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Love Overboard | [Janet Evanovich]

Love Overboard

Stephanie Lowe decides Maine schooner captain and pirate descendent Ivan Rasmussen deserves to be called Ivan the Terrible. The house she just bought from him is falling apart and possibly haunted. He complains about her fish-eye stew and burnt chocolate chip cookies. He makes fun of her hair after she's had to comb it while using a toaster as a mirror. And on top of all that, he has the nerve to be charming, handsome, and overboard in love with her.
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Publisher's Summary

Stephanie Lowe decides Maine schooner captain and pirate descendent Ivan Rasmussen deserves to be called Ivan the Terrible. The house she just bought from him is falling apart and possibly haunted. He complains about her fish-eye stew and burnt chocolate chip cookies. He makes fun of her hair after she's had to comb it while using a toaster as a mirror. And on top of all that, he has the nerve to be charming, handsome, and overboard in love with her. This is one pirate captain who is determined to acquire the treasure of a lifetime.

©1989, 2005 Janet Evanovich; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    Jami Oakland, OR, USA 01-31-05
    Jami Oakland, OR, USA 01-31-05
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    "Overbored? Read This!"

    Love Overboard is a quick, fun listen! Evanovich amazes me with the quality of the books she turns out. I do wish she would use a different narrator though, Critt's voice is annoying and difficult to take seriously.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 03-24-12
    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 03-24-12 Member Since 2008

    When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!

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    "Classic"

    I love the way Janet Evanovich can make hard stressful moments seem so easy and light- hearted. She is very talented and writes go wholesome romance novels. This one is no different. I smiled and laughed and completely enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A Worcester, MA, United States 07-12-06
    A Worcester, MA, United States 07-12-06 Member Since 2003

    Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.

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    "Boo hoo"

    I'm so sorry that I paid for this listen. I would normally get this kind of fluffy Harlequin-type romance free from the public library but it's Evanovich and I expected better.

    I agree that the reader does not do the story justice; in fact, she is driving me nuts. But I am also frustrated at how many times the author repeats the same appositives -- like she is writing for a readership with short term memory loss.

    If this is your first outing with Evanovich, start elsewhere. This is not her best. In general, I find her stuff delightful and always a safe choice when I'm looking for light and light-hearted reading. This one just didn't click for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melani Texas 08-28-12
    Melani Texas 08-28-12 Member Since 2005

    Self-admitted lazy reader who delights in listening to audiobooks!

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    "Fun romp!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend this book to someone looking for a fun fluff read. If this book were a television show it'd be a good sitcom.


    What does C.J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    C.J. Critt is one of my favorite readers. She does such a great job of communicating all of the different nuances of the characters she is reading. I actually selected this book because I had just recently completed listening to another book she read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tami ANAHEIM, CA, United States 05-05-05
    Tami ANAHEIM, CA, United States 05-05-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Critt & Evanovich keep me laughing!"

    After reading all of the Stephanie Plum series I have to disagree with the other reviews. I have listened to the Abridged versions with celebrity readers who don't do the books justice. It was a nice read while I wait for the next Stephanie Plum book. The reader knows the author so well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Cedar Rapids, IA, USA 03-15-05
    Joyce Cedar Rapids, IA, USA 03-15-05
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    "Love the content, not the reader"

    The story is perfect Evanovich, but the reader is completely wrong for the story. She mades Stephanie seem old and goofy, not the character projected in the book. Her tone doesn't match the moods of the scene at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    VoxVolat Dallas, TX, United States 06-09-13
    VoxVolat Dallas, TX, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2008

    mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.

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    "A Fun Romance"

    An early effort by the author who has a real knack for comedy. And character development. If you are looking for a fun and easy listen, this is a good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly SOMERVILLE, AL, United States 11-05-12
    Kelly SOMERVILLE, AL, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it."
    What made the experience of listening to Love Overboard the most enjoyable?

    It was an entertaining escape from daily stress.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Did not have a favorite


    What does C.J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Voice inflection


    Any additional comments?

    It lived up to my expectations for Janet Evanovich.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    IslandGirl 06-17-08
    IslandGirl 06-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Bad narration"

    I've ordered many books from audible and this was my first disappointment. The narrator was unbelievable as the character and I found that when I should have been laughing I was mainly irritated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daneen San Jose, CA, USA 02-06-08
    Daneen San Jose, CA, USA 02-06-08 Member Since 2005
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    "light reading"

    Light hearted and fun listening...not meant to be a serious, thought provoking story. The perfect escape after a very long work day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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