Big Girl Panties

Big Girl Panties They say that big girls don t cry But when the chips are down and the dip is gone what can you do Pull up your BIG GIRL PANTIES and change your life Holly Brennan didn t expect to be a widow at thirt

  • Title: Big Girl Panties
  • Author: Stephanie Evanovich
  • ISBN: 9780062224866
  • Page: 178
  • Format: ebook
  • They say that big girls don t cry But when the chips are down and the dip is gone, what can you do Pull up your BIG GIRL PANTIES and change your life.Holly Brennan didn t expect to be a widow at thirty two She also didn t expect to be so big Through her husband Bruce s diagnosis and death, food was the one thing she could always count on Now, those extra pounds make fThey say that big girls don t cry But when the chips are down and the dip is gone, what can you do Pull up your BIG GIRL PANTIES and change your life.Holly Brennan didn t expect to be a widow at thirty two She also didn t expect to be so big Through her husband Bruce s diagnosis and death, food was the one thing she could always count on Now, those extra pounds make flying coach than a little mortifying especially since she s sitting next to Adonis himself, aka Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer to the country s most famous pro athletes.Though Holly doesn t make the grade on his first impression meter, Logan finds himself intrigued by her sharp wit and keen insight a welcome change from the beautiful bubble headed dolls he usually dates and impulsively offers to get her back in shape 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 Throwing herself into exercise, the red head with the blazing wit and welcoming smile slims down into a bonafide looker with killer curves and a new kind of hunger Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly into the bedroom where they share their most intense and steamy workouts yet.But can a man whose whole life depends on looks commit himself to a woman who doesn t fit his image Now that Holly s turning other men s heads, does she even need Logan any Are they a couple built to last or is this sizzling affair going to burn out fast

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    About “Stephanie Evanovich

    • Stephanie Evanovich

      Stephanie Evanovich is a full fledged Jersey girl who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects She attended New York School of Film and Television and acted in several improvisational troupes and a few small budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job she ever had, raising her two sons Now a full time writer, she s an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.

    917 thoughts on “Big Girl Panties

    • I'll be honest here; I'm a bit sensitive when it comes to stories where "weight" is an issue because frankly, not everyone is unhappy with their numbers, regardless of what society tells them they're supposed to be. I hate the 'preachy' feel of some books, and the 'you can't possibly be happy the way you are' ignorant, judgmental ideas floating around out there. So, for these reasons, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I began reading Big Girl Panties, but what I got was a laugh out loud, [...]


    • This book had the makings of a great romance but it's was poorly written, very stilted and the non stop head jumping between the hero and heroine on the same page was ridiculous. The love scenes were horrible, so not sexy at all. The fat shaming by the hero toward the heroine and those around him was very uncomfortable. It appears the heroine is 80lbs overweight, and even when she loses half her weight and we're told she had more muscle than fat and is lean, the men in this book still think she' [...]


    • ****CONTAINS SPOILERS, SORT OF*****The title of this book should have been warning enough but I wanted to read something different than my usual genres. Stephanie Evanovich clearly has the ability to write humorous, sexy romance and I would have give this book 3 stars if it weren't for the completely offensive characterization of Holly, the main character. After seeing her young husband through a grueling death, Holly is overweight and depressed -- understandably so -- but she also has a great s [...]


    • I received this book as an ARC and it has got to be one of the worst books I have ever read. And that is saying somethingI went ahead and finished the book just in case my initial instincts were wrong (they weren't), or that the book would take a turn for the better (it didn't). The only thing I could think when I read the last page was :"Seriously? They just publish anything that walks across the desk these days don't they?" What kind of message does this send to women? That you'll never be goo [...]


    • NOTE: I've seen a lot of negative comments about how this novel handles weight. I thought the characters grew in acceptance. Yes, Logan starts out with some negative thoughts, but he overcomes them. And Amanda does nothing but accept Holly from the beginning (and Amanda is mentioned as not being some model stick figure either). Please consider reading all the reviews, and not just the negative ones, when making your book buying decisions. HUGS!When Holly's husband died, she turned to food as an [...]


    • It can't be easy for writers to have a plus-sized heroine.You know it's true, so don't even bother getting your hackles up. When you picture a heroine, you picture a woman with a lingerie model's physique, not someone who last wore a bikini when she was seven. You know it's true.So imagine being a writer and wanting to do away with this mindset. Your fair maiden packs on a few extra pounds, but she's smart and sassy and vulnerable and gorgeous despite what the scales say. She deserves the hot du [...]


