The Scale by Mika Jolie
Twenty-seven year old, African-American, Minka Greene has to endure watching her twin sister marry the man she loves. Her weight is up, and her confidence is down. Not exactly the ideal time to meet the real man of her dreams.
The Scale opens in Martha’s Vineyard with Minka attending Keely and Blake’s engagement party at Martha’s Way, the beautiful inn owned and operated by the tall, blond, tattooed man with the piercing blue eyes. It just so happens Jason Montgomery is also Blake’s childhood friend and the best man. Dealing with a whirl of emotions, Minka faints in Jason’s arms.
When she wakes up naked in Jason’s bed after a night of passion, the Vineyard confirmed bachelor struggling with his own demons and the woman filled with self-doubt and pining for another man are joined in an experience that will change their lives.**
I love a book about a bigger girl. I'm sure y'all know that by now. I identify with this type of woman, but I also want to read about their lives, their happily ever afters.
Minka loves Blake and Blake is marrying her twin sister. The one she feels is the pretty twin, the one that has it all while plain overweight Minka gets nothing. She's always felt inferior to Keely (her twin), so she keeps her at arms length. She has to move on though, Blake is in love with Keely and not her and for her own sanity she HAS to. Meeting the best man may help get that started. This beautiful man wants her and while it unnerves her she wants him too. This can be a great two weeks of sex with no strings attached. Except can Minka handle no strings?
Minka at times did get on my nerves with the self doubt, and her attachment to her scale. Jason could handle her but her obsession with her weight is almost too much for him. He has demons he wrestles with, it causes him worry. Love is there but you have to love yourself before you can give yourself fully to someone else. I enjoyed watching the journey and meeting the other characters for future stories. I read this book in a few hours. It was a fast read because I needed and wanted to know more about all of them.