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"You will never understand what it means to be fat.” With those words, grad student Robbie Smith begins the Fat-Like-Me project. In order to support her thesis, she puts on a fat suit to measure people’s reactions to the new her.

Accused of embezzling funds, Professor Jake Proctor returns home to spend quality time with the only father he has ever known. There, he meets an intriguing overweight woman who reminds him of his late grandmother. She’s witty, charming, and cares deeply for those around her, including his dying grandfather.

When Robbie meets Jake while she’s in disguise, she deceives him for all the right reasons. But how long can she maintain the deception before Jake discovers that she is not who he believes her to be?

Author - Annette Bower


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  1. Humor, Compassion & Love – a thoroughly enjoyable read

    Posted by J. Shay on 7th Feb 2013

    Woman of Substance is a love story that takes the premise of walking in another’s shoes to a whole new level. Annette Bower does an excellent job of crafting a creative storyline filled with humor, compassion, and love. She takes a sensitive subject that plagues many women and transforms it with taste and style into an entertaining love story that will have you rooting for the protagonists’ happily ever after.

    As you follow Robbie’s journey in supporting her thesis, you find yourself commiserating with her as she tries to determine her course of action in resolving her dilemma with Jake. The ups and downs will keep you glued to the pages as you eagerly read to the end. The characters are well-drawn and engaging, and the writing flowed smoothly. Even though the story included an element of sadness as it dealt with the death of a loved one, it was handled with finesse and grace and did not impede the romance of the story.

    I found this love story to be a thoroughly enjoyable read that held my attention from beginning to end, and one that you definitely don’t want to miss.


    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish.

    Janna Shay
    Author of Fair Play



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