"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.
Fine. Great Shape with typical shelf wear. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 342 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
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.
Publishers Weekly, 2012-03-26 In Evanovich and Kelly's romantic comedy, Kate Appleton returns home to Keene's Harbor, Mich., to reclaim her family fortune and-more immediately-find a job. There, she allies herself with microbrewery owner Matt Culhane, who suspects an employee is sabotaging his beer. Matt hires Kate as a spy, but complications arise due to Kate's allergies and because of her emerging romance with Matt. Lorelei King narrates in a clear, clean voice, and her rendition of Kate is cute, spunky, and enthusiastic. While King's delivery is at times stiff, particularly during Kate's conversation in early chapters, her rendering of Matt is looser; he sounds world-weary and wry. And as the romance peaks and Matt and Kate share adventures, King hits her stride, ably handling the snappy dialogue between Matt and Kate in a way that distinguishes both characters and is absolutely fun to listen to. A St. Martin's hardcover. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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