Image of Big Girls Don't Cry (Berkley Sensation)


Image of Big Girls Don't Cry (Berkley Sensation)

This is a humorous tale that also has a bit of angst. It is a good romance, and the ups and downs the two main characters experience on their road to happiness is nicely portrayed. The secondary characters add to the story, but it does tend to harp a bit too much on the heroine's weight issues.

Plus-size model Leena is down on her luck and back home in the trailer park in Rock Creek, Pa. She is now working as receptionist for the new vet, who happens to be Cole Flannigan.

Cole was in the fourth grade when he called sixth-grader Leena fat and she flattened him. Now, very much against her will, she finds herself terribly attracted to him and he makes no secret that he feels the same about her. But Leena is determined to once again be a successful model. Leaving Rock Creek and her sister Sue Ellen behind again won't be that much of a problem - it's leaving Cole that just might break her heart. (Berkley Sensation, Oct., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley