I've heard that many of you would like more books that entertain you the way my Stephanie Plum novels do. So my good friend Charlotte Hughes and I have teamed up to bring you a brand-new series of books written in the Plum tradition with fast-paced action, dysfunctional loveable characters, steamy sex, suspense, and lots of laughs. The series is kicked off by Full House, a story I originally wrote and published in 1989 under the name Steffie Hall.
Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irresistibly fascinating to the footloose Kaharchek...in a car-crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction and mayhem and, of course, love everlasting.
This program is produced for mature audiences.
©2002 Evanovich Inc.; (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
I normally don't write reviews but I felt a need after seeing the other reviews for this audio book. I didn't think it was all the bad as the other reviewers thought. It's a nice story to listen to when your in your car, however I'm getting tired of the music in the background at times seems out of place. Since this is an early Janet Evanovich prior to the Plum creation you can tell. It's not written in the character point of view like the Plum books and there are more characters to deal with so naturally will not be as developed and the story is a bit rushed. It's a pretty good setup for the Full Tilt characters and then the continuing series for Max Holt. This is not Stephine Plum but it is a good listen. If you like a little romance, comedy, and a slight bit of detective stories then I think you'll enjoy this Janet Evanovich offer.
I found the story line and dialogue periodically stupid. Occasionally, it didn't make sense that the characters would behave in such a way, or say such things. It happened enough that it was distracting to what was an otherwise engaging tale. Also, there were two repeats of identical dialogue (in 2 totally different chapters), plus a couple of times the diablogue did not flow. It sounded like the narrator's script got out of sequence.
If Nick senses danger, you should too. I believed that I would find another enjoyable heroine to live life vicariously through, unfortunately as the story progressed I couldn't find anything I would want to experience or realize through this unimaginative or simplistic character. I found myself unsympathetic, and unwilling to participate in the experience.
Don't become the sucker I became by buying not only Full House, but Full Blast, Full Speed, and Full Tilt thinking I was buying another series of books with characters that would grow & charm me; unfortunately that is not the case. You will be introduced to the insipid Ms Jamie Swift.
Janet Evanovich managed with her Stephanie Plum novels to do what every writer dreams of... create a character everyone loves and with each book gets funnier, sexier, and more intriguing. But somehow she lost it with the characters in Full House. While diffinately not a total waste of time (in my opinion) it was still not the hilarious laughs and constant tension that one would expect as a Plum fan. Full House did provide some really funny moments and Billy is likeabe (especially if you can identify with her simple "housewify" life) but as everyone seems to agree, not quite on par with what we fans have come to expect from Evanovich. Still it's a fun listen. A little too much inter-personal conflict than seems to fit the genre but some good laughs provide the comic relief. If you try this one just don't expect to see Stephanie Plum in any of the characters here.
I love all the Stephanie Plumb books and had high hopes for this series. The problem lies with the improbable rescue. It is just too hokie. The "rescue" ending was a real disappointment to what had been an entertaining book. I plan to try Full Tilt but if it too enters the unrealistic mode, I won't bother with any further books in this series.
I loved this book! I am a big fan of Janet Evanovich, and this book did not disappoint! When I listened to it, there was a lot going on in my life and I wanted to listen to something that would be light and fun and take my mind off of everything. It delivered! I will definitely listen to it again!
Possibly the worst book I have ever had the displeasure to sit through. Stick to the Stephanie Plum books where the characters aren't insipid, predictable or inane.
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