by Stephanie Evanovich
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: July 8, 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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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?
I enjoyed reading this book. I usually like fast-paced books. This one wasn’t fast-paced but it was good book overall. I love Chase’s character so much. He is so persistent in dating Amanda and he is very sweet and lovable. He does have one flaw that I don’t really like. If you have read Big Girl Panties then you know what that flaw is. I personally didn’t like it so much, especially because I could relate it to Fifty Shades Of Grey in a way.
I love Amanda! She is definitely my favorite character. She frustrates me to no end but I love her come backs and how she handles Chase. She shows more of her true colors in Big Girl Panties and I love her character more on that book than this one.
If you are looking for a not-so-fast-paced read with descriptive sex scenes and come backs, then this book is for you. I personally paid more attention to Chase’s sweet side because I fell in love with that side, I really did. All of the nice things he does for Amanda…perfect.
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