Danger is the side-effect of dating a millionaire...Billie Pearce, school teacher and divorced mother-of-two, has always enjoyed a quiet life, right up until the fateful day she starts riding lessons. On her first day at the stables, she meets Nick Kaharchek, the handsome, super-rich playboy who seems - inexplicably, in her view - to like her. To ...
Danger is the side-effect of dating a millionaire...Billie Pearce, school teacher and divorced mother-of-two, has always enjoyed a quiet life, right up until the fateful day she starts riding lessons. On her first day at the stables, she meets Nick Kaharchek, the handsome, super-rich playboy who seems - inexplicably, in her view - to like her. To really like her. And despite Nick's own hilariously chaotic family, Billie feels something back, something she never thought she'd feel again. But for Billie and Nick, things are never simple. Someone is not happy about the couple's blossoming romance - and it looks like they're willing to kill over it...
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I've always enjoyed 99% of Ms. Evanovich's books. This series I was having a problem with. I had never read the first book in the series and didn't know how the main characters came to know each other and how they were connected. I didn't realize the book about Nick and Billy was the start of the whole series. Once I got all of the book together at one time, it was great to reread them in the order they were written. I keep reading all of the books by Janet and her writing partners and enjoy them all.
Aug 29, 2007
An entertaining love story
This a delightful story with romance, laughs and mystery all in one. Billie Pearce meets her Polo instuctor Nick Kaharchek, ends up being lousy at polo. Nick is fascinated by Billie and comes up with a plan where she can rent a room to Nick's cousin Deedee prior to her wedding to a famous wrestler., and he can get to know her better. As she gets to know Nick she finds out that she is falling for him but is afraid to admit it as she sees herself as a plain Jane compaired to his former girlfriend. You have a mystery involving houses in her area being broke into, Nicks car being bombed. Nick having to search for Deedee brother who is a genius but on the strange side. There is enough romance, humor and suspence to keep you interested from start to finish. The characters are funny and lovable at the same time.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-08-05 Originally published in 1989 under the pen name Steffie Hall, Evanovich's comic romantic suspense novel Full House reappears here in what the author calls a "bigger and better" form. Wealthy newspaper owner and horseman Nick Kaharchek meets divorced mom Billie Pearce when she makes polo lessons at his stables part of her summer self-improvement program. Though she's hopeless at polo, Billie is so cute that Nick begins to invent excuses to spend time with her. First, he takes care of her when a horse steps on her foot; then, he arranges for his nutty cousin Deedee, a self-absorbed airhead, to board with Billie while her kids are away. As if that isn't enough, Billie must also contend with a bomb-setting teenager, professional wrestlers, an outbreak of spiders and threats from a mysterious intruder. Evanovich acknowledges in a note to readers that her plotting has gotten more intricate since this book was first written (she's right), but her attempt to rework a formulaic '80s love story for the new millennium doesn't come off. The outcome of the artificial romance between Nick and Billie is obvious from the start, as is the identity of the intruder. Instead, the book's focus is on the slapstick comedy provided by the cast of wacky, though mostly loveable, eccentrics. (Sept.) Forecast: Thanks to Evanovich's sterling reputation and substantial fan base, sales won't falter much, but this trussed-up tale may fall flat for both her mystery-loving fans and readers seeking a truly contemporary romance. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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