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Author: Janet Evanovich Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Series:The Elsie Hawkins Series Release Date: August 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780060876814

Publisher Description

Now available in one volume, two classic Janet Evanovich romances, which feature Elsie Hawkins—the prototype for fan favorite Grandma Mazur in the wildly popular Stephanie Plum novels

 

BACK TO THE BEDROOM

 

She was the mysterious woman in the long black cloak. He was the sexy guy next door. They shared a common wall between their Capitol Hill townhouses and not much else—until disaster scored a direct hit on the mystery woman’s bedroom and the sexy guy’s heart. He baked her a cake, she learned to throw a football, there were some misunderstandings in the living room, some mishaps in the yard, and some romantic moments everywhere...

THE ROCKY ROAD TO ROMANCE

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 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 huge dog masquerading as a couch potato…

 

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  • “C. J. Critt’s performance is top-notch with rapid-fire repartee and sizzling sexual tension. She mixes characters, mishaps, misunderstandings, wisecracks, and romance into a well-paced mystery, which culminates in a wedding and a perfectly blended family.” 

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " not her best, but an easy read for a little entertainment. I like the Stephanie Plum ones better. "

    - Kim, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " it was okay. audiobook was irritating, she made the protagonist sound whiney "

    - Lyndsay, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book probably deserves more than two stars. It is a really good and clean mystery/romance. Not violent or sexy but what happened with this book is predictable. I read one of her books and loved it! Read another style of hers and loved it. This book was a mixture of the two. If this is the only book by her that you read, you will love it. If you have read others, you will see what happens with most authors. You love their humor and style and so does everyone else. They know what sells and do the almost exact same things again. Good book. Good beach read but I probably won't read anymore of hers for awhile. By the way, the setting is Northern Virginia DC area and that is always fun to read something that is familiar. "

    - Chelsey, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So I bought this book for 10 cents and it was awesome. Not a lot of deep reading, but I laughed so hard my husband was starting to wonder what was happening. Some of the funniest reading I've come across. "

    - Connie, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good enough, a little choppy in places. But typical Evanovich style. "

    - Ashley, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 'm generally not a fan of pre-Plum Evanovich but I rather enjoyed this romance a lot thanks to the loveable leads and all the laughs. "

    - Muriel, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I can always count on Janet to give me a fun, uplifting, romantic comedy in between more intense books that I read. This was very enjoyable and a quick, fun read. "

    - Pam, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute story about a Cello player and a lottery winner in the DC area. "

    - Erica, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Love Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and wanted to read one that was written before. Easy to see how the Plum series came about. A quick one day read. "

    - Sue, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " very cute and fun like all the rest! "

    - Mel, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute, funny, charming, crazy events, and a sassy zany gun toting old lady. Yep, that's a Janet Ivanovich book. They books are predictable and consistent, but sometimes faithful and reliable is just what you want. I love Janet Ivanovich books when I am feeling blue or overwhelmed with life. "

    - VLynch, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Ho...hum...I figured I'd give this author one more shot but apparently, I just don't like how she writes! The stories sound interesting enough but once I start reading the interest flees! The characters are a bit too quirky for my taste. 1.5 stars. "

    - Mei, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as the Stephanie Plum series of books, but ok. "

    - Jeans77, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Good dialog, but too predictably romantic and sappy for my taste. Definitely not in the same league with the Stephanie Plum books. "

    - Patti, 12/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A cute I have nothing better to read book. "

    - Jeanne, 11/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was cute. Nothing special, really similar to her other stuff (writing wise). I liked the romance series she wrote with Charlotte Hughes way better. But if you're looking for something short, light and fun this is it "

    - Manoja, 4/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Janet Evanovich has always had a comedic gift. I love her books, they always make me laugh. I suppose the later books are better in the sense that the characters are more complex and the plots more intricate. But, really, I don't read her books primarly for those things. "

    - Elise, 2/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A cute, quick read. I love Janet Evanovich's style of writing, a little humor, a little action, a little romance. This is the first one of her books I've read that hasn't been a Stephanie Plum story. I enjoyed it! "

    - Sarah, 5/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a quick read. It was a cute little story about neighbors who are very unlikely to end up together. After a series of unfortunate events, it seems like being together is really the best thing for them despite their differences. "

    - Lorrea(Threein3), 3/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just a cute story -- a lot of reminders about what it's like to be in love and adore someone completely. "

    - Aprilfortenberry, 1/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Funny light book. Obviously some of the characters were preliminary tries for some of the Stephanie Plum characters. I enjoyed it. "

    - Jan, 7/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An early Janet Evanovich book. Not as good as the Plum books but you can definitely see the humor and writing that Evanovich will perfect with the Plum books. "

    - Cheryl, 6/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This audio book's narrator was so annoying and spoke so slow, I lost interest in this book. I don't know if I would like it better as an actual book. "

    - Lorraine, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is not a Stephanie Plum story, which allowed the reader to see Evanovich in a different light. Interesting story line of love, and quirky characters that are pretty enchanting in their own right. "

    - Debbie, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Because it was there and I needed a laugh. :) "

    - Leslie, 4/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " David Dodd saw a helicopter drop a chunk of metal through the roof of his lovely neighbor's bedroom, he got to meet the formidable and delightful Katherine Finn at last! "

    - Toni, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute, funny, charming, crazy events, and a sassy zany gun toting old lady. Yep, that's a Janet Ivanovich book. They books are predictable and consistent, but sometimes faithful and reliable is just what you want. I love Janet Ivanovich books when I am feeling blue or overwhelmed with life. "

    - VLynch, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another hilarious romp from Janet Evanovich. I think I liked the characters the most (out of her romances) in this book, but not my most favorite story line. Still great fun tho! "

    - Heather, 2/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Book 8 of 2011 This was a cute little book. Maybe a bit insubstantial, but good for a lazy "I don't want to think about or do anything" type weekend. "

    - Lara, 2/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Funny light book. Obviously some of the characters were preliminary tries for some of the Stephanie Plum characters. I enjoyed it. "

    - Jan, 2/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute romance story. Boy falls instantly in love with girl who needs convincing. Evanovich does this style well. "

    - Tara, 12/31/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Omg funny! JE is such a talented author and I am so very glad i stumpled across her. This book didn't let me down in the romance or laughing my butt off situations. Trust me its worth a read. "

    - Andrea, 12/14/2010

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, as well a dozen romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and more. She is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including for lifetime achievement. She is also a long-standing member of Romance Writers of America.

About the Narrator

C. J. Critt is a veteran of Broadway, regional theater, poetry slams, and solo shows. Hailed “Spoken Word Queen” by the Dallas Observer, Critt is a produced writer-director, an Audie nominee, and a CableACE Award winner.