Who out there listens to audio books? I have to confess that I don't...unless I'm on a looooong automobile trip. And, my loooooong, I mean 7 hours or so.
After stuffing our faces with breakfast burritos, chugging latte's, and small-talking for an hour or so, my husband and I popped in the the CD version of Love In A Nutshell, by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelley, on our way north for Christmas. Although not his "cup of tea," we both enjoyed this lighthearted mystery/romance.
There is no doubt Kate Appleton was better off when her marriage ended. (In my opinion, her ex was a jerk! After battling Kate for custody of their poodle, he abandoned Stella at the whim of his new girlfriend.) Losing her job, however, as a magazine editor…not so good.
How could she have guessed that moving back to her childhood home in Michigan would lead to a new career and stint as a private investigator for Matt Cullhane, the good-looking owner of Depot Brewery? Even Kate's dislike of beer and allergy to hops didn't slow her down.
The novel is fast-paced, and the main characters are developed to the point that Kate, Matt, and their canine companions seem like old friends at the end.
The narration by Lorelei King is pleasing, crisp, and easy to follow. My only complaint is that Ms. King's doggy diction borders on silly. Her "woofs" definitely need work. LOL!
That said, Love In A Nutshell is an enjoyable, recommended read.
About The Authors:
Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, Between the Numbers novels, Wicked Appetite, and How I Write. She lives in Florida. Visit her at www.evanovich.com
Dorien Kelly lives in Michigan with one or more of her three children, a couple of random and crazy rescue dogs, and a very spoiled West Highland White Terrier who is under the mistaken impression that he runs the whole pack. Please visit her at www.dorienkelly.com.
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