Muffin Top by Tabatha Kiss
Erotic Romance, Standalone Novella. Includes bonus novel.
I found Muffin Top by Tabatha Kiss when I added it to my 99¢ sale list. The reviews were phenomenal. As of this review, there are 488 reviews with a 4.8/5 average. That is OUTSTANDING. I noticed it was short and included a bonus book, and it had a great blurb and cover (right?) so I had to click!
She walked into my bakery
and my dough wasn’t the only thing rising…
Long legs, a big chest, and perfect, round buns.
I’d give anything to roll with her and that adorable muffin top she’s packing.
There’s just one problem…
and that’s the Irish mob jerk who thinks he owns her.
To hell with that.
If she’s gonna have a bun in her oven…
it’s gonna be mine.
He’s a bad boy with a bakery.
She’s a BBW with a bar.
Muffin Top. It’s a love story… with a twist!
Muffin Top is action-packed, sinfully steamy, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! For a limited time, your Kindle copy includes another steamy, action-packed, bonus read!
Hmmmm….WTF did I just read? I mean, I liked it enough to finish (but not read the second), I read it in one sitting, but with the phenomenal reviews I was honestly disappointed. The writing style felt a little stilted and forced to me, and the whole story just kind of silly and over the top. It started out with lots of promise. Even part-owned the bar next to Vincent’s bakery. She stopped in every day for the same thing and basically lusted after the muffin man while he did the same. But they never spoke beyond the order.
“I watch him with anticipation, salivating over a little more than his tasty muffins, that’s for sure.”
I love that kind of tension and build up. I love that she’s a bigger girl. I love how The Muffin Man is big and burly yet makes muffins. I love how they pined away for a year.
Almost every night for a year we’ve done this, and every time, I try to pick out one thing I’ve never noticed about her. On the first night, I noticed her brown eyes. On the twenty-fifth night, I noticed the freckle on her neck.
But when they finally break the ice after a year, BAM. That was it.
Why didn’t you ever say anything to me?”
“Why didn’t you ever say anything to me?”
“Well…” I take a step back and gesture downward. “Look at me.”
“I do look at you, Evey,” he says. “I don’t think you see yourself the same way I see you. You’re beautiful to me. You smile and my world stops. You walk in here and I can’t breathe.”
When Evey starts getting the shakedown from the mob boss ‘Shanks’, Vince proves he is way more than a muffin man by taking down 3 guys with his bare hands.
“Sometimes a girl just needs a hero.”
Then there is all kinds of action and fighting and rescuing and stuff…all a bit silly but fun.
*Note: the book ends at 48% and another book, Bodyguard is included.
- Cute Premise.
- Love the cover and blurb.
- Hot sex.
- Plus sized heroine.
- Manly baker (but of course he wasn’t just a baker).
- Alpha in bed…yummy.
- Some lines that made me laugh out loud.
- The writing and dialogue came off kind of choppy and stilted at times and then run-on at times.
- The whole thing was just a little silly. A lot of stuff happened in a very short book, so it all felt rushed and kind of goofy.
- Hardly a mention that she was BBW
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3 stars, 4 heat
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