Release Blitz & 5 Star Review: The Shape of You by Felice Stevens

A new MUST READ from Felice Stevens – The Shape of You! Guys, this was such an emotional and powerful book, it absolutely got me right in the feels and is definitely a must read! Felice Stevens is a favorite for me and Eric and Corey may just top the list! I hope you’ll check out my 5 star review and this book!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn
Title: The Shape of You
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2017
Blurb
Too big. Too fat.
All his life Eric Sontag has judged himself on his size,
believing love and friendship aren’t in the cards for someone like him. Tired
of being alone and scared of his doctor’s warnings, he enrolls in a nutrition
support group, determined to change his life. When a beautiful thin man sits
next to him, he can’t believe they have anything in common, but conversation
between the two soon proves first impressions aren’t always what they seem.
Drifter. Loner.
Corey DeSantis has always been the scrawny waif; he’s tired
of struggling with his art and with life. Scarred by the disappearance and
death of his drug-addicted mother, he doesn’t wish for love, believing it will
bring him nothing but pain in the end. Now his only hunger in life is his
desire to paint…until a health scare and his mentor force him to attend a
nutrition class where he meets a man who piques his interest. One drunken kiss
later, Eric is all Corey can think about. 
The same, yet different.

An unlikely friendship is born with both men wanting more
but afraid to listen to their well-guarded hearts. When Corey receives shocking
news leaving him angry and helpless, it’s Eric he turns to, to help see him
through, while a surprising career opportunity finds Eric leaning on Corey for
advice. One night of explosive passion leads to a second and soon neither man
can imagine a life without the other. Life is shaped by the challenges accepted
and roads not taken but as Corey and Eric walk the path together, they’ll
discover the most beautiful destination of all. Love.
jenn-review
5 Stars
WOW – I just don’t know where to start, I loved this book and I felt this book! For me, right from the start this book was something so much more than a romance. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good romance (obviously) but this story seemed to carry so much more. Both Eric and Corey are dealing with very real food issues, but from opposite directions. Eric has always been overweight and has struggled with that but with the early passing of his father and his own health scare he is ready to make real changes. Corey is underweight and doesn’t eat, it’s not so much a body image issue as a lifelong nutrition, food issue. These two meet at a nutrition group and decide to be partners in the class and they end up finding so much more in each other.
There is so much vulnerability in this story, from Corey and Eric. These two quickly find themselves opening up to each other like they never have with anyone before and it’s both helpful and shocking to them. One of the things I loved most about these two is how protective they are of each other, they may not see their own self worth but they see value in the other person. It’s not an easy journey for them, they definitely have their struggles but both men do learn to lean on each other, to look to the other for support.
There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this story, I adored these characters with their imperfections and their insecurities as well as their beauty. Eric is so sweet and loving and while Corey could be a bit prickly at first, Eric brings out that nurturing loving side of him. It was powerful to watch them work through their food issues and it was beautiful to see them fall in love. This was a such an emotional read got me right in the heart and I know it will stay there! This is one of those times where I don’t think I have all the words to express what this story meant to me but I think Felice Stevens has created something very special with The Shape of You, bringing Eric and Corey together!
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 Author Bio
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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