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Muffin Top

Written by: Avery Flynn
Narrated by: Brian Pallino,Savannah Peachwood
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Publisher's Summary

The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny.... And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date...unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?! 

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what....

Each book in the Hartigans series is STAND-ALONE:

  • Butterface
  • Muffin Top
©2018 Avery Flynn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.

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Love the Hardigan series - wish there were more - steamy love scenes set within a compelling story

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See scenes were well written but they couldn't offset the attitude and hang up of the heroine. There is no point in having a plus sized heroine and then giving her obsessive body issues that throw cold water on the romance. The heroine is a size 20. As a size 20 myself I don't feel seen, I feel insulted. I am sexy as hell and I don't assume every man interested is a chubby chaser. This book will just be triggering to anyone with unresolved body issues like "Muffin".

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Not Bad but very fluffy

Good topic written with far too much formula. Absolutely read this story too many times. Hoped it would be more. Every sentence was self doubt and self sabotage. Give us more positive and less repetitive.

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Not too cheesy, a little spicy

overall I enjoyed this book. the narrator's were good and I liked the character development

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feel good book. should be a romantic comedy movie.

It was nice to hear a book that actually makes you feel good in your skin. Everyone is different and I'm glad that it went for it.

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very good story

love the relationship advised. fan of both main characters. love the friends and back story. had fun listening to this audio.

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Inspiring.

Loved it. Greatly believable characters and story. Very much a winner. Onwards with enthusiasm.

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great listen

The characters were so cute. I totally enjoyed the everything. if you are looking for sweet romance this is it

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Great story. Glad the heroine is someone real.

When every other book on the market want to have the hero and heroine physically perfection it's nice to see real people. Not every happy person has to have a perfect body. It is nice to have a book that shows people who have body image issues and how they deal with them. it is important for people to fall in love to see each other for what is in the inside, not outside. Happiness doesn't care what you look like. This is a good book for teenagers as well as adults

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Loved it!!

This is book two in The Hartigans Series. Brian Pallino & Savannah Peachwood did a great job on this book as well. If you enjoy books where maybe not the most gorgeous or thinnest women get a great guy and who helps build their self-confidence (when others have been cruel all their lives) then the first two books you will LOVE in this series!! I felt a connection with each book in this series but especially this one!! I love how Avery writes books that are relatable and with real people issues. Not everyone is a model. I want a Hartigan for myself!! 😉🤞🏻❤️🎧 #MyRelistenListForSure

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  • 2019-01-20

Finally a plus size character who's not there to..

...change herself.

What authors get wrong when writing BBW characters is the women are so grossly unhappy with themselves that the story becomes all about them changing themselves to fit society's expectations of beauty. BUT THEN, they realize they are fine with who they are AFTER said change and yay! They didn't have to change but they might as well live with the change blah, blah, blah.

What this story does is use an actual plus size heroine - who is described as being a size 20, and not one of those insecure size 12-14s that considers herself "plus size." Our lead here is placed in a situation where she knows her own agency. She is witty, confident, and a proud sexual creature. Is she insecure sometimes? Sure. We all are, but her size isn't the peak of her existence, and her very rich developed personality shows that.

One of the things the story does is also describe how big the guy is, which I found utterly refreshing. Also he's the red head and not the woman (though her hair is described as 'auburn' but if I read another 'fiery' red-headed heroine I think I'm going to scream). Sure they mention his height -way too often- but they talk about his size in general in multiple situations.

It's a fun story because their physicality just an accent to their actual problems and it's done pretty well in that regard.

Trope-wise the whole "reformed manwhore" thing I'm really over. The story tried to address it with him realizing that's all he is and a situation that happened with his dad. But it's the biggest fantasy of the story.

Technically, and this is a pet peeve, the author used the word 'had' A LOT in this story. Like, A LOT. If I notice it then it's too much. I have an aversion to the word. I think most cases when it's used, you can restructure a sentence to omit it, but that's just me.

All in all it's a fun romp with two thirty-somethings who fall in love with each other. A good time.

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  • IonyWinter
  • 2020-01-03

Repetitive. Annoying...I liked it!

