For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.
But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
Read on for my thoughts on Good In Bed. No true spoilers, promise.
Every reader is different and takes away something unique to them from any story they read. Having said that I have to be honest and say that Good In Bed was simply not a book that I enjoyed or particularly want to discuss.
I have read other stories by this author and enjoyed myself. So it’s not a strike against the author, I simply couldn’t connect, or even like the characters in this story. And if it had not been for my obligation to NetGalley to read and review this one I would have done a very rare DNF on it.
I was hoping for an uplifting adventure. What I found was a whiny woman who wants what she gave up – and the attention that comes from a jerk of an ex-boyfriend’s rude and demeaning magazine article. I wanted her to kick butt and take names – but she didn’t. And after awhile I gave up thinking she’d ever be a character that I could enjoy.
Good In Bed was an okay read. It was not a book for me, however – you need to make up your own mind. After all, this is simply my opinion, yours might be quite different.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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