The Big Girl’s Guide to Buying Lingerie by Amie Stuart
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance
My name is JADE BALLARD, and this is the story of how a freak accident with a cookie changed the life of a semi-reformed people-pleaser (that’s me!).
After a disastrous marital near-miss Jade Ballard retreats to San Antonio, cutting herself off from the world in general and more specifically her family’s country club lifestyle, which she no longer wants any part of. She takes comfort in food and the safety of an internet love affair.
Rowdy Yates is a semi-reformed womanizer who’s leery of long-term entanglements. Until Jade, he never seriously considered anything beyond a “Wife-For-A-Night.”
After months of flirting on the internet the couple meets, only to discover they already know one another. Rowdy has always mistaken Jade’s shy reserved nature for snobbishness, and Jade has always viewed the woman-loving Rowdy as a Redneck Casanova. But the seven months they spent getting to know one another formed an attraction neither can fight.
Every once in a while, a book catches my eye and I just know I'll fall in love with it. Those are the kind of books you want to give more than five stars. The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie is one of those books for me.
Jade is a beautiful, but sorta shy big girl. Rowdy is a reformed player who thinks he might have found the perfect gal for him. Problem one, they've been communicating online for seven months and have no idea they already know each other. Problem two, they don't particularly like each other. Rowdy thinks Jade is beautiful, but stuck-up. Jade thinks Rowdy flirts with anything then takes them home. This brings home the fact that first opinions can be deceiving.
As a bigger gal myself, I have struggled with many of the feelings Jade experienced throughout the novel, even bra shopping horrors. I laughed more than I cried with Jade's antics which were plenty. I fell hard for Rowdy and his protective nature. Nothing's better than a strong cowboy who will stand up for the ladies in his life.
This novel has more than a few twists, hella hotness, and some good old fashion cowboy charm. If you crave a love story with a lot a laughs and a sexy southern boy, this novel is for you!
Thanks so much to Amie Stuart and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie in exchange for an honest review. Check out the rest of the novels in the Bluebonnet Texas Series for more.
About the Author
Amie Stuart is the last of a dying breed, a native Texan, and still makes her home there, where cowboys and music (her other two loves) abound. Growing up, she wanted to be a lawyer and a psychologist. No doubt the shrinks would have a field day with her head, but she’s seen the error of her ways and considers all those other jobs ‘research’ for the writing gig.