Monday, January 27, 2014

Big Girl Panties - TLC Book Tours

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): 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?

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I really liked Big Girl Panties!  It was a fun and quick read.  Just what I was needing.  I totally understood Holly.  I really liked Amanda and Chase too - they seemed like such down to earth type of people.  Logan.....oh my who wouldn't like working out with him as your trainer?  

I did think the final outcome was predictable, just how it got there was not. I love the charity event/Halloween party and plane ride at the end of the book.  I loved how the book started and ended on the plane.  Holly and Logan both grew so much.

I really enjoyed Big Girl Panties.  It was a perfect chick lit book.

Favorite Character(s):  I really connected with Holly.  I absolutely loved her and I too need to lose weight.  I wish I had my own personal trainer.  I must say, she has motivated me to get moving!  She has been throw a lot and is such a good person.

Fast read/slow read:  Very fast read, just the way I like it!

Cover:  I do like it since I love hydrangeas, but I don't get what it has to do with the book or title.

What Others Are Saying:  “Evanovich’s incredibly entertaining debut mesmerizes with wit, heart, and intelligence . . . Quality writing, memorable characters, hot sex scenes, and an emotionally satisfying story add up to a marvelous gem.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“Savvy, smart and sexy!” (Susan Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of That Thing Called Love)

Big Girl Panties has wit and heart.” (People)

“A page turner with real heart! This sexy tale will have you racing to your local gym-after you’ve finished racing through this charming, funny novel.” (Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of Curvy Girls)

“Evanovich’s debut effort is a funny, clever, and well-paced read.” (Booklist)

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: ABSOLUTELY - CAN'T WAIT FOR HER NEXT ONE!

Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York's School of Film and Television and acted in several improvisational troupes and a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job she ever had, raising her two sons. Now, a full-time writer, she's an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.

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