Review * Big Boned by Meg Cabot

December 10, 2012 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Review * Big Boned by Meg CabotBig Boned by Meg Cabot
Series: Heather Wells #3
Published by William Morrow on November 20, 2007
Genres: Adult, Mystery
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
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Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately in "Death Dorm," the aptly nicknamed student residence that Heather assistant-directs. Of course every silver lining ultimately has some black cloud attached. And when the latest murdered corpse to clutter up her jurisdiction turns out to be her exceedingly unlovable boss, Heather finds herself on the shortlist of prime suspects--along with the rabble-rousing boyfriend of her high-strung student assistant and an indecently handsome young campus minister who's been accused of taking liberties with certain girls' choir members.

With fame beckoning her back into show business (as the star of a new kids' show!) it's a really bad time to get wrapped up in another homicide. Plus Tad's been working himself up to ask her a Big Question, which Heather's not sure she has an answer for...

What I Thought…

  • I freaking love this series! I hope it never, ever ends.
  • If there is any book character that I could see myself being friends with in real life, it’s Heather Wells (aside from the former rock star thing anyway). The plot of the book may not be realistic, but Heather is. I’m hard pressed to think of another character in recent books that have been as realistic as her.
  • Heather’s new boyfriend Tad is… interesting. He’s a no-tv-health-food-nut-hippie. There’s nothing wrong with that but clearly he’s not the right match for Heather and that pretty much drove me nuts throughout the book. Especially when he kept insisting that a bean salad would make everything better. (Note: chocolate is actually what makes everything better).
  • Big Boned is funnier (Heather just can’t keep herself out of trouble) and sexier (she’s got a boyfriend now) and my favorite so far.
  • I enjoyed the mystery in Big Boned so much more than the other two books. It seemed a little more well laid out, with a few more twists and even more fun.
  • Cooper is just.. ahh! The sexual tension between him and Heather kills me. Seriously, it’s almost painful sometimes. But in a good way.
  • There was a lot more of Sarah in this one, and while she can be mildly annoying, her antics and hysterics are always funny. There are also a few funny Gavin moments, which are always enjoyable and a not so pleasant surprise from someone else.
  • Not a fan of the title. I wished it fit in with the other books a bit better, but since it was filled with awesomeness I can let this slide.
  • Honestly, I can’t really say anything else besides this book is tons of fun and everyone should read this series!

Notable Quotes

“Also, I think I felt something come loose back there. I’m not trying to overreact or anything but I think it was my uterus. Honest. I think my uterus jiggled free. My uterus is just going to come out between my legs and I’m going to look like I’m walking around with an enormous load in my pants.”


4 Responses to “Review * Big Boned by Meg Cabot”

  1. fakesteph

    I still have your copy of the first one and I can not wait to read it. I have two books for review and two books I’m in the middle of and then… Size 12 Is Not Fat. For real.

  2. Christina

    Bahahaha, yes! I love Meg Cabot so much. I always end up reading the quotes first. I actually think I remember that quote from when I read this in undergrad; that’s how absurd and hilarious it is.

    Oh, I forgot she dated that guy. I also forgot that lasted into this book. I thought she was with Cooper by now. OH COOPER. *swoons*

    The title TOTALLY doesn’t fit, especially since they went back to the Size titles with book 4.

  3. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    Steph, you will love it!!

    I think there was a different title for the third book originally, but I can’t think of it! I lent my copies of the first two books out and never got them back, but I think I remember book 3 having a different title before it was published…