I have always heard really good things about Stephanie Evanovich’s Big Girl Panties, and I had been meaning to read the book for a while, but never got around to it. I saw TLC Book Tours offering The Sweet Spot as a book tour and I knew I immediately wanted to be on the tour. See what I thought of Stephanie Evanovich’s The Sweet Spot below!
The Sweet Spot
Title: The Sweet Spot
Author: Stephanie Evanovich
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Source: Received from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
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The amazing Stephanie Evanovich returns with The Sweet Spot, the sizzling story of everyone’s favorite couple from her New York Times bestseller Big Girl Panties: hunky professional baseball player Chase Walker and his sassy wife Amanda
When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it’s love at first sight. While Amanda can’t help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn’t have a chance of getting to first—or any other—base with her. A successful entrepreneur who’s built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn’t need a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. And a curvy girl who likes to cook and eat isn’t interested in being around the catty, stick-thin herd of females chasing Chase and his teammates.
But Chase isn’t about to strike out. A man who isn’t interested in playing the field, he’s a monogamist who wants an independent woman like Amanda. His hopes rally when she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman on—and into his number one fan.
Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late- night punch-line. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase’s stardom force them to call it quits?
About the Author
Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York School of Film and Television 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.
The Sweet Spot takes place before Stephanie Evanovich’s first book Big Girl Panties, but it definitely isn’t necessary to have read Big Girl Panties in order to read this book- I didn’t and was fine reading it. I guess that’s because this book is the prequel to the other book even though it came out after the first book. This book follows how Amanda and Chase met and fell in love. Amanda and Chase are a fun loving couple who seem to just want to have a good time- Amanda is a bit more tightly wound than Chase is, but it seems that Amanda has had to work harder than Chase to get where she is… and throughout the story it seems as though Chase gets Amanda to relax a bit. At first I found some parts to be hinting towards 50 Shades of Grey, but this book is much better written… and doesn’t seem to go all the way 50 Shades did.
Overall I enjoyed the story and following how Chase’s and Amanda’s love story unfolded. I loved the beginning of the book when the story was told from Amanda and Chase’s views in separate chapters, I wish that that style had continued throughout the rest of the book. Evanovich did have the different perspectives in the one chapter, but I think she could have gotten more in depth with what they were thinking and feeling if she had had the separate chapters.
This book has tons of humour and wit injected into it, which made it a load of fun to read. I loved some of Amanda’s responses to various characters in the book.
This book definitely gets
4 out of 5 Hippos!
Thank you to
For allowing me to participate in this book tour!