This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Inkitt, Publisher. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew
Genres: Womens Fiction
Release Date: December 17, 2016
Source: Inkitt, Publisher
Purchase at: Amazon ◊ Book Depository
Dotty the virgin, Mary the divorcee, and Jesse the man-eater are best friends with four things in common: they are single, obese, pushing 40, and unsatisfied with life.
Together they explore the fat-underworld of London including blind dates, Internet dating, phone sex and the possibilities of lifetime celibacy.
When a week-long getaway to Greece turns into a whirlwind of romance, sex and horrific embarrassment, each one of them will have to decide what they really want in life.
When you read this story, you need to keep in mind is that it is written in British English and it is heavy in slang. This story follows around three main characters who share a bond of friendship. The main thread running through this story is that they are all looking for love and in the case of this book, it is in all the wrong places. The real draw for me during this read was the unfailing friendship between these women.
I am all for realism when I am reading a story. I appreciate it when an author writes in everyday activities like bathroom breaks, brushing teeth, changing clothes. It adds to the story because it makes the character relatable on a personal level. At the same time, I do believe that just as in life there is a limit of needed information and this book veered into the “too much information” realm one too many times for me.
In terms of plot, character development, and humor this story is really good. I was torn because the Author writes very well. I could see the characters, the scenes and I did feel empathy for the characters. What took away from this story for me was there was just too much about bathroom habits, random hook-ups, and excessive drinking that only led to more drama that was unrealistic or too over the top. There were some scenes that actually had me gagging (involved dog and feet) and other scenes that had just too much disgusting information to handle. I am just not the target audience for this writer’s style.
*Thank you to Inkitt for this complimentary copy of Three Fat Singletons*