Thrown for a Curve



[PDF / Epub] ✍ Thrown for a Curve ☁ Sugar Jamison – E17streets4all.co.uk WHEN YOU RE A big girlCherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six foot tall blonde with curves that require serious caution Surely a charming Irishman li WHEN YOU RE A big girlCherri has often wished she were thin and graceful Thrown for PDF/EPUB or like a ballerina instead of being a six foot tall blonde with curves that require serious caution Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to die for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri Unless maybe he s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass there s of you to loveWhen Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents But now he can t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure But Cherri turns out to be vulnerable than she appears Is she in need of than Colin can give Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him Thrown for a CurvePraise for Sugar Jamison s Dangerous Curves Ahead Dangerous Curves Ahead is laugh out loud funny and super sexy, with unique characters you can t help but love New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.Thrown for a Curve

Sugar Jamison is a southern belle trapped in a New Yorker s body With Thrown for PDF/EPUB or a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet but sassy romances.

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    Thrown for a Curve PDF ¾ Thrown for PDF/EPUB or and to die for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri Unless maybe he s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass there s of you to loveWhen Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents But now he can t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure But Cherri turns out to be vulnerable than she appears Is she in need of than Colin can give Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him Thrown for a CurvePraise for Sugar Jamison s Dangerous Curves Ahead Dangerous Curves Ahead is laugh out loud funny and super sexy, with unique characters you can t help but love New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster."/>
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Thrown for a Curve
  • Sugar Jamison
  • English
  • 01 July 2019
  • 1250032989

10 thoughts on “Thrown for a Curve

  1. says:

    Ugh, I m so disappointed This started out so strong and had so many elements that I liked, and then the second half just let me down I went from happily book obsessed to mope reading in a matter of chapters.And there really are some great things in this book The characters are really well drawn Cherri is everything I ve been waiting for in a romance novel heroine She s six feet tall, she has big feet, a big ass, and she feels ungraceful She worries about wearing heels around dates because Ugh, I m so disappointed This started out so strong and had so many elements that I liked, and then the second half just let me down I went from happily book obsessed to mope reading in a matter of chapters.And there really are some great things in this book The characters are really well drawn Cherri is everything I ve been waiting for in a romance novel heroine She s six feet tall, she has big feet, a big ass, and she feels ungraceful She worries about wearing heels around dates because when she does, she dwarfs them I may not be six feet tall, but I m not super far from it, and I sympathize It was nice seeing a heroine who doesn t get asked out much because she s a giantess It was nice seeing her get a happily ever after Especially since she landed a six foot three Irishman Lucky girl.And the book had so much humor at the start The mental image of Cherri s Ukranian grandmother making her pretty for a party by dressing her in flouncy, beribboned gold taffeta, matching shoes, and a bouffant hairstyle hairsprayed for days will stick with me forever That scene, specifically Cherri strutting her way into the party and asking her friends if she looked bee yoo tiful, was perfectly written and so funny It was a great setup for a funny and romantic book.So imagine my surprise when halfway through the book view spoiler Cherri s beloved grandmother DIES and we spend the next few chapters watching her be miserable and clinically depressed Not fun Definitely not funny Not at all what I thought I was in for hide spoiler And then top the whole thing off by crafting a relationship where all the conflict stems from a series of Big Misunderstandings If either of these two had taken two seconds to assure each other that no, their life was not ruined by marriage view spoiler and unexpected pregnancy hide spoiler , the book would have lost about a third of its size.I m bummed A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley

  2. says:

