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Monday, March 28, 2016

Book Review: Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears

Becoming Blue (Chubby Chasers #1) by Angie M. Brashears
Genre: Adult (Contemporary/Fetish) 18+
Date Published: January 15, 2016
Publisher: Self

Every single thing I’ve been taught not to do…I just did.

Talk to a stranger? Check

Get in a car with a stranger? Check

Go to a second location? Check

Go into a stranger’s house? Check

Take candy from a stranger? Check

If this is a kidnapping, it’s the kindest one I’ve ever heard of.

I’m living a fat girl fantasy. Snatched from a Weight Watcher meeting by a powdered-donut eating stranger, was by far the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. Who knew I didn’t need to make appointments or attend meetings to have someone to talk to. A Friend. Two Friends. A dark, intense stranger. Secrets. 

Everything I ever wanted, and something’s I didn’t. Not every tasty treat is for eating.

To each his own….right?

Becoming Blue is the first book in the Chubby Chasers series by Angie M. Brashears. Well... count me in with the many other reviewers who said this book wasn't what they were expecting. It really wasn't. Not at all. I like that the story was trying to empower heavy women. I think that's what it was trying to do anyway. I also think it failed. It was more about the feeder culture fetish. The writing provided some graphic mental imagery. These are beautiful women, and more often than not, I found the going ons to be more... I don't know.. degrading and insulting. Certainly not empowering. I was sad and embarrassed for the characters, especially Sara. The other characters sure are interesting though. I'll give them that, and Sara feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life. So, whatever makes you happy, I suppose. The book comes up in the romance genre, but I really wouldn't call it a romance. Which reminds me, Sara's love interest is disturbing too. Is he a serial killer in training? Why is she attracted to him? When you tossed in his behavior and baggage on top of everything else going on, it just seemed like it was all a little much. You know? A little too unreal. Needless to say, this isn't the book for me. I really wish the blurb would have mentioned something about it being a fetish type thing. I would have known ahead of time that this type of story wouldn't interest me. I absolutely love the cover though!

Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears was kindly provided to me by Xpresso Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Angie M Brashears is a lover of everything books. When not writing, she’s reading anything she can get her hands on. She grew up in Southern California, and loves the mountains, hiking with her dogs, the beach, and of course, Disneyland! She loves music, and loves singing along to the radio, loud and off-key, performing for anyone unlucky enough to be in the passenger seat.

Angie loves dark and twisted, which she refers to as Dark Ever After books, but is known to read an occasional HEA story as well. When she’s not writing, she working, saving lives. A busy Trauma ER nurse for over twenty years, she gets enough reality in her life, and is always looking for a story to take her away from the harsh reality of Emergency Nursing.

If there’s football on, she sure to have a huge party going on to cheer her team on…Go Patriots!

As a new author, she’d love to hear from you!

To learn more about Angie M. Brashears and her books, visit her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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