Rian Thompson thought she joined the gym to get healthy. Little did she know she was about to add hundred and ninety pounds of swoonworthy abdominal muscles and arrogance to her life.
Every day in Rians’s life follows a predictable pattern, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s got a nice job, a nice place to live, and a nice family – even if they are a little wedding-zilla-ish at the moment.
She doesn’t need anything spectacular to be happy. She just needs to get healthy – mentally, physically. . . and maybe spiritually if that happens. But she’ll settle for two out of three until her sister finally gets hitched.
Carlos Davies thought his life was perfect. Little did he know it was about to be turned upside down by a woman who is not his type.
In Carlos’s mind, his life is damn near perfect. He’s got a great job, a great place to live, and a great stash of pick up lines that always work. It has occurred to him that maybe no one actually takes him all that seriously. But with these bulging biceps and thick, dark hair, does that even matter since he’s never sleeping alone?
Welcome to Weight Expectations, where great—and unexpected—things happen.
'Weight Expectations' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the Cipher Office series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
I couldn’t put this down. It was so funny and fast paced. The author did a great job of putting me back on the knitting in the series world.
I’m loving the Smartie pants romances.
This is Carlos’s story! I remember meeting him for the first time in Neanderthal Seeks Human and I always liked him. I’m glad to read that Carlos has found a woman who is worthy of him and still willing to put up with him. I also really liked Rian, I understand her struggles, I think there are a lot of women who have gone through and are still going through what she has.
Let’s hear it for the curvy girls!!
Yes!! Let's hear it for the curvy girls!! Whoop, whoop!!
I am so loving the authors in the Smartypants Romance world! I am ashamed to admit that this is the first book by Ms. Carter that I have read, but you better believe I am going to be adding her to my TBR list in the future.
This is the story of Rian and Carlos. It's epically funny, totally sweet and oh so swoony! The flow of this story in the setting of Cipher Security is fantastic.
Rian is a curvy gal, she owns it, she rocks it and makes no apologies for it! I love how she is taking charge of her health! She didn't start going to the gym "Weight Expectations" to lose weight, she went to feel better about herself and that is admirable. Her relationship with her trainer Abel is fantastically funny and so real! I too had a love-hate relationship with my trainer in the past and Ms. Carter is spot-on in her portrayal.
Carlos is a health nut to the extreme. He tends to be arrogant and tends to not see the forest through the trees. I can see why with his past and his parent's relationship so I had to give him a bit of a pass on that. But how he originally treats Rian is craptacular and when he realizes what an amazing woman she is, he redeems himself admirably.
I love seeing characters that I have met in past stories by other authors and it was fantastic reading the new secondary characters! They add so much to this already amazing story.
I laughed out loud, I cheered for the underdog and Ms. Carter gave me the perfect ending to this phenomenal story!