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The Grand Finale (Loveswept, No 254)
The Grand Finale - Loveswept, No 254
Author: Janet Evanovich
Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window -- or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza... and won his heart!   — With a smile that was half little boy, half pirate, and a mouthwatering body, Jake stunn...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553218930
ISBN-10: 055321893X
Publication Date: 5/1/1988
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Grand Finale (Loveswept, No 254) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Cute little bit of fluff. It has all the marks of an Evanovich romance: Cars destoyed and or stolen? Check. Little old ladies? Check. Floppy dog that eats anything? Check. Plucky heroine? Check. Too good to be true sexy man meat? Check.

Sadly the plot on this was rather thin. Berry is our girl in this one and she is so sweet she sends girlscouts into diabetic shock. She is divorced from an icey cold husband who cheated on her but doesn't hate him. She went back to school after the divorce to get her degree and she works full time at the Pizza Shop that she owns. She has to deliver the pizza's herself and it's while out doing the deliveries that she meets (in true screwball comedy styling) Jake Sawyer.

To say anymore would probably give away ALL the plot so we will leave it at that. This is worth reading if you are already an Evanovich fan but definetly do not start reading her writing with this book. The plot is thin - the romance is light and it's Evanovich's humor that carries this book all the way.
reviewed The Grand Finale (Loveswept, No 254) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Another of Janet Evanovich early romance novels. She has a great flow to her writing that won't let you put down the book. She made the main character Berry a pizza making maniac, who finds love in the oddest place. You can see the desperation on Jake's face as he tries to win her love. Janet's way of bringing the characters alive are even more present in the old ladies who are 'helping' Berry. Another great read!
reviewed The Grand Finale (Loveswept, No 254) on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I believe this is a re-release of an old short romance story the author (Janet Evanovich) had written before she was famous and now is trying to cash in on her name. I felt that this book was the most boring drivel that Evanovich has ever written. I'm surprised she even let this book be released again - it's that bad. I am about half way through, trying to force myself into getting interested, but am finding it difficult. I would not waste my money on this book. The characters are not even remotely interesting, nor is there much of a plot. Stick with her Stephanie Plum series and get this book from the library, or skip it altogether because you won't be missing much. This book is a total waste of time
reviewed The Grand Finale (Loveswept, No 254) on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was pretty bad. The character is definitely a proto-Stephanie, with destroyed cars, destructive dogs and pushy old ladies. The plot, however, was MIA. I get that it's a throwaway little romance, but couldn't something, you know, happen? It's like wham! the two main characters are in love after 15 minutes and determined to marry -- oops! maybe not because he is correcting papers (unforgivable in a first grade teacher) but oops! maybe it's back on again. Really silly.
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Helpful Score: 3
An absolutely adorable read - super quick, was a good read for me while travelling on an airplane - loved it!
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Berry Knudsen (Primary Character)
Jake Sawyer (Major Character)