In BIG GIRL PANTIES, Evanovich introduces readers to Holly Brennan—a 32-year old grieving widow in need of a change. Having spent too much time mired in sadness and grief-eating, Holly heads out of town to settle her husband’s estate and try to move on. Enter Logan Montgomery—a personal trainer to the country’s most famous professional athletes who also happens to be sitting next to her on the flight home.

Holly’s mortified by the way she’s squeezed into the airplane seat, but as they chat, Logan quickly realizes she has a sharp wit and keen insight—a welcome change from the sexy but superficial women he usually dates. When he impulsively offers to train her at his private gym, Holly surprises even herself and agrees.

Holly discovers she’s a natural athlete, and as her fitness level increases, so does a new found confidence. When Logan finally introduces Holly to his best friends, baseball superstar Chase Walker and his wife Amanda (a feisty curvy woman herself), they instantly see what Logan doesn’t; Holly is knockout. As their smoldering attraction starts to spark in earnest, Holly and Logan will have to decide if their love is for real…or just about looks.

BIG GIRL PANTIES is a fun, sexy, smart, and exceptionally saucy romp—a must-have book for the summer and a debut not to be missed.



Holly Brennan is a young widow.  After the death of her husband, she became more comfortable with food and gained a lot of weight.  She is drowning in feelings of being lost and alone.  Holly has a great attitude toward life and things around her.  Holly’s battle with weight was very accurate as she came to terms with food and her eating habits.  I also loved that she made mistakes along the way.  It make the battle more realistic. 

Logan Montgomery is a hot and sexy man who is a personal trainer.  In the beginning of the story, Logan comes across like a close-minded tool.  He does not even seen beyond the exterior of Holly.  I did enjoy that he offered to train her because with his help she does beginning to loss the weight.  I was on the fence with Logan as to whether I liked him or hated him right up to the end. 

The chemistry between Logan and Holly is blistering.  However, Logan has trouble seeing Holly and anything other than how he first saw her on the plane.  Logan’s friends keep pushing both Logan and Holly together and I wonder even now if that did not happen if anything would have come of the chemistry?

Ms. Evanovich did a great job writing this story.  She embraced a tough subject and the attitudes that come with it and a magnificent book is the result.  I found this book to be very realistic.  The main and secondary characters are interesting.  Overall, I hope to see these characters again in the future to see how they are in a few years. 

Review1I really enjoyed this book.  I am a plus size girl so even though I would never have contemplated a relationship with Logan, (I think he is a douche who is obsessed with numbers) I thought the book itself was fun.  Guys like Logan are so blinded by the things that are on the outside, they miss the incredible person that is on the inside.  Logan was into Holly in a sexual way but he seemed to almost resent the fact that lust was there. 

Holly was an amazing person and I give credit where credit is due.  I am hoping that we see more from these characters in Stephanie Evanovich’s future works.


This is a novel that all women should read! 


Evanovich has such an amusing, and down to earth way of depicting her characters, I fell in love with them immediately!  The mantra of “be the best you that you can be” translates beautifully throughout the entire story.  There were times that I laughed so hard, I cried!  

I was in an accident a few years back that completely debilitated me and caused me to gain around a hundred pounds, in less than a year.  I know how hard it is to get back into a healthy routine, and quite frankly, back to life after you’ve mastered the downward spiral.  This author has taken a serious situation and turned it into one of the most comical and romantic stories I’ve read in a long time.  Holly is my hero, and I adore Logan!  Their story is not unusual, but it is unique.  She’s found the courage to live life to its fullest again, and he’s found beauty beyond the surface.  Filled with scenes that will make you lose composure for a moment, I highly recommend this wonderfully written novel!  Bravo Stephanie Evanovich!








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Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts 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.

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