    I really wanted to like this one, provided by netgalley, I really did, but when it came down to it I just couldn t I ve read both the first in the series Dangerous Curves Ahead, which was entertaining enough, and a little novella Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella, which was better, but this one really didn t fulfill its promise.I loved the hero when he appeared in the first book He was gorgeous, full of life and fun, but with a soulful, serious side too I I really wanted to like this one, provided by netgalley, I really did, but when it came down to it I just couldn t I ve read both the first in the series Dangerous Curves Ahead, which was entertaining enough, and a little novella Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella, which was better, but this one really didn t fulfill its promise.I loved the hero when he appeared in the first book He was gorgeous, full of life and fun, but with a soulful, serious side too I think the heroine also appeared in the first book too, but honestly can t remember She was clearly unremarkable Well, he didn t live up to anything like the promise he suggested as a hero OK, so he s been a man whore in his past, OK, so he has issues which he s largely gotten over TBH , but he comes across as a lost boy, not a man Likewise, the heroine has got to be one of the most irritating characters I ve read in a while She does have to deal with a lot of painful emotional stuff, and the poor girl keeps getting it piled on her, but after initially appearing a normal, relatively mature 20 something, she regresses during the book, and all of a sudden we re left with a jealous, uncommunicative, selfish, immature teenager She just wasn t someone I think the hero would ultimately have stuck around for Regardless of how physically attractive he found her, there s only so much crap someone can take.So, what else didn t work for me There s a whole posse of irritating friends, who always know the right thing to do, are over protective and present this perfect vision of sisterly friendship I readily admit that perhaps it s my issue, but when I read a romance I want to read about adult characters, who don t need to rely on others to sort out their lives, as though they were incapable children I have no problem with them making mistakes or stumbling through, but when the realization comes, I don t want it to come from the all knowing friend s big fat cakehole Ultimately though, I think what really annoyed me most was that the whole plot is premised on misunderstanding over misunderstanding, due to lack of communication and just general stupidity Why can t the heroine understand that the hero finds her attractive He thinks you re gorgeous, dear, just deal with it Why can t the hero just tell the heroine at least a hint of how he feels instead of saying big fat nothing FOR THE ENTIRE BOOK The whole book left me feeling so depressed and irritated that while I was reading I was actually asked by someone ifIwas OK.The only good thing about this one was the heroine s gran, who is brilliant and has wonderful dialogue But a gran will only get you so far in a romance, and not very far at that.1 star I didn t like it, even though I really wanted to going in

  3. says:

    It has been a very long while since I had read this series, so I missed out on a couple of the nuances of the story, but that really wouldn t have mattered This book was very annoying to me Cherri constantly whined about how unlovable she was, how tall she was, how insert issue here she was, as if all she could do was whine I also hated Colin, and how he was too old for Cherri, as if age actually matters in this day and age Yet, he didn t approve of anyone Cherri tried to date I had a hard It has been a very long while since I had read this series, so I missed out on a couple of the nuances of the story, but that really wouldn t have mattered This book was very annoying to me Cherri constantly whined about how unlovable she was, how tall she was, how insert issue here she was, as if all she could do was whine I also hated Colin, and how he was too old for Cherri, as if age actually matters in this day and age Yet, he didn t approve of anyone Cherri tried to date I had a hard time believing in their romance, let alone the fact that neither of them didn t think of using protection The story was mildly interesting and kept me entertained while I read it, but I just wasn t that impressed with this story While I considered quitting the series, I do own the rest of it, so I ll finish it at some point, though I will not rush to do so

  4. says:

    Meh This is too high on my angst and melodrama scale The book is fine if that s what you like As is always the case when there s melodrama, most problems could have been solved by a clear conversation Colin took tall, dark, and silent to extremes and although he knew he said the wrong thing, due to the silent thing he never tried to correct himself and say the right thing Thus the melodrama ensues Cherri was a bit of a doormat My advice is to read the blurbs in other reviews because I hav Meh This is too high on my angst and melodrama scale The book is fine if that s what you like As is always the case when there s melodrama, most problems could have been solved by a clear conversation Colin took tall, dark, and silent to extremes and although he knew he said the wrong thing, due to the silent thing he never tried to correct himself and say the right thing Thus the melodrama ensues Cherri was a bit of a doormat My advice is to read the blurbs in other reviews because I have a lower tolerance for this type of novel than most

  5. says:

