It might have been better if it was advertised as Romance rather than Mystery. The mystery part might have filled 20 pages. The rest was the typical, boy secretly loves girl, girl secretly loves boy and they both pretend to dislike the other...until they don't. It might have been more tolerable if it was about half the length. Much of the book was spent saying the same thing over and over, mainly about the feelings the main characters had for each other.
All of them.
Very redundant, corny, sappy dialogue. The only reason I finished it was because I had nothing else to listen to on a long car ride. I fast forwarded through some if it. Contrary to what others have said, I thought the narrator made it worse with her overly dramatic portrayal. If you are looking for a mystery, skip this one. If you like sappy romances, you will probably like it.
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I am definitely interested in reading another. I thought about the bad reviews below, and I have to disagree, mostly. I generally don't like "chick flicks", or books that would fit that description. I am a woman, by the way. However, I might have to concede that this book would be somewhat more to the liking of women. There is no real mystery or suspense. There are no lurid details of the crimes. However, I was interested in how it ended because of the character development. I also loved the reader.
I do not agree with the other reviewers. I love this series, and I love the characters. The reason I love them is because it is light, and cute, and I don't have to think too hard. I would agree that the 14th in the series was my least favorite, but this one was good. If I am looking for an edge of my seat suspense, I look elsewhere. But if I want to chuckle and know nothing too horrifying will happen, I reach for a Plum novel. I like the love triangle, and do not want Stephanie to choose one of them. My only complaint is I do not like the reader's voice for Grandma Mazur. The narrator for the first few books, C.J. Critt, did a much better voice for her, and made her hilarious. King's portrayal of that character isn't funny.
I love this series by Evanovich. The stories are funny, but also provide a mystery. I have moments of anxiety, wondering how Stephanie is going to get out of her latest bind. It also has moments of laugh-out-loud humor. This particular book has some very funny moments. The lead character has two swoon-worthy men in her life, which adds an element of relationship/love to the stories as well. I would recommend listening to the whole series in order, but it is not necessary. They are very entertaining and light hearted.
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