Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?
©2009 Evanovich, Inc.; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I am amazed that I had the patience to finish the book...maybe just not the opportunity to go grab a different one for my player.
The heroine is not likable and the hero simply not worth winning. There was a point where I just wanted it over with.
The plot is predictable, but it could be a fluff listen if the reader were not so TERRIBLE. I still have two thirds of the book left, but she is so bad I will move onto something else.
I have read all of Janet Evanovich's mystery type books and decided that this weekend I needed something super light and funny. What a great choice!
It was cute and not at all serious. Exactly what I needed! I can always count on the characters and story to give me a smile.
...and that's probably an understatement. I thought I couldn't go wrong with Janet Evanovich for some light hearted amusement. I was wrong. There was nothing good about the story line or the writing. "Berry" was annoying and "Jake" was nauseating, a perfect example of the guy who doesn't understand that no means no.
The only fun characters (the old ladies) were completely under developed, almost as if they were a last minute idea.
Even the narration by CJ Critt (whom I usually like) was awful. Probably because she had such awful material to work with.
mom and teacher
I love listening to CJ Critt, so I definetly think that the audio version is better than the print version. She is so talented, I even
I love the roles of the old ladies. They made the book!
YES! I have listened to her do several of the Stephanie Plum series, so I was thrilled when I heard her on this book as well! She did fantastic! I am partial to how she does the Plum series because she has so many characters to do and does their voices so well!
Yes. The story is light, funny, and entertaining.
The male characters are sexy, but are very respectful. And, just about everyone has a quirky, but funny, personality. No one is judgement. Everything is kept is a humorous manner.
Her voice is perfect for the location described by the book. She has distinctly different voices for the male and female characters....much more variation than the woman who reads some of the other books by the author.
No, that's is what I enjoyed about the book, and Janet Evanovich's other books. I can listen to them while I shop, clean house, and cook, and stay entertained, but can put them down and pick them back up and enjoy them just as much several days later.
I think I have listened to just about all of Janet Evanovich's books and liked them so much that I wish a producer would turn them into a movie series.
I didn't think it was possible to write a book with NO plot whatsoever but here it is. AWFUL book, annoying characters, terrible dialog, stupid story. Even allowing for what it is, it's bad. Don't waste your credits like I did.
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