    When I requested Thrown for a Curve on NetGalley I was hoping for a light, funny, fast paced read The blurb was promising, the cover of the book brilliant, I really love such covers, full of colours, optimistic and bright, and I have already read one novel by Sugar Jamison which I rather enjoyed.The book started really good There was a scene on Cherri s birthday that has me in a fit of giggles It was so brilliantly written that I have actually seen Cherri and how she looked like, with her When I requested Thrown for a Curve on NetGalley I was hoping for a light, funny, fast paced read The blurb was promising, the cover of the book brilliant, I really love such covers, full of colours, optimistic and bright, and I have already read one novel by Sugar Jamison which I rather enjoyed.The book started really good There was a scene on Cherri s birthday that has me in a fit of giggles It was so brilliantly written that I have actually seen Cherri and how she looked like, with her hair and dress, dressed so by her grandmother.But unfortunately, it was only at the beginning and then the matters were going only worse and worse.First of all the characters The heroine, Cherri, is a young Ukrainian girl, not our usual skinny type, but a girl with curves, hips and it is great, because usually our heroines doesn t have weight problems She dreams of being an art teacher and of painting but she works in her friends shop with clothes for plus size women She s also taking care of her grandmother, who has Alzheimer s Cherri has also a crush on Colin, who is 12 years older than she is and who belongs to her circle of friends He is an Irishmen and well, he has a crush as well on Cherri.There are some other supporting characters, best friends of Cherri and Colin, Ellie, Belinda and Mike They appear from time to time in the book, usually as those who always know better and they are all so nice and so sweet to each other that actually I sometimes just felt a little sick.I had some problems with the characters Cherri was young, but I think that her age doesn t justify the fact that she never knew what she wanted Once she wanted to be a teacher, then, when she started the job, she decided, that it s not for her She could never made up her mind herself, she always needed some advice from her friends She was so good and meek that it looked already like she is self sacrificing all the time And she has seen only obstacles I missed Cherri from the first scenes of the book.Colin was older than Cherri but behaving like horny teenager The only things that I heard from him were lass , lad , and for the sake of the baby And I have a feeling that he was thinking only about sex.There is also Baba, Cherri s grandmother While I understand that she was on old lady, and old ladies are allowed a little , I couldn t stand that she was so ribald, too direct and too cheeky Didn t work for me.The story itself For me there was actually no story, no plot I haven t seen any chemistry between Cherri and Colin and I am not sure if I know where did the infatuation came from They have some kind of history for sure, did I miss it He doesn t want to be in a relationship with Cherri, but he wants to be in this relationship, he wants to give her a chance to explore life but then he takes everything over It was the next issue in this book that didn t work for me, Colin and Cherri had some kind of problem and I still don t know what was this problem, again and again, she missed him, he missed her, but they were together, so And again and again, there was something wrong between them, but they didn t know what it is And I didn t know it also There were problems where there shouldn t be any, or in other words, the characters made problems from nothing They didn t communicate with each other, they didn t tell each other what is wrong, there was not a single adult conversation in the whole story And I have thought that when I read for the sake of the baby again, I m going to start shouting.To be honest, I was already so desperate with the writing that I have started to skip some chapters, I have skim read them I am really sorry to say that, apart from the first scenes and Rufus the dog, it was not my cup of tea.I received a copy of this book from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a review

  6. says:

    My review cross posted from Wit and Sin start every book I pick up hoping to love it, but it s a sad fact that some stories just aren t going to be a good never mind perfect fit Such was the case for me with Thrown for a Curve I went into the second Perfect Fit novel hoping for a fun, sassy read in the vein of the first novel, Dangerous Curves Ahead, and came out disappointed Thrown for a Curve follows Cherri and Colin on their rocky road to My review cross posted from Wit and Sin start every book I pick up hoping to love it, but it s a sad fact that some stories just aren t going to be a good never mind perfect fit Such was the case for me with Thrown for a Curve I went into the second Perfect Fit novel hoping for a fun, sassy read in the vein of the first novel, Dangerous Curves Ahead, and came out disappointed Thrown for a Curve follows Cherri and Colin on their rocky road to happily ever after Cherri is a young artist who wants to be a teacher, but I felt I never really got a solid grip on her personality aside from that She s sprightly in the beginning of the story and I enjoyed that, along with her love for her grandmother and her not so hidden insecurities Unfortunately, in the second half of Thrown for a Curve Cherri does a one eighty, devolving into someone unrecognizable and, ultimately, frustrating Her mood swings gave me whiplash and hormones don t cover it, I m sorry to say and I really lost respect for her when she failed to simply open her mouth and talk to Colin about her problems Not to mention my irritation with the entire plotline involving her becoming a teacher I don t presume to be knowledgeable about New York teaching credential programs, but one would think Cherri would have to spend at least 30 seconds in a classroom before she s given a teaching position As it only takes her that long to decide she hates her dream job and not much longer than that to quit, I really questioned her maturity, which was sad considering author Sugar Jamison had spent the whole book working to prove that Cherri was mature for her age Colin, in turn, is a handsome Irishman don t worry about remembering that, it ll be referenced multiple times per chapter whose past has left him with issues when it comes to women He makes mistakes with Cherri and also regresses as the book goes on, but I was able to understand where he was coming from slightly better, even if I didn t agree with his actions and wanted to shake him.I do want to stress that I liked Cherri and Colin for the first half of the book, even though I felt things moved incredibly slowly Unfortunately, when the action picked up the story derailed I won t spoil what happened, but I will say that a lot of Colin and Cherri s problems could have been solved if they d simply had honest conversations with one another where each spoke and truly listened to one another The drama felt manufactured and there were a few other seemingly random moments thrown in at the end to test Colin and Cherri s relationship which didn t help I finished Thrown for a Curve feeling disappointed and unsure if I want to read the third book in the series, which is a pity, as I liked both the first Perfect Fit book and the novella Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas Fans of Dangerous Curves Ahead should be pleased that Mike and Ellis appear and are instrumental in making Cherri and Colin s relationship work There s a satisfying epilogue in Thrown for a Curve which ends the book on a positive note and reminded me of what I generally like about Ms Jamison s writing.Note I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

