Saturday, 4 May 2019

Book Review - Sweatpants at Tiffanie's by Pernille Hughes - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title: Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s
Author: Pernille Hughes
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 3rd August 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

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 can't believe I let this book slip through my fingers for so long. I have been keen to read it from the moment it was announced, and having now finally devoured it, I can see my instincts were spot on.  I loved this book. 

Tiffanie is fabulous, I can't understand why she was ever with Gavin though, the initial chapter where he's breaking up with her on their 10th Anniversary shows just what a knob he really is, and when you read it, you will see just why I think that! 

I loved that Tiffanie was unexpectedly inheriting a boxing club, despite no interest in the sport, but when you start hearing her ideas, I couldn't help but be in awe so long as she could pull them off. 

Nothing is plain sailing, there is another ex-boyfriend at centre stage, someone else who clearly has a grudge against her, a boxing trainer who is a chauvinistic pig, but thankfully Tiff has the support of her friends to boost her confidence and start to build something really special. 

There are plenty of laughs to be had in this, as well as some action, plus plenty of fitness scenes and classes which all sounded painfully fun, but I'm still not going to give them a go myself! 

I loved this fun debut novel and really looking forward already to Pernille Hughes' next book. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Impulse for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


  1. Fantastic review! I need to read this!

  2. SO pleased you enjoyed the book Rachel. Thanks for reading and for reviewing it. Xx


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