Big Girl Panties: A Novel

Big Girl Panties: A Novel

by Stephanie Evanovich
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Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich

"Savvy, smart, and sexy!" Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author of That Thing Called Love

Holly didn't expect to be a widow at thirty-two. She also didn't expect to be so big. After her husband's death, food was the one thing she could always count on. Then she meets Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer so hot that he makes her sweat in all the right (and so embarrassingly wrong!) places. Charmed by her witty wisecracks and sharp insights, he offers to help her get back in shape.

Holly turns out to be a natural in the gym, slimming down into a bona fide looker with killer curves—and a new kind of hunger. Before either of them can stop it, their training sessions lead to even more steamy workouts away from the gym.

But can Logan commit to a woman who doesn't fit his ideal? Now that Holly's turning other men's heads, does she even need Logan anymore? Are they a couple built to last . . . or destined to fizzle?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062325488
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 162,706
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephanie Evanovich began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. Now a full-time writer, she’s an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.

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Big Girl Panties 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With all the hype, I was sure I would love this book. I wanted to love it. The name alone makes you want to buy it. It was cute, but...the chemistry wasn't there. The sexual tension wasn't there. I struggled through the first few chapters.  The head hopping made me want to cry. On a good note, I did relate to Holly and found myself in tears on more than one occasion. I found myself reliving past hurts and  insecurities as an "average" woman hopelessly in love with a man way out of my league.  It did pull at my heartstrings.
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
This book was written to be about self esteem and encouragement for women to love themselves, along with some romance. Boy, oh boy...does that come through this book from front to cover. It was upbeat and intense. All that Holly struggled with from page one till the end. Now I am sure there are many women out there who could similarly be in Holly's shoes in some way. And I am sure there are men out there that have been or will be in Logan's. Guess what! No matter what social media, and magazines tell you...looks really don't and should never truly matter. I have to give my praise and applauds to Stephanie Evanovich, cause she really did an amazing job with this book and how well it flowed. Though to me the ending was slightly predictable, the way it happened was absolutely incredible. This book all in all was hilarious and there were parts where I wanted to either cry, laugh or both at the same time! So you should go pick up this book and enjoy it as much as I did.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
What happens when an over weight, 32 year old, widow ends up sitting next to a physical trainer to the stars in coach on the plane...Life changing experiences for both and Big Girl Panties gives you a front row seat. Logan Mongomery is a trainer to many professional athletes. He is an all around good guy but he's been focused on his appearance and persona for so long that when he finds himself attracted to Holly Brennan, an over weight client, he doesn't know how to deal with his feelings. Holly Brennan finds herself a widow and over weight. When she sits next to a beautiful man on the plane she never expected an offer for personal training sessions. Changing her life, one rep at a time, Holly must face her sorrow, food addiction and self image issues all under the watch of a man that sets her pulse on fire. This was an enchanting story about two people discovering happiness through lots of self growth and friendships. Logan, Mr. Perfect, discovers that maybe a life based on appearance and looks doesn't offer everything he desires. Holly comes to grips with her life losses, changes and her own ability the create her own destiny of happiness. Stephanie Evanovich takes absolutely average human issues, weaves them into a fascinating story that pulls you in and rivets you to the characters plight. A delightful, touching story of personal growth and love. This ARC copy of Big Girl Panites was given to me by HarperCollins - William Morrow in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication July 9, 2013. Written by: Stephanie Evanovich Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: William Morrow  Pubication Date: July 9, 2013 ISBN-10: 0062224840 ISBN-13: 978-0062224842 Rating: 4 Genre: Romance, Contemporary
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. On the surface it seems like the traditional romance theme of heavyset woman loses weight to make the good looking guy fall for her but it really is so much more than that simple theme. Holly is flying home from a meeting related to her late husband and his estate when she is seated next to Mr. Perfect Logan. Holly is frazzled inside and out and when Logan sees her he dismisses her as another overweight loser. Logan is basically a nice guy and starts a conversation when he sees how tense Holly is about takeoff. Logan is an elite personal trainer with a knight in shiner armor complex and he offers private sessions to Holly to help her “break some bad habits”. Holly is still getting adjusted to life without her husband and being financially independent. Holly shows up at Logan’s gym and works on getting herself healthier. She and Logan develop a friendship and she meets his most famous client, Chase, and his wife Amanda. Their story is a quirky one and adds a little spice to the book. Chase is a MLB player and one of Logan’s best friends. Amanda and Holly become friends and Amanda decides to do a little matchmaking. What I liked about this book is that Holly decides to improve herself for her own reasons, not to snag a guy. She has issues relating to her family and her late husband that she needs to put behind her and getting control over her own body helps her work though those issues. I also liked the fact that holly remains real. She does not transform quickly into a stunning sexpot. She still struggles with self-esteem issues even after she successfully loses a lot of weight. She is attracted to Logan but sees his perfection as making him unattainable for any kind of serious relationship. Logan is very supportive but he has issues of his own to deal with, including his affinity to a type of woman who Holly can never turn herself into. He also has that whole Svengali transformation thing to get over. Until both Holly and Logan can be totally honest with themselves about their expectations in a relationship, it can never be right. This is a nice romance with some funny twists added into the story. The ending is very satisfying but doesn’t go beyond the scope of believable. I think this is the author’s first book and I look forward to future offerings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the comic relief that she puts into her writing. I have read this book 4 times and each time I find myself laughing and relating more and more to the main character Holly. This is my go to book on a down day or when I am in need of another book to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have tried to like this author, but just can't. The characters are shallow. The body image/past issues weren't explored in a meaningful way.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Read well, was fun. Not too heavy into the sex which I appreciate. Overall a good one to pick up and read.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
An overweight widow and a hot, sexy personal trainer find they have much in common when they meet on a plane, become friends and learn you can’t judge a book by its cover as they humorously grow and change…and fall in love.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved that the heroine is not the typical wisp of a thing, but a woman with spirit and determination. The romantic development is solid and enjoyable.
PatAK More than 1 year ago
Disappointing - basically just another romance story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed it; appreciared that Holly was normal sized and struggled with overeating; wish that publisher hadn't given it a cover that maks it appear to be a Janet Evonovich book
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*roughly rubs your*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. The characters were likable and developed new understanding of themselves through a wonderful friendship.
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This is an easy read, perfect for a relaxing time at the beach.
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But cant remember when. if reviews say sex inserted as fillers probably just dumped it as not funny like her series which by the way has too many sex fillers and got boring buska
Einstein3D More than 1 year ago
cute story, fun read, definitely worth your time
LC112648LC More than 1 year ago
Big Girl Panties .... This was the first book I read by this author - she is great! Looking forward to many more books by her. Light, airy and funny read. Would highly recommend this book!
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sass_c1 More than 1 year ago
This book made my heart smile!