Reader Question – Looking for book recommendations where the heroine goes on a weight loss journey for her second start…

by Maryse on December 7, 2017 · 20 comments

in Book Recommendations, Reader Questions

Elke is looking for genre recommendations! I’ve read a few that I’ve loved, but let’s make a list!! :D

She asks:

Hello, I reed a lot and lately am a little picky, trying to find a book about a certain subject and would like to know if you have any suggestions.

You see, I would love to read a book where the h goes on a weight loss journey in order to find a second start.

I know you will probably think that it shouldn’t have to matter whether big or small, but you see, I find them inspiring.

I have read the redhead, but haven’t found any other book that breaches the subject. So, if you could help me there I would truly appreciate it.

Thanks a bunch!!!

Maryse: I have TWO for you that I loved!! This one: Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Series Book 2) by Kristen Ashley (and here’s my review) and this one!! Noah (5th Street Book 1) by Elizabeth Reyes (and here’s my review). But I think it’s time to make a nice list of ‘em! Let me know if you have any to recommend.

MichelleS: Definitely Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley.

Carla: I’ve read great books about this subject matter this year.

Maryse: OMG!!! YES!!! Perfection IS one of those and I LOVED that book like CRAZY. Excellent recommendation, Carla. I’m going to check out your others. :D

Claud: Loved “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” by Sara Manning.

Stephanie: Fern Michael’s. Pretty Woman: A Novel is a good one to read.

Kelly: Maryse, I’m pretty sure you reviewed a book about a woman who had been on a weight loss journey and decided to go on a hiking trip. While hiking something happens and she is rescued by a hermit. I don’t want to spoil it so I will say there are some role-reversals in the plot. Sound familiar?

Maryse: Yes Kelly!!! ;) Very familiar and very recent (Unloved, a love story), although it wasn’t a weight loss journey (in fact, she was already so thin due to depression, remember?). She was on that trip to feel closer to her dead fiancé. Unless it’s not the one I was thinking of? Either way, good read, and she was certainly not as “fit” as her fiancé and his sister who was worried about her abilities to be able to handle that strenuous hike.

Patty: Here goes my first ever post on this fabulous website that has been my go to place for book recommendations. I love this list! My number one all time favorite book of all time (Did I say that already?) has to be BEAST, by Pepper Pace. It’s a “beauty and the beast” type of story with a Heroine who is on her own journey towards health, and a hero, Beast, who helps her on her journey. I’ve read and listened to this book countless times. Kelly, the book you are looking for sounds a lot like Unbound: (InterMix) by Cara McKenna.

Maryse: Oh YEAH, Patty! I bet  Unbound IS the one Kelly was talking about. GAH I LOVED THAT BOOK!!!! Is that the one, Kelly?

Morgan: R L Mathewson, I can’t remember the name. Neighbor from Hell Trevor/Zoe’s book. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me Mariana Zapata makes me want to start running ;)

Maryse: Morgan YES!!!!!

Kathryn: #TripleX by Angelisa Stone and Christine Zolendz – a journey of two women in their forties who learn self-love. I read this 2 yrs ago and it is has stayed with me since, definitely a favorite. One of the funniest books I’ve read about a woman starting over, losing weight, and finding herself. So many laugh out loud moments! I also really related to these women and their struggles.

Suzanne: Diary of Fat Girl by Moira Mugweni. Book #2 (Diary of a Girl) comes out in February.

Sherisse: This one’s a YA but still good and along this theme – Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

Melissa: Jemima J: A Novel by Jane Green! With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman’s quest to become the woman she’s always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is.

Leslie M: He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan

Jen C: I’ve read a couple that kind of fit the brief that I enjoyed. The first one inspired me to start running lol!

Paramita: I like Weightless by Kandi Steiner.

Dena: Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley. Ava loses weight because she is in love with Luke and wanted him to notice her. This is a really awesome series.

Jennifer: Hey girlie! Yesterday’s reader question by Elki on second chance weight loss type books: Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich. I loved this!

