A fun and sassy novel. I liked that Ms. Jamison showed Ellis's confidence as well as her extreme insecurities - Ellis rang true to me. Less realistic were Mike (whose voice sounded like a woman writing a man rather than a male character, if that makes sense) and the story's almost cartoon-like villains. The breakup-makeup scenes between Ellis and Mike got to be a bit too much, but I do want to stress that I liked the book overall.
Ellis's father completely stole the show for me. I loved that Ms. Jamison didn't make his Asperger's a gimmick. She gave a lot of depth to Ellis's family and did a great job of showing complex family dynamics.
I really wish Ellis's store were real. Ms. Jamison had me drooling over her creations.
As an aside (and completely unrelated to my rating of the book), I'm really bummed this had a cartoon cover. It seems like the big NY publishers go with cartoon covers instead of models when they put a plus size heroine on the cover...which they frequently don't, choosing instead to simply put the hero on the cover. There are plenty of gorgeous plus size models out there who could have been the image of Ellis, but oh well.