    • Being a Big girl I tend to want to read novels written in the perspective of a bigger girl. The concept of putting on Big Girl Panties is common for me for both physically and emotionally. It's hard growing up big without developing some thick skin in the process. I expected this novel to be as hilarious as its jacket read it would be. I was disappointed. I kept waiting to laugh out loud and my closest reaction was probably a half smirk. Beyond this, I expected the usual chick lit romance elemen [...]


    • Reviewed at mandikayereads/archiveThis book had so much potential. But honestly, it just made me mad. The only message this book sent was that overweight women are broken and don’t deserve love until they’re fixed.This is an unacceptable view of women.Even while part of me enjoyed the romance aspect of the novel – who doesn’t enjoy a good romance? – I found myself loathing every part of the book because it said that Holly wasn’t worth love until she was beautiful by society’s stand [...]


    • Probably some spoilers here, so you're warned.This book was terrible; chick lit at its worst. The writing was so cliched I couldn't stand it. I give props for a decidedly different kind of heroine (read: physically realistic), but I'm so tired of reading about female main characters who live and die by the acceptance of the men in their lives. And of course she has to be "saved" in the end. I didn't find this book empowering, or that it did anything to stand against the hackneyed and insulting p [...]


    • review posted on Got Fiction? BooksDNF due to the fat-shaming.I had a hard time getting passed that. I tried to skip to the end to see if it got better, and I just couldn't get how in the world this guy was considered the "hero" of the book?Basically Logan is a personal trainer and Holly is overweight. They sit on a flight next to each other and from the get-go Logan the Jackwagon is mentally groaning "Oh poor me, I'm sitting next to a fat person. wah wah wah." Okay, well, if he had changed his [...]


    • Stephanie Evanovich… Stephanie Evanovich… Why does that name sound so familiar?Yeah, you won’t find it in her official bio, but Stephanie is, in fact, the niece of that other well-known literary Evanovich. Good news! Her debut novel, the cleverly-titled Big Girl Panties, should find favor with Aunt Janet’s fans. When I heard the premise of the novel, my first thought was of Jennifer Weiner, and while Evanovich isn’t the seasoned pro that Weiner is, it’s another good comparison. Zafti [...]


    • Holly Brennan has no idea what she's in for when she steps on a plane coming back from a business meeting in Toronto. When she's seated next to Logan Montgomery, she catches his slight whiff of disdain over her body, and the logistics of sitting next to an overweight woman. Logan, a personal trainer with his own gym, impulsively takes Holly on as his "project," which results in so much more than Logan's own personal version of The Ugly Duckling with a little Pygmalion thrown in.Filled with humor [...]


    • ***SPOILERS AHEAD***So many issues with this book, from the writing, to the story, to the plot. Fat, sad girl gets noticed by hero, who is invested in her transformation. Once she is an acceptable (but not ideal weight) he admits attracted to her, and since she is not perfect, he tries to date her secretly. Some effort was made to make this conflict believable without making him a complete d-bag, but I never believed it. Too much of the middle is glossed over in exposition and in sex scenes that [...]


    • I loved this book so much! It has what all good romantic comedies should have: quirky characters, witty dialogue and romance. Plus, with a title like that, all women should be reading this and getting inspired to put on their big girl panties and grab life by the horns. My Rating: 5 stars


    • Just no. I only made it to page 18. Here are some "gems" that await you in just the first 18 pages:--Page 3: "Sheuffed a.hel under the seatd ran her fingers through the rat's nest on her head before sitting in it." So, I guess the protagonist sat on her own head. --Page 5: Karma is suddenly introduced as a means to explain why the male love interest goes from being a jerk to being, in addition to a perfect physical specimen, both charming and sweet. --Pages 6-8: More random karma shout-outs. --P [...]


    • I wanted a lighthearted romantic novel that was tastefully done. I should have just picked up a Nicholas Sparks novel since they are reliably romantic and well-written and don't approach the Fifty Shades dom zone. This was not at all what I thought it was going to be; I am sorry I picked it up.This book is billed as a romantic comedy but it is neither romantic nor funny. It is just depressingly sad. My heart really moved for Holly in the beginning, when she was overweight and wanted to work on h [...]


    • 2.5 Stars Holly has never been “model thin”, but after losing her husband four years ago, she really started packing on the pounds. Go figure that the one time she has to venture out of her comfort zone (to fly to Canada and finalize one of her late husband’s accounts) she winds up seated next to Logan, a personal trainer to the rich and famous who could fill-in as a Greek god at a moment’s notice. A mixture of pity and curiosity has Logan offering his training services to Holly at a red [...]


    • Raised my eyebrows when there was a pretty explicit sex scene 18 pages in. Apparently 50 shades has influenced more writers. I tried to like this, and failed. The switching of POV mid paragraph made for confusing, jarring reading. There were three pretty explicit sex scenes that were cliche. There is the fat shaming and Logan's weird feelings about Holly's size. And why is it necessary for the secondary characters to have a weird spanking relationship. So nope, can't recommend. For a much better [...]


