Review: More to Love by Alison Bliss

Posted April 20, 2018 by Shari in Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: More to Love by Alison Bliss
More to Love

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Series: A Perfect Fit #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Forever
Released on January 30, 2018
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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The Delight

Wow! There was a lot to love about this story and a few irritants that drew me to want to throw down with the lying hero.  This both delighted me and pissed me off in one full book.

Review

Jessa Gibson is a curvy, beautiful, confident woman running a food truck with her eyes on the end goal of owning her own restaurant. She moves to Granite, Texas based on her mom’s stories. Because they moved around Jessa considers herself a gypsy ready to settle down. She was everything I want to see in a strong woman with drive and comfortable in her own skin.

The hero. He was a piece of work. Max Hager is fearful a new food truck in town is drawing business away from his favorite restaurant. The only restaurant that fixes a “special” that adheres to his stringent diet. Without a plan in mind he heads off to confront the food truck owner when he comes up with a plan to impersonate the health inspector.

So these two were cute together. They lit up the sheets and I loved the person Max could be with Jessa. The one thing holding one was he kept up the lie for most of the story. It’s the one thing that really put me off. Max is great with his friends. He goes out of his way to help and support them, but when it comes to the woman he is falling in love with, he is a true asshole.

Through the entire story we also see just how hung up over food Max can’t get over. He grew up a fat kid who finally figured out exercise and diet works. Soooooo obsessed, he won’t even eat Jessa’s food. It felt over the top and annoying just how much he avoided any carbs or flavorful food, but he loved Jessa’s body. His confidence was the complete opposite of Jessa’s and it wasn’t attractive.

So I jumped right into the middle of this series, but I can say I wasn’t too lost with additional characters that already got their HEA. The author’s writing was very easy to read. While this one didn’t push all the right buttons, I am looking forward to reading the first two books in the series to see if this hero was just a fluke.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • I’d say he needs to see counseling about his food issues and that lying stuff… ugh. At least she was a sweetie.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      He needed counseling alright. He was ridiculous in how he made up violations costing her money, then he would try to find ways to cover the costs. He felt guilt, but he let it go on way to long. Then his eating habits. I understand losing weight and being healthy, but I think he needed to talk to a doctor, because it was way harsh.

  • yeaa….. those things drive me nuts. Glad book like these exist, but I wish they weren’t riddled with body image issues, why can’t it just be? Like skinny people in books don’t gripe about that. I am curvy but I don’t make my weight an issue in my everyday life.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I am way curvy and mostly I make it important because I am trying to lose weight to get off some of the medications I am on. But I don’t make it a big deal to anyone else. My husband loves me body and mind, so I don’t care what other people think. The hero didn’t make a big deal about her weight, it was all his own that he was crazy about.

  • Oh man, I think I would really dislike Max. What a letdown. I hate when the hero is an asshole.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I didn’t really care for Max. I think I would have liked the first two books better in this series.