Big girl problems
with whom she found comfort and security.
Vulnerable and in need of a change – it’s been two years since the funeral – Brennan accepts Logan’s offer and begins her lifechanging process, which is both poignant (though I use this word rather loosely) and inspiring. And when Logan finds out how wealthy she is, it’s a huge slap in his face, which was pretty satisfying to read!
It comes as no surprise that these two are meant for each other. And Logan’s transition from pity to respect for and, soon, infatuation with Brennan moves smoothly.
But sooner than you would think, he pounces on her like a sailor on leave. And what does the now strong and independent Brennan do? She allows it! The writer seems to imply that your outer appearance might change, but not your emotional value and self-esteem.
Big Girl Panties is a breeze to get through and is a surprisingly fun and witty read, although the transitions between characters can be confusing at times.
The writer switches between hesaid-she-said dialogue and monologues within the same page, which works in the slower and more intimate moments. But it gets confusing when more than two people are involved.
Aside from the occasional dialogue misfire, Evanovich paces her writing well, so that the body-shaming picture in Logan’s eyes fades toward the end of the book.
But even finishing the book brought no answer to my question: Is this book on size and weight an exaggeration or does it depict the reality of the situation? I suppose my main take away from this light read is to be more aware of body shaming in my own world.
Evanovich does satisfy with Brennan ultimately finding independence; and the writer even manages to make Mr Godsend likable halfway into the book.
Oh, and Evanovic doesn’t stinge on the cliches either, bringing the love story full circle towards the end, so the reader can clearly see how far the characters have come.
What really got me excited was the anticipation of the titular phrase showing up throughout the entire read. The writer waits for the precise moment to throw in this phrase, which is what caught my attention on its cover in the first place, and she couldn’t have timed it better.