This is the sequel to Big Girl Panties, which I really enjoyed. In the grand tradition of the romance genre, the sequel doesn’t follow the happily ever after of the first book, but rather is the back story of two of the minor but definitely interesting characters in that book. So really it is more of a prequel, with the possible setup of two more characters spinning off into their own book as well.
Amanda owns a very successful suburban restaurant. She comes from a politically influential and wealthy family, and her parents are very supportive. When baseball superstar Chase Walker’s nasty, supercilious agent makes a dinner reservation, she is prepared to hate Chase on sight. Instead, he falls for her and she finds him intriguing, but won’t admit to it.
He becomes a regular at the restaurant, always kind to his fans, and hanging around every night just watching Amanda. He finagles a meeting with her parents, who like him. And after a few weeks, her staff finally convinces her to give him a chance.
Their relationship sizzles from the first date, but Chase has a secret he is hesitant to reveal. He likes spanking women, but Amanda never gives him any indication that she is also into it and he finds himself in a dilemma until the night she mouths off at him. One thing leads to another, and she finds that she does like it but is afraid to admit it to herself.
This is another great romance from Evanovich, with a little humor and a lot of kinky sex. Fans of the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy should enjoy this – the writing is far superior.
7/14 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE SWEET SPOT by Stephanie Evanovich. William Morrow (July 8, 2014). ISBN 978-0062234810. 272p.