Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich

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6 Critic Reviews

Sure, it was silly...But it was meant to be silly, and that goofiness had the necessary thread of honest human interaction that lifts comedy from slap stick to heartwarming.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

Number one bestselling 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.

 

About Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Oct 16 2011

Blending classic romance archetypes with an edge of mystery, the duo of Evanovich...and Kelly is sure to appeal to fans of both genres with reader-friendly writing that mirrors its characters’ all-American appeal.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Feb 08 2013

Sure, it was silly...But it was meant to be silly, and that goofiness had the necessary thread of honest human interaction that lifts comedy from slap stick to heartwarming.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Michelle Monkou on Jan 30 2012

Love in a Nutshell...filled the bookaholic in me with satisfaction... They mixed their expert maneuvers with graceful precision to create a fun read with the right amount of humor, suspense and romance.

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Look At OKC

Above average
Reviewed by Betty Lytle on Mar 04 2012

This is a great book to escape into. It doesn't require any deep thought.

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Book Buzz

Good
Reviewed by Teresa Cook on Jun 29 2012

I recommend this book for a summer weekend — it will keep you reading and turning pages, but won’t keep you up at night. It’s just fun.

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Night Owl Suspense

Excellent
Reviewed by Jen719 on Dec 01 2011

The characters were well-developed and fascinating while the story was a laugh-out-loud romp through the beer brewing business.

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