this book. Sam is in construction and has sworn off any relationships for the time being after his mos
Ivy Deluca
Oct 12, 2016 Ivy Deluca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _arc-reads, bbw, chefs
Leah’s hanging out with her friend Valerie at the Rusty Bucket, when she sees gorgeous Sam hanging out with his friend Max. Leah’s fascinated, Sam’s attracted, and yet nothing but miscommunications and misperceptions follow. Before we know it, there's a fake engagement, and eventually, romance.

-The Good: I have a weakness for BBW heroine romances. Whenever I get a chance, I have to add one into my reads because I like being able to relate to the heroine and for the most part, when I get a BBW ro
Nov 25, 2016 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Leah Martin has spent her life fighting her weight and struggling with feeling that she just isn't good enough. Leah's mother is constantly pushing her to diet along with her ex-boyfriend signing her up to a gym so when Leah meets Sam Cooper in a bar she immediately assumes his disinterest is due to her size. Sam however has had his own relationship problems and just doesn't want to date anyone at the moment.

Instead of going their separate ways though Leah and Sam find themselves drawn together
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Nov 22, 2016 Anas Attic Book Blog rated it really liked it
Size Matters by Alison Bliss
Standalone Romantic Comedy with a Curvy Heroine
4.25-4.5 stars

Before I begin this review, I want to give a little background. I am plus-sized and miserable about it. This post here will tell you a little more about how much I hate my body. I wasn't heavy growing up. My mom and sisters are both gorgeous and thin. My mom brings up my weight constantly, not to insult me, but because she cares, but it gives me a complex anyway. Last year I was away for a weekend with one
Read for the URR 2017 New Year's Reading Challenge prompt 'BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) Romance'.

8/2 - This was just barely average. Leah spent her whole time whining and not communicating with Sam. Sam spent his whole time trying to avoid a new relationship so soon after his previous one ended and not communicating with Leah. The entire book's premise is built on the couple's refusal to communicate with each other. If Sam had just told Leah why he was so reticent about getting into a new relations
Pam Nelson
3 Size Matters Stars - ❤ Audible Review HERE

Warning swearing a head:

First I am a CURVY girl so I thought yes a book I can relate too.

UMM NOO not at all. Leah is so up in her own damn head she doesn't see herself. She makes jokes about her size ok now that I understand I do that too, because as a curvy girl it’s expected.
But let’s be real here, she wouldn't have such problem if it wasn't for her FUCKED UP SELF-RIGHTOUS mother.

WHO lets there WIFE, the MOTHER of your children talk to them lik
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
I found this book to be a charming and romantic start to what seems to be a promising new romance series. I was very excited to read a romance novel with a plus-sized lead in it. It is as common to have a plus-sized woman be the main character in a romance book, so I am very glad the author decided to do that. I was happy that this book addressed body image and how it is important to love yourself no matter your size.

The main character, Leah, was hilarious. I found her commentary to be so witty


It feels like eons ago that Ms. Alison Bliss sent me a message asking if I would be interested in reading her first book Rules of Protection. I wasn't disappointed then and I haven't been since. Bliss is just one of those authors that seems to just have "it". Her books are hilarious and romantic and steamy and completely realistic and down to earth. And after reading her latest book, I have a serious case of author love.

First, this book had me ROLLING from the very first page. Talk about hilari
Nov 23, 2016 Stephanie rated it did not like it
I received a copy of this title from NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

**My response to this book did not warrant a full review, so behold my unorganized rant.**

A fake relationship story with a cover model that isn’t a size two. I thought this was going to be sweet and relatable and very body positive. I was wrong on all counts. I just disliked this book so much. The characters were awful and really unlikable. Leah was not that overweight, but she was really insecure about it and lashed ou
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Size Matters was my first from Alison Bliss and, yall, it so won't be my last. I couldn't put this book down! It was the perfect combination of hilarious, heartbreaking and toe curling sexy.

