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On the Plus Side

(A Perfect Fit #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  996 ratings  ·  238 reviews
The second book in a laugh-out-loud new contemporary romance series from Alison Bliss!

Big girls don't cry. They go after what they want.

Thanks to her bangin' curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie's luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective broth
Mass Market Paperback, 297 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Forever
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Jun 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
“James nodded at her. “What’s new, Val?”
“Um, that wasn’t what it looked like.”
"Doesn’t matter whether it was or not. You’re an adult. What you do is not my business.”
Valerie blinked. She’d never had a man tell her that before and wasn’t sure how to respond”
The above quote encapsulates everything that was wrong with this story. Unnecessary drama and immaturity galore. No, thanks.
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On The Plus Side is the second book from Alison Bliss' A Perfect Fit series, but my first book from this author. I may not have read the first book but I can guarantee I'm going to be doing so really soon because I loved this story.

These characters were crazy cute together and I loved getting to see them finally give in to their attraction for one another. Logan, being Valerie's older brothers friend, always denied how he felt for the ou
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This was an okay read for me. I didn't like this book as much as I did the first book in the series, Size Matters. I hate to say it but there it is. There were parts that I liked a lot and other parts that made me want to pull my hair out. I did find this book to be a fairly quick read and I did want to see Valerie and Logan get their happily ever after.

Logan is back in town for the first time in a lot of years. He has just opened a
Ivy Deluca

-Dipped into my stash of ARCs because I was just jonesing for a good BBW romance. Now, I liked parts of the first book, but overall I wasn’t a big fan, so I was a little hesitant. I needn’t have worried, I really enjoyed Valerie and Logan's crazy romance.

-The cover is stunning. I LOVE this cover. It’s an actual curvy girl on a BBW romance, which is always great. I cannot tell you how it irks me when the cover is way off as a physical representation of the characters. If the publisher is so lazy
MissBecka Gee
Valerie is everything I could want in a MC!

She is confident, feisty and oozes sex appeal!
She and Logan had great chemistry and fabulous banter; I am so excited that I have another Alison Bliss book on my shelf!!!
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Curvy heroines and the heroes who pant after every luscious curve. Sign me up! A bit of sass, a whole lotta sexy and a touch of family drama? Oh, yeah, On the Plus Side was a real good time.

The quick of it is that Val has been smitten with her older brother's best friend since they were kids. And...not gotten the time of day. He, in fact, bailed and left town for 8 some years to make sure nothing happened between
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
On the Plus Side was a fun and steamy book!

The main character, Val, was a sassy and confident woman. She rocked her curves and she was completely comfortable in her skin. I really appreciated her confidence and her body positivity. Her witty remarks also made me laugh out loud numerous times! I wish I was more like her! Even though she was a bit immature at times, I really liked Val.

Logan was the main male character, and he was extremely sexy. Logan had a dominant and alluring sex appeal. He wa
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The 2nd in this series. I binge read it today while the rain made for perfect reading weather. It was as good if not better than #1. The humor was great. The sex was steamier. I look forward to reading #3 when it debuts in 2018!
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Valerie Carmichael is a vivacious, confident, party girl with curves. She never has a problem getting male attention. But the one man she never could have, just returned to town. Logan Mathis is her older brother's best friend and her long time crush. And he is back in Granite, Texas after an eight year absence. Logan is the one man that drives her crazy by making her react, frustrating her, or hurting her feelings. He jumps to conclusions, riles her up, and then avoids her.

But she has no idea
Are you ready to laugh out loud? ON THE PLUS SIDE is a sexy sweet love story with a heroine I absolutely adored! Alison Bliss writes sassy quips and witty banter with the best of them and never fails to make me actually laugh! Her characters are easy to root for, easy to love and it's so easy to get lost in their story.

Valerie Carmichael has always wanted Logan. He's back in town after eight years and she's not passing on this second chance to let Logan know exactly how she feels about him and
Brooke Blogs
This was a cute, fun read. However, I felt like Val's brother and her lover were just too much. If I didn't think too much about the details, I enjoyed the story. I'm not normally into brother's best friend stories - mainly because they're so overbearing. I really liked the first book in this series and I'm glad I read this one - it was nice to see Val find love and to visit with characters from the first book. I will read the others in this series.

I picked this from my bookshelf to read. I'm v
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing


One of the many things that I love about Bliss is her way of consistently bringing old characters back into the new books. It's nice to be able to catch up with the characters you fell in love with from the previous book. And in this one, Leah and Sam don't take center stage but they are a big part of the plot and our new leading lady's life.

I could really just go on and on about how amazing this book and Bliss are. But it would probably make you uncomfortable after I start to drone on and on a
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley2017
I'm not a fan of the idea of having a series of books on plus-size women. And yet, I love how the author deals with the theme. Check Size Matters right now if you haven't yet. Thus, I couldn't feel happier when I was offered the opportunity to review this.

For this second book, we get Valerie who seems to overflow with confidence and sex appeal, except when it comes to her long-time and her brother's best friend. Logan now is back to town and has suddenly become her boss?

Because I have read it, w
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for great contemporary romances with a side of whip cream, then; you need not look any further than Alison Bliss. This series is just what romance readers have been craving. I instantly fell in love with the first book and could not wait to get my hands on the second book.

While, I enjoyed this book, I did miss the witty banter. There were so many lines that had me laughing from the first book. There was not that witty banter in this book. Yet, the fun, flirty romance was stil
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fun and sexy read! I loved Valerie and her confidence! She rocked it! Logan was sexy and sweet, but also determined on doing the right thing! Loved all the back and forth between them and then when they finally collided, watch out!
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
On The Plus Side by Alison Bliss.

