Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

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Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
Wed, 10-03-2012 - 1:25pm

I read this book almost all in one sitting.  It was obviously a good book.  It wasn't spectacular, but it moved along well enough the pages just kept on a-turnin'.  It was a mystery/romance with more romance than mystery.  It was a very light romance with no real graphic detail.  Kind of like the old romance stories of the past.  It just had a very enjoyable plot.  If you are looking for a light weekend read, this is one to consider.  I would have liked this book to read when I was stuck on a plane for several hours.  Time would have flown (forgive the pun, please).

BOOK SYNOPSIS: "Kate Appleton needs a job.  Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her job as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house.  The 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 to be able to 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 each other?  Filled with humor, heart, and lovable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun."

Happy Reading!

Bev