"Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer""" Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she ...
"Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer""" Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, "Love in a Nutshell "is delicious fun.
Over the years, I?ve read most, if not all of the Evanovich books. The Plum books have become rather ho-hum because of the repetitiveness. After reading the first few pages of LOVE IN A NUTSHELL, I decided that Dorien Kelly was a good partner. The reader is spared the worst of Evanovich?s excesses; no car bombing/accidents or heavy doses of innuendo between the main characters.
However, there was little of the classic Evanovich humor. The story was told in a pleasant way, although the plot was very predictable. There was a mystery of a sort that flowed through the pages.
3 stars ? very, very average
Mar 21, 2013
LIGHT-HEARTED ROMANCE. GOOD READ.ENJOYED THE BOOK TREMENDOUSLY.
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