The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie

The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie

by Ms. Amie Stuart


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The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie by Ms. Amie Stuart

"Redneck Casanova"
After a disastrous marital near-miss Jade Ballard retreats to San Antonio, cutting herself off from the world in general and more specifically a country club lifestyle she no longer wants any part of. She takes comfort in food and eventually, the safety of an internet love affair.

"Miss Snooty Pants"
Rowdy Yates is a semi-reformed womanizer who's leery of long-term entanglements. Until Jade, he never seriously considered anything beyond a "Wife-For-A-Night."

After months of flirting on the internet the couple meets, only to discover they already know one another. Rowdy has always mistaken Jade's shy reserved nature for snobbishness, and Jade has always viewed the woman-loving Rowdy as a Redneck Casanova. But the months they spent getting to know one another formed an attraction neither can fight.

Warning: This book contains cookie consumption, shopping, rants about bras, lost bras, stolen bras, a fake engagement, hawt sexy times, and a snooty plus-sized chick who falls hard for her Redneck Casanova.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517413804
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/16/2015
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie (Bluebonnet, Texas, #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jade is someone who is so easy to like. Her mother is a judge, a social diva and demands Jade fit the country club mold. When her fiance leaves her at the altar it's Jade's fault, acording to her mother. Rowdy thinks Jade is proud and acts uncouth around her to annoy her. Rowdy has baggage of his own to deal with. When they meet anonymously on a music fan website an attraction grows as they open up and show the real them. Ups and downs of a genuine relationship make this a strong tale. It was hard to stop reading.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
This story starts out funny right away with Jade in a large department store shopping for bras. Then, when she was checking out, her least favorite person was behind her in line, Rowdy Yates. How embarrassing for her to have this womanizer see her 40DD bras and hear the clerk call for a price check on 2X panties. While there are lots of funny parts in The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie, it's not a comedy. It's actually a really hot romance. Jade met Robbie in an on-line fan forum and knew each other as Skyebaby and Shy Cowboy. They had come to know each other really well after messaging for months. But when Shy wanted to meet Skye, she tried to put him off. She didn't want him to see her because she was embarrassed with the weight she'd gained over the last 3 years since her fiance left her at the alter. She was a size10 back then and because her mother thought she was too big and gave her a hard time about it then, she felt terrible about the size she was now. Talk about opposites attracting. Jade came from a well-off, snobby family - well her mother and sister were snobs but not her father and brother. Rowdy went out with a lot of woman in what he called a wife-for-a-night. He had an extended family and was self-employed in the computer business. When they finally met, they couldn't believe that they already knew each other. I loved that Jade and Rowdy disliked each other so much but Skye and Shy liked each other a lot. Life gets tricky for this couple when Jade's family had a birthday dinner at the Country Club for her. Her mother arranged for Jade's ex to be there, trying to get them back together. But, to get her mother off her back, Jade told them she was engaged. There is a lot of drama and humor as Jade and Robbie pretend to be engaged. After reading the blurb I was looking forward to reading this book. I especially loved the warning about this book containing cookie consumption, shopping, rants about bras, lost bras, stolen bras. I would recommend this book to romance readers, especially if you like them funny and spicy.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie is my first book by Amie Stuart. It won't be my last. This book is well written and laugh out loud funny. I totally loved the humor. Jade and Rowdy's book is full of phenomenal characters, drama and sizzle...and did I mention humor? I enjoyed this book from cover to cover and look forward to reading more from Amie Stuart in the future. The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie is book 4 of the Bluebonnet, Texas Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Keryth1968 More than 1 year ago
