Kate Appleton’s life had hit the skids. Suddenly jobless, husbandless, and really feeling kind of low, she decided that the only she wants to be right now is at her parents summerhouse, The Nutshell in Keenes’ Harbor Michigan. Unfortunately, much like her life, The Nutshell has seen better days as well and Kate finds herself needing cash in supply if she is about to renovate this house into her dream, a bed and breakfast.
Enter Matt Culhane, owner of a local brewery but having some major issues with someone sabotaging his company. When Matt meets Kate, he likes her spunk and hires her to be an undercover spy on his employees. If Kate can figure out who is out to get him, he will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Kate quickly accepts this “dangled carrot” and tries to wiggle her way into the trusts of the brewery employees.
Only… there are a few problems. Kate despises beer and has an odd reaction if she drinks it. None of the employees seem to trust her. Oh, and she is falling for her boss.
Janet Evanovich and I have not crossed paths for years. Recently when I was in my local library I wandered over to a display they put up of new arrivals. I like to see what audio has come in and there this was. Evanovich writing something new after the recent release of the movie from her book One For The Money…. I admit I was curious.
While a fun listen (nice job narrator Lorelie King!) it was what I have come to expect of Janet Evanovich, cooky characters, a romance in the making, a small plot that unrolls throughout the book. Kate is nowhere near as doopy (my word) as Stephanie Plum, and I did like that. Where Plum is surrounded by family, Kate only has her potato chip addicted dog, a brief cameo of her mother and a briefer of her father, and a hostile ex husband.
It was a good listen and I think Evanovich fans will enjoy this one as much as they have enjoyed her other books.
I borrowed this from my local library