Book Reviews of Full House (Max Holt, Bk 1)

Full House (Max Holt, Bk 1)
Full House - Max Holt, Bk 1
Author: Charlotte Hughes, Janet Evanovich
ISBN-13: 9780312983277
ISBN-10: 0312983271
Publication Date: 9/15/2002
Pages: 345
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 916 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I wasn't able to get into this book and stopped reading after a few chapters. I'm hooked on the Plum series and as hard as I tried not to compare them, I still didn't like this. If you haven't read any Plum books you'll probly like it but once you get hooked on Plum, you'll probly be disappointed in all Janet's other books.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book in the Full Series. It's funny, romantic, and adventurous. My favorite part about it is that you get to meet Max when he is just a teenager.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am a huge fan of the Stephanie Plum novels so I thought I would try this series also. I was disappointed. The story was good but they are not anywhere near as good as the other series. Not sure that I would continue with the "Full" series.
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Helpful Score: 1
First in a really fun series
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Helpful Score: 1
I love reading these kinds of books, light hearted, a little romance and lots of page turning!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun, Fun, Fun. The Full series is full of it. Fast, Funny noce change of pace.
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Helpful Score: 1
A quick read of a romance with Evanovich's trademark humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read. Very entertaining!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very easy reand quite enjoyable...love Janet Evanovich!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good book by Janet Evanovich..different from the Stephanie Plum Series, but very entertaining..funny and interesting with quirky, likable characters. Very fast reading once you get into the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm a huge fan of the Stephanie Plum books so I thought I'd try this series by Evanovich/Hughes, as well. It was what I call a beach book, something I might bring along to read on the beach, but not something I just couldn't put down. If you are expecting anything as wonderful as the Stephanie Plum books, you will probably be disappointed reading this series. The Stephanie Plum books made me want to read more by Evanovich; this series would definitely not make me want to read more by the author. I have read two of them now and have one more in my TBR pile but I don't see myself reading more of them.
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Helpful Score: 1
i love Janet!
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Helpful Score: 1
cute light romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as Stephanie Plum.
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Helpful Score: 1
Nice to read a romance about a accident prone woman with two kids finding love in the craziest of families. Makes me feel much better about myself.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book, a lot going on to keep you interested
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Helpful Score: 1
Super funny and entertaining 1st book in the series that kept me reading, couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
An light, amuzing book to read. Written in the Plum tradition.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a cute book--typical Evanovich with lots of humor and an explosion or two. A nice, light read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as the Stephanie Plum series. Ending was a surprise though.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even with his wacky relatives, I really liked Nick. he put up with a lot and was hysterical when he finally lost it. On the other hand, Billie is the serious-minded one. She's looking for stability in a man and isn't sure Nick is the one regardless of her libido. I also liked that they had read world problems - crazy ex-fiances, burglars, problem kids. It made the story much more real. All in all, it's a cute "hometown" kinda story with a little extra whodunit.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very Cute Story. It is not Stephaine Plum but I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! Loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I always laugh out loud while I read Janet Evanovich. This is a new series after the numbered one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Janet Evanovich got me hooked with the "Stephanie Plum" series so I just had to read the "Max Holt" series and she did it again. While the first book introduces Max it gets you hooked into wanting to learn more about the genious boy when he turns into a man. Oh boy is Max one sexy charachter that geeky boy turned into a very sexy man so glad I got them all. . . .
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Easy read....
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Very funny. I laughed out loud during certain scenes.
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Love Janet Evanovich books, she is such a great writer!
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It is slow to start, but the last 50 pages were a riot!
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great read, especially for those of us who are evanovich-aholics.
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Ahhhh. Just what I needed inbetween reading the plum series. Nice refreshing romance.
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Not Stephanie Plum - but still fun and crazy. New series by JE.
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Not part of the Stephanie Plum series, but in the same style. Witty, funny and un predictable - all standard in a Janet Evanovich book.
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The first in the "Full" series. What can you say? Everything Evanovich writes turns to gold!
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One of Evanovich's earlier ones..not as good as Plum, but still a great read minus some obvious mistakes like calling the son Joey at the end when his name is Joel! : )
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A slightly off-center love story about a devious man, an uncooperative woman and a misquided genius.
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A new series by Janet that is just as good as her Stephanie Plum novels. The only real difference is these take place in the south.
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First book in the "Full" series.
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This is a great book, it will keep you guessing until the end!
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very good read. Excitement at every turn.
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This is a great book, and the beginning of a good series. Read them all!
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Good for a quick read - very little substance.
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First one in the new series
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This series is a good fast read. I didn't know it was a mystery until the end. It was cute and funny and romantic.
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Another great story. I didn't love the voices, but it wasn't bad enough to make me stop listening. It's 7 cd's & quite long but VERY enjoyable!
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Evanovich's character's are always enjoyable. This is fast-paced and fun.
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Fun, easy reading. A good escape book!
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I'm hooked on this series. Cannot get enough of the team of Max Holt and Jamie Swift. Tough guys turns good. Great read.
