Saturday, 29 July 2017

Review: Fit for You (Truhart #4) by Cynthia Tennent

Small towns have the biggest hearts.
In the split-second it takes to injure her knee, Lily Shue’s life goes from rising star to small town reject. Forced to give up her role as a trainer on a hit reality fitness show, she takes a job in tiny Truhart, Michigan. By the time Lily arrives in the one horse town—on her crutches—she is well and truly fed up. And then a maniac nearly hits her with his garbage truck . . .

Edgar “Edge” Callaghan knows a little bit about broken bones—and broken dreams. A former skier and Olympic hopeful, Edge’s athletic career ended in injury, and took his love life with it, leaving him to bum around Truhart doing the occasional odd job, including driving his uncle’s teddy bear covered garbage truck. But something about the feisty new brunette in town tempts him to lace up his sneakers again. Even if it’s just to prove her wrong about him. And maybe to prove something to himself.

Lily and Edge may have started off on the wrong foot, but before long they realize they’re both moving in the same direction . . . toward each other.

Kindle Edition
Published July 25th 2017 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The book has just been released.

Although this is part of a series, this story can be read as a stand alone.  I had actually read the second installment, Skinny Dipping Season, and I had a difficult time matching these two stories as the same series.  So no worries if you are starting out with this story.

As someone who has been on a bit of a fitness craze as of late, I thought the plot of this story would be right up my alley.  The idea of trying to teach an entire town/community about fitness and how to lose weight is an interesting albeit difficult storyline.

The story of Lily and Edge is pretty much typical for what you would expect in this genre although it had some pieces of humor mixed in to it.  Lily's reaction to Edge when she first met him was hysterical.  I would have thought he was a serial killer as well.  A shaggy bearded guy driving a garbage truck covered in stuffed animals would have me running for cover also.

At the end of the day this is a feel good story with an eclectic cast of characters.  The only thing I can liken it to is that the townsfolk is like the island of misfit toys.  What an odd bunch of people for sure.  They actually helped to make the story.

Now I must rant for one minute.  This is not necessarily about the story or the writing however since Edge was portrayed as this bearded hunk I must vent.  I am so over the lumbersexual craze that seems to be taking over.  Sorry folks but shaggy beards are not attractive.  I had a hard time reconciling the physical description of Edge with the light hearted humorous guy that he was.  Men...just start shaving, the look is not attractive!  I digress.

Choose this story if you are looking for some light hearted fun with a sense of community.

About the Author

Cynthia Tennent was the original book thief, stealing romance novels from underneath her mother’s bed when she was just 12. As an adult, she grew serious and studied international relations, education and other weighty matters while living all over the world. In search of happy endings, she rediscovered love stories and wrote her own when her daughters were napping. She lives in Michigan with her husband, three daughters and her collie dog, Jack.

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