Love Handles (A Romantic Comedy)

Love Handles (A Romantic Comedy)

by Gretchen Galway

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Love Handles (A Romantic Comedy) by Gretchen Galway

When a couch potato inherits a fitnesswear company in San Francisco, sparks fly with her arrogant, Olympic medalist vice president.

The world of fitness apparel isn't ready for Beverly Lewis. She hates the gym, is nice to everybody, and shops at Ross Dress for Less. When she's not teaching preschool, she's wearing yoga pants . . . to nap in. So when she inherits her estranged grandfather's fitnesswear company in San Francisco, nobody expects her to keep it. Fite Fitness needs a heartless suit to save it from bankruptcy, not a thirty-year-old woman who cries when her students leave for kindergarten.

Someone like Liam Johnson. A former Olympic swimmer, Liam is Fite's executive vice president. Unlike Bev, he's devoted his life to Fite's success. Managing one little preschool teacher--and his attraction to her--shouldn't be an issue. Right?

But Bev's tired of being underpaid and underrated, and refuses to step aside as an obedient figurehead. To everyone's shock and horror, she moves up to San Francisco, sets up an office, and dives into the business. Nothing--not mockery, not exercise, not sabotage, not a disastrously hot night with her aggravating VP--is going to scare her away.
As Liam realizes she's tougher than she looks, he discovers that losing Fite might not be nearly as bad as losing her . . .

A story about the pursuit of love, happiness, and the perfect yoga pants, Love Handles will speak to anyone who's ever had to face what scares her most.

Warning: contains at least two loves scenes and a happy ending.

Read the whole series!

Love Handles (Oakland Hills 1)
This Time Next Door (Oakland Hills 2)
Not Quite Perfect (Oakland Hills 3)
This Changes Everything (Oakland Hills 4)
Quick Takes (Oakland Hills Stories Boxed Set)
Going for Broke (Oakland Hills 5)
Going Wild (Oakland Hills 6)
Oakland Hills Romantic Comedy Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012655295
Publisher: Gretchen Galway
Publication date: 04/25/2011
Series: Oakland Hills , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 1,922
File size: 477 KB

About the Author

Gretchen Galway is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes romantic comedies because love is too painful to survive without laughing. A native of the American Midwest, she now lives in California with her husband and two kids. To be the first to know about sales and new releases, and get a FREE short story, sign up for an email alert at

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Love Handles (A Romantic Comedy) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adored this book, and hope Galway keeps writing more. Liam and Beverly felt so real to me, not at all cliched like so many contemporary romance H/h combinations. I was rooting for them the whole time, and this is one of those books you can sink into and just visit another nice, warm world for a while -- but it also makes you think. A great, hot book that has sizzling tension between the characters and plenty of wonderful humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely a fun book! Kept me interested and pulled you in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great lovestory that doesnt let you down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story and bit of mystery but the business details left me bored. I liked Liam's family which may convince me to pick up the next book of the series. Adult sex scenes and foul language. A book for readers over 18 or maybe even 21
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful romantic comedy and I can’t wait to read more of her work, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Krista Wallace More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, wasnt expecting the ending. But I totally enjoyed the book. Great buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and loved Bev and Liam!! This wasn't a sappy romance novel, but it had a lot of ups and downs and didn't strictly focus on the romance. It was a nice change to read a book that had a nice balance of comedy, romance, and drama. I was confused about Bev's mom's turn around towards her. The whole book she's horrible towards Bev and then when she finds out Bev is "missing" she freaks out and shows concern for her. Also this guy Rand was mentioned occasionally, it would have been nice to get the background story there. Two minor issues for me, but didn't take away from the story. It was fun reading a story about a sportswear company and woman who has never ran a company step in and turn it around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute concept, but vulgar language kept it bogged down. F-bombs and profanity everywhere without enhancing the story one bit. Is it necessary to be so foul? Profanity is the last resort of the ubeducated mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and funny. Will want to try the others in the series. Hope the two make it to the altar soon before the next "season".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first new plot I've read in awhile: it was very interesting, a look into the garment industry with some strong and smart characters. I give it five stars and I hope there is a sequel with the same characters coming along soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just what I needed to read. Different story line, ve ry good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book
Marie_3882 More than 1 year ago
Good book. Really liked Bev and John, never boring, kept me interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute book. I really injoyed this book. L.M.A?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline, but I had a hard time following some parts and had to re-read more sections than I would have liked to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice change of pace for the male character to be the insecure one (overweight as a child and issues with father). Ok read if nothing else around. 262/270 on my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't get enough
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved how the main characters interacted. The mystery was well hidden.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts very slowly. i had a lot of trouble getting into it. there is no reason specifically i can think of that made the beginning so hard to like, but once i got into it i really enjoyed it. The characters are diverse and amusing, albeit, her family was a little non believable in their eccentrics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and liked the main characters but found the format slightly confusing as it jumped from one character being in one place to another character in a different situation with no transition between the two. I found myself rereading passages to see if I missed something. Would consider reading other books by the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read
kellyrae99 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and will look for more to read by Gretchen Galway.