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Love in a Nutshell | [Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly]

Love in a Nutshell

Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees.
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Publisher's Summary

Number-one best-selling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer.

Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory.

Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in... all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another?

Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

©2011 The Gus Group, LLC. (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Heather LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-08-12
    Heather LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!! I Enjoyed this book! It had a really cute story with likeable characters! It had some of Janet usual humor with a strong female lead and a sexy guy!


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes! I love her acting when she reads! She does a great job! I love her when she reads Stephanie plum too!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Beer, Sexiness, and Mystery ;)


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Las Cruces, NM, United States 03-11-13
    Martha Las Cruces, NM, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Like an Ice Cream Sundae"

    Just like an ice cream sundae, which is yummy to taste but not very nutritious, this book is just fun. It's like a brain vacation! If you're looking for something deep and challenging, this is not the book for you! I enjoyed the characters and the story was good. I really like the narrator. I'm used to her in the Stephanie Plum novels. She's great! Again, if you're looking for dessert, get this book and have fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kit Edgewood, KY, United States 05-16-12
    kit Edgewood, KY, United States 05-16-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Cute story, hard to listen"
    What did you like best about Love in a Nutshell? What did you like least?

    The story was fun, the characters likeable, nice summer read... but I wish I had purchased the actual book. I found the narrator's delivery very annoying. Okay, now I'm being picky, but I found her to be too breathy, drawing out the last syllable of the last word of most every sentence. I couldn't get past it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn grayslake, IL, United States 04-11-12
    Kathryn grayslake, IL, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Typical Evanovich"
    What made the experience of listening to Love in a Nutshell the most enjoyable?

    It moved along and was simple and relaxing.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She is the best!! The way she changes her voices for the different characters makes listening enjoyable and not mundane. I listen while driving so monotone voices would put me to sleep. She is constantly changing the voices.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 01-23-12
    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 01-23-12 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 Janet Evonivich"

    This type of book is a true classic! I loved it! There are only two things this book needed.... 1) Maybe a little more romance scenes, I felt a little bummed that they never really got together. 2) it needed to be longer!!! :) I really do recommend this book to anyone that likes funny cut romance stories without any smut. It was very enjoyable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kayla brown Illinois, US 12-23-12
    kayla brown Illinois, US 12-23-12
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    "Okay but could have been made better by the reader"
    What did you like best about Love in a Nutshell? What did you like least?

    Fun, Light, Easy story line.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The relationship between the two main characters.
    The relationship between the lead female character and her family. Especially her Mother.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I think that I would have appreciated the female lead character more if she had been read with a bit more grit in her words. I would have liked for her to have sounded more self assured. I guess I was looking for a Stephanie Plum type. This character almost had it, just not quite.







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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    suzanne New York, NY, United States 12-09-12
    suzanne New York, NY, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2008
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    "not so great"

    I finished it but my mind often wondered when listening I was glad when I finished and could start something new and more interesting

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    charon Marietta, GA, United States 09-25-12
    charon Marietta, GA, United States 09-25-12
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    "Great, easy listen for a long drive!"
    What did you love best about Love in a Nutshell?

    Janet Evanovich is always a favorite when I have a long drive. She is fun and entertaining with just enough suspense that you can concentrate. But, the really kicker is Lorelei King who does most of Janet's books and she is terrific. Her inflections and interpretations of the books are spot on! Pick one up and listen...they are also great on walks and you will walk a little longer because you will want to listen longer...have fun!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly ? Why or why not?

    Of course! I walk and drive a lot and they are fun and entertaining!


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Kate - has a great outlook on herself and her situation.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No...that's what's nice for driving or walking.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Very enjoyable read"
    If you could sum up Love in a Nutshell in three words, what would they be?

    Humor and love classic Evanovich


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Listened on a road trip with a girlfriend we laughed out loud making the miles go by faster.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teeyl United States 06-25-12
    Teeyl United States 06-25-12
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    "Fun and Cute Audio Chickflick"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly ? Why or why not?

    The story line is pretty typical, you know from the very beginning how the book is going to end and who is going to fall in love with who, but the road to the end is filled with lots of comedy and some mild suspense. Janet Evanovich makes me laugh! I listen to her while I walk and she makes the time and the miles fly by. Dorien Kelly had very good voice and intention for each character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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