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Chasing Ginger

(The Misfits #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Chased by a group of angry men. Saved by quite a hunk.

This is not the résumé Ginger Halloway ever imagined having. But thanks to a miracle pill, which makes her size 22 body instantly sexy, that’s what happened.

Yet, now Lance Franklin is showing interest in her, and she can’t figure out if he really likes her for her, or if it’s just because of a bizarre drug.

And her wild
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Published March 10th 2020
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Julie - One Book More
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Chasing Ginger is a fun and entertaining romantic comedy about a woman who takes a pill that is supposed to make her instantly sexy to men. When a date night goes chaotically and dangerously wrong, Ginger is rescued by Lance, who is instantly smitten with the voluptuous beauty. However, does Lance really like Ginger, and how will he react when he learns about her miracle pill?

Ginger is such a relatable character. She is smart and independent. She looks good and feels good, but she doesn’t fit th
The Magical World of Reading
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
What if all your problems could be solved by taking one pill? Sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it? But would not it be interesting to know what that would look like?
So much about that, we can find out in this story, how to solve our problems with one pill, far-fetched, unreal - maybe, but still interesting to read.

A smart, independent and so real person, but still not suitable according to social norms and standards of beauty. Without self-confidence and full of uncertainty, marked by the fact tha
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chasing Ginger is a cute story with some darkness thrown in. The idea of a pill called InstaSin to help make romantic dreams come true seemed a little far-fetched since if you don’t have good self esteem to begin with then a pill isn’t going to help. The strange things that did occur that could have been caused by the pill were sometimes frightening.

When Ginger and Lance first meet it was interesting that he was her knight in shining armor and how what should have been a chance occurrence turned
Lynelle Clark
A romantic comedy with a difference. It is fast-paced setting allows you to enjoy the quirky moments while you get lost in the easy flow.
Chasing Ginger is a unique plot that begins with a mysterious pill that promises the most unbelievable things to any woman that feels neglected by Cupido.
When Ginger Halloway applied to the experiment, she had no idea how her life would change. Due to her, not so popular size, she had almost given up on the right man. But an impromptu meeting led to a ride in
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Ginger Holloway is a big girl, and she feels very self-conscious about it. She is adequately content in her job, loves her friends, but wants to find love. She finds herself part of a medical study – to try and test InstaSin. It’s a pill that will make you suddenly more attractive, without actually changing anything about you physically. When Lance Franklin rescues her from a mob of men chasing her, and continues to show a lot
Ginger, a plus-sized beauty, after having a dating dry spell decides to do a medical trial for InstaSin, a drug that makes you more attractive to men. After taking her first pill she uploads a new video and picture to a dating site and is shocked by the overwhelmingly positive responses she gets. She decides to take her new attractiveness for a test drive by speed dating a few of them, but it doesn't go well at all! The men show up at the same time and start fighting over her, Ginger high tails ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, what a fun romance comedy this was! I love Ginger! As a larger woman, I can relate to her concerns but I, too, am a confident person about who I am. Taking a pill to fix all your problems. Hmmm, wouldn't that be nice! Fun and full of adventure! I really enjoyed reading this book! Look forward to more in the Misfits series! ...more
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Ginger doesn't fit in regular size clothing, and it's getting to her. When she sees an ad for a miracle pill that suppose to make her instantly attractive to the opposite sex, she jumps at the change.

And against all expectations, it works. She arranger a speed date, that ends up with her running from a group of men, that all want her, right into the arms of Lance.

Lance is a successful businessman, who seems to instantly like her. But isn't the pill, or does he just like her for herself.

Reading the back cover, I thought of Eddie Murphy in “The nutty Professor”

Ginger is a “full figured” feisty female. Her outlook on life ? She’s come to finally accept she won’t ever be a “conventional” size, that doesn’t mean she’s happy, but happy enough. So when she gets the chance at a “miracle” pill to help with her weight, Ginger signs up.....

But what she gets isn’t a slimming pill, it’s a pill that makes her a magnet for men!!

I laughed through most of the book. It’s hilarious, the dance
Donadee's Corner
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone in this genre
Recommended to Donadee's Corner by: Author
Marie Lavender – Chasing Ginger – Reviewed 1/16/20 – Read 1/15/20
Does a dress Size make a person? I don’t think so, but let’s hear from Ginger’s Point of view!!

Ginger Holloway grew up being told that she was overweight and should do anything possible to lose it. She tried everything and it just would not go away. Men seem to shy away from her and finally, accepting the fact that she was going to be a size 22 forever, gave her some peace. While in college some of her friends named their group as
Betanda Shanam
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Discontent with her non-existing love life and lacking confidence in her body image, Ginger decides to take part in a drug trial that claims the drug will make her irresistible to the opposite sex. Giddy with the prospects of finding romance, Ginger signs up for an online dating service. Overnight she receives an influx of online requests for a date from prospective boyfriends. Ginger decides on back-to-back speed dating to vet a handful of the potential suitors. Little did she know she would be ...more
Hannah Symonds
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book does come with a content warning for foul language and steamy scenes. Ginger is a full figured gutsy woman who has come to the realisation that she is never going to be the right size so decides to take a chance on a diet pill, what she doesn't realise though that this pill makes men come at her like a magnet. It is a really funny story and I couldn't stop laughing, it is a well written story with a unique story line, the only thing I worried about was the fact that the men wouldn't le ...more
The Book Worm
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Chasing Ginger is a fun and engaging romantic comedy, with a certainly original plot and some great messages - namely that we all need to accept ourselves the way we are ("accept what we're given", in Ginger's words) and that no matter how much of a "misfit" you think you are, there's always someone out there just perfect for you. It's also refreshing to read a book where the main character isn't runway-model shaped.
My only concern (and the reason why I'm not rating this book with five stars) is
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Chasing Ginger by Marie Lavender

Ginger Halloway is desperate enough for a male companionship to sign up for an experimental drug testing program, for a new drug called Instasin. The doctors report the pill contains pheromones to attract the opposite sex. Her only obligation is to keep a journal while taking the pills. After three months the guinea pigs would report back with their findings.

Ginger is a smart, savvy, and mostly comfortable in her plus size body. She has beat down her insecurities
Amy Shannon
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Fun Romance and more

Lavender pens a comedic romantic story in Chasing Ginger. I have read work from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. Ginger is a great character and is a little self-conscious but fun, as she fits in with her friends lovingly called the Misfits. This author brings the stories to life, and while most of the story is fun and lighthearted, emotions while reading and with the characters, can run very deep. Lance and Ginger had chemistry that wasn't forced, and they could
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