Love in a Nutshell Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Number-one best-selling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer.
Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's 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 that she can 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 one another?
Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 37 minutes|
|Author||Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly|
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|Audible.com Release Date||January 03, 2012|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #53,010 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,916 in Romantic Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,014 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#12,602 in Romantic Suspense (Books)
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I won’t say that there was NOTHING to like about this book but what I did like had nothing that do with the characters, plot or resolution. I did learn something about beer making which keeps this book from being a time real waste time of reading time. It only gets 2 stars because I managed to finish it while waiting for something interesting to happen.
Bottom line: Worse than disappointing, it is boring.
Newly divorced Kate Appleton has moved to her family summer home, intending to fix it up, (takes a lot of money), and open as a bed and breakfast. However, she has just been fired from her job at a beer parlor.
She goes to Matt Culhane, who made the beer that was so bad and ruined her job, and insisted that he owed her a job!
He has been having a lot of small 'bad luck' happenings, and hires her to work different places in his brewery to find who is sabotaging him, or what is happening! Bonus of $20,000 if she can pin it down, with minimum wage to start. She's appalled at being a snitch, he replies that he would regard her as a secret agent. That sounds much better, and she needs the money. (He doesn't know where she lives, but owns the mortgage on her house! She doesn't know that, either.)
The happenings become more and more serious, and eventually become life threatening. Matt insists that she move in with him so that he can protect her! His sisters go into an, 'Ah ha' mode, hoping that he has finally fallen for a woman.
Her family wants to come visit for Thanksgiving. Her parents come first, and fall into a nostalgic, romantic mode, playing records and dancing until late, and pretending that they are snowbound! They are driving Kate nuts.
No more, or this review would become a spoiler.
This is a quick, light read, and I enjoyed it very much. I read the book in one sitting as I wanted to see what happened.
I recommend it. It's entertaining.
Love in a nutshell is an enjoyable read all around but... not worth the nine bucks I paid for my kindle edition!! You are mainly paying for Janet Evanovich's name (I've enjoyed many of her books) however...there are plenty of good reads out there for a fraction of that price from authors less known. Not to take credit from Dorien Kelly here who is a great writer too ( really liked her Ballymuir series :)
Which is why the opening chapter shows Kate seeking an interview at the Depot Brewing Company.
Matt Culhane is the small-town hero, a hunk, and someone who could be a definite challenge in more ways than one. And he owns the Depot Brewing Company. Working for him could be more than Kate bargained for; however, they strike up a deal: she has a job and a chance for a $20,000.00 bonus if she catches the people sabotaging the brewery.
What a fun read! I liked Kate and her sheer pluckiness. She kind of reminded me of Stephanie Plum with more polish, but the same amount of bravado. Matt was definitely a great love interest, and the fact that the two kept each other at arm's length for awhile added to the anticipation.
But what surprises are in store for Kate? What secret is Matt keeping that could tip the balance away from the two of them making it? And how can Kate stay alive long enough to find the saboteur(s)?
The dog characters were great fun, too, from Chuck, Matt's three-legged dog, to Stella, Kate's poodle.
There were a number of possible suspects, but I had it figured out before the end. It was still fun to watch Kate put the pieces together. Four stars for Love in a Nutshell . And I hope that we'll see more of Kate Appleton in future books.
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This book is a by the numbers romance, although there is a thriller aspect, I was never thrilled by the supposed intrigue.
The story centres around Kate who when divorced moves back to Keenes Harbour where she has spent many summers, to renovate her parents holiday home there, and create a B & B out of it. However, when she gets fired from the job she has taken there, she lacks the money to continue renovations on the Nutshell, her parents holiday home. Therefore, Kate then goes in a desperate bid to the overall boss Matt, to tell him she needs another job, which he subsequently gives her. The two are attracted immediately and he then makes Kate his assistant, and asks her monitor the other staff so he can find out who sabotaging his business.
I have to say I was really disappointed by this, it was so obvious from the start that the central characters were set to be together, that of course they would find out who did it, and it felt so half hearted when the story finally did reach it's conclusion.
My problem was I felt there wasn' t a reason to follow the story, Kate and Matt were not trying to hide their feelings, there was no real barrier to their romance, and I couldn't have cared less.
While essentially there is nothing wrong with this book, it is without the will they, wouldn't they, aspect most romances introduce. There is no witty banter, and I forgot there was a villain to catch until the end as I skim read though all about how wonderful Matt is, and how much he likes Kate, as this just got so tedious.
This is an ok book, but it lacked too much depth for me.