A Naked Beauty
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Heat warning…if you know Dee and Mick, then you know passion is their thing. Only read if you are 18+. Excerpt Reveal
This is my first story by this author. This is Deeana Chase (“Dee”) and Micah Peters’ story.
The first part of their story is all about Dee and Micah having broken lives and coming from backgrounds that were filled with suffering, either emotional or physical pain.
Dee is a curvy woman who has big women insecurities and secrets which she has not shared with anyone. Being with Micah heightens her body issues because he is such an attractive man and she cannot understand why he wants to be with her. Micah is your typical good looking ladies’ man who has sowed his wild oats!
The couple falls in love and keeps their relationship a secret from their families, friends and the whole world. Then Dee makes a discovery that she needs to share with Micah but is filled with indecision because she does not want to disappoint her foster parents or have history repeat itself for Micah. Before she can share this secret with Micah she sees him in an act of betrayal. So Dee leaves her foster family and Micah with no explanation.
After not seeing each other for 15 years they meet again because Micah wants Dee to take a case which will ultimately expose her to the family she ran away from with no explanation. The fireworks begin here. The bitterness, recriminations, resentments and feelings of betrayal, as well as sexual tension explode in all directions whilst they both try to maintain some measure of control over their emotions because of the child, whom they both want to help.
The second part of the story is all about how Dee still has to deal with her body image issues, binge eating, low self-esteem and being exposed to Micah’s fame and dealing with the potential media exposure of being a big woman in a relationship with a good looking, famous man.
Micah does not want to lose Dee again or give her any excuses not to be with him after finding her again after 15 painful years without her. So he tries his best to shield her identity from the press.
The story is captivating from page 1, the author draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to find out what happens next. The story is a real page turner that you don’t want to put down. I absolutely loved it and I cannot wait to find out what happens in book 2. There are still some unanswered questions that need to be answered!
I would highly recommend this book.
-Reviewed by Marcia
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As someone who has battled negative body image for most of my life—but getting better—I admire women who ooze self-confidence and celebrate self-love despite size bias and weight shaming. My following top ten are smart, talented, and prove there is no one size that makes you beautiful. You rock, ladies.
Who else would you add to the list?
Amber Riley – During an interview, Amber told of her rocky road to stardom and the criticism she received about her weight, admitting it “hurt for a minute, but being told no just made me work harder. I wasn’t going to be held back by my size.” She also said, “I love my breasts, my face, my butt,” but most importantly, “I love myself.”
Melissa McCarthy – What did Melissa do when she couldn’t find a designer willing to make a dress for her to wear to the Oscars? She started her own plus-size clothing line. The take-charge comedic actress doesn’t let those critical of her weight get to her. At 44, she says despite all the media focus on her size, she’s happy with the way she looks.
Queen Latifah – The Queen is not afraid to show off her curves. Happy with herself, she said in an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, “When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.”
Adele – “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that,” says the multi-Grammy winner.
Rebel Wilson – The funny and sassy actress admitted in an online interview, “I don’t really care what I look like that much, and I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy.”
Camryn Manheim – Not only a talented actress, Camryn is also the best-selling author of “Wake Up, I’m Fat!” A chronicle of her journey from a self-hating, “overweight” teenager, desperate to fit in, to a self-loving, fat activist.
Gabourey Sidibe – Love the way Gabourey fought back when she was cruelly criticized about her size on Twitter after her appearance at the Golden Globe Awards. “To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night.” BAM!
Demi Levato – Recovering from bulimia and a number of other issues, I have to give props to Demi for turning her life around and embracing who she is. Demi says after seeing a previous picture of herself on the red carpet: “I wasted so many years ashamed of my body… I not only feel so grateful for the love and support I’ve had from fans, friends and family, but… I also feel… beautiful. I’m so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest.”
Salma Hayek – Salma, the outspoken actress has often expressed her concerns about Hollywood’s obsession with being thin. She says of not dieting: “It’s good for my mood. I am happy because I eat.”
Nikki Blonsky – The powerhouse singer of Hairspray fame says she is happy she didn’t give into the pressure to be thin to get into showbiz. Nikki explains the best way to keep self-esteem high is by, “Picking out the great things that you love about yourself… and focus on that rather than, ‘oh my hips are too big’ or ‘I have fat on my thighs.’”
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