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Review: Weight Expectations

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I thoroughly enjoyed Weight Expectations! It took a little while for the story to take off as we got to know Rian and Carlos in their single lives a bit. Honestly, at the start of the story, I couldn’t figure out how the author was going to ever manage to bring these people, who seemed so very different, together … especially in a way that would feel sincere. However, Carter totally accomplishes the task and does so in a way that honors the truth of each character she has created.

And oh how I loved Rian! She is feisty and full of life, and SO funny! She weasels her way into Carlos’ life without even realizing it. I especially loved that her value to him was because of her brains before all else. How refreshing is that?!

This was a wonderful, refreshing take on the rom-com and I can’t wait for more like it!



Rian Thompson thought she joined the gym to get healthy. Little did she know she was about to add hundred and ninety pounds of swoon-worthy abdominal muscles and arrogance to her life.

Every day in Rians’s life follows a predictable pattern, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s got a nice job, a nice place to live, and a nice family—even if they are a little wedding-zilla-ish at the moment.

She doesn’t need anything spectacular to be happy. She just needs to get healthy—mentally, physically. . . and maybe spiritually if that happens. But she’ll settle for two out of three until her sister finally gets hitched.

Carlos Davies thought his life was perfect. Little did he know it was about to be turned upside down by a woman who is not his type.

In Carlos’s mind, his life is damn near perfect. He’s got a great job, a great place to live, and a great stash of pick up lines that always work. It has occurred to him that maybe no one actually takes him all that seriously. But with these bulging biceps and thick, dark hair, does that even matter since he’s never sleeping alone?

Welcome to Weight Expectations, where great—and unexpected—things happen.

‘Weight Expectations’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Cipher Office series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

About M.E. Carter

My name is ME Carter and I have no idea how I ended up writing books. I’m more of a storyteller (the more exaggerated the better) and I happen to know people who helped me get those stories on paper. I love reading (read almost 200 books last year), hate working out (but I do it anyway because my trainer makes me), love food (but hate what it does to my butt) and love traveling to non-touristy places most people never see. I live in Houston with my four kids, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter, and Bug, who was just a twinkle in my eye when I came up with my pen name. Yeah, I’ll probably have to pay for his therapy someday for being left out.

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