Monday, January 23, 2006

Full Bloom by Janet Evanovich & Charlotte Hughes

Finally...the Full series by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes seems to be hitting it's straps! I am not sure if that is because they have moved away from Max Holt and Jamie Swift who featured in the last three books of the series, or for some other reason, but I really enjoyed this book.

Annie Fortenberry has converted her family home, which used to be a bordello, into a bed and breakfast, with special events also being held. One of the events coming up is the wedding of Max and Jamie. Annie has been one of Jamie's close friends for many years so it seems natural that when Max and Jamie want a simple, quiet ceremony for close family and friends that Annie's home should be the option chosen.

However, for Annie, life is about to get about as far away from simple and quiet as you can get. Not only is her home haunted by a very unhappy spirit, the gardener she inherited from her grandmother along with the house is on a permanent bender, and sexy bad boy Wes Bridges has just entered her life, and from their first unlikely meeting things only get hotter. Wes is not what he appears to be though. He has been hired by Annie's mother in law to find out what happened to Annie's husband three years ago, when he just disappeared. Before too long, Charles's body has been found and all evidence points to Annie. She has to prepare for the wedding of the year and defend herself against murder charges.

I guess I have come to expect complete silliness from these books, but most of the time in this book it was kept enough in check to be entertaining, not just annoying, which can't be said for some of the books in this series!

The next book in the series, Full Scoop, comes out in April. Whilst I still won't be rushing out to buy it, I will definitely be putting my name on the waiting list at the library. In the meantime, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that it is like this one, and not some of the other books in the series.

Rating 4/5


  1. While I adore the Stephanie Plum novels, I tried the first one by this writing team and couldn't even finish it. I dunno - I think it was the wrestlers that did it in. I never liked George and the Virgin either.

  2. I've really struggled with reading some of them - I kept on hoping that some of them would be more entertaining. This is getting closer, but it still isn't SP.

    I've learnt my lesson as well...I'm not buying any of them. Library only for me!



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