4 out of 5 stars ★★★★☆
Violet Ryan loves the delicious food she gets to eat on the reality shows she produces for The Food Channel. What she hates is her expanding waistline. Determined to drop the pounds, Violet hatches a plan to kick start a fitness regimen. But when her determination isn’t enough to get her through even one intense group class without breaking down into tears, she knows she needs a new approach and possibly a new trainer—one with a lighter touch.
Grant Gibson has always managed to mix business with pleasure, but now this trainer by day, and Dominant by night, is bored. Bored and lonely. Even though he owns one of L.A.’s hottest private gyms, his personal life is sorely lacking. After his last submissive tried to kidnap his dog and the contents of his bank account, he’s in no hurry to take a new lover under his wing. Not until the voluptuous Violet falls into his lap.
She may be wary of his unorthodox approach of using sexual gratification as a reward, but even before her initial weigh-in Violet can’t seem to stay away from the sexy fitness god. She may have to let Grant show her there’s more than one way to get in shape…
I think this book should be called Fit, Or How to Write a Character Whose Ethnicity and Cultural Identity is Different from Your Own Without Delving Into Offensive Stereotypes…
Or perhaps Fit, Or How to Write a Character Who Isn’t Rail Thin and Gets the Guy Without Having to Become Rail Thin Cuz That’s How Real Life Works…
Or maybe even Fit, Or How to Write a Skinny Best Friend Character Who Isn’t the Villain, Just a Little Too Oblivious….
If you haven’t caught on, I loved Fit. I loved Violet. Hell, I am Violet. We’re all Violet in some way. Wonder of wonders! Women who don’t look like they just walked off the runway can be sexual beings and embrace their sexuality! Mind-blowing stuff here. I mean that as a compliment to Rebekah Weatherspoon.
Seriously, who wouldn’t work out more if they got their very own Grant as a post-workout reward?
We’re treated to a Dom who isn’t a brooding billionaire with mommy issues, a positive message on having a healthy body image no matter your size, and of course the erotic part of the erotica. Even those less into kink will still enjoy. The gym shower scene is a top moment. Grant being a former boy band member, not my favorite thing. But, to each his or her own, I guess.
I only wish this was a full-length novel. I wanted more time with these characters.