  7. says:

    Well, this book is pretty good Even though it s very slow and there are simply too much going on, I adore the romance between Colin and Cherri Colin s such a gentleman and he sure could be hesitant sometimes and that s quite annoying But overall I enjoyed this book so much I didn t know it s a book two Haha, if I know I d totally read Ellis s book first Look forward to complete this series

  8. says:

    Colin is so frustrating I don t know how Cherri can endure him But I liked the story very much , among the things because exults the family value One story romantic and nice , a enjoyable read.

  9. says:

    When I received this book from Netgalley and St Martin s Paperback, I was looking forward to reading it Charlotte Cherri Rudy is six feet of Ukrainian girl, living with her funny, snarky Ukrainian grandmother in a tumbledown house in a college town Only twenty two, Cherri was dropped off by her mother at age eight on her grandmother, lovingly known as Baba and her grandfather Peter Though there was little money, there was great love, and after Peter s death, Baba and Cherri area a quirky f When I received this book from Netgalley and St Martin s Paperback, I was looking forward to reading it Charlotte Cherri Rudy is six feet of Ukrainian girl, living with her funny, snarky Ukrainian grandmother in a tumbledown house in a college town Only twenty two, Cherri was dropped off by her mother at age eight on her grandmother, lovingly known as Baba and her grandfather Peter Though there was little money, there was great love, and after Peter s death, Baba and Cherri area a quirky family unit of their own, supporting and loving one another How cool is that Add in good, quirky friends and this sounded like something I could curl up with and truly enjoy.A day and a good sleep later, and I am still trying to figure out just where that truck came from that tore through the storyline, leaving devastation in it s wake Don t get me wrong, there should absolutely be tension in a storyline, but I believe this is where I was left at the end of the book bemoaning the fact that these were a few hours of my life that I will never get back Cherri is only twenty two, but she is very mature for her age in a lot of ways She has cared for her grandmother, whose failing health is a constant concern, along with a failing home, and a career as a elementary school art teacher that she cannot attempt because of all her responsibilities A powerful artist in her own right, she is tough, yes, but she has never even been on a date before, much less spent time with men Being six feet tall and curvy, though not fat, she is insecure, seeing as how her impression of what women should be is tiny, petite, and modelesque From the first of the book, I loved Cherri and wanted to hug her every other page or so Enter the love interest, an Irish import, and best friend and past college roomie of Mike, her best friend Ellis husband Colin O Connell, a woman loving, Irish accented powerhouse of unabashed male beauty who will, as Mike puts it, screw anything that isn t tied down And, yes, here is where everything falls apart Colin is, to be blunt, a male slut with the emotional intelligence of a randy 15 year old I know, I know, for some reason women like to read about taming the bad boy and all that crap Hey, do you know how many places that penis has been Euuuu Fine, fine, we won t go there However, to take that bad boy thing and give it a spoiled, self centered mindset on top of everything, then dump him on a sweet, wonderful girl like Cherriand then drag her through a metaphorical knothole backwards until her sense of self esteem and self worth is flushed down the also metaphorical crapper, isn t sexy or charming or anything other than emotional abuse Come on, the first thing that you hear him say, in his mind of course, upon their meeting at her twenty second birthday party, is She wasn t pretty by any stretch of the word And yet, he is dying to get in her pants And Jamison heaps on the emotional abuse in spades When the inevitable oops pregnancy happens during the taking the virgin scene, Colin handles it in the worst possible way, causing Cherri evenemotional torture, stripping awaylayers of her self esteem, and proving to her once again that she is ugly and undesirable, both inside and out It broke my heart for Cherri And the thing is, so many things in the book could have been worked out, and a much better story written, had there been even one adult conversation Instead, Cherri is forced to suffer through agonizing emotional trauma while her idiot boyfriend once again acts like a 15 year old with a martyr complex I didn t find the emotional torture to be sexy or appealing Instead, I found it to be not only clich but mean spirited and emotionally cruel One thing I did admire about the story I know, one of the few things, right was how Jamison brings into the light just how pitiless it is for some people to have children children they can neither love nor care for The pain it causes not only for the children themselves, but also for the family members that are left behind to care for the unwanted children Being dumped as unwanted and, in their minds, unworthy of love brings on a lot of the emotional difficulties suffered by both characters This, and the fact that Cherri was such a strong, loveable character, garnered an extra star for the book You may disagree with me, and feel that the whole bad boy goes good thing is right up your alley The emotional torture Cherri is subjected to by said emotionally crippled bad boy may be perfectly fine with you, and you may find this to be a five star read My opinions are my own, but, in my opinion, the book was, in a word, overwrought and a waste of my valuable reading time Which is a shame I received this book from Netgalley and St Martin s Paperback Press in return for an honest review Again, all opinions are my own

