by Marie Coulson
Curvy girl, Charlene Winters, had it all: the great career, wonderful friends and a dreamy fiancé.
With her wedding day just three weeks away, Charlene is dealt a devastating blow. Suddenly finding her life, hopes and plans in tatters, the jilted bride sinks into despair and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough. After discovering the depths of her fiancé’s infidelity and with the heartache still fresh, Charlene’s whisked away by her friends on a life-changing holiday. But how will this big fish cope now that she’s back in the dating pond and surrounded by slender trouts with Botox lips?
With best friend Adam thwarting her attempts at romance, and her girls Vanessa and Dana eager to set her up with a boy toy, Charlene decides the time for change is upon her. What she needs is a change of scenery, a change of dress size and maybe, a change of heart.
Hilarious, truly laugh out loud moments!
Let me just say that Diary of a Dieter has been one of the funniest books I have read in awhile. This is truly the type of book that I can picture being turned into a movie. I know that I would definitely go see it.
Charlene, the main character grows from a jilted bride to a princess with the help of her friends. I love that her character is so real. She has her insecurities just like any woman has. She is a big curvy girl who has let herself go while dating Brad, her extremely germaphobic ex-fiancee. A sudden unexpected Christmas breakup turns her world upside down. Her best friends Dana, Nessa and Adam are truly lovable characters. In fact, they are the perfect supporting characters. They are there to help Charlene move on with her life and find her Prince Charming. Her adventures with her friends were funny, well written and made the story totally enjoyable.
Adam, what can I say? I loved him from the start. He has been Charlene’s best friend for over 20 years. Who knows Charlene better than Adam? While Charlene only sees a friend in Adam, he sees who she really is and helps her realize this throughout the story. I guess I thought of Adam as the ugly duckling. Read the book and you will see why.
I can’t forget to mention the Grandmother. This woman is totally hilarious. I know I looked forward to family moments when she would make an appearance and share her comical experiences on life and sex. She has a way with words that will make your jaw drop.
Most of this story is focused on Charlene moving on with her life. During that time, her experiences and encounters with men are entertaining. I mean, some of the things that happen to Charlene on her dates are unbelievable, yet extremely funny. So, let’s just say, “Watch out for denture glue.”
I cannot forget to mention that my heart skipped a beat while I was reading about the sexy band member with the lip ring. OMG, Yes, Ollie and his band D.O.A. are mentioned in this story. I am totally #Team Ollie. (from Bound Together & Burning Up) I always love when authors bring in characters from other books they have written.
While this story is filled with humorous situations, there is a love story in there as well. Every woman wants her Prince Charming and deserves a happy ever after. I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.
I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it. It is a brilliantly written romantic comedy!
I look forward to other books in this series.
My Favorite Quotes
“I cannot believe that I am going to spend Christmas day as an abandoned bride! There has to be some unwritten law somewhere about that. Like never dump on their birthday, or Valentine’s Day, or the day their pet dies. You know something like that. And then there’s all that cancelling and telling everyone that I got dumped!”ou
“Happily ever after should mean just that. That they make you so happy that you can’t imagine ever being happy without them. They should make you walk on air, glide on air currents, and turn you inside out. You are worth far more than ‘as happy as you can be.’ You Charlene Winters, are destined for an epic love story. You deserve one.
“What? You all think that just because I’m old, I don’t know a thing or two about sex? Good Lord. You’d think your generation invented the stuff. I hate to break it to you, but while you were learning to walk young lady, I was crawling around on all fours. Your father had a cock like a battering ram and more energy than a Duracell bunny.”
“You mean I’m not made of plastic? Wipe-able? Or maybe you prefer your women a little more two dimensional. Like a porno magazine! You should come with a health warning and a pair of fucking goggles!”
“If I’m in a restaurant, and I order steak, I expect to dine on a juicy peace of meat. I don’t want to gnaw on a bone. You, Charlie, are a feast for my eyes, a succulent sexual fulfillment for my appetite, and if you would just be quiet and stop fighting me, I’m about to enjoy some dessert.”
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