Review: Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

New York Times Bestseller: Big Girl Panties: A Novel
by Stephanie Evonovich
William Morrow, An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. EPub Edition February 2014.

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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?

My Review – 4 Stars

Overweight Holly Brennan meets tall, dark, handsome, Prince Charming-ish, Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer.

What follows in Stephanie Evonovich’s debut novel, is pure entertainment. This Romance novel has wit and charm not to mention physically charged sex scenes. We are shown that beauty is only skin deep. In other words, a person’s character is more important than their appearance.

While needing to accept ourselves for who we are, it is still important to work on our shortcomings.  I read this novel in two days.  It made me laugh and made me cry.  (I might have rated this five stars.  However, I felt some of the sex scenes were overly explicit.)

If you would like to read another positive review about this novel check out Sheila’s review at Book  Journey.  For more information about Stephanie Evonovich check out this interview from USA Today by Joyce Lamb.


  1. I’ll probably read this one. I do hate that the message is that what’s inside is more important, yet I’m sure the main character ends up losing weight. I hate the whole physical metamorphosis that is required for a woman to be happy. Here’s Mine


  2. I’ve been on the fence about this one, maybe because I’ve read less than complimentary things about Logan? I’m glad that I read your positive review!


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