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I loved the sound of the blurb and was quite eager to read The Shape of You from Felice Stevens. I’ve read a fair bit of this author’s work and am familiar with her style, so I know what I’m getting when I open my kindle.
The Shape of You started off great, the plot line giving new meaning to opposites attract, both main characters certainly did. Corey and Eric seemed engaging enough. I liked Eric far more than Corey but I failed to fall in love with either men. Corey’s story hit a chord with me and I absolutely understood his demons. I was “that” kid too, most likely why he resonated with me. While I got his issues, I didn’t altogether feel all that enamoured with him as a character. Eric had a subtle quietness to him that I found I really liked, his oafish qualities will certainly appeal to the reader. I was rooting for Eric from the start.
Whilst the book started off well, it petered out after a while, sadly the story lost its steam rather quickly. Thus, it made for a stop/start kind of read for me, which is never good, I wasn’t invested enough in the overall book to read in one sitting. I wondered if perhaps it was the fact that the guys were nice and I wasn’t used to reading those kinds of characters. On reflection that wasn’t it, I’d just recently read a “nice guy” book and didn’t have the same feeling. I think it lacked action. It could be argued The Shape of You is a slow burner but I’d have to disagree. It just lacked in places. The storyline flat-lined for me at about 65% so I was left feeling extremely disappointed, as it was the same with the last book I read from this author.Read more ›
I'm always wary when a book deals with weight related issues but I should have known that in Felice's sure hands the subject would be dealt with honestly and with a gentle surety that change is possible if you want it for yourself and not for ant external reasons.
For both Eric and Corey it was a change of mindset about how they mentally viewed food and the associations eating brought along.
I loved how they were flawed and didn't solve their issues instantly, that they accepted poor habits were not just going to go away from both ends of the weight spectrum. I loved that this book addressed how being too thin is also a problem and brings its own set of self worth issues.
But most of all I loved that this is a love story about how two men who've struggled to connect to the world could find the strength and joy in each other which made them want to live without fear.
Eric's over-weight and standing at over 6ft he feels huge, likes to eat more than he should, and is easily offended about his weight and his mis-trust of people he can't accept a compliment he second guesses everyone's comments or remarks to the point of pushing everyone away.
Cory is not a eater he was used to growing up with an empty belly so his mum could fund her drug habit, one day he passes out whilst working his boss rushes him to the ER finds out it's through lack of food his boss orders him to go to the group and get help or risk losing his job.
It's a light book I enjoyed watching both men's bonds grow over each other, I'm truly glad they found each other, they both have to break down some walls to make it together but eventually they accept each other and the love they have found.
It's is a nice read and it's great that the writer used everyday scenarios effecting thousands of people around the world are going through their own battles it makes u feel lighter once read.
This is a really fabulous book - and at the end I found I was unexpectedly tearful. Ms Stevens has a wonderful way of introducing characters into the reader's mind, and then giving plenty of opportunity to for him/her to empathise, envy and want everything to work for the pair. In this case, such a powerful message was included with the romance, that it should have everyone thinking a little more about the assumptions they make, and the impact of their thoughtlessness.
But at its heart is a love story which makes the most delicious progress, and ends in a truly magnificent way. Get a copy, read it, and understand what I'm trying to convey!
~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
Watching Corey and Eric deal with there personal problems made me so proud of them it felt like I was by there side every step of there way
There journey was a emotional one but also a heartwarming one too
The shape of you had so many heart melting moments I was hooked from beginning to end
I really connected with Eric and Corey on a personal level they stole my heart and I will remember this story for quite a while
Thank you felice Stevens for this beautiful written journey
Most recent customer reviews
This was a fantastic read from Felice Stevens. I really enjoyed reading this book; it was well paced and had me thinking of what was to come in the pages ahead. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Blackbrew
Fascinating subject matter and very original and well written story. I was just a little bored along the way. .Published 11 days ago by Shaztwirl
I liked it I found it a little hard to get into but liked it all the same, I felt the last chapter was just beautiful.Published 12 days ago by Warmatbedtime
Beautiful story. Two broken men who cone together despite misunderstandings and self doubt. A story full of hope. Read morePublished 14 days ago by edga
A very emotional and beautiful HEA love story about two very different guys who fall in love, a very beautiful storyline and the guys are very believablePublished 21 days ago by julie taylor
This was a nice read about two people trying to figure out there life's and then they find each other a great love story I will try more from this authorPublished 21 days ago by c byrne