Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Big Girl Panties!

Staff Pick – Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

I am not one for the classified 'chick lit'; it's just not for me. However, I can now say that I did read a 'chick lit' book, and I liked it!

This book titled Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich, the niece of Janet Evanovich, did not have a chance to stay on the shelf. I laughed at the title; let alone what the pages would tell. Honestly, I picked it up because of the cover. Then upon reading the first bit of the summary, I knew I had to check it out and see what this book  was all about.

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?

While I would classify it as fluffy, this book details a woman's life, complete with losing her husband at aged thirty two, her weight problems, and life as it is thrown at you. Mixed in is a hottie of a guy, many laughs, and last but not least, great writing.

I laughed, I cried, and was ultimately happy that I decided to pick this book up and read it. And, so should you! I guess I need to have another take on the 'chick lit' genre if this book is any indication.

P.S. check out the sequel The Sweet Spot.

Read a alikes:

To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

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