The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls Dating Agency

Becky Holgate s lost her focus It s complicatede didn t mean to fall in love with another woman s guy How could she be a matchmaker for other people if all she could think about was her own heart Determined to ignore her growing infatuation, she set her sight on building her career Only Reed Amwell was making it hard to concentrate every encounter left her breathBecky Holgate s lost her focus It s complicatede didn t mean to fall in love with another woman s guy How could she be a matchmaker for other people if all she could think about was her own heart Determined to ignore her growing infatuation, she set her sight on building her career Only Reed Amwell was making it hard to concentrate every encounter left her breathless.Reed didn t mean to fall for the curvy girl, but she was carefree, silly, and fresh Her soft curves and playful heart had him questioning his current relationship Could he be with the wrong girl He needed to figure it out fast, because his wedding day was getting closer by the minute With a laugh out loud best friend, an insane cat, and a business to run, Becky Holgate didn t have time for guys like Reed Amwelluntil time was running out NOTE This is book 1 in a series Each book can be read as a stand alone, but the series and storyline will continue with book 2 and 3 coming in Fall Winter 2013
The Big Not So Small Curvy Girls Dating Agency Becky Holgate s lost her focus It s complicatede didn t mean to fall in love with another woman s guy How could she be a matchmaker for other people if all she could think about was her own heart Dete

  • Title: The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls Dating Agency
  • Author: Ava Catori
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. I enjoy romances where the heroine is fat, or has any other obstacles to being considered traditionally sexy. So when this was free on , I downloaded it.This was horrible. If I could give it less than one star, I would. It gets zero stars.For one thing, the grammar is horrible. Catori does not know where to put hyphens in her words. This leads to a lot of strange and silly sentences. For instance, it's not a "stupid ass cat." It's a "stupid-ass cat." It's not a "kissy face boyfriend," it's a "ki [...]

    2. Hmmm, so I've just finished The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance, Dating Agency. I chose this book because let's face it my size 10 Jeans wearing days are long gone, so I was obviously intrigued because basically I am probably the target area for this book.I'm just going to show you my notes I made throughout the book as my review.• I Don't like the way she's basically saying if you're fat then no one takes any notice of you. In my opinion and as a large lass myself, it's like she's [...]

    3. I was really excited by this title. Books about overweight women are very difficult to find. And a book about a plus sized dating agency? Forget about it!Unfortunately my excitement was short livedWhat came through strongest in this book was that fat chick's are insecure bimbos who need a strapping man in order to have any sense of self worth. Without said strapping man, their lives are worthless. I'm a fat chick. I get the insecurity thing. But I'm here to tell you, if a hot guy is naked, in yo [...]

    4. The lead character and her best friend seem really immature. I thought the worst part of this book was the giggle-fart thing in the cafe (she seriously giggled for about 3 or 4 paragraphs), but then we had a weird break in convo about bras at a later stage - totally came out nowhere and have no idea what the point in it was. I also didn't get why the author kept feeling the need to bring the kitty up all the time, it just started to feel like she was using the cat as a conversation breaker or a [...]

    5. Being overweight while looking for a date can be difficult, full of insecurities and frustrations. Becky has decided to help plus-sized women find dates by creating a service specifically for them. Nevermind, that her own love life is nearly non-existent.In The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls Dating Agency, Becky meets Reed, a hot photographer who takes headshots of her for a potential website. Becky and Reed immediately hit it off, laughing about embarrassing moments and enjoying each other’s [...]

    6. Becky Holgate wants to start her own Internet dating service for BBW. Her good friend Samantha who runs a pet grooming service, barters with one of her clients in exchange for photographs for Becky. When she meets Jaw-dropping-drool- worthy Reed Amwell she is head over heels. But he is engaged to be married to model worthy Jessica, and Becky does not go after another woman's man. No matter how "H O T" he may be.Reed might be engaged to Jessica, but he can't get Becky off his mind. And he has to [...]

    7. The title of this book is quite a mouthful, considering that the story is only about 120 pages in length.There are a lot of books going around now with BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) as heroines. What I liked about Ava's Becky is that this was a heroine that was real. Her self esteem issues throughout the book were ones that any girl, myself included feel when there are a few or many extra pounds on your frame.The book might have been more refreshing if she were more comfortable with herself, like he [...]

    8. First off I think the title is slightly misleading. Becky is trying to set up a plus size dating agency but it's a very minimal part of the story. It's almost not worth including it in the book as it just served as a convenient way for her to meet Reed and have him keep bumping into her. I expected with it being in the title to be a major part of the story and we would see Becky setting up the business instead of just starting to.There were many sentences that were all over the place with mispla [...]

