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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

*[Blog Tour Review & Giveaway] The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich

 
 
The Sweet Spot

Summary:

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?

Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 272 pages (Hardcover)
Source: Review Copy
Available Formats: Print/E-book/Audio
Publication Date: July 8th 2014 by William Morrow

I went into reading this one without knowing that Chase and Amanda were introduced in Evanovich's previous book Big Girl Panties, but that didn't effect my over all experience with the book because I thought their story in the Sweet Spot was perfect.

I was really surprised that I enjoyed this one so much because I wasn't really the mood to read it when I did but since I had to read it for a tour I just dug in and really ended up losing myself for an afternoon in the pages. I just loved my first read of a Stephanie Evanovich book and though it turned out to be a really awesome summer time read. It was light, and funny, and had a sizzling romance but I didn't find it fluffy at all which was a relief.

I really liked getting to know Amanda and Chase, both individually and as a couple. Sometimes when I read I end up liking one partner more than the other but with these two I just couldn't pick who I liked more, and I think it's because of how good they were together. Neither was perfect, but they accepted each other's imperfections and kind of fell for each other for those imperfections. I thought their romance was not only sizzling when it came to the sexy times but sweet too, which I love because then a relationship between characters seems more real to me. They we're just one of those couples I felt at easy reading about. Sure there was a little conflict, a little drama but it wasn't over the top and it was used in a way that made sense.

Plus, the side characters in the book were just as good and I liked how they added to the story and weren't just used as props. I also liked seeing how Amanda and Chase interacted with other people and they really did have some lovely people in their lives that care for them.

Overall, this one just what the doctor ordered. It was as I said, funny, spicy and sweet and very well written. There was more than just romance between Amanda and Chase. There was also genuine friendship between them and I thought they were a hoot. Stephanie Evanovich definitely earned herself a new fan with me and I can't wait to read more by her.

I'd recommend The Sweet Spot to all fans of contemporary romance who want a couple that will really make you love them, have you laughing your ass off at times and smiling 95 percent of the time your reading. It was fast paced and definitely a book I'd recommend packing for vacation, a day at the beach or a pool side read.


*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.

Really Liked It!
★★★
1/2
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5 comments:

  1. Oh I so want to try her, thanks for the great review and I LOVE that cover!!!

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  2. I love that you really enjoyed this book even though you weren't really in the mood for a contemporary romance. I'll definitely have to pick this one up. Great review!

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  3. What a fun sounding book. ANd quite a coup to be on her tour! steph at fangswandsandfairydust dot com

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  4. Ooh just what the doctor ordered, huh. I should check this out, sounds right up my alley. Glad you had a good time reading.

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