actually a bit nervous to read this book because Iíd read so many bad reviews of it.
Fellow fans of Evanovichís Stephanie Plum series (books like Four to Score
Up) complained that Full House wasnít the same old Stephanie Plum book.
But itís not supposed to be.
Full House is one of
Evanovichís earlier works -- one thatís been reworked and expanded and republished -- and
itís not bad nearly as bad as Plum fans may say. Instead of the typical
slapstick-mystery-humor found in Plum novels, Full House is a light romance about
Billie Pearce, a divorced mother of two whose life is turned upside-down when she meets
millionaire newspaperman and ladiesí man Nick Kaharchek -- and falls head over heels for
him. And before she has a moment to think about whatís going on, sheís housing Nickís
crazy cousin, Deedee, and fighting off Nickís jealous ex-fiancee, who seems determined to
get him back.
If youíre looking for a serious romance novel, this isnít
for you. But if youíre looking for a light, easy, entertaining read, Full House
wouldnít be a bad pick. Thereís humor and a little bit of mystery -- and even a few
professional wrestlers. The characters arenít quite as real and fun as in Evanovichís
Plum novels -- in fact, Billieís constant waffling is a bit annoying (though, to be
honest, her constantly changing inner monologue is pretty accurate for a woman). But
donít trust the reviews from bitter Plum fans. Full House isnít a bad book at all
-- though if youíre a Plum fan, you do need to keep an open mind.