Slim Chance is about a woman who struggled all her life to be thin. After months of starving and working out she finally realized the dream and slimmed down to a size 4-6. But with her self consuming lifestyle she could not see that her true dream of being happy and working was starting to spin out of control.
This report prepared by Dana
Red Dress Ink, July 2003, 12.95, 336 pp.
After living with Bruce happily for six years in their Brooklyn apartment, Evelyn is totally unprepared when he barges into a meeting at her workplace and romantically proposes to her in front of her colleagues and bosses. After saying yes, she bursts into tears and runs into the ladies room where she promptly throws up. After she has time to think, she knows she wants to lose weight for the wedding even though Brick loves her exactly the way she is.
At a special sale, she buys a size eight Vera Wang wedding dress even though she wears a fourteen. She signs up at a gym and spends a fortune on a personal trainer. Losing weight has become such an obsession with her that it is all she thinks about and as a result her relationship with Bruce deteriorates. Strangely enough the more weight she loses, the more her connection with he beloved Bruce weakens until she finally does the one thing that could permanently push the man she truly loves into leaving her.
SLIM CHANCE is a funny, poignant and unusual relationship drama in which the reader simultaneously feels sorry for and angry with the heroine. Bruce is a decent intelligent person who (along with the audience) is totally bewildered by his fiancée's mood swings and obsessions to the point that he wonders (like readers) if this relationship need to end. Jackie Rose has written a realistic tale that is both believable and fun to read. This is an ideal beach novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner