Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit.
Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg’s rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry.
When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe’s best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around. Fat Chance will pit six hefty couples against one another to see who can collectively lose the most weight and walk away with a £50,000 prize.
So begins six months of abject misery, tears, and frustration–that just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them–in another laugh-out-loud look at the way we live now from bestselling author Nick Spalding.
I really enjoyed this book. It was hilarious from the beginning to the end and it was just right.
It is a fun and completely believable book about weight loss and the struggles that overweight and obese people deal with. The author manages to pass across useful information with a light, humorous touch.
Zoe and Greg are very likeable characters, but I’d pick Zoe over Greg any day. Zoe was the positive one. We don’t really get to know any of the other characters, but most of them didn’t really add to the story – except for the competition.
I laughed a lot while reading this book. Not a little chuckle or “LOL” type of laugh, but, actual, tears-tears-are-rolling, I-can’t breathe laughter.
The book got a bit preachy with the right method of weight loss towards the end and I was tempted to skip through those parts. Other than that, I loved the book
This is a short, enjoyable read for fans of humour
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