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 32. 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?
©2013 Stephanie Evanovich (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
The Collins Group
Loved the humor and wit as well as being a lesson for us all. Both of the main characters was able to learn from one another.
Jennifer Weiner's books (have read them all). Heavy girl with a great personality, witty, and gets her man.
When Holly connects with Chase/Amaada (Logan's friends) and fits in and finds her new BFF.
Its not over until the fat lady sings
I look forward to reading more this author and Katie was excellent (wish she were reading more of the audible books).
Good story and endearing characters... worth a round two
More warm&fuzzy than hot and steamy
Other than LOVING the title, the characters were warm and seemingly real. Real interesting, real funny and real. This is the best "what if..." kinda book that stays awhile after you've read/listen to it. I had slacked off on my exercising but while reading this I jumped back into it and lost a good 10lbs along with the main character. I am glad that the image that the main character is left with is a good one. We are what we are and no matter how much we might exercise no one will be what someone else is and its okay. I love how the best lesson from this book is BE YOU, be the BEST YOU! It doesn't matter what size you are as long as you are YOU and that is just fine.
I bought it because Janet Evanovich is one of my favorites and I thought perhaps Stephanie was related. I loved this book!!!
great book great listen was one you did not want to stop...... ready for the next........ love the people and the story lines
Can't say, as I have not read the book, just listened to the audio verison
Not exactly what I have come to expect from Evanovich. Far to "romancey" and not near enouch comedy & quirky characters for me.
Her voice is nice.
Don't think it really rates a film version.
Just not my cup of tea, I guess
This was like a cheap romance novel.
The story was trite and predictable.
All of it.
Probably not - It was an enjoyable story but not one that will make it to my re-reads list. Too many new books and not enough time.
The incident in the gym when Logan makes an error in judgment and winds up getting slapped - HILARIOUS!
See above - I was laughing out loud at his mistake and Holly's reaction.
I felt inspired to hit the gym and eat healthier. There are many comments on how this book is sexist and masoginistic etc. It's real and it's not always pretty but Holly is a strong, motivated woman and Logan isn't too bad of a guy either.
When Holly, who is overweight and recently widowed, learns that her plane seat cannot be upgraded to first class, she groans. She hates the tight, compact seats in coach, especially, when she sees the man she will share the next five hours with, spilling into his seat because of her size. She doesn't miss the look on his face either when he sees she is about to sit beside him.
But during that long flight, Holly and Logan share some conversation and when they depart, Holly has an invitation for personal fitness training lessons with Logan, who not only lives in her town but is also a personal fitness trainer.
Logan is surprised when Holly calls to set up her first training session, and as time goes on, he is even more surprised at the feelings he is beginning to develop for Holly.
Sorry but I want a book exchange. This was not interesting or romantic. So bad I couldn't finish it. I couldn't give it lower than one star.
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