This was great for background listening at work, but my gosh it was so annoying. We get it, her dad is a sex therapist. It’s repeated like 3 times within like 30 minutes. Then more times throughout the book.

There were a couple more things repeated like that which were annoying too, but the most annoying thing was Lucy in general. She starts out saying she’s happy with herself and her weight then proceeds to spend the whole book reminding us that she’s fat and Frankie could NEVER be into her. And she carries this emotional baggage throughout the book making everyone, including me, miserable because of it. Like how she thinks her dad is some terrible person for calling her muffin?! Seriously. Get over yourself. It’s crap to punish the people who have never been anything but nice to you for the crap that other people did to you. Then, no one calls her on it and she ends up with everything she ever wanted. As someone who’s gone through the same thing she did, I absolutely get how she feels. But I think I expected this book to be body positive and it really didn’t feel that way. Deep seeded self esteem issues like that don’t go away over night or because some hot guy falls in love with you. She’s clearly not okay with her size no matter how much she pretends she is.

All that being said, I did enjoy this story as part of the romance package! I recommend if you aren’t spending money on it. Just know, Lucy is a very annoying character.

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  • J. Giese
  • 2020-05-25

heroine is difficult to like

heroine is completely weak while she tells herself and everyone around her tells her what a "strong woman" she is. none of her actions or thoughts support that, but the main problem with the story is that the hero took any responsibility for the black moment when it was 100% the heroine's nerosis. even after the heroine admitted to herself that it was her own fault, she got away with a simple apology during the hero's grand gesture. a good romance novel allows for the female character to take responsibility for their actions, not doing so just comes off as man-hating drivel.

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  • Audio_junkie_00
  • 2020-02-04

Confused

I still have a couple hours left in this story...but I am so confused as to why this girl even considered going to her high school reunion. She only relayed info of the bad memories and nasty people who teased her, which was true because that is what she encounters when she gets there. And then she says of the small group of friends she did have in high school, none were attending the reunion. I would not go if no one I hung out with/actually liked was not going to be there. I know it’s for the sake of the story, but....and then in the beginning she’s a self confident ball buster, but the farther we go in, the more self deprecating she gets. And I feel the male attraction to her goes from a slight pulse to rapid in a very short time. This is my first “plus size” story, and while I do feel there is definite chemistry between the main characters...something is just off. Really digging the narration though..

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  • MLB
  • 2019-12-24

Good

I really liked this book until the stupidest argument that has ever happened. She supposed to be smart yet what she did made no sense. I skipped through most of the next chapter with her only reading his part made me want to finish which I'm glad I did.

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  • T.Miller
  • 2020-03-14

Too repetitive and whiney

Ugh. I loved the first book in the series. This one was super shallow, repetitive and whiney. Keep it going while doing housework, but often fast forwarded.

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  • Love my audiobook
  • 2019-01-18

Love Muffins

Fun story. It was believable until it got ridiculous. Still made me laugh and feel good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-13

This is a sex story

Maybe I didn’t pay attention to the synopsis but I was totally unprepared for a Harlequin romance on steroids. I did like the underlying theme of positivity for plus size women.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-04-24

Great Rom-Com

This was a great Rom-Com book, with some seriously sexy scenes. And I love that the "big girl" isn't a size 12!

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  • Paige LP
  • 2021-03-09

Unnecessarily Over the Top Fat Shaming.

For a book that’s supposed to be about a plus size woman who has all the confidence in the world, she has absolutely zero. She constantly talks about how she’s OK with herself and how she looks, but every time somebody says she’s beautiful or they like her, she assumes that they’re lying or pitying her. A guy straight up tells her that he likes her and she straight up says he couldn’t like somebody like her because she’s fat. She is extra unnecessarily bullied by grown adults. It’s as if the author doesn’t know that there are plenty of people in the world who like bigger women. And it’s like the author doesn’t understand that there are plenty of bigger women in the world who are extremely, genuinely, confident in themselves. At some point you’re just like, I get it! She’s plus size now can we move on with it? The reason why we can’t find any good books with good representation is because authors like this feel like the only way to write a plus size, unattractive, LGBTQ or BIPOC is to make their non-white non-cis non-“normalness” the central conflict.

2 people found this helpful