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Not one of my favorite books by Janet Evanovich. Still has funny, crazy, & action things that happen. Divorced mom with 2 kids falls for a gorgeous rich guy.
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As an Evanovich fan I loved this! Read it in one night. Fun quick read. Romance, mystery, hunk,....
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Very hard to get past page 100, I put it down finally. I hope ONE FOR THE MONEY proves to be better.
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I love to read all of Janet Evanovich books.She is a great author.She can combine humor,mystery and adventure all in one book.
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I really enjoyed this book, it was fun and left me waiting to read the next one.
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This is the first book I have read by this author and it will probably be my last. Although I liked the new main characters, Nick & Billie, the story was too far fetch for me. Things happened in the book that would not happen in real life; breaking in to a house, the alarm goes off, the police arrive and nothing happens? I don't think so.
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Fun to read. Janet Evanovich is always so much fun to read. You can't stop.
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Light, fun...typical Janet Evanovich!
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A collection of wacky characters shows similarity to Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, but this romance with one outrageous incident after another will make you glad your household is saner. Wealthy, horse-raising, newspaper managing Nick is the hunk to drool over!
This is the first book in the collection so others in the series may settle down somewhat, but the 16 yo bomb-making genius, Max Holt, is the character to watch in the "Full" series it seems.
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another fun read from janet evanovich.
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It was just clean fun reading...nice story
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Excellent
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a light, fun read--good beach or plane reading.
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I love janet evanovich books..they always make me laugh.
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lots of fun
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I loved this book. Another winner from Janet Evanovich. I couldn't put it down once I started it. Mystery and romance wrapped into one.
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this was a cute book, read it cover to cover without putting it down
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Rehash of an old romance. As an ardent fan of the Stephanie Plum series, I found it very boring. It was originally published in 1989 and, according to the back cover, has been made bigger and better, but I found it very boring and shallow.
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Light, good read
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Anything Janet Evanovich writes is funny and keeps you entertained.
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The series is kicked off by full house, a slightly off-denter love story about a devious man, an uncooperative woman and a misguided genius. I wrote and published the original Full House in 199 under the name Steffie Hall. I thought it was a fun book at the time, but Charlotte and I have now made it bigger and better.
In Full House, Nick Kaharchek senses danger the inute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irresistibly fascinating to the footloose Kaharchedk...in a car crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction and meyhem and love everlasting.
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I love all Ms. Evanovich novels. Fun and romance all in one. Billie Pearce, divorced mom and school teacher, decides to take polo lessons. Nick Karachek suspects that this cute, cookie-baker mom has never been around horses in her life. One hour later, he's certain. And, after a trip to the hospital to treat her swollen foot, Nick decides that he owes the horse apples for the rest of his life. Very entertaining.
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Janet Evanovich's books area always good and make me laugh out loud. This one is no different!
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quick fun read!
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Light, quick read, light romance
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I love this author. Not only does she create wonderful characters, but the added humor mixed in is a great feature.
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nick kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees bilie pearce.she represents everthing hes always avoided.happy in her home life ,a divorced mother of two,billie is the epitome of stability.shes's also irresistibly fascination to the footloose kaharchek in a car-crash sort of way.their fateful meetin leads to a story filled with seduction and mayhem
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I love this author and manage to laugh outloud with every story!
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Not a Stephanie Plum novel, but written in that tradition.
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Book 1 in series-
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I got this book as a Christmas gift and it was outside what I normally read, but I truly enjoyed it. Its a fun, easy read and I'm now working on reading the rest in the "Full" series.
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Didn't enjoy this one as much as the Plum novels, but still entertaining. A fast, fun read!
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Janet Evanovich is a witty, romantic & mysterious writer. Although I prefer her Stephanie Plum series, these books are right up there with the laughs & the mystery. Great read.
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Filled with Evanovich's trademark style and wit, Full House is romantic suspense with a twist. Her life was pleasant, proper, and predictable-- until he showed up and trouble moved in. Polo instructor Nicholas Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's so artfully avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. They have nothing in common.
To his horror, Nick is fascinated-- and irresistibly attracted. When Billie generously offers to share her home with Nick's crazy cousin Deedee for a while, Nick finds himself visiting-- often. And while each is slowly seduced by the other's charms, and both are wildly encouraged by devious Deedee, Billie and Nick find out that what they have in common is most important of all. But neither one knows that danger is lurking where they least expect it and a killer is closing in on them.
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Good book. Very funny.
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Special little note and autograph from Janet Evanovich on the back cover. (NOT a personal one-it was printed on)
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I wasn't too excited about this book- a little too Harlequin for me
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Her Life was Pleasant,proper, and predictable
Until he showed up and trouble moved in
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Not as good as the Stephanie Plum series.
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Janet E's books are pure enjoyment!!
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A "slightly off-center love story about a devious man, and uncooperative woman, and a misguided genius." Nick Kaharchek is a sexy polo teacher, and Billie Pearce is taking lessons.

