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He Loves Lucy
He Loves Lucy
Author: Susan Donovan
Marketing exec Lucy Cunningham is thrilled when her firm lands The Palm Club account. The campaign concept for Miami's hottest fitness club was Lucy's idea: take one fitness-challenged woman, put her in front of TV cameras, and into the hands of the club's top personal trainer, Theo Redmond. And there's a big cash reward for each...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312992330
ISBN-10: 0312992335
Publication Date: 4/5/2005
Pages: 352
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Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
What a good book, I like how the author addressed the feelings of someone who has been heavy and has dealt with a lot of emotional issues that end up oozing out after some time. Great read and very quick - really like this author.
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Helpful Score: 7
This book was a great read. Wonderfully written, great characters. It had some wonderful laugh out loud moments. Theo and Lucy make a great team. I've already reread it many times.
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Helpful Score: 5
Can a romance book get any better than Susan Donovan's HE LOVES LUCY? I think not! From true-to-life characters, deep emotion, witty dialogue, and red-hot sexual tension, this book has the one thing that contemporary romances should have-everything!

Lucy Cunningham is a marketing executive for the advertising firm of Sherrod & Thoms. And she's hit upon the absolutely perfect idea for a gimmick for the Palm Club of Miami Beach, Florida-bring in an overweight woman, throw her into the capable hands of a personal trainer, vow to lose one hundred pounds in a year, and let the television show WakeUp Miami detail each achievement and setback. It was an excellent idea, until the powers-that-be decided that Lucy-and her two hundred and thirty some pounds-be the human guinea pig in this marketing campaign.

Threatened by the fact that she'll have to give up Milk Duds, extra-cheese pizza, and butter brickle ice cream, Lucy is overwhelmed by the task ahead of her. Sure, ever since the debacle of being the slump buster for Pitt State's football team, she's been eating herself into oblivion, and something obviously needs to change. But working with a Ken look-a-like named Theodore Redmond was never part of the deal!

From the first time Theo is forced to perform CPR on a candy-choking, overweight loudmouth by the name of Lucy, he's smitten by her courageous attitude and brave strength in the face of adversity. As for Lucy, being in the presence of Theo's male perfection is taking a toll on her already fragile hormones.

As Stephan Sherrod, her boss, comes close to having a mental breakdown over Lucy's sudden stardom and weight loss; as Theo's rebuffed coworker Lola DiPaolo attempts to bring down the Palm Club; as Lucy's brother, Dan, falls in lust with her new model friend, Gia Altamonte; as Lucy's sister, Mary Fran, goes through a marital crisis, you just know that HE LOVES LUCY is heading toward one heck of an ending!

Susan Donovan has taken a premise that might have failed, and turned it into a funny, poignant, truly romantic story. I love romance books that feature real-sized characters, and Lucy is definitely that. I have to admit that I was at first worried about Theo's feelings for Lucy-was he only going to fall head-over-heels once Lucy was a stick-thin version of her former self? As I learned, there was nothing to fear! At the end of the story, Lucy is still not a beanpole, and Theo shows that behind his gorgeous exterior lies a heart of gold.

Theo is the kind of hero I love the best, a mix of alpha male. Theo dropped out of medical school to care for his brother Buddy. Sixteen years old and born with Downs Syndrome, Buddy, is the kind of brother anyone would want. An athlete in the Special Olympics, his antics and no-holds-barred advice to his older brother are not to be missed.

The supporting cast of characters only adds to the charm of Lucy and Theo's story. An excellent book by an excellent author, HE LOVES LUCY goes onto my keeper shelf, in the to-be-read-again category.
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Helpful Score: 3
Cute fast read. 1st I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it. An overweight gal falls for a man with buns of steel. He's helping her lose the pounds and her heart. Read in 1 day was soooo good. Enjoy.
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I had read Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels and LOVED it. He Loves Lucy was recommended to me as a similar read...and I enjoyed it even more than Michaels' book!
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This is one of my favorite books of all. I love that the female lead is not pencil thin and thinks she's ugly. The whole storyline is enthralling and I have actually read this book about three times. Really loved it.
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Liked the book did not love it. Quick easy read.
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. By far, my favorite romance. I have purchased multiple copies just to give to friends. The only other book I have done that with is Like Water for Chocolate, which made me weep because it was so moving.

Since reading this book for the first time years ago, I read all of Susan Donovan's books. Another of my favorite books is "The Kept Woman" by Donovan. I do wonder, however, how someone from Ohio knows so much about Miami. She manages to capture Miami with remarkable accuracy.

You can't go wrong with this book -- for yourself or as a gift for others.