    • What happens when an over weight, 32 year old, widow ends up sitting next to a physical trainer to the stars in coach on the planeLife changing experiences for both and Big Girl Panties gives you a front row seat.Logan Mongomery is a trainer to many professional athletes. He is an all around good guy but he's been focused on his appearance and persona for so long that when he finds himself attracted to Holly Brennan, an over weight client, he doesn't know how to deal with his feelings.Holly Bren [...]


    • I gave this a 5 star review not because I think the book is perfect (you'll see below in a minute), but because I absolutely loved the idea of challenging our culture's weight bias. That, and the writing was funny, entertaining, and the sexual tension was THROUGH THE ROOF! I may need to fan myselfOkay, here goes. What I liked: 1) Holly and Logan's relationship. Best part of the book, by far. They had interesting dynamics. 2) Hilarious! I laughed out loud so many times. 3) Logan is sexy as all ge [...]


    • 2.5It was cute. However, I didn't necessarily agree with some of the underlying clichés. Look people, fat is NOT synonymous with ugly. STOP THIS THINKING IMMEDIATELY. I also don't like or agree with this idea that "women be acting out because they want attention". One character (who is into spanking with his wife) suggests to another character (who has never tried spanking, and whose love interest has never suggested an interest in spanking) that she is just asking for a spanking for acting a c [...]


    • This was okay as far as romance novels go, but don't expect to be touched by the sentimentality of the story. In fact, it may end up being insulting to some, though I do believe the intent was to motivate and encourage. There was an overwhelming amount of stereotyping (the rich, the overweight, the personal trainers) that made it hard to swallow at times, and the ending was way too simple and predictable for my taste. A quick easy read that is sure to fade easily from memory.


    • An overweight widow and a hot, sexy personal trainer find they have much in common when they meet on a plane, become friends and learn you can’t judge a book by its cover as they humorously grow and change…and fall in love.


    • This reminded me of a fanfic I once read. I swear to God that I thought the author was a Twi-FF writer, but no, it's Janet Evanovich's niece, a legit author. Edit:I should mention that at the time while I was in Twi fandom years ago, there was a FF writer who wrote a story that was everything like this book. The only difference was the fact that the heroine in this story lost her husband to cancer. The heroine's husband left her in the fanfic. But aside from that this story read just like the ff [...]


    • I struggled with how many stars to give this book. I didn't like it, which usually means one starbut that seemed pretty harsh. Thusly, it got a pity star. I didn't hate everything about the book. There were actually quite a few parts I found pretty cute. I was excited about this book because I thought the heroine would get healthy and get confident and realize she was worth more than she thoughtI was disappointed because I felt like it was the exact opposite.Holly's husband has just passed away [...]


    • I'm really on the fence with this book. I was super stoked to see that Janet Evanovich's niece had written a book and its a romantic comedy.The problem for me is it is too much a comedy and not enough romance, mostly because Logan is more than a bit shallow and Holly totally lacks any self esteem. Her parents are elderly hoarders who only want her so she can take care of them. Her husband died of pancreatic cancerd she's overweightGH!Poor Holly.However she has spunk and that makes things really [...]


    • I don’t know what to make of Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich; on the one hand I loved a story about a bigger girl-it reminded me of Jennifer Cruise’s Bet Me-but on the other hand the characters, Logan Montgomery and Holly Brennan were not made from the same cloth as Minerva Dobbs and Calvin Morrisey.HmmI’m thinking I have to read Bet Me once again.So Logan and Holly meet on an airplane, bumped from first class they both have to make do in coach; and that means for Holly that she ne [...]


    • I don't know what I expected but, this was not for me. I would call this a bad Harlequin Romance novel.


    • Yet another lesson in going with your gut in the very first chapter the hero mentally fat shames the heroine like the shallow vain self-absorbed jackass he is. So you expect him to grow and evolve right? WRONG! for awhile it looks like he is and you get to lose yourself in a lovely budding romance. Then you get a glimpse into his inner thoughts and he's still thinking about pushing her to lose 10/20 more lbs because god forbid he be sexually attracted to someone who doesn't wear clothes in the s [...]


    • As the niece of Janet Evanovich, I was more than willing to give debut author Stephanie Evanovich the chance to impress me. The premise of this romantic comedy, Big Girl Panties, seemed promising. I much prefer a protagonist with average attributes and I looked forward to Logan shedding his bias to recognise that beauty is more than skin deep.Sadly, while I think the writing was fine in general, I really struggled with particular elements of the story. Primarily I was disappointed at the negativ [...]


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