Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Sweet Spot By: Stephanie Evanovich

The Sweet Spot
By: Stephanie Evanovich
Releasing in Print, July 8th, 2014


Blurb
Last summer readers were captivated by Stephanie Evanovich’s highly-anticipated New York Times bestselling debut novel, Big Girl Panties. This summer, Evanovich is back with THE SWEET SPOT, the sizzling story of two of readers’ favorite characters from Big Girl Panties: Chase Walker, the hunky professional baseball player, and his beautiful, curvy, and exceptionally sassy wife Amanda.
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?
THE SWEET SPOT is an incredibly sexy and charming story filled with wit, fun, and extra-spicy romance. This is the perfect follow-up to Big Girl Panties and undoubtedly a great choice for summer reading.
The Sweet Spot
By: Stephanie Evanovich
Releasing in Print, July 8th, 2014
My review:
Copy received from Tasty Virtual Book Tour
Three Stars
I've never read Stephanie Evanovich before so I was looking forward to reading "The Sweet Spot". I though that her writing was smooth and easy to follow. Her characters are relateable and seem like everyday people, well except for the famous baseball player! 

Amanda was a great heroine. She runs her own restaurant is very successful and confident.  She was a very down to earth and normal person.  When Chase comes to her restaurant for dinner he is immediately drawn to her.  Amanda, being the sharp business woman that she is, does not fall all over herself when Chase repeatedly asks her out and eventually starts to visit her restaurant routinely to be close to hear.

As Amanda and Chase's relationship develops a big secret of his comes out.  He isn't sure how Amanda is going to react and honestly, I wasn't either.  It was interesting to see how they were able to deal with this situation.  Although I was not a big fan of Chase and his big secret I did like how they were able to work out how they both felt about it.  Overall, this was a fun and light romance. I plan to read more books by Stephanie Evanovich. 


Blurb
Last summer readers were captivated by Stephanie Evanovich’s highly-anticipated New York Times bestselling debut novel, Big Girl Panties. This summer, Evanovich is back with THE SWEET SPOT, the sizzling story of two of readers’ favorite characters from Big Girl Panties: Chase Walker, the hunky professional baseball player, and his beautiful, curvy, and exceptionally sassy wife Amanda.
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?
THE SWEET SPOT is an incredibly sexy and charming story filled with wit, fun, and extra-spicy romance. This is the perfect follow-up to Big Girl Panties and undoubtedly a great choice for summer reading.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18635066-the-sweet-spot

Buy Links
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Author Info

Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts 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.
Author Links
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieEvanovichBooks
https://twitter.com/SEEVANOVICH
http://www.stephanieevanovich.com/

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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18635066-the-sweet-spot

Buy Links
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Spot-Novel-Stephanie-Evanovich-ebook/dp/B00FJ34Y78/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sweet-spot-stephanie-evanovich/1117005008?ean=9780062234810
BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Sweet-Spot/Stephanie-Evanovich/9780062234827?id=6008205023674

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2014/06/now-booking-tasty-virtual-tour-for_9630.html

Author Info
Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts 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.
Author Links
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieEvanovichBooks
https://twitter.com/SEEVANOVICH
http://www.stephanieevanovich.com/

Rafflecopter Giveaway (Five Print Copies of THE SWEET SPOT)
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