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Blog Tour with Review – Fat Girl Begone by D.E. Haggerty

Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 1, 2017
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I’m a total mess. My boyfriend dumped me – get this – because I diet too much. Not because I’m fat, mind you. Of course, this spurs me into the diet-fitness-revenge-plan of the century, which leads me to the gym and a scorching hot personal trainer. I even manage to make some cool new friends, including a millionaire if you can believe it. Things are looking up! Naturally, that’s the moment my ex decides he wants me back, the personal trainer asks me out, and my millionaire male buddy decides to throw his hat in the ring. But that’s not enough drama. No, not for me. Because I’ve also lost my job and decided to start my own business. Just call me Ms. Drama.
Warning: Bad language, bumpy roads, and embarrassing moments ahead. But there’s also more than a bit of romance and even, if we’re lucky, love. Fingers crossed.
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Review – 
In an Oyster Shell –  A sassy heroine who’s on a mission to better herself after a break-up. It’s a great story!
The Pearls – This book is a really fun read. There is a sassy heroine that gets dumped by her boyfriend of five years. She goes on a diet and gets a gym membership to prove that she can stick with something. Her ex-accuses her of not following through on things.  She want’s to show her ex exactly what he is missing out on. Her plan goes perfectly but in the end, she gets a better idea of what she wants. The concept was cute and well executed.
The characters were distinctive and carried the story through. There was the main character who was strong and determined. It was easy to follow her through her struggles and want to root for her. Her friends that she makes liven up the story quite a bit. They are some really strong characters. The development the main character goes through makes the story worth reading.
The romance was wild in that she had a few love interests. It was a nice asset to the story but it wasn’t what it was all about. The main character’s growth came before she got too attached to any one love interest. The romance added a pizzazz and completed the story really well. I like how the romance ended. She really deserved what she got.
The Sand – I found one of the characters to be a little bit juvenile. She was absurd in calling everyone bitches all the time. Something you would find a high schooler doing not a grown woman.  There were other redeeming qualities of the book that balance this flaw out.
4 Pearls!
About the Author

I grew-up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom’s Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before deciding to follow the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Fat girl Begone! is my eleventh book.

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  • D. E. Haggerty June 20, 2017, 1:08 am

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review Everly’s book. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments.

  • D.E. Haggerty June 21, 2017, 11:00 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review Everly’s book. I’m glad you liked it and I appreciate you taking the time to write an interesting and helpful review :-)

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