Wednesday 20 July 2011

Book ~ "Hero at Large" (2010) Janet Evanovich

From ~ He cooks a pot holder in the spaghetti sauce and needs lessons on making Jell-O. Still single mom and ice skating coach Chris Nelson is committed to keeping her sexy, scruffy, new "house husband" around. After all, she did break his arm ... and his toe ... and she can't just turn him out into the cold ...

It seemed like luck when this gorgeous stranger first stopped to help Chris with her car but suddenly her peaceful life turns topsy-turvy as tender, long-suffering Ken Callahan enlists the sympathies of her 7-year-old daughter and her meddlesome Aunt Edna. And even Chris can't deny the excitement his magnetic blue-black eyes spark deep within her ... But who is he?

I'm a fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series but haven't read any of her earlier stuff. She wrote romances from 1988 - 1992 which have been re-released ... this is one of them. I downloaded it from the library.

The characters were likable and I especially liked our hero, Ken. He was funny and caring. Aunt Edna was cute too. I liked our heroine, Chris, but her dwelling on her past marriage got very old and tiresome. She'd been married to a cad for about two months eight years ago ... he'd left her when he found out she was pregnant. She hadn't been in a relationship since and fought against being one with Ken. And Ken was too good to be true ... you know he had to hiding a secret!

Since this was a romance novel, it wasn't a big surprise that they fell madly in love three days meeting.

I can see flickers of Evanovich's style in this earlier book ... for the most part, I enjoyed it.

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