This was so dang good….
FUNNY
SEXY
DELICIOUS

Very refreshing change to the normal.

                 

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Dena December 7, 2017 at 8:17 PM

Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley
Ava loses weight because she is in love with Luke and wanted him to notice her. This is a really awesome series

Leslie M December 7, 2017 at 8:46 PM

He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan

Melissa December 7, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Jemima J by Jane Green!

With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman’s quest to become the woman she’s always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is.

Sherisse Mondoux December 7, 2017 at 9:30 PM

This one’s a YA but still good and along this theme – Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

MichelleS December 7, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Definitely Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley.

Paramita December 8, 2017 at 1:29 AM

I like weightless by Kandi Steiner.

Jen C December 8, 2017 at 1:44 AM

I’ve read a couple that kind of fit the brief that I enjoyed. The first one inspired me to start running lol!

False Start (Assignment: Romance #1) by Barbara Valentin
Within This Frame by Lindy Zart

Suzanne December 8, 2017 at 9:08 AM

Diary of Fat Girl by Moira Mugweni. Book #2 (Diary of a Girl) comes out in February.

Kathryn December 8, 2017 at 3:58 PM

#TripleX by Angelisa Stone and Christine Zolendz – a journey of two women in their forties who learn self-love. I read this 2 yrs ago and it is has stayed with me since, definitely a favorite. One of the funniest books I’ve read about a woman starting over, losing weight, and finding herself. So many laugh out loud moments! I also really related to these women and their struggles.

Morgan December 8, 2017 at 6:51 PM

R L Mathewson, I can’t remember the name. Neighbor from Hell Trevor/Zoe’s book. Wall of Winnepeg Mariana Zapata makes me want to start running ;)

Claud December 8, 2017 at 9:47 PM
Kelly December 8, 2017 at 10:36 PM

Maryse, I’m pretty sure you reviewed a book about a woman who had been on a weight loss journey and decided to go on a hiking trip. While hiking something happens and she is rescued by a hermit. I don’t want to spoil it so I will say there are some role-reversals in the plot. Sound familiar?

Stephanie December 9, 2017 at 10:47 AM

Fern Michael’s. Pretty Woman is a good one to read.

Carla December 10, 2017 at 6:56 PM

I’ve read great books about this subject matter this year.
You don’t have to say you love me by Sarra Manning
The Wingman by Natasha Anders
Perfection by R.L. Mathewson
I also love Sweet dreams and Noah. Great boooks.

Patty December 10, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Here goes my first ever post on this fabulous website that has been my go to place for book recommendations. I love this list! My number one all time favorite book of all time (Did I say that already?) has to be Beast, by Pepper Pace. It’s a “beauty and the beast” type of story with a Heroine who is on her own journey towards health, and a hero, Beast, who helps her on her journey. I’ve read and listened to this book countless times.
Kelly, the book you are looking for sounds a lot like Unbound by Cara McKenna.

Maryse December 11, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Yes Kelly!!! ;) Very familiar and very recent, although it wasn’t a weight loss journey (in fact, she was already so thin due to depression, remember?). She was on that trip to feel closer to her dead fiancé.

Unless it’s not the one I was thinking of? Either way, good read, and she was certainly not as “fit” as her fiancé and his sister who was worried about her abilities on that hike.

Maryse December 11, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Morgan YES!!!!!

Elke December 11, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Thanks a lot everyone, I have certainly read some of the ones you have recommended, and have so loved them all.
One I also enjoyed a lot was the undefined redhead by Alice Clayton. The h doesn’t go on the journey perse but she was at some point very overweight and got a grip back on her life. It was also hilarious!!!
Now I’m going for the ones I haven’t read yet, see wat it will be :-)

Lesley December 11, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Have you tried Elle Aycart – Heavy Issues? Alpha male too!

Megan December 13, 2017 at 12:51 AM

Another book about a woman who goes on a weightloss journey after suffering rejection by her husband – and meets a gorgeous younger man – is Watermelon by Marian Keyes. I loved it, and read it more than once!

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