BLOG TOUR: THE SWEET SPOT BY STEPHANIE EVANOVICH - REVIEW
The Sweet Spot By Stephanie Evanovich Releasing in Print, July 8 th , 2014 BLURB Last summer readers were captivated by Steph...
The Sweet Spot
By Stephanie Evanovich
Releasing in Print, July 8th, 2014
Last summer readers were captivated by Stephanie Evanovich’s highly-anticipated New York Times bestselling debut novel, Big Girl Panties. This summer, Evanovich is back with THE SWEET SPOT, the sizzling story of two of readers’ favorite characters from Big Girl Panties: Chase Walker, the hunky professional baseball player, and his beautiful, curvy, and exceptionally sassy wife Amanda.
Amanda is a successful, levelheaded woman who built her restaurant from scratch. She’s certainly not looking for a prince charming to sweep her off her feet. So when Chase, baseball’s golden boy, begins to pursue her, she barely gives him the time of day. Her heart-shaped face and big blue eyes stop him dead in his tracks and her lush, plus-size curves don’t hurt either. And while Amanda’s used to celebrities and politicians dining at the Cold Creek Grille, she just can’t stop staring at Chase—he’s hotness personified.
At heart, Chase is a monogamist who likes strong women, despite his playboy image. Amanda is exactly the type he’s been looking to settle down with, but she won’t say yes easily. From daily visits to the restaurant to extravagant flower arrangements, Chase will stop at nothing to persuade her to go out with him—and he finally succeeds!
For Amanda their romance is all too good to be true, and something has got to give. Can Chase really be this perfect? And then she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase Walker has a spicy little kink. While readers of Big Girl Panties will remember it quite well, Chase’s fans have no idea that off the field, he likes to indulge in a little passionate spanking from time to time.
To her surprise, Amanda discovers a naughty side she never knew she had. But then, thanks to a tabloid, their secret comes to light and becomes the nation’s favorite water-cooler gossip. Will Amanda give up a little bit of her single-girl freedom for true love with a twist? Or will the pressure of Chase’s stardom spell doom for this sexy couple?
THE SWEET SPOT is an incredibly sexy and charming story filled with wit, fun, and extra-spicy romance. This is the perfect follow-up to Big Girl Panties and undoubtedly a great choice for summer reading.
The Sweet Spot
Hotness Factor: Hanky Panky
I really wished that I read Big Girl Panties, Stephanie Ivanovich’s debut novel where the characters appeared already married, which made this book a prequel. How did Amanda and Chase meet… Well children, sexy baseball superstar Chase Walker sort of stalked lovely curvaceous restaurateur Amanda after he happened to dine at her restaurant. I’ve said that before, the only reason their meet cute didn’t turn out to be creepy was because one of them happened to be world famous!
Anyway… He courted her, they fell in love then the story took another turn and so did the characters. Chase’s inner thoughts scared me at times. He made his little vice (no spoiler) sound like a compulsion but what surprised me more was Amanda’s reaction. She was too okay with it too soon for my taste and the way she was introduced to it was borderline an assault. I knew where the rest book was going I just didn’t like the way it was handled.
Nonetheless, it was a nice love story. Anytime a plus size woman is in a hot romance novel, I can’t help but giggle with envy. Us curvaceous ladies have to stick together! If you read Big Girl Panties, you might enjoy The Sweet Spot more than those who hadn’t had the pleasure yet might.
***I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE OF THE HONEST REVIEW***
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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