Big Girl Panties

Big Girl Panties

Book - 2013
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A rollicking, sensuous, feel-good romantic comedy about a grieving young widow who decides to get in shape . . . and winds up getting her groove back--and a whole lot more!

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. Now, those extra pounds make flying coach feel like medieval torture--especially when she's squished next to Logan Montgomery. A personal trainer to famous pro athletes, her seatmate is so hot that he makes Holly sweat in all the right (and so embarrassingly wrong!) places.

Though Holly doesn't make the grade on Logan's first-impression meter, he finds himself intrigued by her sharp wit and keen insights--a welcome change from the high-maintenance models he dates--so he impulsively offers to get her back in shape. A little skeptical but ready to make at least one positive change in her life, Holly agrees.

To Logan's (and her own) surprise, 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, the easy intimacy of their training sessions leads to even more steamy workouts away from the gym.

Logan's best friends, professional baseball player Chase Walker and his wife, Amanda, see that this is more than a fling, even if Logan and Holly don't. But can a man whose whole life depends on looks commit himself 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?

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780062224842
0062224840
Characteristics: viii, 324 p.

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mallymay25
Sep 08, 2017

I was a little surprised at how saucy this book got, but I didn't mind it! ;) I finished this book in juts a couple days - really easy, quick beach read!

shokolit Nov 06, 2016

A feel good romantic story. A young woman, who is still recovering from the loss of her husband, meets a personal trainer, who helps her lose weight, and become more confident and happier.
cute and schmaltzy. Its a fun read, but not more than that.

AL_RIMA Sep 21, 2016

The protagonist Holly has gone through difficulties in her life that caused her to let her self go. She finds inspiration when a personal trainer offers to help. I would say this book would make a good romantic comedy. However, Holly's thoughts and feelings were emphasized more often than her love interest in this book.

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user_109_7
Aug 12, 2016

Read this book because of the summer reading program. I read a western last time and decided to do a chick-lit. I also let a coworker choose which book I read. I found this book better then I thought it would be. A good lesson given don't judge a book by it's cover no pun intended. A little disappointed with the ending

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dirossetti111
Dec 18, 2014

Language offensive in places. Picked this up thinking it was a Janet Evanovich novel. Would not read another by this author.

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SallyMac_84
Sep 27, 2014

This is a good beach read, but don't expect too much.

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AmberMarie93
Jul 16, 2014

Loved this book, couldn't put it down. Maybe it is because I could identify with the main character. Whatever the case may be I really enjoyed it. Easy read and fun!

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bookpusher
Jul 06, 2014

I brought this book home from the library thinking I had somehow missed a Janet Evanovich book, only to realize its a Stephanie Evanovich book (never heard of her, but I guess Stephanie Plum was in my head....idk)...anyway, it was okay until around page 200 when the characters got very immature and started acting like teenagers...huge overreactions, no talking about their feelings. It ended the way I expected it to, but pretty much I can't stand them! lol

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joywolf83
Jan 16, 2014

I like that she went back into the foray of romance novels. The sex scene if you want to call it that, was tastefully done and very tame. It was a light easy-going read.

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peachy1
Jan 11, 2014

If you're hoping that this author will be similar to her famous aunt Janet, you'll be sadly disappointed. This novel reads more like a Harlequin romance. The basic plot line is okay, but the characters are very one dimensional.

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geraldine9
Aug 26, 2016

“If you're willing to roll with the punches, you find you get punched less.”

M_ALCOTT Oct 18, 2013

" So he was good-looking. Big deal. Good-looking she could handle. Anyone willing to take out a loan could achieve beauty. Tuck this, suck that, take a bit off here. Change colors on a whim. But character ? It had no price tag; no amount of money could buy it." - Holly's thoughts on outer and inner beauty and the fact Logan had both.

M_ALCOTT Oct 18, 2013

" If you're willing to role with the punches, you find you get punched less."

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