Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich
Big Girl Panties: A Novel
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?
I enjoyed Big Girl Panties. Was it my favorite book ever? No. Was it entertaining? Yes. Was it better than most of the books I have read recently? Yes! I originally picked it up since I enjoy the light and easy to read Janet Evanovich books, so I thought why not check out Stephanie?
Now I have seen a lot of hatred for this book. Logan is very anti fat people. He is really judgmental about someones size. I can't say that I have never heard of or known anyone like that. I didn't absolutely hate him though like a lot of people seem to. He seems to have changed somewhat for the better by the end of the book. Does he still have fat issues? Yes. Is he getting better? Yeah I think he is. I think over time Holly will be a great influence on him and help him be a better person. Really I just loved Holly so much that I wanted her to have everything she wants, and if she wants Logan than I want her to have that. Was he my favorite? No definitely not.
Logan was pretty horrible at the start of the book. Very superficial. I did like how his relationship with Holly started off slowly and grew. I think I would have liked it more had they started dating before she lost so much weight. Then he really would have changed, instead of just starting to. I still enjoyed the story. I still liked watching Logan and Holly get together. Holly is just so sweet and I like watching her grow and become more confident with herself. I like watching her take her life back. I always wanted her to be happy and healthy and get everything.
The one main issue I had with the book was the switching point of view. It just changed randomly and without notice. It was bad enough when it was just Holly and Logan, but when Amanda and Chase were added it did get confusing at times. That and I didn't mind Chase and Amanda's relationship, but I feel like it was just thrown in there in so much detail so that a little BDSM could be thrown into the book. I guess that is the cool thing to do now since Fifty Shades of Grey.
Overall I did enjoy this book. I thought it was fun and sweet and nice. I didn't love Logan, but I loved Holly and that was enough for me.