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This is a re-issue of Janet Evanovich's first published book... (originally printed under her pen-name Steffie Hall). I love her work, but you can definitely tell with this one that she's just starting out. While the story had it's funny moments, (and the character of Aunt Edna is a foreshadow of her Grandma Mazur character from her Plum series), it was mostly silly and unrealistic. I found myself shaking my head through most of it. It's cutsie, but I don't think I'd call it that great.
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I am a huge Janet Evanovich fan but this book was just to "formulaic" for me. I felt like I'd read it before although I hadn't. Still an okay quick read but not one of her better ones in my opinion.
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The story is cute and the characters are interesting - but overall it was pretty much the same old stuff from her previous romances. Cute dialog, old ladies with agendas, and a dog. Unfortunately for the dog lovers, the dog fades out about chapter 3 and is never seen again [after digging up the neighbors garden, the hero has someone elsewhere take care of him].
Probably the hardest thing to handle is the hero, who's supposed to be so smart, but doesn't get around to telling the heroine that he lied about his name and he's a wealthy construction company owner, not a down-on-his-luck carpenter BEFORE he proposes and is accepted...
When the heroine finds out [and not from him] she is understandably livid.