I didn't want my friends looking at me. Because, if they looked too hard, they
might see the real reason. But I hid behind the same old excuse. “Daddy would
never let me go out and sing all of that secular music.” I knew what Skye would
Author: Alexis Nicole
Publisher: Urban Books
Carl Weber brings together two popular literary divas to give readers what they’ve been asking for: stories about big, beautiful women. Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don’t know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken. Symone Davenport is a 22-year-old college senior who has set herself up for a very secure future, but all her achievements feel more like a duty than a labor of love. Her true love is singing R&B, but she doesn’t believe her plus-size figure could ever be diva material. She settles for fading into the background in her father’s church choir. It takes the help of Jaylen Richards, the handsome new choir director to not only unlock her talent and try to bring her into the spotlight, but to unlock her heart. Janice was never thin, but the fifty pounds she packed on after her sister’s sudden death two years ago sent her way beyond the size 14 she used to be. With a gorgeous face, personality, and brains she isn’t lacking friends, but her insecurities about her weight gain get in the way of things reaching the next level with men. Flirting over the phone and via e-mail with Tony is easy, since he’s hundreds of miles away, but when business brings him to Janice’s Chicago office, she goes out of her way to avoid meeting him face to face. She assumes he’ll take one look at her and not even remember their conversations. She couldn’t be further from the truth, and soon their romance blossoms. In his arms nothing, especially size, matters; however, when lies are uncovered and things come undone, layers of Tony are exposed. Will it reveal a golden pear or a rotten apple? Did he play on her insecurities for his own selfish gain, and is he just more dead weight she will eventually have to lose?