Author: J.C. Mells
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: Tanya Rae
Stars: 5.0 OOOOO’s (O’s for Orgasms)
I fell in love with California (Cali) & Thatch’s story. Heavy was a nickname that Cali was given by a friend because of her battle with Bulimia and a friend that was trying to make her feel good about herself. And her wicked stepmother (okay not wicked but, definitely b*tchy) keeps making comments about Cali’s weight, in which Cali isn’t heavy. I think Cali is a very strong woman I can’t really go into details because I don’t do spoilers but, you can find out when you read Heavy! And, sexy Thatch is perfect for Cali but, is gun shy. Heavy does have an HEA and that is what I want with all my books!
Book Description on Amazon:
HEAVY is a Contemporary New Adult Romance (does NOT take place in a college setting).
Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content
When hot shot tattoo artist, Thatch Reston, went to do a private ink job at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, he never expected to meet the girl of his dreams.
And he didn’t.
Instead, he met California Huntington.
According to the tabloid press, she’s a self-absorbed, over-privileged socialite with a drug and alcohol problem. In other words, she’s everything Thatch is NOT looking for in a potential soul mate. If he were looking for one at all, that is.
California has a secret she’s ashamed of. She perpetuates the media image of party-girl-gone-wild, only because it covers the real and ugly truth. Yes, she abuses drugs, but it’s less addiction and more a side effect of what her real issue is. Cali is bulimic, and has been since she was fifteen. In her world, drugs and alcohol are glamorous, while an eating disorder is something sordid and dirty and should never be discussed in public. She realizes she needs to seek help before she falls deeper into that rock bottom she’s hovering on the edge of.
It takes one intense night with Thatch to change her life forever. If only she could convince him that, despite her past, she’s worth taking a chance on.
I grew up in the Middle East (Abadan, Iran) and Spain (Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol) and finally ended up finishing High School in England (Weymouth, Dorset). I emigrated to the United States in 1990, and returned to school at the ripe old age of 28, where I obtained a BA and then two MA degrees – all in New York, NY. (Hunter College, NYU and Columbia, respectively)
I have traveled extensively, including a 3 month stay in India, but have settled in Las Vegas, NV of all places where I have been living for the last 7 years with my two “babies” Alabama Worley Mells and Persephone Jayne Mells. (Yes, I have been called the Crazy Cat Lady).
Oh, and although I do share a love of Trance music and reality T.V. with my main character, I can’t cook to save my life!