Big Girls Don't Cry (Girls Do or Don't, Bk 3)
Big Girls Don't Cry - Girls Do or Don't, Bk 3 Author:Cathie Linz Good Girls Do, Bad Girls Don't. Now meet Big Girls...
After her plus-size modeling career tanks, Leena Riley becomes a receptionist in her hometown veterinarian's office. Too bad the vet is Cole Flannigan, a boy who taunted her all through school. Good thing Leena has grown into her curves, because he's about to grow very fond of her.
I struggled to finish this book. It was so formulaic, and the main character (Leena) was annoying and acted like a ditz at times. There were too many supporting characters, most of whom were just not needed. The story was all over the place and quite superficial - I never felt like I cared about the characters at all. I was disappointed in this book.
Story of a girl trying to make it as a plus size model in chicago but ends up losing her job and having to move home- to the trailer park, family and town she dreads. She starts working for the local hunky vet and sparks fly. I thought the main character was a bit whiny but she does grow up. Overall I think the book was only OK.
Not as good as "Good Girls Do" (which for some reason is not listed under Cathie Linz's titles) and "Bad Girls Don't". I would have liked to have had more of Cole written. She spent so much time on the story-in-side-the story about Sue Ellen's problems that she failed to flesh out the main characters. A big drawback as it makes the story of Leena anc Cole choppy and incomplete.
This book was just OK. The tone is a little whiny after a while. However, there is one great self-concept conversation between the main character (a plus size model) and a teenage girl, whose stick thin mother repeated tells her how fat she is.