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The Weight Of It All Kindle Edition
|Length: 220 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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*** 2017 AUDIO BOOK OF THE YEAR *** at Open Skye Reviews
*** 2016 BOOK OF THE YEAR *** at Love Bytes Reviews
1st Place in BEST CONTEMPORARY / MAINSTREAM ~ 2016 Goodreads Members' Choice Awards
2nd Place in BEST HUMOROUS ~ 2016 Goodreads Members' Choice Awards--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01LYGV7HD
- Publisher : BlueHeart Press (12 September 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 1767 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 68,315 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Henry - what can I say except that he is amazing! His verbal diarrhea made for many hillarious moments - I couldn't help but laugh! The reactions of other characters in these situations was perfect as well. He is such an beautiful soul, but with very little self confidence - which wasn't helped by his douche of an ex. While the book was told completely from his perspective, we also got a really good feel for Reed, as well as their friends Anika, Sean, Melinda and Emily. Reed was another diamond in the rough - I loved his connection with Henry and how they got along so well from the start. Despite the differences in their current physical appearances and career paths, they had a lot in common and the conversation between them was always easy and seemingly endless. When Reed revealed his secret to Henry, it made a lot of his earlier reactions and comments make sense, but it never altered how he felt for Henry or vice versa.
I loved Henry's journey of self discovery. It wasn't about Reed, or even his weight loss, it was about his self discovery and acceptance - learning to love himself for who he was, regardless of what his exterior looked like.
The ending was well written, and very satisfying. While I would love more of these two, seeing them several years down the track perhaps, I was really happy with how it wrapped up.
An easy one to review and rate 5 stars, and definitely a book I would recommend.
I liked this couple, they were funny and sweet and honest. The story is nicely written with great supporting characters and a great slow burn romance. Unlike so many other romance novels, NR Walker lets us see Henry and Reed talking and interacting so we get to see them click, rather than just being told that they do. It's the old "show, don't tell" trick that is too often ignored in this genre.
Although I liked this low-angst, feel-good romance, it's got some flaws. Firstly, Reed is too perfect and consequently a bit dull, especially against Henry's fully realised character. Perhaps that issue relates to my second problem with this story - I just didn't feel that invested in their togetherness. I think Reed, as this sex object/mentor/saint type figure took away from any sense of doubt that the attraction was mutual. The end felt inevitable, and although romances almost always have an HEA, the journey is what counts. This one lacked a compelling journey.
Even so, it was a nice, positive read with a sweet ending.
Top reviews from other countries
On reflection, I like the idea of where Henry starts from and the issues about body image and stereotypes that were covered and also where he ends. There is nothing shocking, really, I just thought there was a really good balance. It is very easy to fall into the trap of labelling something as bad whilst trying to justify its opposite as good but Walker navigated weight gain, self esteem and body image without stumbling into the usual pitfalls. It is an all round feel good book, lol.
I loved every bit of it. Great Job.
I loved how real this book was, I connected with Henry & Reed,
Highly recommend reading