Published by Avon on July 9, 2013
Genres: Chick Lit
Source: Avon Addicts, Courtesy review copy
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 flying coach more 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 anymore? Are they a couple built to last . . . or is this sizzling affair going to burn out fast?
DNF 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 tune during the book I’d be writing this review so differently, but he didn’t. He was ashamed of himself for having feelings for her. It was ridiculous and it never ended. So I ended it.
When I saw what Smart Bitch Sarah had to say about it I felt vindicated! I’m not the only one who couldn’t handle this guy as the love interest (I refuse to call him a hero).
***Review copy courtesy of Avon and Avon Addicts