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Full House (Full Series, Book 1)
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Janet Evanovich's previous novels include "One for the Money", "Two for the Dough", "Three to Get Deadly", "Four to Score", "High Five", "Hot Six" and "Seven Up".

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Janet Evanovich's previous novels include "One for the Money", "Two for the Dough", "Three to Get Deadly", "Four to Score", "High Five", "Hot Six" and "Seven Up".

About the Author

Janet Evanovich now lives in New Hampshire but, like Stephanie Plum, grew up in New Jersey. She has won major crime fiction awards for her Stephanie Plum novels: ONE FOR THE MONEY was presented with the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award and the Dilys Award, TWO FOR THE DOUGH won the CWA Last Laugh Award and THREE TO GET DEADLY was awarded the CWA Silver Dagger for 1997. Her web site address is www.evanovich.com. Charlotte Hughes has written a number of acclaimed romance and comedy novels, and lives in South Carolina, USA.

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Originally published in 1989 under the pen name Steffie Hall, Evanovich's comic romantic suspense novel Full House reappears here in what the author calls a "bigger and better" form. Wealthy newspaper owner and horseman Nick Kaharchek meets divorced mom Billie Pearce when she makes polo lessons at his stables part of her summer self-improvement program. Though she's hopeless at polo, Billie is so cute that Nick begins to invent excuses to spend time with her. First, he takes care of her when a horse steps on her foot; then, he arranges for his nutty cousin Deedee, a self-absorbed airhead, to board with Billie while her kids are away. As if that isn't enough, Billie must also contend with a bomb-setting teenager, professional wrestlers, an outbreak of spiders and threats from a mysterious intruder. Evanovich acknowledges in a note to readers that her plotting has gotten more intricate since this book was first written (she's right), but her attempt to rework a formulaic '80s love story for the new millennium doesn't come off. The outcome of the artificial romance between Nick and Billie is obvious from the start, as is the identity of the intruder. Instead, the book's focus is on the slapstick comedy provided by the cast of wacky, though mostly loveable, eccentrics. (Sept.) Forecast: Thanks to Evanovich's sterling reputation and substantial fan base, sales won't falter much, but this trussed-up tale may fall flat for both her mystery-loving fans and readers seeking a truly contemporary romance. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

'It's a fine romance with plenty of kisses and, in true Evanovich style plenty of hoops to jump through before there's any chance of living happily ever after' Mirror -- Mirror 20020914 'A paperback original that will fly off the shelves' Crime Bookseller 16/8/02 -- Crime Bookseller 20020816 'A wild mix of intrigue, sex and pyrotechnics' Play 28/9/02 -- Play 20020928

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