Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell

Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell : A Romance Novel

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A sexy romance about a plus-size sweetheart who gets a full-life makeover after a brutal breakup and falls for the incredibly hot contractor renovating her home.

Savvy Sheldon spends a lot of time tiptoeing around the cracks in her life: her high-stress and low-thanks job, her clueless boyfriend and the falling-apart kitchen she inherited from her beloved grandma--who taught her how to cook and how to love people by feeding them. But when Savvy's world starts to crash down around her, she knows it's time for some renovations.

Starting from the outside in, Savvy tackles her crumbling kitchen, her relationship with her body, her work-life balance (or lack thereof) and, last but not least, her love life. The only thing that doesn't seem to require effort is her ride-or-die squad of friends. But as any home-reno-show junkie can tell you, something always falls apart during renovations. First, Savvy passes out during hot yoga. Then it turns out that the contractor she hires is the same sexy stranger she unintentionally offended by judging based on appearances. Worst of all, Savvy can't seem to go anywhere without tripping over her ex and his latest "upgrade." Savvy begins to realize that maybe she should've started her renovations the other way around: beginning with how she sees herself before building a love that lasts.

"A heartfelt, hopeful, and humorous exploration of the importance of learning to love yourself...a joy to read." -Booklist, STARRED review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 23mm | 227g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778311848
  • 9780778311843
  • 59,181

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"This feel-good, uplifting read is filled with positive messages about self-care and self-love. It is sure to please foodies, home-makeover buffs, and anyone looking for a light-hearted romantic read." -USA Today

"McCoy's debut, a plus-size Black love story, is in equal measures a heartfelt, hopeful, and humorous exploration of the importance of learning to love yourself. Enriched with a wonderful cast of supporting . . . and enhanced with some lusciously described, Food Network-worthy moments in the kitchen, this is a joy to read."--Booklist (starred)

"McCoy populates Savvy's world with a diverse cast of immediately endearing friends and family, especially besties Joan and Maggie, who reinforce positivity and love for Savvy and help her prioritize the things that make her happy. With a focus on heartbreak and reflection, Savvy's story has every flavor of love. McCoy is sure to win fans." --Publishers Weekly

"This novel is a paean to self-care and support systems . . . A true highlight of the book is its depiction of food, as Savvy is a great cook, and McCoy delights in describing the delicious dishes she whips up. . . . Full of positivity, good food, and love." --Kirkus Reviews

"Taj McCoy has created a protagonist we can all root for: kind, determined, and perfectly imperfect. I adored Savvy's journey and couldn't get enough of her ride-or-die friends. This one's a treat!" --Mia Sosa, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Worst Best Man

"Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell is an enchanting love letter to the power of self-care. McCoy's sparkling debut is a warm, witty, relationship-powered story that will leave you grinning and rooting for the characters. It is a perfect blend of mouthwatering food and soul-nourishing resilience." --Denise Williams, bestselling author of How to Fail at Flirting

"I was enamored with Taj's McCoy's debut. Savvy goes on one heck of a self-love journey post-breakup and I was cheering for her the whole way. Add a steamy romance into the mix and my heart sang as I tore through this book. This feel-good, empowering romcom will blow you away, guaranteed." --Sarah Smith, author of Simmer Down

"McCoy delivers heat and laughs in this uplifting debut. Readers are guaranteed to root for Savvy's empowering journey towards self-love and success. Because with hilarious friends and a sexy new love interest, the destination will be well worth it." --Charish Reid, author of (Trust) Falling for You

"Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell hits all the marks! It's sexy, sumptuous and superb. Funny with fantastic characters and a lot of heart, Taj McCoy takes us on Savvy's journey full of self-realization, self-love and self-empowerment with a graceful poise making it hard to believe this is her debut! Phenomenal food, great friends and a handsome contractor will make us all feel good as hell! McCoy is a new voice in rom-com that's here to stay!" --Catherine Adel West, author of Saving Ruby King
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1,140 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 18% (200)
4 31% (349)
3 40% (456)
2 9% (108)
1 2% (27)
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