With Full House, my good friend Charlotte Hughes and I teamed up to create an exciting new series. Now we bring you the second audiobook, Full Tilt, which is filled with even more fast-paced action, crazy characters, steamy sex, suspense, and nonstop hilarity. While these audios are not set in the world of Stephanie Plum, we're convinced they will bring you all the fun, wisecracks, and the adventure that we love.
Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper. Romance runs second. But with the arrival of her silent partner, the notoriously mysterious and sexy Maximillian Holt, Jamie's life gets shaken up. Max claims he's here to give his brother-in-law a vote of confidence. A former wrestler, Frankie Fontana's now taking his shots in the political ring. Beaumont could use a mayor with scruples, but what it gets is a crime - and what Jamie gets is a story that's taking her for a ride on the wild side, complete with two assassins, a washed-up stripper, and an insane poacher. Between a spray of bullets and a fast getaway, could it get any more romantic - or dangerous? Max and Jamie are betting their lives on a long shot.
Charlotte and I hope you'll enjoy listening to Full Tilt as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
P. S. This audiobook is intended for mature listeners.
©2003 Evanovich, Inc.; (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"A far-fetched mystery that [sounds] like a carnival ride spun out of control." ((Publishers Weekly)
I love the Stephanie Plum novels and wanted to like this book. Although the story was fast-paced and action-filled, there was not enough suspense, not enough romance, too few real laughs. My disappointment had much to do with the reader, who though skilled, tried too hard to come up with individual voices to help the listener follow a story that was heavily weighted with dialog. This is a novel I think I would have enjoyed more had I read it instead of listened to it.
If you are, as I am, a fan of Stephanie Plum and Granny Mazar, and the rest of Ms. Evanovich's characters and plots, you will probably be as disappointed in Full Tilt as I was.
I finished listening, but throughout the book, I kept promising myself that if a character uttered the words 'somebody ought to do something' in "this town"'even one more time I was going to delete the book and start something else!
I don't recommend "this book" to anyone!
I was intrigued by the description, so I bought the book. I am sorry to say I found it disappointing. The book is definitely not thought provoking and the romance left me tepid, at best. At several points I contemplated just not finishing it. Primarily, I wish the character development would have been more complex.
As a fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, I found this book to be a disappointment. The traditional dry humor was missing. Instead, it seemed that it was forced and just didn't reach the same standard.
I love, love, love Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum books, but this one falls way short. The characters don't fit together and the dialog is weak. Looking forward to the next "Wicked" book!
It was definitely an Evanovich - true, it is not a Plum but still a fun mystery and good characters, in the Evanovich style. It was a very enjoyable story. Had to read after Full House, and I like the way the characters have developed from Book 1.
"Exciting new series, filled with fast-paced action, crazy characters, steamy sex, suspense, and nonstop hilarity."
"Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper."
Jamie Swift couldn't write a newpaper article to save her life, which is exactly what she does not do. If Jamie Swift is the hard-core newspaper journalist that the reviews make her out to be, she would have already investigated what was going on in her town, and blown the top off the scandal before Max Holt shows up. The only "shaking up" that is done is having her car riddled with bullets.
"Max and Jamie are betting their lives on a long shot."
Don't bet your life on a good listen; just bet that you will have an irratating listen.
Say something about yourself!
Yes. A lot of action and multiple characters to keep up with.
I like the unusual characters who still manage loyal friendships.
Once again multiple characters with voices unique to each one.
No this is not Stephanie Plum. Anyone who expects that will be disappointed but not if they listen to the story. I read for entertainment not deep philosophical material. I found this book just that...entertaining. I am surprised that anyone would be upset this is not a Plum redo. I sure don't expect all Nora Roberts books to be Eve Dallas. Janet Evanovich is a talented writer not a one hit wonder. If you don't try this series you have lost that chance to be entertained by a great storyteller.
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