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Smitten (Loveswept, No 392)
Smitten - Loveswept, No 392
Author: Janet Evanovich
ISBN-13: 9780553440249
ISBN-10: 0553440241
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 180
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
i love this book was going to keep it but am sharing.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was just as good, just as funny the second time I read it. When you cannot help laughing out loud you know you know the dialogue and interaction of the characters is great. Don't miss this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Fun, quick read. Sizzling attraction without laborious sex scenes (i.e., no TMI intimacy).
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a quirky romance story and a fast read. The story involves a single mother of two becoming a construction worker, she falls in love with her boss, a crazy aunt, a dog who eats everything (I have one of those), and throw in a neighborhood flasher. If you are looking for a funny fast read, then this is one for you.
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute, quick read. One of the early Evanovich books that have been re-released. The plot is pretty flimsy, but if you are looking for a light-hearted romance with lots of laughs, this is a good choice.
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Smitten is the story of a single mom with a fixer-upper house and a desperate need to find a job. Desperate times call for desperate measures and our single mom talks a local carpenter into giving her a position on his crew. Okay, so it's a pity position, and she knows zip about construction, but it's a start, right? And, of course, the carpenter is gorgeous and sexy and single. If you like Janet Evanovich you will like this book.
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Lighthearted romp. Enjoyable as most Evonovich books are. Quick and easy read for a fun little trip.
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Lizabeth Kane needs a job; shes divorced with 2 children. Lacking job skills (but having a history degree), Lizabeth decides to apply for a construction job. The hours are right (they get off work before 4 pm), and she could walk to work, since the construction site is close to her home.

Matt Hallahan is ½ owner of the construction company and instantly attracted to the small woman asking for a job. He doesnt know what she can do but he cant let her leave.

Taking Lizabeth home at the end of the day, he meets her two boys and Aunt Elsie. As he gets to know the family, he starts thinking about marriage. The only problem is that Lizabeth has been an unhappy wife and wants to learn to be independent. She also doubts the maturity of a man with a Harley and a tattoo.

To further complicate things, theres a flasher who makes nightly visits to Lizabeths home. All of this silliness makes for a typical Evanovich book. It is a quick book that isnt troubled with too much plot -- but offers some chuckles.
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Surprisingly enough I loved this book! I'm not a Janet Evanovich fan, or should I say I'm not a Stephanie Plum fan, so I was leery of reading anything by Ms. Evanovich. However, I'm so glad that I did because like I said I loved this story. This is a seriously cute love story. It reminds me of Maureen Child's Marconi Sisters trilogy. Same writing style, a quick read, instant lust between hero and heroine, humorous and flirty.

