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Gaining Maisy

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  28 reviews
No stranger to the wild world of domination, Carter can spot a woman with a deep need for total submission from a mile a way. And the beautiful, but broken Maisy is just begging for it.After joining a gym, a steamy night with Maisy's personal trainer leads to more heartbreak when he tells her they can never be an item. He uses the gym's policy as an excuse, but Maisy knows ...more
Published April 18th 2017
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Meh... not the worst thing I've read, but I mostly skimmed this. ...more
Kathy Heare Watts

I enjoyed this second chance romance that is full of emotions. For Maisy Dennis, she isn’t just starting over from the bad breakup; she is moving forward, clear to a new town and new lease on life. The story has a BBW, Maisy, who gains so much by losing her verbally abusive live-in boyfriend, Eric. Moving from Chicago to Ashborne comes with new friends in a small town setting, and gaining the confidence and attitude to lose weight and tone her body, not for a
Juliette Banks
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maisy was in an abusive relationship with Eric, who did not hurt her physically, but crushed her soul, each time he made sarcastic and mean criticisms of her – and particularly about her weight, which was a little more than she wanted it to be. As any young woman with a slightly fragile ego will know, it doesn’t take many barbed comments from a mean friend to penetrate the ego and reduce it to a pile of dust.

Thankfully Maisy rises above his cruelty. She has already published a successful cookery
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's the first story I've read by this author and I was very pleased with it. Her writing style is refreshing, her characters are realistic and very relatable (especially Maisy), the story has a conflict and angst without turning into melodrama. The sex scenes and erotic tension are out of this world, prepare to be fanning yourself a lot during Maisy's workout. Carter, her dreamy gym dom, with a sculpted body and wicked, imaginative mind, sure puts her through her paces and brings the spice our ...more
Robin is it summer yet
Oh my goodness. I LOVED this book so much. The characters were great the story was amazing. This books has inspired me. Wish there was more than five stars.
Megan Harrington
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Trying to get over a bad breakup, Maisy moves from the city. After being verbally abused her self confidence is low. After her move she decided that she wants to be healthier, so she visits the local gym. That when she meet her personal trainer, and owner of the gym, Carter. I absolutely love this book. The characters are so relatable.
I highly recommended.
JoAnna G
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read this author before, so I thought I would give it a go. Let me say that I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and done with a good pace. It feels raw and real, with a great plot. I loved Maisy. She, to me, felt real. Her struggles were real. It’s what woman fell and think. At least I know I do.

Maisy has just left a bad relationship, where she was teased and made fun of about her weight by her then boyfriend. She has confidence issues but is determined to start over an
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read about a woman who is trying to find herself again after a messy break up. Maisey was a very likeable heroine, who any woman, who ever struggled with her weight could relate to.
To help her get over her ex, Maisy moves town and decides to join a gym.
Enter Carter, the hot as hades, gym instructor, who pushes Maisy past all her boundaries, and then some.

I liked Carter, a lot. I can't say I ever fell in love with him, and some of his actions made me raise my eyebrows a bit. Only i
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first story by this author, and I certainly enjoyed it, will be looking into her backlist.

Maisy, is coming out of a bad relationship, it was so bad that it damaged her self-esteem. She signs up at a gym to get in shape and to gain some self-confidence. Her trainer, Carter, is very much a hottie, but they both keep it professional…for a while. As they work the routines, they realize as he is strict with keeping her in line, she likes his discipline.

