Standard romance about a daffy woman working lots of different jobs to make ends meet while studying for an advanced degree and the rich boss who falls in love with her at first sight. Wacky sidekicks, lovable dog, younger tell-it-like-it-is brother, and so on and so on. Mindless fluff that still makes sense even after you realize your thoughts have been wandering and you haven't really been listening to the narrator for a bit. Which, to me, was a bit of a blessing in disguise, because I am not at all fond of C.J. Critt's voice and reading style. She can't seem to read any sentence without trying to make it sound like it is the most important one in the whole book. I admit that I was disappointed when I heard her voice start barking at me from the speakers. I like Evanovich every once in a while, but much prefer her Plum novels.
Looking for some light reading with a bit of humor? THE ROCKY ROAD to ROMANCE should fill the bill. Author Janet Evanovich, in her pre-Plum days, penned several light romances that have been out-of-print for some time.
Now that the Stephanie Plum series has made it to the movies, Harper Collins decided to re-issue the books to satisfy Evanovichs fans.
You can see traces of Stephanie Plums sense of humor shining through. Daisy is a graduate student finishing her doctorate while holding down 4 to 6 part time (low paying or volunteer) jobs. One of these jobs is at the local radio station, WZZZ.
When the regular traffic jock breaks his leg, the station owner (Steve) must find a replacement. Up walks over-committed Daisy. After 2 hours of training, Steve lets Daisy fly on her own devices. Before long, listeners are howling over the irreverent traffic reports.
While traveling the Virginia-Maryland highways and byways, Daisy manages to clip a major drug dealer who promises to fix-her-wagon permanently. Things begin to sink fast Steve hires 24hour protection for Daisy and starts eating aspirin like cinnamon hot candies.
The two main characters are attracted to each other but Daisy is just too busy. Kevin, brother to Daisy and Elsie Hawkins, Daisys senior-citizen body guard, add much to the zany mix. Oh, and Bob is priceless!
Chuckles abound enjoy!
Delightful. Funny and very entertaining
When the delightful, daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down. Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms. He'd always favored low-slung sports cars and high-heeled women, but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident, loved old people and pets, and had just too many jobs.
Loving Daisy turned Steve's life upside down, especially once he adopted Bob, a couch potato masquerading as a huge dog. But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps?
Read by C.J.Critt