Big Girl Panties Book Party
Sponsored by House Party
Book Description (Release date — July 9, 2013):
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?
So when I told my friends they were invited to my “Big Girl Panties” Party, I didn’t get a lot of interest until I posted the book description above on my Facebook page. Many of them didn’t know it was a book party. Some thought it was a big girl lingerie party. Hahaha! However, once I posted the description and explained the party in more detail I had tons of friends and family who were interested in reading the book.
My mom and sister live over 4 hours away, and I knew they were not going to be able to attend the party…but I didn’t want them to miss out on reading the book and receiving all the fun goodies that came in my House Party box. I also gave a copy to my mother-in-law (she lives in town, but is always at work). The rest of the books were sent off to my friends (and potential party members).
I sat down and read Big Girl Panties in 3 days! I laughed hysterically at some of the things that happened in the book. Stephanie Evanovich has a wonderful sense of humor that reads throughout the book. My good friend, Theresa, and my mom both commented on a part of the book that had me doubled over laughing… it was referencing those “diet pills.” You know we all have seen the commercials where you can lose weight just by taking a pill… well we all found great humor in the way Stephanie describes the possible side effects of the diet pills. HYSTERICAL!!!
Life is so full of uncertainties. Some days you just have to wake up and figure out life one moment at a time. In the book, Holly has been dealt a crappy hand. She is a widow at the young age of 32…and she felt like her only way to survive was to EAT! Been there, done that. Food has always been my go-to comfort. I have been on a roller coaster with my weight all of my life, so I can relate (as many women can…and men too). Life isn’t all that bad for Holly. She finds herself sitting next to a GREEK GOD…I mean Logan Montgomery on her flight home. When you meet Logan, you are going to either love him or hate him. At first he seems like a jerk…not liking someone just because of they way they look. However, over time you see he really is not a bad guy. With Logan’s help, Holly begins to take care of herself, her confidence begins to build, and romance starts to bloom.
Pull Up Your Big Girl Panties And Get On With It!
Five of my fabulous friends attended the Big Girls Panties Book Party (Leslie was late, so she didn’t get in the group photo). We had a blast talking about the book, eating and drinking sangria, and listening to Stephanie Evanovich on her live feed (which it was her 50th birthday and she chose to celebrate with all of the House Party members… she ROCKS).
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Disclosure: I am a member of House Party and was selected to be a hostess for the Big Girl Panties party. I received product to host the party. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.