Fun, and sweet, this is a great book!
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Great story. Full of life and drama and just good feeling story.
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Billie Pearce is a single mother at loose ends for the summer, since her children are visiting their father. To impress the kids, she decides to take polo lessons. Nick Kaharchek is an independently wealthy polo instructor, newspaper owner, woman magnet and keeper to a zany collection of relatives. When they meet, it is a wild ride toward domesticity and normality, with just a few dead bodies along the way.
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liked better that plum series.
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Much like her Stephanie Plum novels, this is very
highly entertaining.
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Originally published in 1989 under the pen name Steffie Hall, Evanovich's comic romantic suspense novel Full House reappears here in what the author calls a "bigger and better" form. Wealthy newspaper owner and horseman Nick Kaharchek meets divorced mom Billie Pearce when she makes polo lessons at his stables part of her summer self-improvement program. Though she's hopeless at polo, Billie is so cute that Nick begins to invent excuses to spend time with her. First, he takes care of her when a horse steps on her foot; then, he arranges for his nutty cousin Deedee, a self-absorbed airhead, to board with Billie while her kids are away. As if that isn't enough, Billie must also contend with a bomb-setting teenager, professional wrestlers, an outbreak of spiders and threats from a mysterious intruder. Evanovich acknowledges in a note to readers that her plotting has gotten more intricate since this book was first written (she's right), but her attempt to rework a formulaic '80s love story for the new millennium doesn't come off. The outcome of the artificial romance between Nick and Billie is obvious from the start, as is the identity of the intruder. Instead, the book's focus is on the slapstick comedy provided by the cast of wacky, though mostly loveable, eccentrics.
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Loved it! Another classic from Evanovich!
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I liked this one alot. It was funny, romantic, and had a dash of mystery. Great "take to the beach" book.
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Janet Evanovich will keep you laughing. The \"Full\" series aren\'t as good as the Stephanie Plum books, but a fast read and a belly laugh.
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This series is kicked off by Full House, a slightly off-center love story about a devious man, an uncooperative woman, and a misguided genius. This title was re-written from the first version in 1989..it has been re-written and better...

In FULL HOUSE, Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided, Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irrestibly fascinating to the footloose Kaharchek...in a car-crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction and mayhem and love everlasting.
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very Funny but I like the plum series better
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This was a really quick read, and a fairly interesting book. I was afraid it'd be all romance with little to no mystery or intrigue, but I was pleasantly surprised. Granted, it can probably only be loosely categorized as a mystery, but probably a cozy mystery.

The main character, Billie, falls for Nick, who's known around town as a sexy womanizer, love 'em and leave 'em type. But in Billie, Nick finds something that he's been missing in his life. This story deals with his struggle as much as hers, in overcoming their hesitancy surrounding their feelings for each other. Nick, because Billie, divorced with 2 children, represents stability and a stark departure from his wild ways. While from Billie's perspective, Nick represents danger, and thinking back to her unfaithful husband, the kind of man who cannot be trusted. The story progresses with both characters working out their feelings toward each other, while in the background, a rash of break-ins and other goings-on are plaguing Billie's neighborhood (which is where the mystery part comes in). The mystery part comes to a head towards the end when the Billie is put in danger by someone she thought she could trust, and of course, Nick arrives to save the day.

