Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Curvy Girls Club – by Michele Gorman

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

Pixie, Ellie, Katie and Jane have been best friends since meeting at Slimming Zone. Tired of being judged on the number of calories they consume, they decide to form a different kind of club. The fun evenings they spend together, not worrying about their size, make them happier than they’ve been for years!

But the club doesn’t stop real life from getting in the way and together the girls have to address some much bigger issues than just their weight…

Will Pixie ever be brave enough to leave her abusive husband Trevor? Can Jane ever regain her confidence and go back to work as a TV presenter? Will Katie always carry a torch for the office lothario? And what if Ellie lets her all-consuming jealousy destroy her relationship with ‘The One’?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This story is about four women, who go to a diet club and they become best friends. They spend a lot of time with each other and decide to form a club, where they organise little events. They name it “The Curvy Girls Club” – a great name ;)

The club becomes more and more popular and people really enjoy the events.

The four women are all in a very different step of life. Katie, who is telling the story from her point of view, has a crush on the office lothario and when he suddenly shows interest, she is drawn to him. But is he really honest with her and what about her friend Rob from the club. They get along really well… Oh and she is struggeling at work as well and when she start loosing weight, the others don’t really want her organising the club…
Pixie has to deal with her husband and just cannot come up with the courage to leave him, can her friends help her through this?!
Then we have Jane, who has lost her confidence and takes drastic measures to loose weight.
Ellie has problems trusting her boyfriend and with Katie’s help she tries to find out what he has been up to…

Four different stories, one club, lots of problems and drama. Michele found a great way to combine this all into a great story. Her writing is engaging and funny and I really enjoyed the story.
The characters are well lined out and I think every woman can find one in this book to relate to. A great book for women if all shapes and sizes.


My possible cast:

Katie: Kat Dennings

Jane: Sheridan Smith

Ellie: Christina Hendricks

Pixie: Kate Winslet

Michele on Twitter: @MicheleGormanUK

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