Mean Girls

  • by Lucy Felthouse
  • Narrated by Xanthia Bloom
  • 1 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Adele Blackthorne is a big girl, a curvy chick. She knows it, and she's been picked on all her life because of it. But she's gotten to the stage where she doesn't care. She may be Rubenesque, but she's healthy, too. Much healthier than the mean girls at the leisure center that point and stare and say spiteful things about her. Adele rises above it all, and simply enjoys her secretive glances at the center's hunky lifeguard, Oliver.
As the bullying of Adele becomes worse, Oliver finds it increasingly difficult not to intervene. He doesn't want to get into trouble with work, but equally he can't stand to see Adele treated in such a horrible way. Especially since he doesn't agree that she's fat and unattractive. He thinks she's a seriously sexy woman, and would like to get to know her better. Much better.

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Adele swims every day at the leisure center....

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Adele swims every day at the leisure center. She always has her eye out for the hot lifeguard, Oliver. She believes he is way out of her league because he is handsome and fit and she is a girl with a few extra pounds.

Oliver, the lifeguard, admires Adele from afar – on top of his lifeguard stand. He admires Adele's strength as a swimmer as well as her self-control around mean-spirited peers, who enjoy talking about Adele's size front of everyone. Their comments are far from flattering!

After an interlude in the sauna, Oliver and Adele seem to be on the right track, but poor Oliver makes a comment for which the author doesn't seem to forgive him (*smile*) but it moves the story along and we get to enjoy their sweet bumbling around.

Xanthia Bloom has a wonderful voice and gives a perfect performance with her lovely accent.

This short story is reminiscent of Bridget Jones's Diary. I would consider it feel good, Chic Lit. Fantastic for any occasion, beach or otherwise. However, it is not something you want to listen to in the car with the little ones, as there are several NC-17 scenes that began about halfway through the book. :-)

Five stars all around

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- DK

A Sexy Way to Promote Body Acceptance

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Mean Girls is a quick and steamy/read listen, but the narrator, title, and cover are sort of misleading or confusing. The narrators adolescent voice made me think that the age of the characters was perhaps in the teens, but it turns out we're dealing with grown people. Adele (the female lead) is near 40. She's fit and healthy, but overweight. She's constantly harassed at the swimming pool she frequents by a group of "mean girls" which turn out to be a group of 3 grown women. She's attracted to the gorgeous lifeguard on duty, Oliver, and it turns out, he's attracted to her too. The story is sweet as they struggle to connect, despite their shyness and reservations, and it's surprisingly hot. It's a great little ode to body acceptance, with a strong message that women of all shapes and sizes are worthy of love and desire. I give Mean Girls 3 out of 5 wine glasses.
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- Sweet Red Reader

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2017
  • Publisher: Lucy Felthouse