Monday, February 29, 2016

WRI Reviews: Love Handles by Gretchen Galway

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Love Handles by Gretchen Galway
Pages: 365
Publisher: Eton Field 
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Format: mobi
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

The world of fitness apparel isn't ready for Beverly Lewis. She hates the gym, is nice to everybody, and shops at Ross Dress for Less. When she's not teaching preschool, she's wearing yoga pants . . . to nap in. So when she inherits her estranged grandfather's fitnesswear company in San Francisco, nobody expects her to keep it. Fite Fitness needs a heartless suit to save it from bankruptcy, not a thirty-year-old woman who cries when her students leave for kindergarten.

Someone like Liam Johnson. A former Olympic swimmer, Liam is Fite's executive vice president. Unlike Bev, he's devoted his life to Fite's success. Managing one little preschool teacher—and his attraction to her—shouldn't be an issue. Right?

But Bev's tired of being underpaid and underrated, and refuses to step aside as an obedient figurehead. To everyone's shock and horror, she moves up to San Francisco, sets up an office, and dives into the business. Nothing—not mockery, not exercise, not sabotage, not a disastrously hot night with her aggravating VP—is going to scare her away.

As Liam realizes she's tougher than she looks, he discovers that losing Fite might not be nearly as bad as losing her . . .

A story about the pursuit of love, happiness, and the perfect yoga pants, Love Handles will speak to anyone who's ever had to face the thing that scares her most.

Love Handles is a full-length novel, the equivalent of about 375 print pages.
Warning: contains at least two loves scenes and a happy ending.

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My Review
Bev is a preschool teacher. She has a big heart which makes her a popular and love teacher by most. The grandfather she doesn't know leaves her his failing fitness wear company. No one is happy about the change in ownership. The book is basically about her trying to prove to everyone including herself that she is able to be the businesswoman the company needs all while falling for Liam. There is a side story of someone harassing her at home and at the office.

I liked Bev determination to stick with the company. I like that how she went about winning people over. However, she is a bit of a pushover. I'm not too keen on Liam. He was underhanded and entitled so the romance element of this story didn't win me over. I also didn't like how her family treated her. Yes she was a pushover but they really did put her down. I did like the side story of finding out who was causing her all that trouble and even finding out a little info about the bitter family drama.

About the Author
Gretchen writes romantic comedies because love is too painful to survive without laughing. Raised in the American Midwest, she now lives in California with her husband and two kids.

If you enjoy any of her books, please consider lending it to a friend—all of her books are DRM-free if possible—or leave a review online. Feedback from readers like you is priceless.

Author Links
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