Okay, so, Sam. Sam has a tendency to speak before thinking and in a total hero move of defending Leah he manages to tell her mother that he and Leah are...engaged. Problem is they've only just met and she's all 'what the hell, dude?' b
This book has all sorts of cat nip for me with a curvy heroine, friends to lovers and a fake engagement.

However, all that fun could not overcome a lack of a body positive point of view and tedious self esteem issues around weight that kept popping me out of the story.

I just couldn't settle in because I was hoping for a book that had a richer understanding of size.

Oct 31, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

Leah Martin is a real woman. She is a sweet, smart bakery owner and she's got curves. And she's got a bit of a self esteem problem due to her weight and her history. She does not hold out much hope that Mr. Right is just waiting for her.

Sam Cooper is sexy, handsome, and charismatic, but a bit confused about what he really wants. He just got out of a relationship that left him really needing a break. He inadvertently plays into all of Leah's insecurities when they meet. He actually likes
Nov 26, 2016 bookmarkbelles rated it really liked it
I live for Romance books. The dirty kind, if you know what I mean. I typically don't gravitate towards Romance books like this one cause I feel like they would be too fluffy for my liking and I would end up bored and regretting my choice of reading material. That was not the case with Size Matters. Once I read the synopsis, I was drawn in. I couldn't wait to see how I would react to this story and let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Yes i ...more
Dec 19, 2016 Janja rated it liked it
Liar,liar ,pants on fire!

Well i realy thought that i'll be super entuziastic with this story but sadly i'm not. Nothing new to read about it:fake engagement,friends with benefit and in love at the end.
Sweet,short and funny on the moments.
Kimi Porkchops
Mar 20, 2016 Kimi Porkchops rated it it was amazing
There are authors that you just know that you’re going to like. There are authors that you know you can grab their book and you’ll be so engrossed that you’ll just keep reading until the book is over. Alison Bliss is one of them. When I found out that she was coming out with another series, one that was about a plus size girl I was stoked. Being plus-sized myself, it gets disheartening after awhile reading about main characters who are a size 4 all the time. Size Matters hit me right in the hear ...more
Wendy Bunnell
Jan 20, 2017 Wendy Bunnell rated it liked it
I've joined a book club that reads romance books, and yes, I read romance books, but I don't usually review them. Why? What is there to say, most of the time, and also, my mom is on Goodreads. No Mom, I'm only reading high quality literature, never those smutty books. And my mom would hate this book, as our main character's mother is a real piece of work.

But, my book club isn't meeting for a whole month to discuss this, and I actually read it in a day, so to help me remember it, I'm going to jo
Oct 13, 2016 Melinda rated it really liked it
Size Matters by Alison Bliss

This was a great new read from Bliss featuring an insecure, curvy baker, Leah and the foot-in-mouth diseased, builder Sam.

After a disastrous initial meeting and several meetings later, Sam helps Leah deliver her ex-boyfriends wedding cake and winds up as her self-appointed fake fiancé who subsequently moves to spend an entire weekend with her family. In order for Leah to save face, it's decided that Sam will act as unappealing and uncouth as possible in order for
Nov 29, 2016 MsChris1161 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, ebook, reviewed
Another fantastic novel by Alison Bliss! SIZE MATTERS was everything I've come to expect and look forward to when I pick up one Alison Bliss's books. Her writing style is consistently laugh out loud funny, down to earth, sexy as hell, and all about characters you can't help but love.

Leah and Sam each had their issues which created a rocky start. Sam was a good guy at heart, but he really had a knack for sticking his foot in his mouth by saying things that could be taken the wrong way... unfortu
Jennifer Schultheis
Mar 20, 2016 Jennifer Schultheis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Filled with Bliss’s authentic and sparkling humor, Size Matters is a must-read!

When Leah meets Sam, she’s immediately attracted to him, but he puts his foot in his mouth, one too many times. In the first few pages, I didn’t care for Sam, but he grows on you. He really is a sweet man, but his mouth keeps getting him into trouble. So much, that he announces an engagement with Leah to her ex-boyfriend and her mother. Hilarity begins as they figure out how to get through this “engagement.”

