Smitten - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Janet Evanovich, C. J. Critt (Narrator) Single mom Lizabeth Kane isn't exactly carpenter material -- she's never picked up a hammer in her life. But she desperately needs the construction job that builder Matt Hallahan is offering. And even though he knows trouble is ahead, Matt can't refuse Lizbeth's irresistible smile. — Matt Hallahan isn't exactly relationship ma... more »terial -- he has always been too busy working on other people's houses to make a home of his own. And even though she knows better, Lizabeth can't stop thinking about the rugged carpenter.
Is the relationship Matt and Lizabeth are building solid -- or more like a house of cards?
Now this was what I was looking for in a romance and I found it in a very unexpected place (a random pull off of the library shelf)!
Lizbeth is a newly single mother of two young boys who needs to find a way to make a living. She tries looking everywhere â€“ but she is either over or under qualified. She makes a last ditch, rash, effort and applies for a job asâ€¦a carpenter? Now who saw that coming?
Lizbeth does not make a great carpenter â€“ but not for wont of trying. Butâ€¦her boss is the gorgeous Matt Hallahan, whom she soon starts to fall for. The budding romance story is set amongst two energetic kids, a crazy Aunt Elsie who comes to stay for the summer, a flasher who is a repeat offender, a construction scene, and an ex husband who is looking for a power struggle. How will romance survive all of this?
I very much enjoyed this story. There were many comedic scenes that occur on the construction site. Aunt Elsie is the craziest character that I have seen in awhile. One of the things that made this book so enjoyable was that the emotions of the characters and the life that they were living through were so real! This was a very short book and it left me wanting moreâ€¦to know what would happen next.
I also found what was lacking in the other romance novels that I readâ€¦ROMANCE! There were tasteful sex scenes and sweet, tender moments shared between the characters that kept it rooted in reality.
I would definitely read another one of Evanovichâ€™s romances.