From Advance Reader Copy:
Beauty Maria Zavala-you can call her B-hates her size and worse, hates that others judge her for it. But everything changes when her new tax accountant turns out to be a modern-day fair godmother. Armed with the same old curves but a whole new attitude, B is ready to show the world what Beauty is all about.
I really enjoyed B as in Beauty, from B's weight struggles to work politics to trying to shine next to her beautiful friend, B has an authentic and relatable life. And then everything changes, she meets a woman that takes her on a journey to self acceptance, confidence and pride.
While the premise sounds like your normal enjoyable chick-lit title, he takes in a direction I definitely wasn't expecting but definitely enjoyed. I won't give anything away here, it's better to let the book reveal itself to you. But I'll say this, through seeing how others react to B she realizes what she really has and learns to be proud of it.
I really liked the way the author used B's voice. The way she told her stories and how she brought up things from her past to explain the present situations, it was really clever and made for a really enjoyable book. And the cast of characters this author created, I loved them all! From B's evil boss, to her tax accountant, to the shy yet famous fashion photographer, they all had something to offer and I thought they were all rather dimensional. It was a rich story.
All in all a great book full of humor, self acceptance, and a bit of romance!
B as in Beauty is released on April 24th.
ARC received from publisher
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