When Lizabeth Kane, a feisty, unemployed single mother, comes looking for a job from big-hearted builder Matt Hallahan, the romantic sparks fly. With her throaty, distinctive voice, which you will recognize from other Evanovich books, C.J. Critt does a credible job bringing these characters to life. Although the characters' voices are not particularly distinctive, Critt is so enthusiastic in her portrayals that her delivery does not detract from the overall impression and enjoyment. You will laugh out loud at Evanovich's eccentric characters, especially the Caddy-driving, wisecracking aunt, the food-stealing dog, and the persistent but less than "blessed" flasher. If you're looking to "zone out" for a few hours, this audiobook is your ticket.
Matt Hallahan isn't exactly relationship material: He has always been too busy working on other people's houses to make a home of his own. And even though she knows better, Lizabeth can't stop thinking about the rugged carpenter.
Is the relationship Matt and Lizabeth are building solid or more like a house of cards?
©1990, 2006 Janet Evanovich; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
I have always enjoyed reading her books and this is another one that is just great. I can't wait to listen to more. This book was not to girly and my husband would even enjoy listening to. I do recommend others to download and enjoy!
and funny. If you're looking for soul-searching drama, this isn't the book for you. Looking for something that will make you laugh? Give it a try. I usually can't stand to listen to a book more than one time, but I've replayed this one.
Janet Evanovich is so funny! At some points in the book I am in tears from laughing so hard. I usually listen at work and I am sure people in the other cubicles think I am insane but some of the things she comes up with are just too funny and a laugh simply can't be stifled!
Yes! She is great! There has yet to be a performance from her I haven't liked!
The story line is not your average romance story, it's light on romance and plot and makes for a fast read. Aunt Elsie appears in several of Evanovich's stories - it'a a pleasure to have her back again. The biggest downers are 1) the streaker is not very believable, why would someone be so stupidly persistent and 2) the Elizabeth's voice is a bit grating.
Aunt Elsie and the kids interaction with Matt add a nice sideline. The streaker is the least interesting ... why would anyone go out so often with no reinforcement?
The Elizabeth's voice is almost silly.
It's good if you want a light
This was such a good old fashion refreshing story. I laughed listening to this book and it left a wonderful feeling. To think that an author can write a book that did not require sex talk, violence to make it really a lovely listen. Thank you. S
i had difficulty enjoying this book because the characters went from being introduced to being in love in lightspeed. now granted, love at first sight is a very appealing idea, but if that is what was trying to be achieved here even the description of it was so lacking that i found myself saying, "oh, i guess they're in love? hmm i wonder when that happened?" in addition to that the narrator, to me, sounds like a middle aged woman who smokes too much. this is my first novel by the author, and i believe it will be my last.
I found this book very disappointing after just finishing "Twelve Sharp". Janet's early romance novels just don't compare to her writing now. It was hard to stick with this one.
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