Thea Balderama, a 220-pound late bloomer, believes that she will never meet her mother’s incredibly high standards for beauty. Worse, while Thea deals with her deep-seated insecurities about her weight, she must also study to get into her dream university while keeping up with her boy-crazy best friends. Her life becomes even more complicated when Lucas Benitez, her Kuya’s best friend, (and her longtime crush!), returns from the States.
As her attraction to Lucas grows, Thea cooks for him, pouring her passion into irresistible merienda, hoping to reach her crush’s heart through his stomach, in the hopes that he will think she’s beautiful—fat and all. Though Thea knows nothing is a piece of cake, she has a hopeful heart, and she’s hungry for love. Being with Lucas might just be worth the risk.