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Muffin Top

(The Hartigans #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,436 ratings  ·  289 reviews
The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Franki
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 29th 2018 by Entangled: Amara (first published October 22nd 2018)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Muffin Top is book two in The Hartigans series by Avery Flynn. I enjoyed book one in this series so much, Butterface, so I’ve been so looking forward to this book.

Frankie Hartigan is the oldest of the Hartigan siblings, at thirty-three years old. He’s an Irish red headed firefighter at the Waterbury Firehouse. Frankie watched his brother, Ford fall in love but he, himself, has felt no inclination to follow in his footsteps. He is the town ladies man. He doesn’t have any problem finding women and
Oct 03, 2018 marked it as avoid
I cannot with the title. I also cannot with the premise of the story.

I’m plus sized and I eat and don’t eat salads. It’s not like all curvy people make an unbreakable vow to never eat or like salad. And if these starter clichés are not enough, the heroine has to be brash and ’always say what she thinks, consequence be damned’; because if you’re curvy, you also have to have a BIG personality - just like all the ’fat friends’ ever portrayed in literature or at the cinema.
Curves are more than a gim
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Great story!
There is no person in the world who believes they are perfect so including the curvy and chunky women of the world in this story is smart. Everyone can relate to and has probably felt and experienced the uncomfortableness during those awkward teenage years. Trying to blend in with the popular group and just finding your place in school can be difficult.

The story takes us on the trip back to a high school reunion. The most difficult and painful time for
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Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
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I'm on the fence a bit about this book. The story was enjoyable and I liked the premise of it with the not-so-perfect heroine. It was unique in that it didn't feature the cliche type of romance heroine that is portrayed as perfect and stunning. Yet I also got annoyed that, just like with the previous book in the series, those imperfections were voiced a little too much. At times, the fact that our heroine was a size twenty woman seemed to overshadow the romance betw
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I don't know what it is about 2018, but I am so grateful for the relatable characters that authors are writing right now. Lucy is a size twenty, brilliant, independent woman with a knack for helping influential men out of tight spots. She has the confidence to spin stories and take control, but not when it comes to her own life. Frankie is the handsome town player, a firefighter with a heart of gold who doesn't know how to really love a woman prope
Book Lover
I really wanted to like this book. I was very excited to see a plus size female lead, had high hopes for a strong character. Alas, I was disappointed.

Lucy Kavanaugh is a size 20. She is smart, snarky, funny and way too self-deprecating. As in constantly. “Look, I’ll let you in on a secret to survival for someone like me. If you prep yourself for the worst, you won’t be disappointed, and if you own the insult before it can be uttered, you can’t be hurt.” Wow. How sad. This is not self-empowering.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dear reader, before you start this book I have a warning for you, just hand over your heart and panties to the giant ginger that is Frankie Hartigan and don’t fight it. You won’t be sorry. I know I wasn’t.

Warning given, I can now say that this is a book that EVERYONE who reads romance needs to read. I LOVED this story so much. I still think about it days after I finished it. Okay, I still get the giggles thinking about certain scenes too. No matter how much I think I’m done with Frankie and Luc
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A lot of authors write RomCom but very few of them pull it off with the class and finesse that Avery Flynn does. Muffin Top, even though it tackles a serious social problem in today's society, was written in a way that Frankie Hartigan will steal your heart and Lucy Kavanagh will have you sighing, crying and laughing.

I don't even want to try to summarize this story … the blurb kind of tells you what it's all about. What it doesn't say is how strong, snarky and feisty a woman Lucy is and how big
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like this series about the Hartigan siblings. Funny and following a tv series.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contrarily to what the blurb presage, the book is written at the third person, not the first, but I absolutely didn't care because I had too much fun reading it :)

The hero is Frankie Hartigan. A hot ginger firefighter of thirty-three years old who's been forced to take a vacation by his boss and the HR department because he haven't take a leave of absence in far too long and it's against regulation and safety. Frankie lives for the job. He likes the adrenaline and the camaraderie, so he's afraid
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
Muffin Top was a very realistic romance for me - and I loved how humorous it was in dealing with things that can really hurt.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading and enjoying the first book in Avery Flynn’s The Hartigans series, Butterface, I was eager to dive into the second book. There was a wee bit of tentatively regarding Muffin Top, but I’m glad I jumped in. After finishing it, I’m extremely eager to get my hands on book three, Tomboy.

The fact this series is dealing with the unconventional female leads – book one was the female considered ‘unattractive’, book two is the female considered ‘overweight’, and book three is the female consi
Oct 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
If you want to know how not to write a story, read this book.

One day I will learn that this author is not for me. One day I will....

You know, there’s a saying that you can’t be happy with someone else, until you’re happy with yourself.
The entire book was of Lucy’s self deprecating, overly defensive self loathing.
Quite honestly, it seemed like nothing the poor guy said or did was good enough. Her behavior became tedious and I ended up just skimming through, but every where I stopped was another dig she made at herself.
It’s a shame, because the writing was actually good, but in looking at the other other books, I have no de
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Frankie Hartigan is on a mandatory three week vacation from his job as the town’s sexy fireman. While he ponders his life and his inability to commit to a real loving and lasting relationship at the local cop bar, he comes to the rescue of one Lucy Kavanagh. Lucy is his brother’s fiance’s best friend and she just might be the distraction he needs to keep himself on his newly acquired sex ban. Lucy is too blunt and too ballsy and might just be the perfect woman to keep his mind out of the gutter ...more
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
After devouring Butterface, the first book in Avery Flynn’s Hartigans Series, I was already impatient to get my hands on Muffin Top. I blame the preview at the end of Butterface... I mean, it's not often you see a hero saving a heroine from a stranger who obnoxiously comments on her weight and food choice. My interest was piqued, and I was immediately intrigued by both Frankie Hartigan and Lucy Kavanagh.

