Sunday, May 23, 2010

hero at large by janet evanovich


hero at large was her first novel and almost got kicked out of waldens when it was released. she spent three days in the romance section of the book store and until some finally bought it.

Chris nelson is an ex-figure skater who now teaches skating to the kids in hope to bring them to their potential. she has a daughter who is the spitting image of her as a child with the knowing eyes and orange curls. the father isn't in the picture he divorced her when he found out she was pregnant with their child and refused to get an abortion. He didn't really want a wife but the publicity she brought him from her fame in figure skating.
She now lives in a town house with her daughter Lucy and aunt Edna who was there for her and takes car e of Lucy so she doesn't have to put her in daycare after school. Chris no longer trusts mechanics so she lets her cars run them selves into the ground until they have no life left in them and goes and buys a new one. the last time she took a car to be service she was charged 250 dollars for a glamus. whatever that is since she knows squat about cars . Her inability to take the cars to be serviced resulted in a breakdown on the highway.

Along comes help in the form of  Ken Callahan, sexy and strong . she is mesmersized by his presence and offers to help.

everything is going according to plan until she looks under the hood with him and she hits her head on the hood which results in it coming crashing down on his arms, leaving him with a broken arm. she takes him to the hospital but the atmosphere in the truck is anything but comfortable. She has never driven a truck and ken has the gear shift between his thighs which makes for an interesting drive to the ER.

Ken ends up staying with her for awhile and he pays her rent in exchange for the use of his truck until she can get a replacement for her car. the tension soon builds living in close quarters day after day. adding fuel to the fire aunt Edna takes off with Lucy to her cousins who went into labor early with the twins , leaving them to fend for themselves.
They soon fall in love and he proposes marriage. she accepts until the truth to who he really is comes out.
Ken is no longer ken Callahan but Kenneth Callahan Knight wealthy business owner.

She doesnt know who he is anymore and is confused.
can she risk marrying another ambition driven man ?
Will she sacrifice her want for a family for the man she believes he is?

all is not always as it seems. ken is not the man she dreams he is. can the fix this in time or is the end of their love?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

finger lickin fifteen

now i am at the end of this lovely series that holds a place in my heart. i dont think i have yet to get through any of her books with out laughing my ass off.
yet another adventure for the unlucky Stephanie plum . she is currently off men especially her sometimes boyfriend joe morelli when they had a blowup over a jar of peanut butter that he threw away which he deemed trash due to it was filled with more than just PB. the argument escalated into other issues causing their now temporary separation.

Stephanie agrees to go for ranger undercover in his company in hopes of being able to solve the series of break-ins that have been happening to multiple accounts at the RangeMan company. it appears to be coming from someone inside the company and she is the only one who can investigate unobtrusively from within. break-ins started at a few residential accounts and have since expanded to commercial accounts. will they be able to find the culprits before they go bankrupt? rangeman has select clientele and not a high volume of them.

Lula witnesses the murder of a famous chef on her way to work on day. not killed like another other guy on stark street but got his head chopped off in front of the sunshine hotel where no one is likely to report it in any case. not long after the two men responsible are harassing Lula  and attempting to kill. thankfully they never succeed. what kind of person goes chasing people around with a meat cleaver?

she enters the bbq contest the dead chef suppose to enter in hopes of drawing out the killers. The chef's head had turned up but not the body. you cant have a viewing without the other half. might as well have the burial in a hatbox.

now lula is living in stephnies apartment because hers is clarified a crime scene and Stephine is temporarily staying at the batcave due to lula makes it impossible for her to sleep with her snoring.

will she get lucky with Ranger ?

or will she avoid the issue as normal?

nothing is holding her back since she is on the break with morelli.

can all the issues be solved before its too late???

