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Three Fat Singletons

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Dotty the virgin, Jesse the divorcee, and Mary the man-eater are best friends with four things in common: they are single, obese, pushing 40, and unsatisfied with life.

Together they explore the fat-underworld of London including blind dates, Internet dating, phone sex and the possibilities of lifetime celibacy.
When a week-long getaway to Greece turns into a whirlwind of r
Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 16th 2016 by Inkitt (first published December 6th 2013)
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Angela Hudson
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A heartwarming and hilariously cheeky tale.

Please note: this version is delivered in British English. I hate using that phrase ‘British English’, but for the American readers thinking about picking this book up, just go with the flow and submerge yourself in the culture. It’s not so very different from American English, aside from a few words spelled differently, and I am certain many Americans that I know personally will rave about this book. And just so you know, in the UK a fanny is a vajayja
Onaiza Khan
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was a fun read. I could easily connect with the characters. Waiting for the next book.
Grass monster
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wasnt sure what to expect from this book, but I have to say I loved it. So much so I need to go and buy it in paperback so it can sit on my bookshelf and be re read all over again.
Three Fat Singletons is about best friends Jesse, Mary and Dotty. All in their 30s, all overweight and all unlucky in love. Each one have very different personalites, Dotty is a church goer and still a virgin, hoping to find Mr Right and settle down. Mary loves men but always seems to go for the married ones and Jess
Alexa Whitewolf
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was new and unique, from start to finish! Definitely one of a kind in what I've read - in a good way.

The characters were very human - that's the best way I can describe them. ALL their flaws were out for the reader to judge - at times with too much description for my taste, but nevertheless! This is a book that treats the subject of obesity in details, and you truly get to see the struggles of these three women - their tears and joy. You won't necessarily like them or agree with their
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was given a free copy of this novel by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. I was intrigued by the idea of a novel about the romantic lives of three overweight women friends. As I was reading the story, though, I had a hard time understanding how the book wanted me to feel about these women. Are we meant to laugh at their lack of self-insight, their excesses (eating, drinking, smoking, etc.), and their constant trips to the bathroom to shit or vomit, and at their sexcapades with ma ...more
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I wish I hadn't accepted, as I really don't like to write negative reviews. I like to be encouraging to new authors. I know they have put a lot of work, their heart and their soul, into their book. So I take it very seriously when I write a review, and it pains me to write one like this.
I really didn't care for this book. I was looking forward to really enjoying it, as I am a very heavy woman myself, and in the brief descript
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Anastasia Alén
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Considering that this genre isn't my favorite, I surprised myself by reading this & I was surprised by how good this book was! Three Fat Singletons was very humorous & light read. I liked the characters, Mary, Jesse and Dotty, they were very well developed. Plot was entertaining as well.

Thank you Inkitt for this copy in exchange for an honest review.
Christine McCauley
I did not like that there was not enough meat to the individual characters or description of physical characteristics of each character so I could become emotionally invested in each character until almost the end of the book. It would have helped to get hair color, eye color, etc. instead of one character being so much heavier than the other. The characters of the women kind of all ran together for me. The book was funny and touching, but kind of pissed me off that all of the characters were be ...more
Neely Powell
A lively story of three adventurous ladies who know how to enjoy themselves anywhere.
Little Ray Of Sunshine
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Three Fat Singletons

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about 3 thirty-something friends called Jesse a divorcee wanting to find someone to love, Mary a man-eater who always attract the married man and Dotty a Christian virgin who just want to meet someone to settle down with.
These three singletons feel unlucky in love as you can see in the title that they are overweight and wish they were slimmer and men will look more at them then laugh at them a
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Humorous adult chick-lit, women's fiction, faux-mance read. I did get a lot of what was going on here. I may not have agreed with it or even participated at the appropriately laugh filled spots but I did enjoy the read.

Three late thirties, BBW are unsatisfied with life as they see it. We have Dotty the virgin, at her age, Jesse the divorcee, and Mary the man-eater. These women are single and living life on their terms. Along the way the make some decision that may or may not be wise ones. But t
Feb 19, 2017 added it
A laugh out loud read. Join Jesse and her two best friends as they take a holiday to Greece. All three are obese, single and ready to mingle. Questioning their own lives as the search for Mr. Right.

Dotty, is religious, sings in her church choir, and spends time in prayer meetings, while looking for love by placing an add in the paper. The largest of three but is she the luckiest?

