Review: The Bigger They Are…

Posted March 27, 2012 by Jen in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews Tags: , , , ,

The Bigger They Are…
Release Date: March 23, 2012
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Lovers on the Fringe #2
ISBN: #978-1419939549
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Novella
Format(s): e-book
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds

About the book:

     Andy Lohani is in a serious funk. The Yeti shifter is looking for love, or at least some loving, and when he meets Jenna Durham one dark night, sparks fly. She’s beautiful, sexy and hot for him. Getting her in his bed is job one. Unfortunately, she’s Normal and he’s really…not.
      Accountant Jenna Durham doesn’t believe her brother’s crazy theories about Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. But she agrees to check out a bar in northern Pennsylvania where her brother says Bigfoot hangs out. At least she’s getting an expenses-paid weekend away.
     When Jenna meets seven-foot blond and blue-eyed hunk Andy, she realizes she owes her brother one hell of an apology. Because she has a huge crush on the Abominable Snowman. And what he can do between the sheets is not something a girl could soon forget. But if she wants to keep him, she might have to give up her Normal life for one on the Fringe…

What Im talking about:

     It seems to Jenna Durham that she is always helping out her twin brother, Joss, when he needs money, and he always needs money. So when instead, he asks her to check out a remote location in Pennsylvania because Bigfoot may live there, she isn’t certain what to do. She adores Joss, but isn’t quite ready to believe that the supernatural world is real.
     Jenna decides to take up Joss’s job offer and finds herself in the middle of nowhere, sitting in her car, parked in front of a rundown shack. When Andy, a giant blond god, strolls out of the structure and up to Jenna’s car window, she is ready to follow him anywhere. And Andy wants two things 1) to get Jenna away from the building that doubles as a bar for the “Fringe” beings (supernatural creatures) and 2) to get Jenna into his bed.
     Overall, The Bigger They Are… is an enjoyable and fun story that doesn’t take itself seriously. The novella is full of quirky sci-fi references (which bodes well for a nerd-girl like me!), sexual innuendo, slap-stick humor and more pop culture references than I can count.
     The first half of the story primarily focuses on Andy and Jenna getting to know each other via light banter. Although the humor had me chuckling out loud and the pop culture references were fun, after a while the constant references to comics, movies and TV programs began to crowd the flow of the story. And since I didn’t know all of the references, I felt like a third-wheel in their discussions.
     However, the flow of the story changes about midway through the book when Andy and Jenna sleep together. First – they are HOT! I love Ms. Julian’s ability to write a sexy, erotic scene. Then, with the introduction of Joss’s friend, Mike, the storyline really picks up. And the uncovering of the “truth” to Jenna is highly entertaining (Andy is a Yeti shifter after all!). I breezed through the second half of the story and wanted to continue on. (Did I get a hint that maybe Joss’s story would be coming up soon?)
     The Bigger They Are… is a FUN read! The story is full of humor and is highly entertaining. I recommend you pick up both novellas from the Lovers on the Fringe series for an amusing and enjoyable time! I will leave you with one of the many humorous pop culture references in this story (and definitely my favorite):

She was a clone living with other clones on the Death Star while Andy and his friends hung out on the much cooler Millennium Falcon.

My Rating:

Liked it a lot – recommend (B+)

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One response to “Review: The Bigger They Are…

  1. B.

    This story sounds great! I love reading Stephanie Julian’s stories, and agree completely that she has a knack for great characters and steamy romance. I’ll definitely check this one out!