Sam Cresent delivers a beautifully tender yet real contemporary romance. Elsa Quinn is the typical young overweight woman yet she also has a uniqueness about her that makes her endearing to the reader and Noah. Noah is the all-star, golden boy. Almost every girl wants him and almost every guy wants to be like him. I enjoyed how the author didn’t tone down his young man hormonal characteristics, his thoughts actions and speech made him all the more real. As a curvy girl myself I found it very easy to relate to Elsa and understand some of her insecurities and characteristics and I was fascinated watching her reactions to her relationship with Noah. This was a beautiful story that I would recommend to anyone who loves young love stories, however for me the main characters were just too young and I felt extremely uncomfortable reading the sex scenes. I just wish they had been a few years older as I was expecting them to be in college not high school.
It’s her final year of high school and Elsa Quinn wants to lose weight to surprise her mother so she joins an out of town gym. Noah Stewart uses exercise to relax but after a scene with his ex he has to find a new gym. He is shocked to find schoolmate Elsa he offers to help her with her workouts. Soon they are more than friends but she doesn’t want anyone to know afraid of what will happen when everyone finds out.
Elsa Quinn has been bullied for being fat all her life. On the start of her new year of school, she makes a decision. She is going to lose weight. Elsa joins a gym out of town to ensure it's top secret.
Noah Stewart lives for exercise. When he wants to relax, he works out, pumps weights, and runs to clear his head. After an embarrassing scene by his crazed ex, Noah decides to exercise in a gym a town over. When he meets Elsa, it seems too good to be true. He can’t let her out of his life when he knows he can help her—even though she's already perfect to him. Striking up a deal, he'll help Elsa get in shape, and in return she will keep his new gym a secret.
Day after day, week after week, it’s hard for Noah to not see how beautiful Elsa is. He’s struggling to keep his hands to himself, and when he finally claims her, he doesn’t want to keep it a secret. Noah wants the world to know Elsa belongs to him.
What will happen when their peers find out? Will Elsa be too scared to stay with Noah? Will he let her go when he sees what his ex does to her?