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 i …more
So I checked out this book because I wanted a fun easy read. I’m not usually into Chick-Lit even though I am obsessed with Chick- Flicks, but I liked the cover, so I said why not?! Right?!
Let me preface by saying this, I have never written a novel, neither have I publish anything EVER so I already respect Stephanie Evanovich for being a published author. That said, this book was awful!
The worst book I’ve read in a while, actually the worst book I’ve read, I tried to read it 3 times and didn’t finish it and I cursed myself afterwards, its called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, now THAT book is awful! Big Girl Panties is just, bad.
Let’s talk about the author’s choice of words in the sex scenes. Stephanie used words like “take her” and “intrusion,” this sounds like unwanted sex to me. All the sex scenes just seem so forced and I couldn’t tell if they were intended to be awkward or her writing made it awkward. Also, one of the characters Chase loved spanking his grown adult wife, I mean?! I think Stephanie was going for readers thinking of this as a fetish, but it was just annoying and wrong.
There was quite a bit of body shaming in this book, which made me curious as to how the author looked like, so I went to go check her out and she is a heavy set woman. This shocked me a little because she didn’t show any compassion towards Holly, the main character who is was fat. Maybe it was her attempt to be candid but it didn’t come out that way. She made Holly too self-hating and insecure and attached it to her weight but I think the self-hating and insecurity was probably brought on from her abandonment by her family and dead husband. Anyways, I do not recommend this book, but if you want something to light to read, you can choose something else. Hahaha. But Stephanie is a little bit funny. I had laugh out loud moments.
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