This novel will touch your funny bone.

Lindsey Michaels is only a bit overweight, but when she hears about F.R.A.T., a fat-reduction program complete with liposuction, she jumps at the chance to enroll in the program, even if deep down she believes its another weight-loss scam.

Dr. Hal Randall knows hes a goner the minute he sees a picture of Lindsey. How can he successfully complete his experiment in behavior modification when he cant think straight, with visions of Lindsey and her Tweety-Bird slippers firmly planted in his mind?

They have their work cut out for them. Lindsey is hindering her weight loss by indulging in pizza and ribs behind a dumpster late at night, while Hal is determined his work will make him the frontrunner for the prestigious Lone Star Award. Can they make peace, even if it is over hot fudge sundaes? (www.hardshell.com, 178 pp., dl $2.50, dk $4.00)

Reviewed by: 
Chandra Y. Sparks