Author: Becca Ann
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: January 7, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Humor/Contemporary Romance
Plot: First, here is the summary of "Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend" from Amazon - It's stupid to fall for your brother's ex. It's even worse to enlist another's help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips. She’s the school’s ‘matchmaker’, and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk too, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with. But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke. Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be a lot harder than simply falling in love.
Brody thinks he is in love with Quynn, but it turns out he really can't be. Hayley is nothing he would have thought he wanted, but she's everything at the same time. But she has her secrets and isn't willing to give them up - to be loved. Brody definitely has a rough task ahead of him to convince his matchmaker he wants her and not the skinny girl.
The relationship between Brody and Hayley is hilarious and intense, with a smidgen of steaminess. Brody starts off as the typical male, though he does have chivalry, which is working on his side. Hayley is full of quirkiness and has a very unique personality. The two don't seem to fit at first, but as the story progresses, the reader seriously despises Quynn and her "I'm pretty so all guys want me" facade. I was rooting for Brody and Hayley! The romantic scene got a little steamy for me, but it was tastefully done and definitely hot. Counting his six pack, awesomesauce. It never felt like the relationship was forced, but it was natural.
Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend was a great read! I loved Brody's reasons as the title of each chapter and how they fit so perfectly with the budding relationship. I admit I was a bit skeptical of the book when the first chapter had Brody adjusting his... ahem, because it was hot and ahem... awkward. I didn't know if I liked it. I quickly changed my mind! Hayley and Brody balanced each other out. I know a lot of women have felt like the funny fat friend before and I understood Hayley's feelings. Brody loved her for who she is and that's just awesome. I found myself laughing out loud and angry and sad. If I had to say something constructive, I would say it probably rained a bit much for those dramatic scenes, but I am okay with it!
I highly recommend this book to others!! It's definitely awesomesauce, which is the new word I will be using from now on. :)