Sara has very extremely low self-esteem, she was abused as a child and then turned to eating for comfort. She goes to see therapists to have someone to talk to, attends Weight Watchers meetings to be around other people. At an all time low in her life she attends a meeting and in walks Sasha, a completely outrageous personality that Sara is immediately drawn to. Sasha whisks Sarah away and opens her up to a whole new world, one in which she doesn’t need to feel ashamed of her weight.
Becoming Blue is another of those books that I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. It had an interesting synopsis but it really doesn’t give much clue as to where this story would head at all and seems to lead to things being on the comical side so I thought I’d give it a shot. Well, part of it was a bit comical but it was so much more than that. I found myself struggling when done with how to rate this or even what I should say about it as to not use any spoilers in my review.
I do think readers should be warned more of the content though as it gets pretty erotic in the story as Sasha is actually the owner of a voyeuristic company that caters to men who are attracted to overweight women which she brings Sara into. Sara when joining is then called “Blue” so that is where the title actually came from. There is a lot of kink and fetishes and things involved that some may be opposed to.
Now, for what I liked with this story. It was a rather fast paced, quick read for the most part with a somewhat positive message involved with Sara finding that she is attractive and doesn’t have to be alone. Sara finds people she can relate to and care about her with all of this being done as I said starting off in a somewhat joking manor and then turning into some erotic parts.
What I didn’t like at all, Javi. Javi is the go to man at the business that Sasha runs and he is immediately attracted to Sara. This should be a really good thing but as you get toward the end of the story I just completely hated the relationship and ending. I can’t really say more than that about it and perhaps others will feel differently.
Overall, a 1 star for the relationship and a 4 star for the rest of the story so I’m going with 2.5 for the total for the book. If the ending had been different then this would have scored so much better for me.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.