Valerie has always turned heads and has never been short on male attention and affection from all but the man she really wants. Her brothers best friend, Logan. Logan has finally returned home and has opened up his own bar/club in the hope that he'll manage to raise funds to get his mother out of trouble. When he finds Val's (not) to-do list, he does his best to ensure they tick everything off.

Unfortunately, there wasn't much that I enjoyed about this book. The
Valerie and Logan have been attracted to each other for years, but nothing ever came of it because of an age difference between the two and Valerie’s overprotective brother, who just happened to be Logan’s best friend. Eight years later, Logan is back in town and that attraction from so long ago cannot be contained and the sparks that had started years before finally explode into a raging inferno that can not be denied.

Oh, my gosh! On the Plus Side was absolutely amazing y’all! I knew I was goin
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-done, jd-read
Val has had a crush on her brother's best friend, Logan, but he's never given her the time of day. He left town specifically so nothing were to happen-something he had to do or face his best friend. Now he's back in town and Val isn't quite the "little" sister anymore and she's got banging curves to boot! When Val starts working at his new bar, things escalate pretty quick! Now to keep big bro from finding out and going ballistic!

I love the fact that the heroine isn't your typical, but one that
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
On the Plus Side is a heroine in love with her brother’s best friend romance. It was fun to read a plus size heroine that is confident in her sex appeal. In fact, the author doesn’t even make this a focal point at all. Valerie is just a girl that doesn’t lack confidence and doesn’t lack male attention. The exception to that is Logan whom she has been in love with forever. He does make her doubt herself because he doesn’t seem interested. She also has an extremely over protective brother
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
This is the second book in the series. I really enjoyed this one. It had the humor like the first book. Valerie has so much self confidence makes me wish I was the confidant. She's always had a thing for her brother's best friend. Now Logan is back in town and maybe it's a sign to take the bull by the horns when it comes to Logan. Logan fights everything within himself when it comes to his attraction to Valerie, but when temptation is right in his bar can he find the will to no touch Va
Sandy Bartles
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this very funny book about bartender Logan Mathis and Valerie Carmichael, his best friend's little sister. Nothing like having big brother around when you are trying to pick up your childhood crush! Logan and Valerie both have secrets that could tear them apart. The author is doing a fantastic job on her new plus-sized heroine series!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley. .
Cecily Kyle
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wheel-a-thon-iv
I almost didn't read this book because I didn't care much for the first one but I was pleasently surprised with the story and I was very into it the entire read. I loved the characters and I liked that it wasn't all about her weight. But still played a small part to show readers that you can be plus side and still awesome.
Great Read!!
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss is book two in her A Perfect Fit series and I must say I enjoyed this book very much. Starring Valerie Carmichael, the best friend of Leah Martin (heroine of book #1), and the man she has had a crush on since she was younger. With the bold and energetic, Valerie leading the way, this book is nothing short but fun.

Valerie Carmichael is confident with her curves and completely knows how to get a man’s attention, except for the one man that she has always wanted… Lo
Somehow the my best friend's sibling is quickly becoming one of my most favorite tropes in contemporary romance today. And let me tell you, Alison Bliss wrote one of the best books to contribute to this trope. From the first moment that I snagged this book off of the ARC pile sitting on my nightstand, I didn't want to put it down. I was actually kicking myself for not picking up this book sooner and reading an Alison Bliss book sooner.

She knows how to write the perfect, dirty talking, cocky alph
Amanda R
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romance, series, bbw, 2017
I loved the first book in this series. I was so excited that there was going to be a book with Valerie's story. It did not disappoint!

Valerie may be a curvy girl but she knows how to work them and she knows how to turn heads. That's all moot point right now since Logan Mathis is back in town. She has had a crush on him for it seems like forever. Now that he's back she can't avoid him forever, he's her brother's best friend. The first time she sees him again all the feelings she thought she had m
⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm

Unfortunately, this book fell a bit flat for me. It's more of a 2.5 star read that I'm rounding up to 3 stars. There just wasn't much that I enjoyed about this book. The characters were childish and came across as annoying, especially in t
Isha Coleman
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
True beauty comes from within. As a society, we seem to forget that not everyone is a size 0-4. So I applaud Ms. Bliss for creating a heroine with curves that has the confidence and heart to speak her mind and love herself. Like most people, when it comes to matters of the heart is when the complications begin. The object of Valerie's girlhood fantasies has always been the bane of her existence, but the keeper of her heart all the same. Distance, time, nor age has changed that on her end. Too ba ...more
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Candi Kisses and some Brotherly Avoidance

Feeling a little blue? Need a pick me up? Well this is the book for you. Alison Bliss is a master at telling a great, hopeful, feel good story. When you have an over-protective brother and you can't make a move without him deciding whether you can or not, it really isn't going to end well for someone. But have your OP Brothers best friend who you have loved forever start to see "YOU" then it really is a matter of someone accepting and someone being upse
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading Plus Size I couldn't wait to read Valerie's story. Just like the other one I was laughing out loud because of some of the things she did.

Being a bigger woman I loved the books because it shows that even bigger women can find love. I know I will be reading more of this series as long as they keep getting written because I feel it gives us bigger women the courage to embrace ourselves and not hide away from the negative things we are told.
Angel Hatfield
Jun 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Curvy Valerie Charmichael has always been able to attract male attention, except for Logan Mathis, her brother’s best friend. When he moves back to town, Valerie does everything she can to make sure she gets his attention this time, one way or another.
Unfortunately, I just didn’t like this book. The plot sounded like it would be a quick and hot read, but the more I read, the more I didn’t like it. The biggest problem was that I didn’t like the characters right from the beginning. I didn’t like t
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Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and her two kids. The youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both mak ...more

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