When a woman loses her beloved husband, there often comes a future moment when she feels it is time to start dating again. Or if the woman is like the main character in SIZE MATTERS, at least be willing to try and find a man who would be a good sexual partner and then possibly want him for other activities. Bryn Harper already knows one man with whom she can easily talk, but whether they are compatible in the bedroom will need to be physically explored and she is definitely ready to carry out hours of research. What happens after their first intimate attempt is often hilarious but also deeply moving on occasion. Stephanie Haefner shows the ups and downs of looking for a partner, especially when kids are involved or others insist on giving their opinions. SIZE MATTERS is amusing with lots of laughs yet touching at times with realistic drama.
After her husband was killed while fighting for his country, Bryn Harper has not been interested in dating again since his death. Taking care of her children plus running Classy n’ Sassy Lingerie and Love Shop with her best friend have been her objectives for several years. But she is finally prepared to not only go out with a man but perhaps even invite him into her bedroom. A chance meeting with Eli Augustine because of their children led to a number of friendly outings, and now the very tempting divorced cop is someone with whom Bryn feels comfortable. But moving on after such a devastating loss is usually not without personal difficulties, and she certainly has to contend with her share.
Eli likes her and hopes they can see each other besides the instances when their kids want to play. Since his ex-wife was such a shrew, he would be thrilled to have someone in his life that actually cares about him. As time goes on, mixed signals only confuse them both. Yet there seems to be no forgetting what could have been for either of them.
Just because a person wants to have uncomplicated sex, it does not mean the encounter will take place without a problem developing. Bryn is tired of finding pleasure without the benefit of a man, yet nothing seems to work out when she begins searching for the right one. From interfering kids to relatives who criticize to men that are not as they first appear, she finds herself in one unsatisfying predicament after another. Many of the situations are very imaginable, and a huge number of the incidents are very funny. What often happens between Bryn and Eli is equally humorous and distressing. Though I really liked many of his traits and could sympathize with most of her responses, I still thought each of them could have reacted better during a few episodes. But it is human nature to react impulsively when an occurrence is greatly affecting, thus the story showed this couple as true-to-life.
While there is much wittiness in SIZE MATTERS, there are plenty of sexual references plus some sensual moments where genuine feelings come into play. I never knew exactly what was going to take place next, and some of the scenes were a complete surprise. A large group of secondary characters add delight to the story, in particular the kids, and catching up with Mia and Oliver from the previous book was great. With Bryn running a lingerie shop, there are quite a lot of scenes where sexual talk is the focus. Stephanie Haefner interweaves unique humor with emotional heartache to create an enjoyable story about what is truly important. SIZE MATTERS entertains with compelling circumstances and believable characters.
Star Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality Rating: Sultry
Page Count: 288
Price: 4.99 (eBook only)
Author’s Website: thewriterscocoon.blogspot.com/
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