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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Evanovich Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dear Reader:

In a previous life, before the time of Plum, I wrote twelve short romance novels. Red-hot screwball comedies, each and every one of them. The romances were originally published between the years 1988 and 1992. All immediately went out of print and could be found only at used bookstores and yard sales.

I’m happy to tell you that those stories have now been re-released by HarperCollins, presented in almost original form. I’ve done only minor editing to correct some embarrassing bloopers missed the first time around.

Hero at Large was the very first book published. It’s about a sexy guy who cooks a potholder in spaghetti sauce and charms a single mom and former world-class ice skater with the promise of a ride on his Zamboni. It’s got broken bones, giant turkeys, cantankerous cars, and Aunt Edna.

This was the book that changed my life forever and made me a published author. When Hero finally reached the bookstores, I was almost arrested for loitering in Walden’s. I stationed myself in the romance section and wouldn’t leave until I saw someone buy my book. It took three days!


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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Evanovich] is funny and ceaselessly inventive.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Fat chance of missing Stephanie Plum. A Jersey girl with Bette Midler's mouth and Cher's fashion sense…With her brazen style and dazzling wardrobe, who could resist this doll?”

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “C.J. Critt plunges into the frothy romance with gusto, keeping the tempo fast and the interplay between the main characters sexy, rapid-fire, and funny.”

    AudioFile Magazine

  • “Moves at a breezy pace, engaging the reader…fun in the Florida fast lane.”

    Boston Globe 

  • “It’s funny, has great characters, and is an entertaining love story.”

    Romance Reviews Today 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shawna | 2/5/2014

    " I read this book in the last week...found it strange, and funny. I am not sure that someone that gets his arm broken while trying to help a stranded motorist would actually end up renting a room from them, but hey, it make for a great laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Glena Muncrief | 2/1/2014

    " Total fluff, but I did laugh out loud at some of it. This is Janet Evanovich's first romantic novel. Shades of the Stephanie Plum series are evident in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Arica | 1/24/2014

    " You can tell it was one of Evanovich's earlier works. The plot was slow moving and super predictable, but I'm now on a quest to conquer them all. And it's neat to see where one of my favorite Evanovich characters, Aunt Edna, originated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mandi | 1/19/2014

    " This was such a cute story! "

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