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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway Fat Chance~ Brandi Kennedy

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway 
Fat Chance~Brandi Kennedy 


Review: 4 out of 5 Stars
I do love a good story about a REAL woman. Cass maybe the most insecure character I have ever read about, and my heart broke for her so many times. This is a beautifully written story not only about find love, but also about finding self worth . Cass grew up with her "brother" constantly belittling her and attacking her about her size, and it has effected her strongly making her doubt her self and put to much into what others think of her. When she has decided enough is enough she decides to seek help, she meets Drew in the most unlikely of places. Drew was fantastic, even when Cass was letting things come between them he was constantly there reassuring her.  Cass was so broken watching her heal some of her wounds was very emotional I cried so many times while reading.  So if you like a read that has some depth, love and even some humor pick this one up. 

And Look Out For:

Prescription For Love, book two of the Kingsley Series 
In Prescription For Love, follow Cameron Kingsley's journey from personal tragedy to love and, finally, trust.


Fat Chance Excerpt:

"Here we are," he says, washing a plate and handing it over to me to rinse and dry.
"Mmhmm," I say, drying the plate, wishing I could slap him with it, for all the times when I was young that he made me feel horrible about myself.
"Washing up all the dishes," he continues, passing me a glass.
"Do you have a point?" I ask. I leave the glass in the sink, and bunch the little yellow dishtowel on Janet's pretty granite counter. Crossing my arms, I stand firm, though my inner child is still cowering.
"Just that it's like old times," he chuckles, as if we're old friends. "Cleaning up the mess after the family piggy has her slops."
"Yep. And just like old times, you're being an insufferable bastard." With that last statement, I leave the glass, and I leave the towel. I leave the kitchen entirely, and I tell Janet that Rick has offered sweetly to finish the kitchen so that I can get home before it's too late.
I kiss my mama Janet, and I hug my sisters, then I gather my purse and dig out my keys. Making the necessary promises to call when I get home, and swearing that I can't stay overnight because I have to work tomorrow, I peek through the kitchen door one last time. Rick is washing furiously, scrubbing a cookie sheet in what looks like a vicious rage.
"Thank you so much for doing all that, Ricky," I call sweetly, knowing how much he hates the nickname. "I just love that you thought of my safety so that I could get home early. Have a good week!"
Walking out of the house, I know that Rick will finish the kitchen alone, and I celebrate my little victory. It's only one day, but for the first time, I didn't cower away from Rick, I didn't let him tell me who I am, or what I'm worth.
For the first time, with Rick, anyway, I stood up for myself. I'm not thrilled that I had to do it in such an ugly way, and I'm not thrilled that I had to be cruel to myself in order to get the job done. It felt good though, even the nasty things that I said, because I got to watch his eyes grow wide with surprise, and I got to see a glimmer of respect in them.


AUTHOR BRANDI KENNEDY'S TOP TEN FAVORITE THINGS:01.) Favorite Gemstone: Sapphire

02.) Favorite Game: UNO

03.) Favorite Cookie: Oatmeal Raisin

04.) Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

05.) Favorite Wine: Blackberry Merlot

06.) Favorite Sport: Wrestling. As in, professional entertainment wrestling. As in, WWE.

07.) Favorite Modern Past-time: Texting

08.) Favorite Macho Past-time: Furniture Building

09.) Favorite Old-School Past-time: Knitting

10.) Favorite Nerd Past-time: Reading, of course.




About The Author


Brandi Kennedy is a romance novelist whose work centers on the contemporary set, sometimes with a playful twist of this or that as she toys with bits and pieces of other genres. She is the author of To Love A Selkie, which is a tragic romance with a twist of the fantasy element. She is also the author of the Kingsley Series, which is entirely contemporary and focuses on the romantic happenings of the fictional Kingsley family.

A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family.


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The Kingsley Series

Fat Chance, Book One
Coming soon, Prescription For Love, Book Two

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this review! I'm glad you liked Cass's story!

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  2. Brandi, thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this!

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  3. Thanks for the Giveaway, Brandi! Sounds like a great book, can't wait!

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  4. Thank you for posting Nicole!! Your blog is super cool! I love it!! :)

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  5. Thank you Brandi for the giveaway!!! Can not wait to read the book.

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