Blog Tour and Giveaway: Diary of a Dieter by Marie Coulson

Curvy girl, Charlene Winters, had it all: the great career, wonderful friends and a dreamy fiancé.

With her wedding day just three weeks away, Charlene is dealt a devastating blow. Suddenly finding her life, hopes and plans in tatters, the jilted bride sinks into despair and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough. With the heartache of her fiancé’s infidelity still fresh, Charlene’s whisked away by her friends on a life-changing holiday. But how will this big fish cope now that she’s back in the dating pond and surrounded by slender trouts with Botox lips?

Frustrated by best friend Adam thwarting her attempts at romance, and her girls Vanessa and Dana eager to set her up with a boy toy, Charlene decides the time for change is upon her. What she needs is a change of scenery, a change of dress size and maybe, a change of heart.

Born and bred in Essex, England, Marie Coulson discovered her love of writing in her early teens. Beginning with poetry and song lyrics, she tried her hand at creative writing while studying for her English GCSE.
It was love at first line.
Unfortunately, Marie's career as a childcare and education practitioner soon took up most of her time and writing became something she only dreamed about.
In the summer of 2012 she quit her job and enrolled at university, ready to start a new career as a therapist. This left her with a lot of time on her hands and on August the 20th she sat down and wrote the first chapter of Bound Together.
Bound Together was a story that had been waiting three years to be written and when fingers hit the keyboard...Layla, Jared and Ollie's story was born. 

Marie has since written and released two novels in the Bound Together series and a novella. Her romantic comedy novel Diary of a Dieter has also received excellent reviews and is the debut novel in the Confessions series. 
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I absolutely adored this book!  It was part sweet, part sassy, part sexy and part heartbreaking.  It is the perfect combination of all of the things that make a good story that you don't want to see end!
Charlene's life has been turned upside down.  Dumped.  Overweight.  Alone.  She has the support of her friends.  What else does a girl need?  Oh yeah, she needs laid!
So the mission begins for her to turn her life around.  Not only does she vow to lose the extra weight, but she joins an online dating site.  Now the fun begins.  Mishaps and horrible dates... What else would you expect?
In her quest, Charlene seems to not see what is right in front of her face like everyone else does.  Her best friend has pined after her forever.  She has relied on him to be her rock, her go-to person in time of need.  He wants more, but she can't seem to get the point.
I loved these characters.  They all had the right qualities that keep them as a close-knit group.  They all pull together when things get tough.  They pull no punches with one another.  Always the direct, yet support bunch they are.
There are a lot of laughs to be had in this book.  I found myself wrapped up in the story.  I was sad to see it "end" and cannot wait for the next book to come out!