I loved
Nov 29, 2016 Laurie rated it really liked it
A funny, no-filter, bakery-owning heroine, Leah Martin is your new girl-crush. Alison Bliss tells her story in a way that will having you wiping laughing and weepy tears from your eyes, so keep your tissues handy.

Alison Bliss has a way with the double entrendre that she weaves into the dialogue like a master. So funny. So clever. I had to make sure that I stayed clear of liquids while I was reading.

Leah is curvy to be sure and while she strives to be comfortable in her own skin, it seems to be t
Becky Fenner anderson
Aug 26, 2016 Becky Fenner anderson rated it it was amazing
Loved EVERYTHING about this book!

Leah is a beautiful, full figured woman who has spent most of her life trying to please her critical mom and everyone else around her.

Sam is a sweet man enjoying single life. One day he sees Leah and hears her mother berating her and decides to tell her mother he's Leah's fiance! All to show Leah's mom how perfect her daughter already is.

These two embark on a hilarious adventure of trying to pull off the lie of the century and the chaos that ensues will make yo
Nov 28, 2016 Beth rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This was a cute story, about a woman that doesn't fit the "perfect woman" mold (as sold to us by the media) and the hot guy and their happy ending. I really liked this story but it was a fast read (not necessarily by the clock, although I finished it in a couple of hours) their meet to all of a sudden being in a fake engagement was very quick for me and it all progressed from there. I thought all the characters were great and I can't wait for the next book which I have already pre-order
Sandy Bartles
Oct 10, 2016 Sandy Bartles rated it it was amazing
As a large woman, this book touched me as no other book has. Leah and Sam's story is one every woman should read. Leah is a large-size woman and has very low self esteem. I love how the author sets up their meeting and, before they know it, they are pretending to be engaged. Interactions with her family are hilarious! Sam stands up for Leah at every turn. It is nice to read about someone who doesn't see size first.
Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Alison Bliss continues to be one of my favorite authors for so many reasons. Her books never fail to make me laugh out loud with their vibrant and sass filled humor, her characters never fail to sear themselves to my heart through every single second of charm and wonderfulness I get with them, and her enrapturing stories never fail to allow me to feel and experience it all as her thoughtfully crafted stories unfold. Her stories are ones that you feel and experience every word of, and all of her ...more
Angela Simmons
Jun 10, 2017 Angela Simmons rated it really liked it
I’m such a sucker for the fake mates trope and this delivered all the yumminess. It had humor, heart, emotion, and heat and it hooked me from the start.

Here’s what’s going on. To save Leah from her mother’s criticism, Sam announces that they’re engaged. There’s only one little problem: it’s a lie. Leah and Sam barely know each other but now they’re stuck sharing a weekend with her parents and grandparents. To ‘fix’ his mistake, Sam agrees to use the time with her family to make them hate him so
Marylou Marshall
Jun 01, 2017 Marylou Marshall rated it really liked it
I absolutely love Alison Bliss and the way she she writes. This was a lovely book that was quite realistic in terms of women and their insecurities regarding wieght and what men actually think. It was so refreshing to have the main character on the plump side and her counterpart actually loving that she was not a stick insect. Obviously the misunderstandings and assumptions in these kind of stories make for frustrating reading in a way but eventually we get the ending we are all rooting for. I w ...more
Size Matters

What a great book. This had all the things I wish for in a book. It tugged at my heartstrings, and gave me a wonderful HEA. Did I still want Sam to be punched for the misunderstandings, yeah, but in the end I fell in love with this book. So much so I read the whole thing in one night.
Apr 11, 2017 2kasmom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fake-engaged
Leah meets Sam under some frustrating circumstances. She believes he could never be interested in her, since she feels she is overweight and not attractive to him. How can she win a man when she doesn't like herself?

Sam is attracted to Leah right away. He is dead set against relationships, due to dating a real loser in the past. After learning how he has hurt Leah, however, he shows what a gentleman he can be.

Seriously fun and heartwarming story. I love how the author portrays each avenue of the
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 May 20, 2017 08:05PM  
As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge...or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn't put her pen down since.

She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she'll alway
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