Rubenesque is overweight but shaggable because of it. That’s my definition, anyway. If you imagine a spectrum of female overweightness, Rubenesque is on the far left, lying down naked on a chaise longue, a hand discreetly place across the crotch, partially draped in a black silk sheet with plump red lips, come-hither green eyes, sumptuous, grabbable boobs and long red hair. That’s me, in case you were wondering where a description that precise could have come from that quickly.
Obese, on the other hand, is on the far right of this rather insane theoretical spectrum, which I’m only thinking about for the first time now. The obese side of the street is full of baked bean pizzas, TV guides and two litre bottles of supermarket cola.
Meet Tansy Breakspear. A mid-30s journalist, she works for a free newspaper called Urban Trend -- and writes a popular agony aunt column under the pseudonym of Betty Carpenter.
Betty Carpenter’s advice to her readers is compassionate, clever and practical. She has a reputation for supplying sympathetic, workable
solutions to readers who come to her with a bewildering range of relationship problems.
But if anyone needs the help of an agony aunt, it’s Tansy herself. Her own love life is a major disaster area, and that’s putting it mildly. She’s having unsatisfactory affairs with two married men and has been stalking a
third. As her relationships start falling apart, it seems that there’s
nowhere to go for a single, sexy, self-deluding, Rubenesque redhead with a taste for expensive restaurants, illicit liaisons and Aperol Spritzers.
But then a chance of happiness comes from an unexpected source, and it looks as though Tansy may find true love after all – with the help of Betty Carpenter.
Will Tansy meet her perfect match? Or can Miss Match only match up other people?
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