A fast-paced comedy thriller that combines scintillating suspense and steamy sex, from bestselling author JANET EVANOVICH. For fans of EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN and SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN. Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. Happy in her stable home life as a divorced mother of two, she represents everything the footloose Kaharchek ...Read MoreA fast-paced comedy thriller that combines scintillating suspense and steamy sex, from bestselling author JANET EVANOVICH. For fans of EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN and SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN. Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. Happy in her stable home life as a divorced mother of two, she represents everything the footloose Kaharchek's always avoided. But she is also irresistibly fascinating - in a car-crash sort of way. Billie, meanwhile, finds her instinctive response to Kaharchek's attention almost as frightening as the mysterious break-ins in her neighbourhood, and the spider invasions her pest-control man seems unable to beat. As fate brings Billie and Kaharchek ever closer, they are suddenly thrown into a world of mayhem, seduction and terror - but will it lead to love everlasting?Read Less
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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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