Those who read Butterface will recognize our heroine as Gina’s plus-sized firecracker of a be
Sara Koelsch
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Muffin Top is the first book I’ve read written by Avery Flynn. I did buy the Butterface audiobook as soon as I could but haven’t listened to it yet but I will, even sooner since I seriously fell for Ms. Flynn’s writing in Muffin Top. She takes these every day issues that women face and takes it head on. I love that she took on the stigma of a plus size woman. Every time I read a romance book I think about how they are always size 0s... and there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s nice to see a ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love, netgalley
I thoroughly enjoyed Muffin Top - Frankie and Lucy are both so much more than meets the eye. They both vulnerable and sensitive and insecure and the way that they help each other grow is really beautiful. Their connection happens sort of seamlessly and so naturally that it is a relief. The biggest surprise is that they are each their own (and each other's) obstacles. A lot of the misunderstandings they have are not even over a lack of communication, but from them misinterpreting what the other o ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Avery Flynn has done it again! Oh good grief, I'm speechless. This book was so freaking amazing. Flipping pages, my emotions all over the place, laughing one minute, melting in my socks and then feeling a little tear starting. Yup, book hangover time! The best book hangover ever!
So we met Frankie the oldest of the Hartigan clan in Butterface. Frankie is a firefighter and one big strapping man and a ginger to boot! When the chief catches that Frankie hasn't taken any time off, he's officially off
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
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This is my first time reading an adult contemporary romance. Shocking, I know. I will be completely honest, the only reason that I picked this book up is because it was about a plus size girl and I thought that I could relate since I am one myself. I read an excerpt online and it made me giggle so I grabbed a copy of this and jumped right in. I wasn't disappointed. I loved every moment. I read this in one sitting.

Contemporaries are much dif
Three and a half stars.

Lucy Kavanagh is a kick-ass PR fixer, its her job to smooth over whatever disaster her mega-successful clients have created and that's what earns her the big bucks. In her job she's loud and fearless but although she talks a big talk, in private she makes jokes about her weight before others can make nasty comments.

Frankie Hartigan is a fireman, forced to take two weeks leave by his fire chief he is drowning his sorrows with his brother Ford when he sees a guy hassling his
Escape into a Booksite
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
*3 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

Whilst I enjoyed the storyline and premise of the book, I did feel that it was a little too long. For the most part, I liked both of our main characters, Lucy and Frankie, although I didn't like how Lucy was constantly harping on about her size and taking everything the wrong way.

I mean, yes, I understand her issues and that it would be horrible to be called out about your weight constantly, but at the same time, she didn't really
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The highly anticipated continuing story of the Hartigan Family! Frankie is the bomb. Love him so much. Lucy is awesome. Avery Flynn knows how to write romantic comedy! I loved this book, love this series and can’t wait for more.
Kayla Ritenour (In Between The pages)
This book! This fudging crazy book!!!
It's gonna take a week to come down from the high this one gave me.
Like my emotions are so all over the place I can't even process them properly haha.

This was such an emotional yet amazing read. It had a little of everything. From the sweet romance, to the hot romance, to the dimensional characters and funny sarcasm, to just plain ol' good story telling.

I just really enjoyed how smooth and easy of a read this was. Avery creates such a fun journey for these ch
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
"The truth was, Lucy would eat him alive. People might say firefighters were adrenaline junkies who rushed into danger when others ran away, but every one of them had finely tuned survival instincts. He knew just where that line was, and for some reason Lucy Kavanagh set off every warning bell he had."

Frankie Hartigan is the oldest out of the rambunctious Hartigans and the brother to Ford Hartigan whose story unfolds in Butterface. A skirt-chaser by nature—but forthright—Frankie is honest with
Under the Covers Book Blog

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’m a reader who loves a book to be slightly different, to have characters outside the norm in some way. Which, probably explains my absolute adoration of alien sci fi romance. But, when it comes to heroes and heroines that aren’t from outer space I like them to have some quirk or unconventionality, something I can identify with, otherwise I get
Bubbles The Book Pimp
Frankie is the oldest Hartigan sibling by 6 minutes...a protector at heart...a loyal person...a true hero and fireman who rushes in to save the day... is also a ladies man. After being forced to take up his holiday leave he finds himself at a loss how to spend his leave... until he swoops in and saves the day for his younger brothers finances best friend... Lucy.
Putting himself on a sex ban until he figures out what he wants in his life just became one of the worst decisions of his life because
Cyndi Becker
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Apparently I have a new go-to/one click author who goes by the name of Avery Flynn! Her second book in the Hartigan's series stole my heart just as much as ButterFace did. Muffin Top one of Gina's best friends Lucy Kavanagh, and the oldest of the Hartigan siblings Frankie. When the two find themselves on a road trip to Lucy's home town for a reunion, the sparks between these two really take off.

I think most woman I know can relate in one way or another, have had one moment or many feeling less t
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Other books in the series

The Hartigans (3 books)
  • Butterface (The Hartigans, #1)
  • Tomboy (The Hartigans, #3)