Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich is a rollicking and poignant romantic comedy about a young widow who decides to get in shape...and winds up getting her groove back—and a whole lot more!
Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she’s alone at age thirty-two. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Much as she dreads the thought of working out, Holly knows she needs to put on her big girl panties and see if she can sweat out some of her grief.
Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly to most intense and steamy workouts. But can Holly and Logan go the distance as a couple now that she’s met her goals—and other men are noticing?
Evanovich s incredibly entertaining debut mesmerizes with wit, heart, and intelligence as a spirited large woman breaks out of her shell in a thin-obsessed world. Holly Brennan, widowed at 32, is worn out after months of caring for her dying husband and seeking consolation in food. She surprises herself by saying yes when personal trainer Logan Montgomery, a Greek-god lookalike, offers to help her break some bad habits. Logan is impressed by Holly s spunk (and embarrassed by his initial inclination to sneer at the fat chick ), and he sees their partnership as a win-win situation: Holly will get back into the game of her own life, and he will enjoy watching her transformation. Shedding pounds and emotional baggage, Holly begins hanging out with Logan s image-conscious friends, but the commitment-phobic trainer turns surly when others find her attractive. An explosive sexual encounter confirms their chemistry and budding love, but an intentional misspoken word and a party prank force both to confront their last barrier to happiness. Quality writing, memorable characters, hot sex scenes, and an emotionally satisfying story add up to a marvelous gem.
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Big Girl Panties
I loved this book.
Clever and thought provoking
Big Girl Panties does a great job of combining romance, eating disorders and social acceptance. To some degree, we each have our prejudices. This story delves into the consequences of our actions, regardless of our motivations. Well-written.
Stilted prose, gratuitous plot
Since when is it OK for a man to decide a woman is "acting childish" so it is ok to "spank" her? Just what we need, a female writer telling women that it is "sexy" to be dominated by a man. Controlling one's partner through force -- physical, emotional, financial-- is NEVER ok. "Spanking" a woman to shut her up is abusive. Period. How about a respectful conversation instead? I guess that would be boring.
I want my $$ back.