A Bit of Funny Froth! Feb 22, 2013
Although this book is an earlier work (1989) than most of the 12 novels/novellas in Evanovich’s early career, it seems much better than most. First, no cars explode.
Second, it takes more than 10 minutes for the couple to fall in love with each other!
Third, this story isn’t just fun-and-games in the bedroom; there are serious issues each must grapple with before committing to each other. Don’t get me wrong, it has plenty of hilarity and cute nonsense.
Alexandra Scott has reached the tipping point in her life; her biological clock is working overtime and she doesn’t see a way to meet eligible men because she works so hard in Manhattan. Alex decides that she has to do something different if she is going to meet a marriageable partner in her lifetime.
After some research, Alex realizes that men seriously outnumber women in one state – Alaska. On a whim, she exchanges her Princeton condo ($400,000) for a cabin and small business in Alaska – sight unseen! You know she is in trouble now – right? Things get progressively worse but Alex is an unfailing optimist – who refuses to be cowed by a few disasters and herds of mice.
Alex’s next mile neighbor is Michael Casey, a pilot and partner in a thriving business. He is not interested in marriage but he is very interested in a short-term romance with Alex.
This is a very quick read with several laugh-out-loud moments. The story is predictable but not as mindless as most of Evanovich’s early novels. Enjoy!