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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

Big Girl Panties
by Stephanie Evanovich
William Morrow (HarperCollins)
ISBN: 978-0-06-222484-2
Buy from Indigo

Description: They say that big girls don't cry. But when the chips are down and the dip is gone, what can you do? Pull up your BIG GIRL PANTIES and change your life.

Holly Brennan didn't expect to be a widow at thirty-two. She also didn't expect to be so big. Through her husband Bruce's diagnosis and death, food was the one thing she could always count on. Now, those extra pounds make flying coach more than a little mortifying-especially since she's sitting next to Adonis himself, aka Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer to the country's most famous pro athletes.

Though Holly doesn't make the grade on his first-impression meter, Logan finds himself intrigued by her sharp wit and keen insight-a welcome change from the beautiful bubble-headed dolls he usually dates-and impulsively offers to get her back in shape. Ready to make at least one positive change in her life, Holly agrees.

To Logan's (and her own) surprise, Holly turns out to be a natural in the gym. Throwing herself into exercise, the red head with the blazing wit and welcoming smile slims down into a bonafide looker with killer curves-and a new kind of hunger. Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly into the bedroom where they share their most intense and steamy workouts yet.

But can a man whose whole life depends on looks commit himself to a woman who doesn't fit his image? Now that Holly's turning other men's heads, does she even need Logan anymore? Are they a couple built to last . . . or is this sizzling affair going to burn out fast

The Good Stuff
  • Sweet little story, good for a beach read
  • Real life issues dealt with and protagonist doesn't become a skinny little girl and finds happiness - appreciated this aspect
  • Has potential but should have been worked on more
  • Steamy sex 
  • Holly is a delightful character - really cheered for her - but personally i think she could have done better than Logan who - um well - is a less than stellar guy in my opinion

The Not So Good Stuff
  • Was irritated by Logan and his idea that Holly was a toy and some of the spanking shit between his friend Chase and his wife
  • Story had a lot of promise but felt it was tooled by someone to be more romantic comedy - yup could totally see this as a romantic comedy
  • Felt that their was way too much focus on heroines weight- like the fact that she wasn't your stereotypical heroine, much more realistic, but didn't like the constant references to her weight
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Drug companies hawked pharmaceuticals with lists of side effects that sounded worse than the diseases themselves. Sure, you may becomes suicidal , but at least you can say you quit smoking."

"But character? It had no price tag; no amount of money could buy it"

3/5 Dewey's

I received this from William Morrow in exchange for an honest review

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