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3.0780487804878 out of 53.0780487804878 out of 53.0780487804878 out of 53.0780487804878 out of 53.0780487804878 out of 5 3.08 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Evanovich Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780061257421
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From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a revised novel sure to please her many fans. She writes “high speed comic mayhem” (Detroit Free Press); she’s “a blast of fresh air” (Washington Post), “side-splitting funny” (Publishers Weekly), and “a winner” (Glamour). In other words, she’s Janet Evanovich.

Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn’t prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window—or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer’s pizza and won his heart. But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Evanovich are in for a treat with C. J. Critt’s masterful performance of this pre-Stephanie Plum romantic comedy.” 

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/19/2014

    " This book was great, and in typical Evanovich style, very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jandblock | 2/19/2014

    " Typical Janet Evanovich, funny and silly but enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 2/6/2014

    " I learned to stop indiscriminately reading Janet Evanovich. Although I love the Stephanie Plus series these other novels are horrendous. I cannot get over how stupid these characters are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/5/2014

    " Very cute book. Not much plot, but excellent brain candy. A very quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 1/23/2014

    " Pretty simple little romance from when JE was just getting started writing. It's short and okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christin | 1/15/2014

    " I liked this story. I thought it ended a little fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/14/2014

    " Another light fun book by Janet Evanovich. I liked it but not near as much as I love the Stephanie Plum series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 1/12/2014

    " This was a cute book, not might favorite of the ones I've read. But fun and enjoyable. Great escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya Mullins | 12/23/2013

    " This book is like a romantic comedy It is funny and entertaining. . Although it is one of the author's earlier releases, it has been edited and reprinted so that the storyline is more current. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 12/3/2013

    " I love the Stephanie Plum series so I read this book... it was a little too cheesy for my liking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 10/22/2013

    " I can see where the Stephanie Plum series developed out of this one. It is a quick, fun and very easy read. great beach book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 10/14/2013

    " This was totally a romance! I was expecting a mystery. It was the same fun writing style from her Stephanie Plum books. I enjoyed it for what it was; total fluff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 10/14/2013

    " Wow! I really needed a happy, uplifting book and this was perfect. Easy, quick, funny, no one died, and best of all...happy ending! YAY! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Briggs | 7/28/2013

    " Easy read. Not much substance. Fairy tale romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 7/21/2013

    " This one wasn't as ridiculous as her other ones, but it just had awkward dialogue and weird situations. No thanks. lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/24/2013

    " A cute, fun read. I read it in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Kane | 12/15/2012

    " very cute love story, but warning every one of these romance novels by J.E. is exactly the same. I ready them all because they were funny, easy little stories but it is the same story re-told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 10/14/2012

    " My favorite relaxtion sort of book: "fluffy escapist literature". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 9/24/2012

    " Cute story about love at first site. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 1/14/2012

    " Rather slow without as much substance as some of her other books. A lot of useless prittle prattle. Not one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Nelson | 10/6/2011

    " It was so cute! Full of her endless humor and romantic wit. A very enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dot | 8/2/2011

    " A very light read...humerous romantic story involving a ditzy heroine, a hunky man, and three homeless elderly women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/4/2011

    " This book was a breezy comedy romance. Very enjoyable and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bess(ie) | 7/2/2011

    " Very fluffy. It was very predictable, but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/26/2011

    " A very light read. Same kind of humorous she usually writes with but not with Stephanie as the character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shanna | 5/22/2011

    " I checked out this book not knowing it was a Romance. Apparently Janet Evanovich wrote "scintilating romances" before Stephanie Plum. I was not impressed with this story and the quality of writing was not typical of Evanovich. I'll stick to Stephanies mysteries rather than these Harlequin romances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 4/29/2011

    " fluffy, predictable romance, but with Janet Evanovich humor (only redeeming factor) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa | 4/27/2011

    " What is with all these romance novels?! I knew she used to write romance but I thought this was a newer book (ebook). You can see a bit of the Plum humor but still a silly romance novel. I've got to screen my book selections better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/23/2011

    " Usually I like her books, this was funny, but the situation that the main charature gets herself in is, well, pretty far fetched, though seems to be a theme in her earlier romance novels. Still, it was entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 3/29/2011

    " Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza and won his heart "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/13/2011

    " I loved this book. I could not stop laughing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christin | 1/8/2011

    " I liked this story. I thought it ended a little fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 12/23/2010

    " Cute story that made me laugh even though the writing was a little choppy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/22/2010

    " LS#254 Fun - not as good as later books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 12/4/2010

    " Rather slow without as much substance as some of her other books. A lot of useless prittle prattle. Not one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/1/2010

    " Not quite as enjoyable as the Stephanie Plum series but still light hearted and a happy ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 11/26/2010

    " This book was... odd. The conflict was really forced and it ended very abruptly. Not a very interesting journey for the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/20/2010

    " I had read this before, I think last February but didn't add it to my goodreads list for some reason. This time I listened on audio and oddly enough I think I liked it in print more than on audio. It's a cute story and I liked the characters, its a fun and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda (LoveofJoe11) | 11/18/2010

    " Really, same old plot, different characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norma | 11/18/2010

    " Great book! If you love any of Janet's other books, you will love this one.

    The characters are always quirky in a way that will give you a good laugh. Definitely a must read.

    Some of the situations that Berry gets herself into are hilarious. "

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About the Author
Author Janet Evanovich

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 How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

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.