He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan

I really enjoyed He Loves Lucy. It's been a long time since I've read about such a great hero. It's refreshing to have a truly nice guy as the hero. I also really liked Lucy's character. She's one of the few really overweight heroines I've read about, even though she loses that weight throughout the story.

Here's the blurb:
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 pound shed. It seems like a brilliant idea-until Lucy gets picked to be the guinea pig. It's obvious she needs to drop the pounds, but the idea of letting it all hang out in front of some Malibu Ken jock has her choking on her Milk Duds before she even begins!

After one meeting, Theo knows Lucy will be his toughest client and one of the most unforgettable women he'll ever meet. Smart-mouthed and stubborn, it's clear she isn't fond of marching to anyone's drumbeat but her own. But she shocks Theo by rising to the challenge like a pro. And he finds his heart in jeopardy long before Lucy starts to slim down and turn heads.

As Lucy sweats her way into a whole new life, things start to heat up between her and Theo. But trust doesn't come easy for either of them. They've both been burned by romance in the past. Now Lucy and Theo are about to discover that appearances can be deceiving-and in the end, true love lies somewhere between pizza and Pilates...

I enjoyed this story. Theo, or "Theo-dorable," as people call him, is such a great guy and he's just irresistible. I also think Lucy really learns about herself as the story progresses and the two of them are just great together. Now, I'm sure there are problems here that I'm missing, but I think I just enjoyed the characters so much that any plot quibbles went to the wayside. So it was light, fun reading with great characters. If you're in the mood for that, I definitely recommend it. I've heard it isn't Susan Donovan's best, so I can't wait to find some more of her. Has anyone read her and have some recommendations?

I was going to talk about The Captain by Lynn Collum, but I think I'll wait until I completely finish it tonight. But so far, it's good. Zebra Regency, but there isn't a drawing room to be seen! Of course, there are a few plot elements that might turn people off, but I think they were done well and didn't bother me. So more on this one later.


Kristie (J) said...

To be honest, I didn't really care for this one, but if you are looking for other Susan Donavan books, you have simply GOT to try Take A Chance on Me. It's hilarious and it has this dog..... I also really liked Public Displays of Affection and Knock Me Off My Feet.

Anonymous said...

I loved Take a chance and knock me off my feet, those are the best books of hers. Also try Flirting with disaster by Suzanne Enoch, it is also wonderful.

BJ Deese said...

I just ordered Knock Me Off My Feet. I can't wait to read it. :)