    9. Becky is a BBW looking for love and trying to help other BBW find love, too. I really liked Becky. She's a vibrant, funny woman, that is, when she isn't doubting herself and brimming with the insecure thoughts a lot of BBW have. I connected with Becky, and cheered her on through her kooky adventures and embarrassing mishaps. The story itself is a lot of fun, but it does end rather abruptly. I felt like there were supposed to be a couple of more chapters. And while it was nice to have Reed's pers [...]

    10. Okay, so I picked up this book thinking, hmm this could be interesting. Let's see how the author works through a fat girls' insecurities. Yes, we big girls have them but I'd like to think we don't obsess to the degree Becky does. Hot guy breaks engagement to hot girl for curvy girl he can't get out of his thoughts. Now, let's get real-and we can leave size and hotness out of this- what woman is going to trust a man who breaks a long term commitment to go after someone he just met? Really, and wh [...]

    11. If you haven't actually started reading this book yet, please don't. Poorly written, unentertaining, shallow characters, bad grammar, bad spelling, bad structure. I don't know if I can get across how much I disliked this book. I don't like giving up on books, so pushed through to finish ASAP. I just hope if the author writes more books, she books herself into some writing classes and hires a (new) editor.

    12. Has potential buuuttI'm not sure if it was the format or what, but I kept having to re-read passages to be sure who was thinking. Bit confusing sometimes not knowing which character was the focus.And can we do something about the 5 minute rant about bras?!?!

    13. This was a fun BBW read. Yet, there was a lot of truth in the emotions and fear a BBW or any woman can go through when dating or falling for someone they feel is out of their league. Becky Holgate is a young mid-twenties woman who is in, a way too boring job. She has always seen herself as a business owner ever since she was a little girl. So, with the help of her BFF, Samantha, a dog groomer she’s putting it into action. You see she wants to be a plus size match maker. She can’t get a loan [...]

    14. Although it's a bit different from what I usually read, I thought I'd try this light romance, in part because I obtained a free copy through a Bookbub offer in January. It's a brief novel featuring Becky, a 20-something woman who is trying to start a web dating service for "curvy" women. Along the way, she meets with a designer who happens to be a hunk. Becky is pretty insecure about her weight, which is a major plot point. (And perhaps it's one of the major "sales points" for this author, who s [...]

    15. Becky is a BBW looking for love and realizes how hard it is for anyone not model thin to find an interested man. This makes her decide to start an Internet dating service for BBWs. Her best friend, Samantha, has a pet grooming service where she trades services with one of her clients to help Becky out. Reed is a photographer who jumps at the chance to get free grooming so he trades Sam's grooming for his photography. When Reed meets Becky, he is attracted to her and she to him but he is engaged [...]

    16. Becky Holgate's lost her focus. It’s complicatede didn’t mean to fall in love with another woman’s guy. How could she be a matchmaker for other people if all she could think about was her own heart? Determined to ignore her growing infatuation, she set her site on building her career. Only Reed Amwell was making it hard to concentrate; every encounter left her breathless. Reed didn’t mean to fall for the curvy girl, but she was carefree, silly, and fresh. Her soft curves and playful hear [...]

    17. The only reason I'm giving this two stars is the author thought of the idea, put it in a book and published it. Other than those reasons, I would have given this book no stars. It's a cute premise for a book. Big/Curvy girl starts her own business; finds big hunky guy; they fall in love; happily ever after. Unfortunately, there are so many grammatical errors in this book, I couldn't get in to the story. This 158 page book took me three weeks to read. Why? Because it pained me to pick it up to fi [...]

    18. I was interested in reading this book because of the premise - a curvy lady wants to start a plus-sized dating agency, and meets a hot photographer along the way. Sounds great, right?Unfortunately the reality didn't live up to the promise of this novel. The protagonist I found very annoying because of her incessant self-pity and lack of confidence. So what if she's heavy? I don't see how anyone so gormless could possibly hope to run a successful dating agency. Secondly, the hero is engaged for m [...]

    19. I got about 20% of the way thru before I couldn't STAND any more painful fart jokes, food-between-the-teeth and skirt-caught-in-her-underpants schtick. It wasn't cute. It wasn't even funny. It was just PAINFUL.Worse, this girl had no redeeming qualities. She *said* she wanted to build a business, but didn't do any research at all into how to advertise, how to design her stuff - she relied on everyone ELSE to carry her awkward, ridiculous a$$ while she stumbled along in indecision. She was equal [...]