Mary, next in size is a petite charmer, very Suzy homemaker and a bit obsessive over her clothes, appearance, and ho
Danielle Urban
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Three Fat Singletons is a laugh-out-loud kind of read. Readers will find themselves relating to the realistic issues of the three women. Being fat is a major issue we see in our world, today. Here, are three friends who are struggling with being over weight. Their heavy weight is the center of their problems. Then, there's their choices they make...that leads them further into a whole. I thought it was great to read about real women with real issues. Dotty, Jesse, and Mary are as real as cha ...more
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three Fat Singletons is a delightful read about three female friends. Dotty the virgin, Jesse the divorcee, and Mary the man-eater are best friends with four things in common: they are single, obese, pushing 40, and unsatisfied with life. The story tells about the struggles they have finding the right man for them, and takes the reader on an adventure when the friends go on holiday to Greece. A great read!
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hopeful Ending. Funny and Cute book

This book was a fun read. Three girls who struggle with self esteem go on a trip to Greece and one of them comes back feeling hopeful. Read this book, so that Mary, Dotty, and Jesse can share their adventure with you. You will laugh a little maybe even a lot.
Karen Shortridge
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a laugh-out-loud read you will find yourself relating to the realistic issues of them. Here are three friends who are struggling with being over weight and their problems. I thought it was great to read about real women with real issues. Dotty, Jesse, and Mary are as real as can get be in a fiction book. It was refreshing read that I really enjoyed.
Melina Baca
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
What a cute read.
Victoria Carr
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good!!!

I don't know what I was expecting but the book turned out to be amazing! It gave me hope and it also made me laugh at times!
I absolutely adore these three BBW!! What a fun and quirky read. J.M. Bartholomew I need more of these ladies ASAP!!
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartfelt comedy

I could relate to the women in this book. Experience the friendship between Jesse and her two closest friends, Mary and Dot ty. The
Sharon M
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

I would definitively recommend this book. The three characters reminded me of myself and friends. So glad I found this.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Chick lit" (oh, how I hate that phrase! But use it I must, for it defines the genre so well) that is also "Brit lit," but with the twist that the three main characters are, as promised in the title, fat. And not just a little bit fat: Dotty, the heaviest of the three, can't reach her feet or fit into an airplane seat. Unlike many of their sister chick lit heroines, these women's worries about their weight is not mere vanity and insecurity, but a justified concern about a problem that is serious ...more
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Sara by: Inkitt
i sort of liked it. i thought the story was interesting and the way the author wrote it was grabbing and a fast read.

and that's all i have to say positively.

i thought the book was way too long and the plot was barely even there. there was too much information in this book that i really didn't care about and i didn't really find the book funny. if anything, i found it more sad.

i found the characters annoying and i was expecting more girl power and friendship. there was some parts of the book tha
Born To Read
Dec 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about three women: Dotty, Jesse and Mary. They are all single but their love life is not as amazing as they would like.
Dotty is a virgin. Jesse hasn't had a date in eight months and Mary wants to find the love of her life.
They decide to go on holidays together. They travel to Greece and basically, all they do is eat and drink. And hook up with married men..
I must admit that although I am really sorry, it was not the book for m
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
True Rating was 2.5 stars.

This review is based on a digital copy I received from Inkitt. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

When you read this story, you need to keep in mind is that it is written in British English and it is heavy in slang. This story follows around three main characters who share a bond of friendship. The main thread running through this story is that they are all looking for love and in the case of this
Dawn Barber
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: give-up
Tried so many times to get into this book but sadly didn't make it passed 25%
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Not sure if this was supposed to be funny or not. It wasn't. Really unlikable characters.
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
I haven’t read a chick lit book in quite some time so to be honest it took me a while to shake the “when is the main character going to meet her guy and fall in love” vibe from my system.

Three Fat Singletons is about three overweight friends who have lousy luck at dating and relationships. They have only each other to rely upon after each failed attempt or blunder with men and prove over and over again that it’s more important to have a good girlfriend than a lousy man in your life.

Now aside fro
Charles Ray
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free e-book copy of J.M. Bartholomew’s Three Fat Singletons, a story of three women, unattached, overweight, and pushing 40, as they wrestle with trying to find love in a world that undervalues certain body types. Jesse, Dotty, and Mary, other than age and weight, are as different as three people can be, but they’re drawn inextricably together as they explore London’s fat underground, internet dating, and obsession with dying alone. They’re drawn again and again to Greece where they ...more
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I don't know exactly how old I was but I remember being in primary school and my teacher saying in front of the whole class 'Goodness you are as heavy as I am' when she decided for some reason known only to her, to weigh all the pupils. This was the beginning of my realization that I wasn't in the body that society deemed