Now as I try to get my Netgalley percentage from 83% to at least 90% by the end of the year I am slowly but surely reading all the wonderful books on my Netgalley shelf. As ever it took me ages to decide which one to pick but something about the cover for Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s by Pernille Hughes jumped out at me. So let’s see what I thought…
ABOUT THE BOOK
True love packs a punch…
Tiffanie Trent is not having a great week. Gavin, her boyfriend, has dumped her unceremoniously on their tenth anniversary, leaving her heartbroken and homeless.
Frank Black, the owner of Blackie’s boxing gym and where Tiff has been book-keeper for the last decade, has dropped dead. He’s not having a great week either.
And if that wasn’t enough, Mike ‘The Assassin’ Fellner, boxer of international fame and Tiff’s first love, is back in town and more gorgeous than ever. Tiff can’t seem to go anywhere without bumping into his biceps.
When she discovers Blackie has left her the gym, Tiff, with her saggy trackies and supermarket trainers, is certain she’ll fail. Can Tiff step up and roll with the punches, or will she be down and out at the first round?
I’m not really sure what I expected when I picked up this book but what I found was a book filled with warmth, humour and a dash of romance.
I loved how Tiffanie’s character grew right from the shaky beginning where her life as she knew it fell apart to her growing in confidence. All of this easily made me root for her even more. Now Tiffanie’s character wasn’t completely perfect and I have to say I did shake my head at her over a few decisions but for me that made her seem more real. Mike and Tiffanie, well what can I say I loved seeing them meet again after so much time had passed. From their fiery first meeting to a tentative friendship being rebuilt. Then add in a chemistry that begins to build with sparks starting to fly and you get a heartwarming extra special touch.
There are some fun characters who all bring something to the story but a special mention has to go to Shelby! Basically she has no filter and speaks her mind along with coming out with some brilliant one liners. Shelby reminded me of Samantha from Sex and the City and brought a lot of fun to the story.
There is a little bit of everything in this story from friendships, drama and giggles. Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s has a lot of heart and it all combined to create a vibrant and very entertaining story!