I bought this book on a whim, persuaded that I had read it before. I was mistaken and pleasantly surprised by the book. For a change, it features a hero with body image issues and a heroine who is intelligent and active. The titular character is big. And dark. And ugly. He broods about this, not believing that anyone can look beyond this and see the beauty and love that lies beneath, just waiting to be awakened. Until he meets Jessica Trent, that is. She has the insight to realize what is hidden beneath the cover of a devil, and the ability to waken the angel buried inside.
A truly delightful read, with enough spice to make the readers’ hearts flutter, and enough smartness never to insult their intelligence. This is the first Loretta Chase novel I’ve read, but it is far from the last.