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

top gun dad by ann defee

This adventures is suddenly a single father when his ex-wife takes off and leaves him with full custody of his 2 girls aged 15 and 9. He trades in his beloved Ferrari for a king cab truck and trailer for their trek to Oklahoma and his new promotion of T-38 squadron commander. He isn't' expecting any problems least of all car trouble when buying the new rig.  but low and behold they experience car trouble and the person who comes to the rescue is Kelbie Montgomery , a pint size pixie in pink cowboy boots who also happens to be owner of where they will be boarding their horses.
Attracted from the start on both ends of the spectrum Chad doesn't have time to date with his job and his responsibilities to the girls and Kelbie doesn't want to get involved with another pilot after the death of her husband some odd years ago. it was a truly tragic experience when her husbands plane crashed and she could see it from the house. the only thing that was left was his dog tags, left with no body to bury or husband to say goodbye to she has sworn off military men since then. they both don't have the time but with constant contact the relationship is inevitable.
Chad hires a private eye to locate the girls mother but he is only able to track her as far as belize to some land in the rain forest where he new boyfriend bought property.

the girls mother suddenly show up with her new friend with the offer of blackmail . either they will fight in a custody battle for the two kids and take them to south america with them to he compound or chad can pay them the sum of 10000 dollars. Little did they know that the guy sitting next to him was his lawyer and not just a friend.

Needless to say they went back without the money or the kids and Lynn would be evaluated due to her current state of mind seemed less than viable.

After spending a lot of time together chad and kelbie fall for each other. she may love chat but can she risk her heart again with the chance of losing him in a crash?

fearless fourteen by janet evanovich

Another adventure in the life of Stephanie plum. She needs to apprehend yet another FTA for without them she would be out of a job. dom rizzi was sent to jail for robbing a bank in the some of nine million dollars for which he had partners but were never named. His sister Loretta is her new FTA and she brings her in with the promise to take care of her son if she isnt released in time. Her on again, off again boyfriend , Joe morelli is a relative in the mix somehow and ends up taking care of the boy when his mother is not released immediately because no one wants to post for her bond. She is finally released with Dom's help but shortly thereafter goes missing. She is kidnapped by the lead partner that was involved with Dom during the robbery. Dead bodies start showing up morelli's basement and his yard lose like a dig site when word gets out the house/yard may contain some nine million dollars. The original second partner of the original four is found dead and no long after the third dies . Now the 9 millions only needs to be split two ways. Can they find Loretta before it too late? or will the kidnapper kill her once he gets what he wants?

Friday, May 7, 2010

recent reads

i have fallen behind on my reviews but i just dont have the time for it at the moment. so here are the books that i have had the pleasure of reading recently.

  • plum lovin
  • lean mean thirteen
  • twelve sharp
  • eleven on top
  • plum lucky
  • dance of the gods by nora roberts
  • morrigans cross by nora roberts

Saturday, May 1, 2010

ten big ones by janet evanovich

the title is perfect for this one due to that is how much the police are offering for a reward for a reward for the junkman...he is on the hunt and wants to kill Stephanie. how did she get tied up in this one? well lets start from the beginning.
Her in Lula had stopped at a deli for some subs and they saw the red devil in the sore who had been committing a string of robberies at various shops in the area. he always wore the devil mask and his getaway vehicle of choice was a bike.
Lula accidentally shot out his back tire so he was forced on foot when he departed. they had a light tangle with him and Stephanie saw his face. she was the only one who could id him but had yet to see him again. they were at McDonald's when she spotted him again .
To her good luck she was able to finally find out who he was. turns out he was an failure to appear for vinnie and she needed to retrieve him. They tried his brothers house first but never got to their destination when the gang tried to attack them. the car they were driving turned out to be rival gang colors. she ran over a few with the car and threw a guy that was clinging to the windshield when she turned the corner. not long after she was put on the hitlist for the junkman. ranger was out of town and left her with his truck to use because hers had gotten blown up yet again. she didn't want to endanger anyone so she went to stay at rangers apartment. she wasn't aware of the address just back tracked the route on the gps to the location. it was the only place she felt safe from the killer. She was able to capture the red devil by watching his very pregnant girlfriend and threw him back in jail. her , Lula and Connie bonded him out in an effort to find out hwy Stephanie was on the list. ranger was able to persuade him to talk when they couldn't . turns out he was part of the upper levels of the gang on the west coats and had come her to try to get a better position. he had her on the list to try to impress the other members of the gang that he was worthy.

Would she be able to escape him or would he find her ?