Ample Delights by Nichelle Gregory

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Ample Delights by Nichelle Gregory
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (196 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Quince

Beauty, brains and voluptuous curves…Tera’s exactly the kind of woman Nick’s been looking for, but can he convince her that the smokin’ hot chemistry between them is more than skin deep?

Terrah Bryant embraces her curves despite being immersed in the modelling world. Her job as a makeup artist requires confidence, creativity and the ability to stay focused in the presence of some of the world’s finest men. She has never had a problem until she works with Nick Tasso, a gorgeous Greek model who has a thing for voluptuous women.

Terrah is swept away by the sizzling chemistry between them and emotionally unprepared when their electric connection blossoms into something more than hot sex. She struggles to deal with the media’s scrutiny over her body and their burgeoning relationship. Terrah must decide to trust her heart and face her own insecurities before she can have the ‘happily ever after’ she truly desires.

Today’s media is selling us a message that if woman is not size zero or below then her life is miserable, unhappy, she is lonely and nobody will ever love her. Such a message is creating very dangerous anxiety among women. Fortunately there are books promoting curves and providing women with completely different and far more positive body image message. Ample Delights is one of those books.

The main character of the story is Terrah, a make-up artist in the fashion industry and she is size 14. But, regardless of her clothing size and the daily contact with the ultra-thin models, Terrah is a girl who loves her body and she is not putting her relationship in doubt because of her size. On the contrary, Terrah is one of the greatest size 14 heroines that I’ve had the chance to meet. She is down to earth, and when her old fears came crawling back she dealt with them in the rational and adult manner. No whining, no self-loathing, just telling the message: “love your body, love your curves”.

Besides the great heroine, this story is packed with hot sex.  While the sex scenes give additional spiciness and flavor to the story, even without them the story would be great. In other words the story does not focus on the sex but on the development of the relationship between Terrah and Nick. Additionally, I would like to point out that although this is multicultural novel, the issue of multicultural relationship is not raised at all, which was really fine by me. Trying to cover too many issues in one place can unnecessarily dilute the story. Author Nichelle Gregory has done a great job focusing on body image issue while developing relationship and creating two great characters.

Ample Delights has all my favorite genre components; it is contemporary, Rubenesque and Multicultural, three in one — oh what a joy! — but what is most important it is also a great story that provides the reader with the message that you do not have to be size zero to be happy, loved, have great guy and very hot and satisfying sex. And because of all this I highly recommend this story.

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