Ab Fab At It's Best! Incredible introduction to Amie Stuart's work. Wow! I couldn't put it down. It kept me glued till the very end. I didn't want it to be over. While it's part of a series, it's a standalone. Jade and Rowdy meet online in a fan group for music lovers. After writing back and forth for 6 months, they decide to meet in person not knowing that they have already met. The people they know each other as in person, do not get along at all so when they meet up it is a very upsetting shock, that stops all communication. Then Jade tells a fib to her mother that she is engaged and asks Rowdy to play her fake fiancé. After hesitation and major doubts he says yes. Things get complicated when they end up in bed together and begin to have feelings for each other. Throw in each other's families and look out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked the story. Will go back and try more in the series.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Several years ago, Jade Ballard was jilted at the alter by her country-club attending lawyer fiance. She decided to start over and moved to San Antonio, swearing off men. Rowdy Yates isn’t in to long-term relationships and something about Jade Ballard makes him want to do nothing but rub her the wrong way. This was a pretty good read. Took me a bit to get through it. My only issue with it was that there were times where Rowdy was a grade-A jerk unnecessarily. I think the author’s intent was for more drama between the two and in the story, but it just made me not really like him at times. Overall still a good story. I recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read on how two people find each other on the internet after head butting each other in public.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I almost DNF-ed this one at the beginning because Jade's constant obsession with her weight drove me crazy--but I'm glad I kept going. She manages to come around to liking herself a whole lot more in the end, making her more likable all around--so it was easier to get over the somewhat rocky start. Rowdy/Robbie and Jade/Skybaby make an adorable couple--once they let themselves be a couple. I loved how they met and flirted online, without a clue that they knee each other online (and each had a very poor--and somewhat erroneous--opinion of the other). I really liked that they both have flaws, and that any changing they're doing in the course of the book is for themselves, not for the other person. Ms. Stuart has a nice sense of humor too, which made me smile quite a bit throughout. I didn't realize going in that this book was #4 in a series--I assume that three of the many, many couples in the book must have been the heroes and heroines of the other ones. Though I didn't necessarily feel like I needed to know what happened in the first books in the series, having read them probably would have helped me to keep all the secondary characters straight. I'm still not 100% who they all are--Rowdy does give Jade the 411 at one point; apparently I should have been taking notes... There's just. So. Many. And lots of "i/ie/ey" ending names, which didn't help. The Big Girl's Guide was an enjoyable read with likable characters; I'd definitely read more from this author in the future. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Favorite thing about this book? Jade struggles to like her bigger self. The reason behind her weight increase was understandable--left at the altar--and I love, love, love that the beginning of this book is filled with moments of insecurity. This story is, for me, about discovering yourself as much as it is about love happening with the most unexpected person. Jade and Rowdy's lives are already entwined as she is a liquor sales rep who stocks the dancehall Rowdy and his band play at. To Rowdy, Jade is uptight and prissy. To Jade, Rowdy is a player whose relationship with women is never more than a "Wife-For-A-Night". But that's in public. Who they are in private is completely different. Reconciling those two images, getting to know each other for who they really are, learning to appreciate and cherishing that person is what fills the pages of this book. And while they go through all that, finding love along the way, they learn a great deal about themselves. Jade learns to stand up for herself, Rowdy, and publicly admit that she likes everything her mother hates about her life, including her size. Rowdy finds the courage to confront his past and learn the truth about why his family is so torn. He also, by the end, finds the strength to reach out to his incarcerated sister after months of ignoring her mail, a gesture I hope she returns. I loved this story. I was a little bit lost because this is Book 4 and I haven't read Books 1 - 3, but that's okay. The dual POVs--Jade is first person, Rowdy is third--brought me up to speed pretty quickly. The cast of characters are deeply amusing, if that makes sense, lol. They're real. They don't pull any punches. The storyline is tried and true--fake relationship turned real--except that it was real all along. They just needed to get past their individual hangups to see what they had was lasting and perfect for them. Received from NetGalley via Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review
Blsfan68 More than 1 year ago
his was my first time reading Ms. Stuart's work so I wasn't sure what to expect. And, I wasn't aware it was part of a series. So, this novel can definitely be read as a stand alone. However, I enjoyed this one so much I think I may have to read the other three also. Anyway, on with the review! This is a fun, quick, interesting read that proves things aren't always what they seem. The characters, basically, have two persona's, one they show to the world and another online. Perception plays a big role in the storyline. This book is well written and the characters are very likable. I highly recommend this novel. ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.