“I’ve come to the conclusion that, aside from Nazis, the Taliban, and possibly the honey badger, there is no one on the planet more merciless than a teenage girl once she’s decided she dislikes you.”
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot
Synopsis: Heather Wells is getting ready to get married to her love, Cooper Cartwright, but she has no time to spend on wedding plans. Jordan, Cooper’s brother and Heather’s ex, and his wife Tania are doing a reality show in Fischer Hall, where Heather works. When Tania’s bodyguard get’s shot and Cooper is hired to be Tania’s bodyguard, what can Heather do but not get involved in another shooting in her dorm. . .errr, residence hall.
Review: Heather is back, better than ever. These books are quick easy reads, and they don’t disappoint. In this book, Heather is a lot more self-confident then she has been, and it helps her shine. We get glimpses into Heather and Cooper’s new relationship, and it’s quite sweet.
The mystery in this book touched on some heavy topics as compared to the other books: domestic abuse, underage girls, and fertility issues. However, the author does a good job in balancing the light and comical nature of the Heather Wells Mysteries with the serious nature of those topics. There is not much “chasing after the clues” in this book as there were in the past, but I don’t think that took away from the book.
I like the character developments in this book, Specifically Jordan’s. I always felt he wasn’t a bad guy, just needed some growing up to do. We got to meet Tania and the rest of the Cartwright clan. The favorites also returned: Sarah, Tom, Magda, Gavin.
Pop Culture references are a positive and a negative in the Heather Wells Mystery books. The positive is that it enhances the understanding of the culture and lifestyle Heather has. But the negative is that there are time issues. Such as, not even a year has past since the first book in the story timeline. But they talk about TRL in the First book. TRL has been shut down for YEARSSSSS . . . Continuity, people. Continuity.
I love Heather and the world she lives in. I relate with her plus-sizedness and her love to help people. If you need a light chick-lit read, then I would suggest picking up these novels.
Sex: Kissing and references to sex, but no sex scenes
Violence: Blood, domestic violence references. Not gory.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Series Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Next Book: “Size 12 is the New Black” will be out in 2013!