Watch out Bridget Jones. Holly Brennan of "Big Girl Panties" is a girl that can self-deprecate with the best of them and has wit and charm to spare.
This read is just the well-written, feel good, heart-tugger that chick-lit fans the world over need to kick off their summer read-fest.
Holly Brennan is a woman in flux, when she meets the tall muscular Logan Montgomery on a plane, having just lost her husband to Cancer, she wants to go on living, but has no idea how?
Logan Montgomery, fitness trainer to the sports elite and a living Adonis, thinks he has the world on a string...and then.
What happens next is a story full of heart, laughs, sadness, joy, sex, honesty, resilience, and love.
Holly proves that you really can't "judge that proverbial book by its cover."
While it is true that Holly has issues, the book's author takes great care not to make her a victim of said crisis.
What readers get in Holly, is a woman who, while flawed is strong and willing to go through the pain of healing her past for the chance of a better future.
Truth be told...it is the dark prince who does the majority of the "lesson learning" this time around.
He is the one to break his preconceived mold about things like love and beauty.
The one true weakness of this novel lies in the well-meaning, but at time superfluous characters of Amanda and Chase.
They do their jobs as a rich and exciting plus one to Logan and Holly, but all of the back-story involving them gets tedious after a while.
All things considered...this book is a wonderful, light, feel-good read meant to be enjoyed in one sitting with a favorite drink.
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?