Becky Holgate is starting up a dating service catering to plus size women and meets Reed Amwell when he does head shots for her website. She knows the gorgeous Reed is off-limits, he’s getting married at the end of the year, but spending some time with the tempting man just makes her fall harder. Meeting Becky makes Reed re-evaluate some things about himself – not just his marriage plans, but his views on curvier women. He’s always been attracted to slim women, but Becky’s playful spirit draws him like no other. Is it possible that he’s about to marry the wrong woman?
The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance, Dating Agency is a funny, quirky, sweet little romance. It comes in at just over a hundred pages and is the beginning of a new series for Catori. I did have a couple of issues with the writing style (and maybe editing), mostly with the way the point of view would change mid-section, sometimes even mid-paragraph. It occasionally made it difficult to tell who was talking, taking me out of the flow of the story for a bit. I know that some people would find this a deal breaker but for me it was just sometimes annoying.
Overall, though, I thought the story was great. The characters are fun and I hope that Becky’s best friend gets the next story as she really needs a good solid relationship. I love that Catori gave Reed a realistic view on his breakup and the subsequent relationship with Becky. He wants to take it slow and not rush into anything with her. It’s not healthy to move straight from one long term relationship to another and he admits that he needs some time. Becky is hilarious and she gets into one embarrassing situation after another, especially in front of Reed, but it’s mostly due to that zest for life that she has. She’s bubbly and energetic and throws herself into things, which makes her an appealing character. I wish I could be more like her sometimes.
If you are willing to overlook a few errors in the grammar, give The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance, Dating Agency a shot. You’ll find yourself drawn to the vivacious Becky in a heartbeat.