Book Review: Work Song by Danielle Allen

When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green

“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not.

Despite what society says, my curves are hot.
My love life, on the other hand, is not.

My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.
My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.
My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.

My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.

At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t think it would be caused by a guy I’ve never met. And I damn sure didn’t think he would end up holding my future in his hands in more ways than one.

Genre: Contemporary Romance / BBW Romance

Work Song, by Danielle Allen, is the story of two co-workers, who begin communicating via email from across the country. There’s an immediate connection due to their fun loving personalities, and love of movie quotes (a fun inclusion to the ongoing storyline!)

Reading this book was a breathe of fresh air. Sometimes when you are reviewing books you find that you are reading the same story

over and over again, just a little different. I didn’t find this book to be like that, at all.

The main character, Tatiana (Tati) is a strong willed, big, beautiful woman. She is trying to make it in a man’s world of sports journalism, and throughout her life has sacrificed relationships in order to reach her career goals. In this book she’s presented with a conflict when her online friendship is in jeopardy as Wesley (Wes) is relocated across country to the same office she works in. 

I really loved reading these characters. Tatiana was a great big bright spark, and in the world of today’s body shaming, it was great to read a woman character that was absolutely comfortable in her own skin. Her tough decisions and relationships she endures in the book are portrayed with heart and soul. This curvy girl romance by Danielle Allen is an absolute fun read!

Danielle Allen is a lover of football, fashion, film and fiction. Married to the yin to her yang, Danielle spends most of her time with her husband, family and friends. From karaoke nights to vacationing and everything in between, she enjoys making the most out of the life in which she’s been blessed. Danielle spends her days teaching and event planning and her nights writing.

Danielle Allen is the author of the Back to Life Series (Back to Life, Back to Reality, Back to December*), Love Discovered in New York, Autumn & Summer, the Heartache Series (Heartache, Heartfelt, Heartless*) and Work Song.

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