B As In Beauty by Alberto Ferraras

Overweight B hates her life, but when she’s adopted by a fairy godmother running a most unorthodox service, she gets in touch with her outer beauty but runs the risk of losing the inner beauty she’s had all along.

I really enjoyed B as in Beauty, despite the rather tawdry story elements. Alberto Ferraras has created a winning heroine and set her against some well-imagined set pieces that are titillating but never sleazy–or, at least, B never comes off as sleazy. I really loved her voice as she takes us through her journey, and was rooting for her the whole way. The book is a light, easy, carefree read and I enjoyed spending time with it.

One little nitpick–can we have a moratorium on chick lit heroines who trip and fall and/or rip their clothes at inopportune work moments? I’m so over the clutz thing and the public embarrassment thing. You can earn sympathy for a heroine without resorting to overused devices, ‘mkay?

2 thoughts on “B As In Beauty by Alberto Ferraras”

  1. I have to say, this plot device irritates me too. I don’t read a lot of chick lit, but when I do, and things like this happen, it bugs me. And I say this as a girl who never wears shorts because I have bruises all over my legs from all the things I have bashed into.

  2. I loved this book, because you laugh a lot!!!
    And is really light to read, fast and you distract your self! I recommend it as a gift for any female friend that has a bitchy boss, a weight loss fight or just a friend that enjoys’ funny and casual reading.

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