This is a nice story with likeable characters. It touches on issues like phobias and family divisiveness. Nikki is driven by the need to heal herself, and Ansel is driven by the need for his father’s acceptance and love. I do have an appreciation for the author’s use of a size 14 heroine, rather than a size 6. It is not often that writers use the type of body types from the real world.
The story follows a standard romance diagram, though the writing doesn’t dig as deep into the romantic elements. I can appreciate Nikki’s drive and Ansel’s insecurities. Overall, I find this book an enjoyable read, though I wish it was more in-depth. 3 stars