Title: Chub Rub
Author: Shannon Youngblood
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I am definitely a fan of Shannon Youngblood’s now. Obviously there is a heavy BDSM presence in this book so that might not be for everyone. But if you can handle a little bit of taboo, this is a highly recommended read for me. The author had me stressed, she had me laughing, she had me steaming mad and she had me swooning – the sad moments were tearjerkers and the heartfelt moments tugged at my heartstrings. She wrote from both Jackson & Maggie’s POV and I love when authors do that. It helps the reader to get deeper into the characters’ thoughts and emotions.
This book is steamy, it’s sad, and it’s intense; the chemistry between Jackson & Maggie is so strong I think it may have raised my blood pressure just reading it. I love their entire relationship; Maggie isn’t the most secure but I love how Jackson builds her up and helps her realize how beautiful she really is (let me tell you, as a fellow curvy girl, I know how tough it is to see yourself as others do). Actually, both Jackson & Maggie have their broken moments – him with his aquaphobia & her with her self-confidence – but together they really bring out the best in each other. It always makes me smile when both characters realize early on how serious their relationship is getting but neither want to be the first one to say it.