Monday, June 12, 2017

Tour Kick Off: Fat Girl Begone by @dehaggerty #romance #comedy #giveaway #booktour

Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 1, 2017

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I’m a total mess. My boyfriend dumped me – get this – because I diet too much. Not because I’m fat, mind you. Of course, this spurs me into the diet-fitness-revenge-plan of the century, which leads me to the gym and a scorching hot personal trainer. I even manage to make some cool new friends, including a millionaire if you can believe it. Things are looking up! Naturally, that’s the moment my ex decides he wants me back, the personal trainer asks me out, and my millionaire male buddy decides to throw his hat in the ring. But that’s not enough drama. No, not for me. Because I’ve also lost my job and decided to start my own business. Just call me Ms. Drama.

Warning: Bad language, bumpy roads, and embarrassing moments ahead. But there’s also more than a bit of romance and even, if we’re lucky, love. Fingers crossed.

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I grew-up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before deciding to follow the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Fat girl Begone! is my eleventh book.

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  1. I like she seems to have determination and continues in life the way SHE wants to go.Sounds like a great read!

  2. What intrigues me the most about this book is that it's a comedy that sounds funny!

  3. This book looks like it's gonna crack me up! I've been on the diet merry go round so I can totally relate to all that... LOL! ;)

  4. The title itelf is enough to make me wanna read this book!

  5. I am most intrigued by this book because it sounds hilarious and realistic as I can kinda even relate to it. I diet a lot and it has been occasionally a dating issue as previous dates have hated my healthy eating at restaurants and not having lots of junk food around the house or upset that I'd cut our day short because I wanted to stick to my workout routine, etc. Anywho, this book sounds interesting and definitely my kinda book! Looking forward to checking it out!