Be prepared for the latest book by Felice Stevens: The Shape of you.
Read my review and also check the teaser picture. I highly recommend the book.
I hope you like it as much as I. Happy reading.
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Too big. Too fat.
All his life Eric Sontag has judged himself on his size, believing love and friendship aren’t in the cards for someone like him. Tired of being alone and scared of his doctor’s warnings, he enrolls in a nutrition support group, determined to change his life. When a beautiful thin man sits next to him, he can’t believe they have anything in common, but conversation between the two soon proves first impressions aren’t always what they seem.
Corey DeSantis has always been the scrawny waif; he’s tired of struggling with his art and with life. Scarred by the disappearance and death of his drug-addicted mother, he doesn’t wish for love, believing it will bring him nothing but pain in the end. Now his only hunger in life is his desire to paint…until a health scare and his mentor force him to attend a nutrition class where he meets a man who piques his interest. One drunken kiss later, Eric is all Corey can think about.
The same, yet different.
An unlikely friendship is born with both men wanting more but afraid to listen to their well-guarded hearts. When Corey receives shocking news leaving him angry and helpless, it’s Eric he turns to, to help see him through, while a surprising career opportunity finds Eric leaning on Corey for advice. One night of explosive passion leads to a second and soon neither man can imagine a life without the other. Life is shaped by the challenges accepted and roads not taken but as Corey and Eric walk the path together, they’ll discover the most beautiful destination of all. Love.
I have to say I never read a book written by Felice which hadn’t impressed me and this book is another example of how great Felice Stevens write. This book has its focus on two opposite character; Eric and Corey both have weight issues, where Eric is dealing with his heavy weight, Corey is the total opposite and too thin.
The topic is a really heavy one and not easy to display. Felice is able to not only catch the problems of Eric, the taller one, the bigger one, she is also displaying Corey’s struggles marvelous.
You really feel with the character. Where Corey seems sassy and self-confident he is vulnurable and he lashes first, but it’s a copying mechanism and a shield against other.
Eric is the opposite; he is nice and calm, timid and tries not to make any trouble. Yet he knows he has his problems, he isn’t too self-confident and he is bad burned in the past.
Both different guys connect to each other and the scenes between them are so sweet. Corey is a darling, Eric as well, but I have to admit I like Eric a bit more. 🙂 Both have so much warmth they want to share, both are blocked by their own fears.
Felice books are mostly a mix of low angst, combined with character with a huge heart and who are witty and humorous. 🙂 Eric and Corey are two very special character and I like this couple very much.
I also want to express my utmost joy about the brave act to write a book about weight issues, and not only showing one but two different sides. Also is the frame around the character great researched and the surroundings feel very honest. Like a good contemporary romance should have.
Some might worry the erotic, sensual scenes are maybe not sweet, but it won’t a book by Felice Stevens when this aspect wouldn’t be as sweet and sensive as other difficult topics from former books by her.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, marvelous as always. ❤
Do you also swoon about the cover like me? :3 RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Shape of You
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: June 29, 2017
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Photography: Wander Aquiar
Lenght: 278 pages
Author bio – Felice Stevens
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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