Worth the Weight - Mara Jacobs

Worth the Weight

By Mara Jacobs

  • Release Date: 2012-10-08
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 1,472 Ratings


Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling Worth Series

A New Body...
A New Life...
An Old Flame?

Lizzie Hampton is literally a shadow of her former self. Having lost half her body weight, she's headed to her small hometown to test out her new body on an old flame.
Just a harmless fling to get her self confidence back before she returns to
the city and the new man in her life.

But Lizzie's plan has a few bumps in the road.

Finn Robbins can't believe Liz is back in town. Desperate to be the holder of her innocence eighteen years ago, he never got the chance.
Now she's back and he can finally check her off his to do list.

But her friends, his son, and the mysterious Annie may have something to say about that.

This book contains 2-3 fairly graphic love scenes and the F-bomb is detonated somewhat frequently. If it was a movie, it would be rated a hard R.

The Worth Series thus far:
1. Worth the Weight (Lizzie and Finn)
2. Worth the Drive (Katie and Dario
3. Worth the Fall (Alison and Petey)
4. Worth the Effort (Deni and Sawyer)
4.5 Totally Worth Christmas - novella (Phoebe and Charlie)
5. Worth The Price (Liv and Twain)
6. Worth The Lies (Kelsey and Huck)
7. Worth The Flight (Jess and Zeke)
8. Worth The Burn (Sarah and Reilly)


  • Worth the Weight

    By NMS20032005
    Was a little concerned when I read the book summary that it might be a little trashy. Not the case. It was a great story, characters well developed, and an easy read.
  • Worth the Weight

    By 1Fellowes
    Just the right amount of close friends, falling in love, and drama. Made for great reading.
  • Great Read

    By Don Wein
    I loved the character development, story line and how Worth The Weight ended. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Look forward to reading more of the series.
  • Worth the weight

    By Herbert Norville
    Great book
  • Better Than I Could've Imagined

    By BGwin
    I dove into this book unsure of what to expect, considering it was free on iBooks, but the concept was intriguing, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I would recommend it to anyone. So many romance novels are all about the sex and this one made it more about the characters and growth than about what happens beneath the sheets. I found myself mourning with the characters over lost years and bad decisions, but loving the realness of their lives and the decisions they made about the people they were or wanted to be. Couldn't put it down, thanks for a great read!
  • I laughed, I cried, I emphasized.

    By Trappercat11
    As a +sized woman, I can relate to having a good figure to where my lack of self esteem resulted in a 75 pound weight gain. I worked hard to lose some, but I never had the drive or the goals to the weight I need to lose to be healthy. I liked this book primarily because she knew what she wanted and went for it. Now if I can stop my "eat this, it's good an I love you no matter how you look" husband, I may have a chance.
  • Amazing!

    By Lupe_1211
    This book was honestly amazing . I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend this , whenever you're in the mood for a romantic , and dramatic read.
  • Worth the read!

    By Eilsel Art
    Love this book! The characters are warm and likable, the story line is compelling, and the romance is...well, romantic. ;-) I can't wait to read the whole series!
  • :)

    By Awbreynew
    I do not typically read this "type" of book... Yet I am so happy that I did. I could totally feel the characters, which is not always easy for me. I can be critical of inconsistencies, and found none. The characters were real to me, and isn't that the most important thing? Also, as someone who has had tremendous weight loss... Her emotions, reactions, we're SPOT on!
  • Raw emotion

    By Trippleb90
    This book was Amazing!!! It deserves more than 5 stars. Once you pick it up you can't put it down! Dealing with weight issues such a book hits home. The raw emotion between characters is mind blowing. I hope to have love like Finn and Lizzie. I can't wait to read the next book!