    20. Spoilers****This wasn't as cute as I expected it to be.No matter what media shoves down our throats, love can happen between two people who have differences in looks or status or wealth or whatever.But it wasn't shown well in this book.Becky was too awkward to make much of an impression as a heroine.Reed was appalling!He likes Becky, but doesn't LIKE-LIKE her yet.But still likes her enough to dump this hot fiancée who was stupid enough to want to marry him for ages!He claims his fiancée is per [...]

    21. Well. That wasn't worth the time I put into it. Super sad, because the idea is phenomenal. The execution is horrible. Seriously, why on earth do you start out to make this a plus-size anthem and turn it into a whine fest about how the heroine is too fat, too this, too that What a waste of potential to actually do something here.The editing was absolutely horrendous (seriously, learn the difference between 'your' and 'you're' BEFORE you publish), and the POV was all over the place. It went from o [...]

    22. Content warning: Girl on girl hate, self hatred, alcohol use, fat shaming rhetoricsThis was a nice piece of fluff to read after the last two books I've finished.But I really hate the whole girl on girl hate bull. I mean I know it happens. But it still angers and infuriates me. Especially when it's skinny girl vs fat girl.I really like the idea of the main character starting her own dating agency. It's obviously something that makes her happy to do. And I feel it's important for people to do what [...]

    23. No. Good god, no.I was looking for a little pick-me-up book. Something I didn't have to actually really care about or work to read and my go-to for that is always romance novels. And this almost-novel sounded like it might be cute and, as a plus size girl, felt like it might be a nice plus (pun completely intended) for the book on a personal level. I was so wrong. Everything boiled down to the main girl--Becky--being so wrapped up in her weight that she just bemoaned it the whole time. I get bei [...]

    24. I am not sure i would recommend this book after all. it was a light read , perfect for outside by the pool, but it so predictable, and i really had high hopes from the title to the main character. but throughout the book, she kept putting herself down, even though she told her bff how beautiful she was and how much she had to offer any man. i couldnt understand why she couldnt see that for herself. I grew up perfectly curvy, and then after i was married and had kids, thyroid issues, i am no long [...]

    25. This is a fun read which has a sweet touch to it and some interesting ideas. There was quite a lot more to this story than just a romance – some of the business ideas and the necessary steps would serve a budding entrepreneur quite well! I particularly enjoyed the insight into the characters’ thoughts and enjoyed the immediacy of the writing. I would have liked more about Sam, but the second book in the series promises to do that. All in all a very enjoyable read.

    26. Not a fan of this one. The main character had such self-esteem issues that I'm surprised she could work and start her own company on the side. I was so sick of reading 'guys like him weren't into girls like her'. There was no character development and after a while I started to believe that no one should be into a girl like her - she had no substance, nothing special about her except for apparently a smile that lit up her face and a twinkle in her eyes. I couldn't wait to get through this book j [...]

    27. I've read much better books about "large" heroines. The editors of this book should be punished for all of the spelling and typos that they allowed to go through.I didn't like that the heroine couldn't be confident about her own sexiness. Honestly, us BBW know that we have extra pounds, so we develop our personalities! Reed wasn't a great character either. He just seemed to be generically nice with a desire (putting it coyly) for the heroine. And he breaks wind a lot. Very forgettable book. Glad [...]

    28. Mixed messages from the author.Becky is a curvy girl that is setting up a bbw dating site. Yet Becky hates her size. page 114. She wasn’t like the other girls he’d been with. She was round and full, soft, and curvy, and mostly fat. She was fat and ugly, fat and desperate to hide from him, terrified he’d reel in disgust. She couldn’t do this now… not yet. She needed to lose weight. She had to get serious about it this time, because how could he want to make love to somebody the size of [...]

    29. Couldn't finish this book. Six chapters in and the dialogue is atrocious, the plot makes no sense (it was published in 2013, why does Becky have to meet Reed to pick up her headshots?), and the countless typos are irritating. But mostly, Becky's insecurity over her weight ruins this book. I usually enjoy books where the character has a flaw or is over weight and either overcomes their problem or finds a resolution in spite of their problem, but Becky's body image issues were so bad that I couldn [...]

    30. The idea of the book is good. I was really looking forward to reading it. But the heroine is so annoying that it becomes tiring to continue. She has a complex about her weight and can't get over it. I would have liked her to develope in the book. It doesn't seem to suit her Business-plan. How can she think about being a matchmaker for curvier women, if she hates her body that much and thinks that no good man would want someone looking like her?

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