Author: Amie Stuart
Publisher: Amie Stuart
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
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 eventually, the safety of an internet love affair.
“Miss Snooty Pants”
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 months they spent getting to know one another formed an attraction neither can fight.
Warning: This book contains cookie consumption, shopping, rants about bras, lost bras, stolen bras, a fake engagement, hawt sexy times, and a snooty plus-sized chick who falls hard for her Redneck Casanova.
Well, what can I say? Being a big girl myself, I was intrigued by the title. I'm so glad I took the chance to read this book. There is a little bit of everything I love in a summer read~ a snarky, smart woman, a hot cowboy, and great humor. The best part of the book was the honesty.
Stuart puts it out there. Jade is a curvy woman who is unapologetic about who she is...most of the time. She has the same insecurities most women have~ cellulite, fat rolls, how many cookies she just ate, and where to shop for sexy clothes that don't look like mumus. I found myself laughing and crying with her through the cookies, the shopping and the near desperation to believe in someone seeing her as a desirable woman.
They meet in an all to familiar way in today's society. They are involved in a chat group surrounding their favorite country singer and behind the screen of their computers, they are able to be themselves, not the person they show the rest of the world. In the privacy of the chat, they can tease and banter back and forth without fear of being judged. The irony is that they do know each other outside of the computer and they do not like each other at all. He thinks she is a stuck up, privileged woman and she sees him as a cad who thinks he's God's gift to the female population.
I loved their journey of discovery and missteps as they get to know each other. The humor of the book is well balanced with the sometimes raw emotions. Maybe it was just raw for me as I could relate to Jade's insecurities and fears on so many levels, but I absolutely loved this book. The strength in the book is that Jade learns to embrace the woman she is~ cellulite and all.