#Review: The Thin Person Inside by Rochelle Weber @RochelleWeber #Romance
***Disclosure: The author gave me the book for an honest review. This gift did not influence my review and/or rating of this book***
I knew this was a book about recovery just a different recovery than have knowledge. For anyone who has served in the armed forces deserves special treatment. These people have given up so much to help keep our nation free. I am not a veteran but I have some in my family and know so many veterans. Daily I speak to one man that is still serving. I hug him and thank him for his duty to keep me free.
When I read the blurb of this story I knew it would be dealing with veterans and their addiction. The addiction deals with anything from food to drugs or alcohol. This book really hit home for me. Someone who has always struggled with maintaining a certain weight. Knowing that no matter what it will be a battle. I quickly connected with Kristen. She showed so much strength though believed herself to be weak.
I was not fond of Sean. His character did not ring true to be at the beginning then some of his actions felt forced. But the kindness and empathy he showed Kristen really struck me as someone who did not see weight, they saw who the person is on the inside because the outside does not matter.
I do not normally give a book 5 stars but this book deserve that and more. It deals with the daily struggles veterans face. Struggles that all have faced but after seeing war these people have so much more to face.
The bunnies and I highly recommend this book.
The bunnies and I give this book carrots.
Kristen Jensen, a Navy veteran, is at the end of her rope. She weighs almost three hundred pounds, and she’s becoming a cripple. Desperate for help, she asks her VA therapist if she can go into treatment with the addicts and the alcoholics. In treatment, Kristen meets Sean Wesley. She melts when she sees his black hair, blue eyes and perfect body, and assumes the only reason he’s speaking to her is that she’s the only other person in the room. She has no clue, at first, who he really is, or what a rock star could ever see in her.
Sean thinks it’s tragic that a pretty girl is trapped inside such a huge body, and when she shares her story, he’s impressed by her openness and honesty. She’s the bravest person he’s ever met, sitting with her fruit and salad surrounded by people eating the day-old pastry donated by the local bakery. He finds himself drawn to her, but she’s had decades to build her layers of defense.