  10. says:

    I read Sugar Jamison novella for the Perfect Fit series back in December and I really enjoyed it It was my first taste of the authors writing and I knew I will be eager to try her next novel So when Thrown for a Curve appeared in my netgalley I was so super excited I dug into this book the first chance I got.Cherri is six foot tall blond with curves She wishes she was smaller, slimmer and a lotgraceful The last thing she expects was for someone like the handsome Irishman that is now I read Sugar Jamison novella for the Perfect Fit series back in December and I really enjoyed it It was my first taste of the authors writing and I knew I will be eager to try her next novel So when Thrown for a Curve appeared in my netgalley I was so super excited I dug into this book the first chance I got.Cherri is six foot tall blond with curves She wishes she was smaller, slimmer and a lotgraceful The last thing she expects was for someone like the handsome Irishman that is now her boss to go for a woman like her.Colin has dealt with his share of heart breaks with women A man who has slept around with far too many women then he could remember is now feeling a bit lonely He hired Cherri to work in his restoration business for her beautiful paintings, but is finding it quiet hard to keep his eyes or hands off of her.This really was an interesting story It had a lot going on from page one, and the pacing varied throughout the book but not once did I find myself slipping away It kept my interest until the very last chapter Cherri s grandmother was Ukrainian, so of course being from the country myself I found it very endearing contribution to the book and it made the first part of the story a lot of fun for me It had me giggling and comparing my own grandparent s experience.Jamison really does have her way with words, creating characters that are both likable and real Cherri is quiet a bit younger then Colin and both of them do come with their own issues and none of them are perfect Yes, there are some communication issues and a lot of understanding but since their situation was kind of original to them, I understood where the frustration came from I found myself constantly flipping back and forth between the two characters, taking both of their sites heh I loved the humor in this book as well and how it weaved to some of the harder topics in the story The second half of the book was quietdifferent, dealing with a situation that got the two of them working on a marriage that neither of them seemed ready for.I also really enjoyed how real Cherri was, it is always refreshing to read about women with curves and men who love them for who they are inside and out.I found myself rooting for Cherri and Colin all the way and was rewarded with a very cute ending I will be looking forward toof Sugar s books in the future I like how it turned into a read I wasn t quiet expecting, but the humor and the drama really worked in this case Source I got a copy of this book from the publicist through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review

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