The Sweet Spot
By Stephanie Evanovich
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Reviewed from: a copy provided by the publisher--thank you Avon!
About The Sweet Spot: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?
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This is one of those books that you are either going to love or it is just not going to work with you--and that is okay. Chase is an alpha male baseball player and he is pursuing Amanda, a strong, witty and full figured woman. Disclaimer: I love baseball/sports romances and I celebrate books that feature more than model-esque women in them.
I enjoyed their bantering, their courtship leading up to their marriage. Where the book throws a lot of people off is their bedroom relationship. It is a Dom/Sub type relationship--whether you are into it or not, it is different than some others portrayed in additional books with those type of relationships. It is not quite as explicit as some and perhaps that's why it rubs others wrong.
Personally, I enjoyed the other parts--the chick lit, the witty and humorous parts of it that are always appreciated. So, in a nutshell: know what to expect with eyes wide open (especially with a slightly deceiving cover IMO) and you perhaps you won't be disappointed.
About Our Author:
Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writingfiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York’s 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.
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