In conclusion, I was happy with the way it all turned out, and though not as good as the Stephanie Plum series, I'm interested enough to read the rest of the books in Janet Evanovich's Full series.
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Good story.
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New York Times best selling author -she's a witty writer.
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It's a good quick summer read with lots of quirky characters.
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Different than the Stephanie Plum series, but a good book all in all. There was romance, suspense, and drama. A great read!
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Fun and entertaining read!
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Nick Kaharchek senses danger the firsttime he lays eyes on BillePearce. She is everything that he has wanted to avoid in his life. Happy home, mother of two and stability to boot. Meeting in sort of car crash, Nick finds himself hooked. This is a story fulled with seduction and a love that will be everlasting.
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Amusing, lightweight offering from a writer who never fails to entertain
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Funny romance. This book kicks off the series.
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The author's debut story about "a devious man, an uncooperative woman, and a misguided genius." What more can you say? That alone will make you curious enough to read the rest of this love story.
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Really like this book, very good read!
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loved it!
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This is a romantic adventure book. Light reading and entertaining.

"A slightly off-center love story about a devious man, an uncooperative woman, and a misguided genius."
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Quick, easy read. Interesting characters. My first introduction to Janet Evanovich - looking forward to reading more!
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A very good, entertaining story. If you like the Stephanie Plum books, you'll love this too!
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This didn't have the edge that the Stephanie Plum books have, but an entertaining read.
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The series is kicked off by a slightly off-center love story about a devious man, and uncooperative woman, and a misguided genius. In Full House, Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irresistably fascinating to the footloose Kaharchek... in a car-crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction, mayhem, and love everlasting.
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This was my very first Evanovich novel and I loved it!!!!! I read it constantly and finished it in 2 nights.

I'll definitely be buying everything else she has written!!!
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First book of the "Full" series by Janet Evanovich. Like other Evanovich books...colorful characters and laugh out loud descriptions. 4 stars
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I think this is first in a series - Full House, Full Tilt, and Full Blast. Fun, quick read!
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First of the full series. My favorite.
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The first in a series about Jamie and Max that is supsensful and funny
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This is part of a great series, related characters, but new story with each book.
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Bille is a sixth grade teacher, home for the summer and missing her two children who are off at Disney World with their father. While taking polo lessons she meets this rich, known to be a womanizing man. Thinking she was going to have a summer to herself, he ends up smack in the middle of her life with his relatives to boot.

This book has romance, mystery, some bombs and spiders and a few laughs. The characters are lovable and it's a nice story.

Its hard not to compare any of Janet Evanovich's books to her Stephanie Plum series. Most people who read this have probably read the Plum series as well. If you are expecting the same from this book, you will be disappointed. If you go into it NOT expecting it to be Plum, you may like it.
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Unlike her Stephanie Plum novels - this heroine is the epitomy of stability. But the book is full of her trademark wacky characters, bizarre situations, mayhem, romance and sexy men. A great, fast enjoyable read.
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A great story, the first of a new series by Evanovich featuring a new character called Billie Pearce. A great romantice adventure full of laughter and tears.
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This is fun book!! Nick knows to beware when he meets a woman named Billy...however, he jumps in and they have some hysterical times!
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Less humorous than the Stephanie Plum series. More romance.
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Humerous romance
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Throughly enjoyable!
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Very funny story! You will laugh out loud!
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Great story and very typical of J. Evanovich.
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What a great book - stayed up until the wee hours to finish. Now can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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The first "Full" series book introducing Max Holt! Great read!
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I love Janet Evanovich and her character, Stephanie Plum. I'm not much for a traditional romance, which is what this is.
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Another great series from Evanovich
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I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK.
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Nick knows he should avoid Billee who is everything he doesn't want, stable, divorced with a child, a happy ever after gal. But he can't resist her. A quirky, fun read.
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Janet Evanovich is one of my top authors. She writes funny and entertaining books! This is a must for any fan!
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Not quite as good as the Plum series of books - but it was still a fun and fast read.
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Interesting book, didn't like as much as the Stephanie Plum series, but enjoyed more than the original short novel. Charlotte Hughes is co-author, and good author in her own right. Similar to Plum series - some sense of the absurd and goofy but evil villains. The hero in this books is not a regurgitation of Morelli or Ranger, a unique dude that runs a newspaper and teaches polo and has his own issues. I like the heroine's kids and their extended families. A few laugh out loud sections.
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I am a huge Stephanie Plum and Alexandra Barnaby fan (Janet Evanovich's other heroines), so when I found out there was a whole other series, I pounced, not realizing that this is a completely different genre. If I wanted to deal with an insecure woman constantly fretting and over analyzing I would... (Best not to finish that sentence). I have to give credit for a great surprise ending, but getting there was about more than I could take.
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I realized I had two copies of this on my shelf so decided to post one here. I haven't read it yet so really can't give an opinion on it, but others have said it is very good!
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Fell in love with the characters no matter how kooky they are. And I laughed, they had me in stitches and one point! I was debating between two people who could have been the bad guy... good ending.
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This is a good series.
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good book
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It is a little stereotypical with the whole "love at first sight" story line but I still enjoyed it for a light read.
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Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irrestibly fascinating - in a car crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction and mayhem and love everlasting.
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In Full House, Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he see Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of tow, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irresistibly fascinting to the footloose Kaharchek...in a car-crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction and mayhem and love everlasting.
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The Evanovich touch is evident, but the fact that this is an pre-Stephanie Plum effort - and has a co-author - is evident. It's pleasant enough, and not as racy as the later Stephanie books.
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Great reading
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If you haven't read Janet Evanovich start now. She is a clever writer!
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I read this when my son was a baby and in the intensive care unit at the children's hospital. I had to do a lot of waiting in those days and picked this up at the gift shop. It was just right for my needs. Kept me occupied and entertained. Cute story.
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Evanovich can't be beat!
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Good story, just thought the characters got a little too cozy too quickly.
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Awesome!! 1st in series
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The first of her non-Stephanie Plum books and it was okay.
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I really enjoyed this book,even though it was a little mushy in places. I had a hard time putting it down.
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read it a long time ago. enjoyed it then but dont remember much.
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There's a sneak peek of Visions of Sugar Plums at the end.

