Caden DeSarro is what they call a chubby chaser. He likes his guys with a few extra pounds on them. So when he meets Kevin Dodge in a bar bathroom, he can’t help but stare, even if he does make an ass of himself. As far as Caden is concerned, Kevin is physically perfect: a stocky bearded blond with a dick that’s just right. (They met in the bathroom—of course he looked!) But Caden gets tongue-tied and misses his chance.
When Caden runs into Kevin one night on the El train, he figures it’s fate offering him a second shot. Caden manages to get invited back to Kevin’s place for a one-night stand that turns into the kind of relationship he’s dreamed about.
But the course of true love never did run smooth, and Kevin and Caden’s romance is no exception. When Caden returns from a few weeks away on business, Kevin surprises him with a new and “improved” body—one that fits Caden’s shallow friend Bobby’s ideal, not Caden’s. Caden doesn’t know what to do, and his hesitation is just the opportunity Bobby was looking for. This isn’t the same Kevin he fell in love with… is it?
This book had me at the title! I love the take on a guy being interested in another simply because of the way he looks but not because of his washboard abs!
I can see why this book has readers divided, but I have to say I loved this story. Was it infuriating? Yes. Did I want to slap Bobby? Hell, yes. But it was a real life, messy tale of trying to find love for Caden & Kevin that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could.
For the most part, I understood what drove Bobby to his actions but couldn’t forgive him and wouldn’t call his actions those of a true friend. The book ended a little abruptly for my liking but with a definite HFN. And yes I can’t wait to read the second book in this series to see if Bobby will see the error of his ways and find true love.
I’d recommend this book but be warned it might not be what you expect or perhaps even want!