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Body By Night (Dafina Contemporary Romance)

Body By Night (Dafina Contemporary Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Zuri Day

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Product Description

Zuri Day sizzles with a seductive story of one woman's quest to take control of her life. . .while experiencing an attraction too explosive to resist.

D'Andra Smalls has had enough. She's tired of being overweight, she's had it with her overbearing family, and she's fed up with settling for any guy who'll have her--especially since she caught her boyfriend cheating with her best friend.

But working out and avoiding delicious food is easy compared to resisting the charms of Los Angeles' hottest personal trainer, JaJuan "Night" Simmons. Six feet of chiseled muscle and fine chocolate, he's challenging her body in all the right ways--and proving there's a sensitive, caring guy under the good looks. Their shared career goals of promoting health and fitness bring them even closer together. But D'Andra feels it may be too much of a good thing. After succeeding in taking command of her life, can she risk losing control of her heart?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 434 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758228821
  • Publisher: Kensington Books; Original edition (1 Mar 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041OT8W2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #451,928 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story of self discovery 1 Jun 2009
By Thomas Gal - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Body by Night by Zuri Day is an excellent story about a plus size gal, D'Andra Smalls, and her quest to live a healthier life after an emergency room scare. She decides to go to Bally's but of course she starts having second thoughts and is sitting in her car debating whether or not to enter when this tall drink of chocolate comes up to her and convinces her to go on in. Night is a personal trainer who's working on opening up his own gym. He just got out of a bad relationship and is not necessarily looking for a new one when he finds this beautiful, woman in her car waiting to go inside. She's not his usual supermodel looking type, but he decides to help her out on her quest to be healthy and in the process, falls for her.

D'Andra has her issues with men, especially after finding her childhood friend in bed with her boyfriend and having a mother and sister who treat her like Cinderella before she meets her fairy godmother. Although she tries to keep herself from falling for Night, she does anyway. But they still have to deal with his conniving ex, her selfish sister, her emotionally abusive mother and all kinds of stuff.

This is an excellent book! I love that D'Andra's reasons for loosing weight had nothing to do with being a size 2 but with being healthy. That's a much more positive message. And Night was fabulous. He had his own issues to work through and he wasn't looking for romance any more than she was. But romance found them where they least expected it. If you want a good, emotionally satisfying read, pick up Body by Night by Zuri Day.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance for the Big, Bold and Beauiful Woman - YEAH!!!! 9 Mar 2009
By Snuggles92 - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hats off to Ms. Zuri Day for stepping out and creating a unique story line that features a beautiful voluputous fuller-figure heroine that gets her "Midnight" man...I just loved this storyline and though I'm already an empowered woman, I became even more empowered after reading this book...I also want to thank you for creating a character like D'Andra who was so real and relatable to anyone who has ever struggled with their weight....It was great that you discussed real topics that are revelant in today's household (Health Issues, Paternity, Divorce, Adultry, Sibling Jealousy, Parent Favoritism, etc)....You opened the door for dialogue on so many subjects that are just not openly discussed....I also want to say THANK YOU for addressing the issues of becoming HEALTHY and not just losing weight....You allowed D'Andra to have her own voice and you supplied great data that did not consist of fad diets and unrealistic goals....I just loved this book and could not put it down until I completed it....It was great to read about a fuller-figure woman getting some romance and love and it was done oh so tastefully....We need more storylines like this one, so please write some more because I'll be waiting!!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it's weight! 26 April 2010
By Linda Y - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Plus size D'Andra Smalls is about to talk herself from going in the gym when personal trainer, Night Jujuan Simmons overhears her and talks her to giving it a chance. He's drawn to her but thinks it's because she would be a great model of before and after for the opening of his own gym. They have a very nice story that unfolds from friendship to lovers with humor, family drama and old exes thrown in. What I like about this author is, the men are strong and know who and what they want out of life and set out to accomplish that. Eventhough ex's try to come in and start trouble, they're not swayed. There's never chapter after chaper of misunderstandings and the women are not so insecure that they can be pushed out of the picture. There's no major secrets that could destroy the whole relationship until they're put together almost mysterioulsy at the end. I really enjoy reading Zuri's books.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm..... Body by Night? 28 Aug 2009
By FOXY - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Well written fiction about health, nutrition, and exercise with a little romance. D'Andra is a young full figured woman with health issues who sets out to lose weight. Night, a handsome personal physical trainer is helping D'Andra reach that goal.

D'Andra has just ended a relationship with her boyfriend after she catches him in bed with her best friend, which she refers to all men as "walking dirt". Night has also ended his relationship with his girlfriend due to trust issues. So the attraction between the two heats up during D'Andra training sessions.

There are quite a few things going on in this book regarding D'Andra and Night families, which I won't go into. I consider this book an enjoyable read, but I didn't feel the "jump off the page" love connection between D'Andra and Night, so with that said judge for yourself and read the book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love isn't about Size 3 Dec 2009
By Jazi Jay - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is my first read from Ms.Zuri Day and it was better than I expected.. When you read the summation on the book it give's you the impression that this is a overweight girl who gets the man but it is so much more than that.

The character's are true to life which makes it more realistic because of the many different issues that was brought to the forefront such as paternity issues, sibling rivalry, love, low self-esteem.

You found that this young lady D'Andra was stronger than she gave herself credit for. It was AWESOME that she wanted to lose weight for health reasons and not to get a man...but overweight or in shape..The man saw virtue in her that can't be bought. I think this book sheds the light on when it comes to choosing someone for yourself that one should look past the cosmetics of a person because pretty on the outside and ugly on the inside can cause a world of heartache, pain, and it can be a waste of time...
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