Matt Hallahan is a great guy who really needs a family - his sucks as did his childhood. Lizabeth has ready-made family with two boys and needs a man in her life but doesn't want to admit it. The courtship is sweet and Matt really has lots and lots of patience which he definitely needs especially when the dog keeps stealing dinner. Cute cute cute, need I say more?
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I loved this book! What a feel good easy read for a rainy fall day!
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I'm a dog lover, so the combination of romance and dogs with Janet E's writing were a win/win for me!
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Fun, fast read.
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A story about a mother who is raising her son alone. She has a fixer up house and needs a job. The local construction guy gives her a job and thing progress from there.
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Another good Evanovich...a good, short beach read. Not a Plum, but close!
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Very cute story about a single mother hunting a job, a constuction worker boss, and the dog that brings them together. I enjoyed this book.
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For one of her first novels it was good. I enjoyed reading this book and think you will to, if you are a Evanovich fan. The characters are quirky and the story itself is fun. Hope you enjoy it as I did.
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I found myselfaughing so much while reading this book.
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Another enjoyable pre-Plum romance by Evanovich. An entertaining, easy read.
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quick reading and funny just an all around good book!!!!!!!!!!
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Fun book, one of EVanovich's first, before the Plum novels; features an appearance by Elsie Hawkins, the prototype for Grandma Mazur of the Plum series
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One of Janet Evanovich's early stories. A good read, if a little short and sweet.
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An early Evanovich with hints of the success to come. A quick read.
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All Evanovich books are great reads full of laughs
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A light, quick read
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Another good book by Janet.
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I have read all of Janet Evanovick's books - this one was written before she thought of Stephanie Plum...but I just loved Smitten!!!
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Just have to love this author. Love the humor throughout the story line. Enjoy!!
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Excellent Book. Evanovich is always enjoyable to read.
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Cute, mindless read. I love Evanovich, so I'm biased ;-) This is a good "read at the beach" book.
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Predictable. Good for filling in time on the subway in the morning.
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Another fun Janet Evanovich book.
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Very fast read. Not sure I would call this a love story or really call it smut somewhere in between. Fun, easy going.
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All the classic Evanovich elements - a dog, a spunky Aunt, a lovable hero, a Cadillac, etc.
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Good popcorn reading
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Good book. You can tell she is setting up to write her Stephanie Plum series. I accidentally bought two, so you know it's got to be funny! I always like when there is a cute animal who brings our lovebirds together.
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This book is a very easy, fast-paced read.
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If your a fan of Janet Evanovich you've got to read this book. It's just as funny as her stephanie Plum series. It is also a quick read.
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loved it! I could see shades of the future Stephanie Plum novels and it was a fun read.
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Typical JE - cute romance with funny moments.
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This is another throwback from a decade ago, but it is still a funny light hearted romantic story. All about a divorced woman w/ 2 kids trying to make it as a carpenter and a very handsome carpenter who isn't sure why he hired her, but knows he wants to be with her. In classic Evanovich style there is the totally absurd gun toting aunt, dog, flasher, Harley and lots of unsure love.
It only took me a couple hours to read, so grab this book, sit down on the blanket at the beach or the park and escape the real world for awhile with a book that has more laughs than sighs!
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Fun, cute, easy read book. . . Enjoy !
Just the change of pace your looking for. . .
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Very cute book.....I read it in one day...very fast easy read......lighthearted read
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This book was a very easy read. As always, Evanovich has her wacky characters, Not too much mystery in this one as it bears more as a love story more than anything. I loved reading this book because the male character had me smitten!!!
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Cute, quick read. Not one of Evanovich's "number" books but has her flair.
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quick, predictable, easy read
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Very easy read, finished in a day. Funny and lighthearted.
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I liked it, but it's too fluffy for me to want to keep. A quick, fun, amusing little romance with some sideslips into passion.
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I LOVED this book! It was written before Evanovich started her series. The heroine is loveable and REAL. She's recently divorced, trying to find a job after being a "stay-at-home" mom and wife for over 10 years. She applies for a job as a carpenter's helper even though she knows nothing about buildings. Readers are in for a fun ride!
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This one was cute. Again another of Evanovich's that didn't disappoint.
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Another quick read by Janet Evanovich. I love the romance, humor and happy ending!
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A single mom has a fixer-up house, is recently divorced, and desperately needs to find a job. She gets hired as a carpenter. So begins a story involving a goofy dog, a naked stalker,a sexy,single carpenter,and a nutcase aunt.
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Cute light story.........
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Light and fluffy. Not bad, but not much there. YOu can read it in 1 or 2 days easily. It was out of print for a long time until Janet Evanovich became successful with the Stephanie Plum series. You can see the beginnings of the Grandma Mazur character and Bob the dog, too.
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One of Evanovich's newer books...loved it!!
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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 material -- 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?
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Is written in true Envanovich style.
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Hapless woman w/ten yr old gets involved with contractor.
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Fun read about a single mother trying to make it on her own and falling in love. Originally published as a Loveswept paperback.
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Fun, easy read
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if you are a fan of Stephanie Plum you'll enjoy some earlier characters with similar traits. Aunt Elsie very akin to Grandma Mercer
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Smitten is the story of a single mom with a fixer-upper house, and a desparate need to find a job. She talks a local carpenter into giving her a job on the crew. Of course he is gorgeous, sexy and single. And there's a goofy dog. And a naked stalker. And a appearance by Elsie Hawkins who is the prototype for Grandma Mazur of the Stephanie Plum books. Fun, quick read. Enjoy!
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Loved this story,pretty funny!
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Although this was a fun read it was my least favorite of all of Evanovichs books. I think that the romance moved a bit too fast for me. I otherwise enjoyed the humor.
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funny though I love all of her books and people at work thinks I am on drugs when I read one of her books for the laughing out loud or I need to be on medication. Well done book.
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Cute book - pre-Stephanie Plum novel but smacks of her characters that must have been in development at the time.
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Very cute, funny book. I love Aunt Elsie!
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Smitten is the story of a single mom with a fixer-upper house and a desperate need to find a job. Desperate times call for desperate measures and the single mom talks a local carpenter into giving her a position on his crew. So, it's a pity position, and she knows zip about construction, but it's a start right? And, of course, the carpenter is gorgeous and sexy and single. And then, there's the goofy dog. And a naked stalker. And another memorable appearance by Elsie Hawkins, the prototype for Grandma Mazur of the Plum Books.
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Quick fun book
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Gotta love Evanovich
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Originally published in 1990; a fun book to read with a loving couple, two kids, a dog, a cat and a zany aunt to liven up the story.
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Cute book, fast read. Another good book by Evanovich!
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Good book. Love all her work.
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I love the Plum series, this was more of a romance novel, not really my thing.
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Very enjoyable light read. I read it in 6 hours! Sometimes you just need a book like this one!
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A delightful early romance book of this author. A funny tale full of zany characters, featuring a young divorced woman with 2 kids and no marketable skills who gets a job as a construction worker for a hunk contractor.
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Another good one by Janet Evanovich!
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Another hilarious romance from Evanovich! Loved it!!
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Great book! 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 material -- 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?
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Pretty good light romance by the author of the best selling Stephanie Plum novels.
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A delicious romance. Light and happy reading. Love Janet's sense of humor and I'm so glad she writes quickly so I can get a "happy fix" regularly.
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Light, fun read.
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A great love story from Janet Eavnovich!
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Book Description: "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 material -- 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?"
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This is a cute and funny story.
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An early Evanovich work, first published in 1990. After reading her Stephanie Plum novels and her works co-authored with others, one can see her skill-building in dialogue between charachers and inner dialogue as well. The cast of characters is enjyable. In this story, Lizabeth is a recently-divorced single Mom, with a whacky elderly but feisty aunt who has come to help with the kids for the summer, and a big unruly and loveable dog. Lizabeth does not have many skills, but lands a job with a construction company owned by Matt. Matt is a wonderful physical specimen, and Lizabeth is quickly hooked on him. All in all a good, quick read.
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Hilarious! Pure Evanovich, and it's interesting to note that there are several references to characters and items that she has put into her Stephanie Plum books. Perfect enjoyment! (Despite the laughable cover!)
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Cute story. Not one of my favorite Evanovich but cute story nonetheless. Fast Read!
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Fun, romantic, feel good book - a quick read. Not up to the par of the Plum series but a fun read none the less.
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This was another cute read - very fast and I just love how she incorporates crazy dogs into her stories just like she does in the Plum series. I liked how she kept Elsie in this book from the Rocky Road to Romance - she's a great character and reminds me of Grandma Mazur. :)
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Easy read, I liked it!
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great book!
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Enjoyable, quick read.
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Good book. Very easy read.
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Early Evanovich. Not Stephanie Plum but entertaining.
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cute. A fun read.
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Sexy and fun read.
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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 material -- 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?
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A quick and easy read.
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Very funny and quirky, great read!
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Love this book!

