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Love in a Nutshell: A Novel
Love in a Nutshell: A Novel
Love in a Nutshell: A Novel
Audiobook3 hours

Love in a Nutshell: A Novel

Written by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

Narrated by Lorelei King

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

Number one bestselling 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.

A Macmillan Audio production.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateJan 3, 2012
ISBN9781427215567
Love in a Nutshell: A Novel
Author

Janet Evanovich

Over the last twenty-six years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering forty-two New York Times bestsellers. In addition to her #1 bestselling Stephanie Plum novels and many other popular books, Janet is the author of The Recovery Agent, the start of a blockbuster new series.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This book is one of the many reasons I love Janet Evanovich's storytelling. Her characters live large and the dialogue reveals their souls.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Fun book full of moments that make you smile and a storyline that makes the book hard to put down.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    I wasn't that big of a fan of this audiobook. I'm not sure if it was the book, the narrator or a combination of the factors. I wanted to listen to this prior to reading the second book in the series since I've had it on my shelf to review forever. How it started out was very interesting with the main female character barging into the local brew pub demanding a job, but the premise didn't really stay interesting for me. I will give the second book a try and hope I enjoy it more.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Mystery with a love story included. Kate has moved into the run down cottage that used to be her family's vacation spot after a messy divorce. At the start of the book she finds herself deep in debt and without a job. She gets a job with a local microbrewery/tap room. Along with the job she also becomes a detective as theirs been a number of incidents that have happened to the business lately. Her first job is as a dishwasher. After a while of that she moves to the front of the house and then finally back to the brewing part of the business. Her first job in the brewing section is cleaning the brewhouse. For those that don't know that's one of the big copper vats with a lid on the top. She gets locked into it as it starts to fill, not by mistake, but by the saboteur. Due to this and her renovations are not going as planned she ends up moving into the guest room of her boss. The romance really begins to bloom from there until the week before Thanksgiving. Her parents have decided that they want an old fashioned family holiday and the whole clan descends on Kate's house. Her parents are too close for comfort and Kate starts to patch things up with her boss. Then the mystery takes another turn.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This was a great easy read. :)
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Here mega-popular author Janet Evanovich collaborates with Dorien Kelly to produce a clever mystery/romance novel set in northern Michigan along the shores of Lake Michigan. Recently divorced Kate Appleton arrives in Keene Harbor, MI with the intention of turning her family's summer home, The Nutshell, into a bed and breakfast. Meanwhile, she's broke, the house is falling apart around her, and she loses her job as barmaid at the local tavern. She marches into Matt Culhane's microbrewery and demands a job from him. He hires her at minimum wage with the proomise of a $20,000 bonus if she can determine who is sabotaging his business. Both fall in love with each other but do their best not to let the other know about it. It's a fun romance with a healthy dose of mystery thrown into the mix. This will provide a very pleasant change of pace for Evanovich fans.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    If you've ever read one of Janet Evanovich's "romances" you'll know what you're getting with this one: light, fun, sweet with moments of madcap. Kate has moved back to Keene's Harbour after her divorce with a plan to refurbish her parents summer house and open a B&B. In order to fund the renovations, she takes a job at the local microbrewery, working undercover to figure out who is sabotaging the owner, gorgeous and single Matt Culhane. The same man who owns the mortgage on her dream B&B. As long as you don't look too deeply at plotting details or expect too much depth, you'll find a breezy, quick read. Jennifer Crusie is the undisputed queen of this particular genre, but this would not be a wasted check-out from the library.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    This was the perfect escape. Fun fast fluff.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    You can never go wrong with a romantic comedy/mystery!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    A cute funny PG romance with an enjoyable plot and plenty of action that moved right along. I always enjoy a hero in pursuit. Kate is trying to establish herself after divorce and goes to brewery owner Matt looking for a job. I haven't read the Stephanie Plum series so my rating is not comparing this to her other work.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Man I love these chicks.. I live the writers and the sisters. I would live to read more about Kennes Harbor
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Got better towards the end.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Synopsis: Kate has lost her job mainly due to a backstabbing co-worker. She's tossed out her lying husband. Now she's lost a minimum wage job and is about to lose her family house. She demands, and gets, a job from a local micro-brewer who wants her to track down the person who is sabotaging his business. Although she doesn't lose this job, it almost costs her life.Review: This was a wonderful piece of fluff. The characters are entertaining and fun. About a third of the way through the book the number of suspects had dwindled to two, but that didn't make the read any less enjoyable. The final scene is a bit of a surprise. This is classic early Evanovich.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Here mega-popular author Janet Evanovich collaborates with Dorien Kelly to produce a clever mystery/romance novel set in northern Michigan along the shores of Lake Michigan. Recently divorced Kate Appleton arrives in Keene Harbor, MI with the intention of turning her family's summer home, The Nutshell, into a bed and breakfast. Meanwhile, she's broke, the house is falling apart around her, and she loses her job as barmaid at the local tavern. She marches into Matt Culhane's microbrewery and demands a job from him. He hires her at minimum wage with the proomise of a $20,000 bonus if she can determine who is sabotaging his business. Both fall in love with each other but do their best not to let the other know about it. It's a fun romance with a healthy dose of mystery thrown into the mix. This will provide a very pleasant change of pace for Evanovich fans.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    I listed to the audio version and this is what I would call ear candy. A light and fun romance with a bit of mystery thrown in. Not terribly realistic, but not too soap opera-ish either. The main characters, Kate and Matt, have a bit of feisty chemistry and the villain trying to sabotage Matt's brewery isn't obvious until the ending.