BOOK REVIEW: Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell by Taj McCoy


Title: Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell
Author: Taj McCoy
Publication: March 22, 2022
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Romance
Pages: 320


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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 copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I was so excited when the spring romance books came across my email.  I think I took three or four of them to review….and honestly, I am not embarrassed to say that.  I thought that this one looked so good.  From the foodie perspective to being a plus-size person who needs to learn to love her body I knew that this was the book for me.  I couldn’t wait to start it. 

Savvy works her butt off for little praise at work, she comes home to a boyfriend who one day dumps her because she has let herself go and is too fat.  He needs an upgrade.  This kick starts something within Savvy and she takes up tennis and hot yoga.  She works on herself first and the rest falls into place.  This book was AMAZING.  I loved every second of it.   I truly found some of myself in Savvy and could relate to her inner battles.  My only thing, and it wasn’t even a big thing and it also didn’t matter to the story, is I wanted to know how much weight she lost or what her new clothing size was.  We saw her excel on the tennis court and in the yoga studio but how I wanted to see the fruits of her labors.  I mean we did in a way when her ex started to text her again but thankfully she ignored him because she had a much, much better man in her life. 

I fell in love with all of the characters.  I honestly want it to be a series and we see each of her girlfriends get their own books.  I need to know what happens with Joanie and Beth.  Does Mags end up with one of Beth’s guy friends?  Questions need to be answered!!!  I really liked watching Savvy grow as a person throughout this entire book. She started so small and in the end, she was able to decide what she wanted for herself and she wasn’t afraid to go for it at that point.  The development of the relationship between her and Spencer was so sweet, she truly seemed shocked that he would fall for a plus-size girl and love her and her curve.  To me it gives me hope that my significant other loves my curves even if I don’t.  The authors writing style is really good everything flowed nicely, I really enjoyed it.  I will be on the lookout for any more books by this author and hopefully, questions will be answered. 

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