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What, readers may wonder, is the best-selling Evanovich doing publishing what looks to be a mass-market romance? As it turns out, this book isn't exactly an original publication. It appeared first, in 1989, under the pseudonym Steffie Hall, before Evanovich switched from romance to mystery and hit the publishing jackpot. Apparently, the author has received numerous queries from knowledgeable fans about the availability of her earlier, pre-Stephanie Plum novels. The publication of this "enlarged" edition of one of those early books is intended to respond to that demand. If nothing else, it will give fans a clear view of how far Evanovich has come in terms of style and characterization. Wealthy Nick Kaharchek isn't known for fraternizing with common folk, but when divorced mom Billie Pearce falls right into his arms, he has trouble letting go. Commonsensical Billie has always led a predictable life, juggling work and family, but her levelheadedness takes a vacation when Nick expresses an interest in her. There's none of the tension--romantic or otherwise--that drives Evanovich's crime novels, but hints of stubborn, self-reliant Stephanie Plum pop up now and again in Billie, and there are signs of the vivid secondary characters the author would later generate for her series. There's even a touch of mystery. This is pleasant, nondemanding fare, but its audience will probably be limited to devoted Evanovich fans (not that there aren't plenty of those) interested in their favorite writer's evolution.
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Billie Pearce thinks she's just spicing up her dull life as a single-mother by taking polo lessons. Little does she know that she will get a flaky roommate, a hot romance, a teenage activist and unexpected danger in the deal. If you're a Stephanie Plum fan, you'll like the fun romp that Evanovich creates.
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newspaper owner and horseman Nick Kaharchek meets divorced mom Billie Pearce when she makes polo lessons at his stables part of her summer self-improvement program. Though she's hopeless at polo, Billie is so cute that Nick begins to invent excuses to spend time with her. First, he takes care of her when a horse steps on her foot; then, he arranges for his nutty cousin Deedee, a self-absorbed airhead, to board with Billie while her kids are away. As if that isn't enough, Billie must also contend with a bomb-setting teenager, professional wrestlers, an outbreak of spiders and threats from a mysterious intruder. Evanovich acknowledges in a note to readers that her plotting has gotten more intricate since this book was first written (she's right), but her attempt to rework a formulaic '80s love story for the new millennium doesn't come off. The outcome of the artificial romance between Nick and Billie is obvious from the start, as is the identity of the intruder. Instead, the book's focus is on the slapstick comedy provided by the cast of wacky, though mostly loveable, eccentrics.
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Nick Kaharchek senses danger when he sees Billie Pearce, a divorced mother of two who is the epitome of stability--everything Nick has always avoided. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction, mayhem--and love everlasting.