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Back to the Bedroom (Elsie Hawkins, Bk 1)
Back to the Bedroom - Elsie Hawkins, Bk 1
Author: Janet Evanovich
For months he'd thought of her as the Mystery Woman, draped in a black velvet cloak, with outrageous red curls, flawless skin, and carrying a large, odd case -- but the night David Dodd saw a helicopter drop a chunk of metal through the roof of his lovely neighbor's bedroom, he got to meet the formidable and delightful Katherine Finn at ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060598853
ISBN-10: 0060598859
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 272
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 563 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Back to the Bedroom (Elsie Hawkins, Bk 1) on + 331 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Sugary but far from insubstantial, eccentric characters abound in Evanovich's novels, and this title is no exception. There's Katherine Finn, a professional cellist with outrageous Little Orphan Annie hair; David Dodd, a lottery-winning hunk who is a member of the couch-potato club; and Elsie Hawkins, a 72-year-old burger slinger with a Dirty Harry style and an unlicensed WWII 45. C.J. Critt's performance is top-notch with rapid-fire repartee and sizzling sexual tension. She mixes characters, mishaps, misunderstandings, wisecracks, and romance into a well-paced mystery, which culminates in a wedding and a perfectly blended family.
reviewed Back to the Bedroom (Elsie Hawkins, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
What a great story with lots of laughs. Kate is a cellist with no time on her hands and house with no furniture until a camera and it's tripod crash through roof and second floor ceiling. This is when her nice ordered-chaotic life take a turn towards just plain chaotic. She finally meets her new handsome next door neighbor who has won the lottery and appears to have no motivation to get a job while at the same time takes on a boarder, a 75 year old lady name Elsie Hawkins who totes around a gun in her purse. I couldn't put this book down and couldn't stop laughing, especially when Elsie was on the scene. Great book!
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Helpful Score: 2
Vintage Janet Evanovich! Humor, great story, what more could you want? Definitely a book to help clear your mind of pesky problems.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderfully funny
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Typical of the Evanovitch books. It was a cute read, nice beach book.
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reviewed Back to the Bedroom (Elsie Hawkins, Bk 1) on + 41 more book reviews
Back to the Bedroom is cute and quirky, but a very fast and light read. There are definitely shades of the Stephanie Plum series. So if you enjoyed them, you should probably like this one.
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This book was originally published in 1989 and republished in 2005. It's an early Janet Evanovich romance but is typical of her later style. The story is fun and has an unusual caste of characters. Is is set in Washington, D.C.
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Another re-release of an early Evanovich with what the author states as minor repaires to embarrassing goofs. Kate is easily likable in her extremely disorganized world. David Dodd is her new neighbor who apparantly does nothing all day. Elsie the geriatric tennent of Kate's third floor is the saving grace of this story. She is such a hoot and she definitely is early shades of Stephanie Plum's Grandma Mazur. One gripe I have is this is practically a love at first sight book. I don't believe in them...I don't like to read them. With that in mind I would have to say that while the humor is on target as only Evanovich can do the romance part is lacking quite a bit.

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