I’ve been intentionally seeking out more AOC reads to add to my library and review blog. When If The Boot Fits first showed up on my social media radar, I was IN LOVE with the cover. But when this gem appeared on NetGalley I was pretty darn sure it was a sign from the Romancelandia powers that be.
Not only did I love If The Boot Fits, as soon as I flipped the last digital page, I ran right and grabbed a copy of A Cowboy to Remember, the first in the Cowboys of California series.
Since I’ve mentioned that If the Boot Fits is the second in a series BUT you do not need to read book one for it to all make sense. However I’d recommend reading it simply because Ms. Weatherspoon is such a gifted and rich author who brings a hard to achieve dynamic to her writing by balancing deep emotion and light hearted banter.
The opening of If the Boot Fits is one of my favorite ones ever. We meet Amanda as she’s taking the Walk of Shame from Sam’s bed… unfortunately she, unwittingly, also took a souvenir when she confused her Oscar after party gift bag with her paramour’s… and accidentally pilfered his award!
See what I’m saying about literally laughing out loud?
One of my favorite parts of If the Boot Fits is Amanda. Not only did she come to Hollywood to pursue a career OTHER THAN acting, which was a refreshing change to read, but also? Our girl has curves. And I don’t mean curves that are unrealistic on a Barbie level, but legitimate curves. She doesn’t just have the hips and chest of an impossibly designed woman, she has a thick waist to make her proportions believable and well-appreciated to see portrayed in fiction. Not only did Amanda possess a thicker body, she embraced it and owned it.
Ms. Weatherspoon brought all the entertaining banter, but didn’t skimp one the steam. Sam and Amanda set the pages on fire with sexy times that are off. the. charts!
Thanks to NetGalley and Rebekah Weatherspoon for this fabulous ARC.