Worth the Weight by Eileen Palma | Review

March 27, 2016 Book Reviews 3 ★★★½

Worth the Weight by Eileen Palma | ReviewWorth the Weight by Eileen Palma
Published by Diversion on April 29th 2014
Pages: 284
Format: eArc
Source: NetGalley
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How much weight is too much for one romance to bear?

When Kate Richards, the effervescent host of television's KidFit and the author of kid-friendly diet cookbooks, runs into Jack Moskowitz at a dog park, sparks fly. He's attractive, charming, and single. She has no idea that he's also the one man who could cost Kate her career--the CEO of Considerable Carriages, a company that profits from childhood obesity.

Jack knows exactly who Kate is, though. She tore his company apart on television only the day before! Seeing an opportunity, Jack starts digging up dirt on his nemesis, to put her crusade on ice once and for all. But the more time the two spend together, the more his lie—and his feelings for Kate—spiral out of control.

When Jack and Kate try to tip the scales of romance it brings chaos, heartbreak and hilarity and more than a few laps around love’s track.


Worth the Weight is a cute story about mistaken identities, professional rivals turned to lovers with an abundance of cute doggies thrown into the mix!

Kate Richards is a popular fitness guru who is determined to fight the war on childhood obesity! Her nemesis is Jack Moskowitz, the designer of Considerable Carriages, a company that build strollers for children on the larger side. Kate loves nothing more than to fire verbal shots in the media at Jack’s company to show her displeasure at his supposed “cashing in” at the expense of children.

What she doesn’t realise is that the original reason for Jack creating strollers that could take extra weight was for a much more altruistic reason, to help out a friend whose child had physical disabilities. She also doesn’t realise that the cute guy she met at her dog’s (yes, really!) birthday party is her nemesis! Jack is in no hurry to tell her the truth, as sparks fly and the two start dating, thanks to Jack’s niece encouraging the caper.

As Jack and Kate start to really fall for each other, it’s clear someone is going to get hurt especially as their respective companies declare war on each other.

I really enjoyed this book, especially all the hilarious hijinks that ensued as Jack desperately tried to keep Kate from finding out exactly who he was. There was great chemistry between Jack and Kate that really raised the temperature and Palma certainly knows how to write a steamy scene! The secondary characters were great too, from Lauren, Jack’s niece to Mrs Fink, the Jewish matchmaker, determined to stick her nose in where it’s not wanted.

A laugh out loud, heart-warming story that will delight any lover of romance, Worth the Weight is one to look out for!


3 Responses to “Worth the Weight by Eileen Palma | Review”

  1. Jasprit

    Aww this sounds like such an adorable read Danielle! I love books which involve mistaken identities and an initial hate relationship, so I think this book would exactly be my sort of read! Lovely review!

  2. Alise

    Romance and dogs? I’m definitely interested. The couple sounds really fun, I would love to see how their dynamic evolves throughout the book. Nice review 🙂

  3. Rachel

    This sounds a little like the movie You’ve Got Mail, one of my all-time favorite “chick-flicks”! Sounds super cute and I like a dose of humor in my romances as well. I’ll have to check this out, Danielle. Wonderful review! 🙂

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