Love in a Nutshell Author:Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer — Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only pla... more »ce she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory.
Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss.
Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in -- all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? « less
This was an enjoyable read, typical of Evanovich's style.
She has a unique way of inserting the reader into the escapades the characters are involved with, giving you a sense of the experience. This book has the element of humor expected in an Evanovich book, though it's not the Stephanie Plum-type humor. Well worth the time spent to read it.