I felt very connected with the stor
DNF... I anticipated some tomfoolery, skipped to the end and I was right. Maisy should have made Carter work harder. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really good writing, which is a perk - but fantastic storytelling, too. The character of Maisy is so well done. Ms. Graystone really does a great job portraying Maisy’s push and pull emotions over her weight and joining a gym. Her character is relevant and credible. And Carter well… I would love to find a personal trainer just like him. There is something for everyone in this story; humor, drama, romance, and heat, lots and lots of heat. Don’t miss this one.
Jan 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
💝 FREE on Amazon today (1/3/2018)! 💝
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers 18+ Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Booksprout
Gaining Maisy (A BBW Romance) by Summer Graystone Gaining Maisy (A BBW Romance) By: Summer Graystone
Super Se*y Treat!
Getting over a verbally abusive@$$H[]L€ is HARD work, especially when he's attacked your career, your looks, your self-esteem, & the Core essence of yourself...
Verbal punches are almost worse than physical ones, because it's harder to turn off the voices screaming inside your head long after the abuser's left...
After years of using food to escape her unhappiness & moving to a new town, she decides she needs remake her body..
Sandra Hould
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had an incredible time reading this book. I felt so at home within Maisy's skin, it was a real treat to read. I was not able to put down this book once I started to read it. Summer Graystone has a style that I truly fell in love with. The story was incredibly believable and the characters were relatable. It was incredible to read and I can't wait to read another book by Summer Graystone. If you do not like anything that is related to bondage, then I suggest you do not take this book. The subje ...more
Jolene Huber
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Real Confidence Boost

This book is about Maisy. She is a pastry chef in Chicago. Who lives with her boyfriend Eric. Until he starts verbally abusing her. As well as making her feel bad about her weight. After she leaves she moves to a smaller town where she joins a gym to help her feel better about herself. Where she meets Carter the owner. He becomes her personal trainer. And helps her to believe in herself. This book definitely has alot of steam in it. Nice to see a regular woman get the hot
Oct 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Inexperience shows

I liked the premise of this book, it reminded me of another book I read a while back that I enjoyed. Unfortunately the similarity ended at the premise. The author's inexperience shows in all of the details. There's no understanding of the details involved in buying a house; the kind of workout routine a larger, deconditioned person would be put through; how a Dom would really behave; even the statement that in Chicago people buy everything at the mall instead of at smaller spec
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a different type of story from what I've read from Ms. Graystone- and I loved it just as much. She captured Maisy so perfectly- her insecurity and her fight to regain her spirit back after an abusive relationship. I also love how she writes about positive women's relationships so well. And of course the sexiness meter is through the roof between gym owner Carter and lovely chef Maisy. A sexy five star for this touching, angsty, yummy book.
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maisy was in an mental abusive relationship. Eric Bailey's ex would make sarcastic and mean commits about her weight. Maisy decided to sign up for a gym membership to build up her self confidence and to get into better shape. Carter is more than willing to help Maisy out. I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the storyline and plot. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Amber Fueston
The premise of the story was good, but the execution was lacking. I just didn't feel the chemistry between Maisy and Carter at all. Maybe if there was a little more detail of their interactions outside of the sexual stuff, but all we really get to see are some workouts and sex. Don't get me wrong I am all for the hot and sweaty sex but if you want me to believe that the characters actually love each other SHOW me don't just tell me that they do. ...more
Jennifer Alvarez
Maisy and Carter

He’s has fitness goals to help her achieve. She’s trying to heal and move past years of emotional pain. They make a great pair til feelings get involved. This is an amazing tale of a strong woman who was beat down but didn’t give up. It’s very inspiring. Good stuff.
Carissa Janes
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute quick read, and I liked the story. Maisy let her ex get her down, but it all changed when she joined a gym to feel better about herself. She gets quite the workout...and life change.
Never Stop Reading or Dreaming
2 1/2 stars

I was not a fan of the other woman who was n get mentioned again so it was quite pointless. Also the h was pretty weak. Plus, there were unanswered questions throughout the story. This just wasn’t for me
Nicole Ortiz
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sexy, hot cute story. I would love to have a trainer like Carter. Love every bit of this story.
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: curvy-heroine
More like 2.5 stars. Did they use a bed just once? I can‘t remember.
Ann Brown
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read

Good storyline with likeable characters in Maisy and Carter who have great chemistry. Steamy with some spanking. I would recommend this.
Losing Weight Romance, I Kinda Liked It, but it was one of those... Insta but Slow ones
Carol Kidd
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh my what a book. Love the steamy and hot sex scenes. Eric I would love to have punched him in the face a couple of times myself. Carter and Maisy was made for each other.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has been on my TBR shelf for ages, I kept coming back to it and I'm glad I finally read it what a fun book love both characters and how they interacted. Would recommend to anyone. ...more
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