Title: Fit (The Fit Trilogy #1)
Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon
Release Date: June 3rd 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, BDSM
Content Warning: n/a
POV: dual third person
Violet Ryan loves the delicious food she gets to eat on the reality shows she produces for The Food Channel. What she hates is her expanding waistline. Determined to drop the pounds, Violet hatches a plan to kick start a fitness regimen. But when her determination isn’t enough to get her through even one intense group class without breaking down into tears, she knows she needs a new approach and possibly a new trainer—one with a lighter touch.
Grant Gibson has always managed to mix business with pleasure, but now this trainer by day, and Dominant by night, is bored. Bored and lonely. Even though he owns one of L.A.’s hottest private gyms, his personal life is sorely lacking. After his last submissive tried to kidnap his dog and the contents of his bank account, he’s in no hurry to take a new lover under his wing. Not until the voluptuous Violet falls into his lap.
She may be wary of his unorthodox approach of using sexual gratification as a reward, but even before her initial weigh-in Violet can’t seem to stay away from the sexy fitness god. She may have to let Grant show her there’s more than one way to get in shape…
Originally, I read Sated, the third and final book in the Fit Trilogy, first. After liking it, I decided to backtrack and read the first two books.
Going into Fit, I thought I was going to love it. I thought that Blessed (aka 3.5 in the Fit Trilogy that was at the end of Sated), which featured Grant and Violet was adorable. Blessed is what really motivated me to go back and read the first two books. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the characters, the pacing, and some of the dialogue choices.
Grant Gibson was a trainer at Melrose Fitness. Violet was a plus sized Chinese woman working in the entertainment biz. After a disastrous workout class, the instructor refers her to Grant for one on one training. I didn’t find anything particularly special about Grant (Maybe I hyped him up too much). Violet was a middle of the road heroine. She wasn’t unbearable, but she is nothing to cheer about. I did like that her wanting to loose weight was for health reasons, and her past struggles with it.
Violet and Grant’s relationship left me feeling ???. Since I read Blessed first, I saw their relationship after 8 months or so more months (the timeline is kind of vague because it takes place two books after their original one) of development. Most likely, I expected more out of them then I got because of that. Again, it also ties into the pacing issue. Because the Fit Trilogy is made up of novellas, events fly by. Fit took place less than a month. The relationship between Violet and Grant felt underdeveloped because of this. It was just once thing happening after another and they had sex really early on, which isn’t always a bad thing, but it felt sudden in the context of the story.
Fit was a tad disappointing, but still a moderately enjoyable read. I can always count on Rebekah Weatherspoon for quick reads to help get me out of reading slumps.
Despite my low rating, I have hope for Tamed... Armando seems like my type.
I read Fit for Diverse-A-Thon.