A fun read about a single mother, her kooky aunt, her need for a job, her boss, the carpenter, and her dog.
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Smitten is the story of a single mom with a fixer-upper house and a desperate need to find a job. Desperate times call for desperate measures and our single mom talks a local carpenter into giving her a position on this crew. Okay, so it's a pity position, and she knows zip about construction, but it's a start, right? And, of course, the carpenter is gorgeous and sexy and single. And there's a goofy dog. And a naked stalker. And another memorable appearance by Elsie Hawkins, the prototype for GrandmaMazur of the Plum books.
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really enjoyed this book
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Excellent pre-Plum story, very funny and you can see the Plum characters taking shape.
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Romance novel about a single mom who becomes a carpenter for a local builder. Hilarious at times!
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There isn't a Janet i have read that I didn't like,
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This is my first book by this author. I loved it. It was such a cute story.
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Short, sweet, funny and easily finished in one sitting.
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Hard-pressed single mom goes for construction work - and worker. Very pleasant chick-lit.
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Good, quick read.
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laugh out loud, sweet book about a divorced mom who goes to work in a construction business. Fast read.
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A real bon-bon. You could read it in an afternoon. A loveable heroine and vintage Evanovich ribald humor.
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Absolute fun to read!
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Another humerous comedy romance by Janet.
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Cute and light. Funny characters!
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Fun book.
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Single mother goes for a job as a carpenter and gets more than she applied for. :-)
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Cute book
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234 pages
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Light entertaining book.
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Laugh out loud funny
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Cute book. Love all her work.
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Hilarious and entertaining
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Cute...quick read...early model of Stephanie Plum books.
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Single mom Lizbeth Kane wasn't exactly construction-worker material, but she truly wanted a job - and Matt Hallahan found her radiant smile utterly irresistible! When the virile hunk with the perfectly tanned chest agreed to hire her as a laborer, Lizbeth felt her heart - and her libido - send up a cheer. Since her divorce from a snobby philanderer, she'd frankly lost interest in men, but this macho carpenter who smelled of sawdust and musk made her senses sizzle. Matt was a ride through white water, a shot of adrenaline that revived her flirting instincts - but teasing a man of action had deliciously dangerous romantic results! Matt was charmed by Lizbeth's enthusiasm, her spunky kids and wacky aunt, and did his best to seduce the lady in every room of her ramshackle home. Lizbeth worried that they were too different, that he was overly protective, that she'd make him a terrible wife. Could Matt prove she needed him as much as he needed her?