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There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off-and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingeri ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published April 19th 2004 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jennifer
Dec 12, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Fun light reads. Good stuff. I like the characters in these books and I think this series is the better of the non-Plum books. Read the number books first and then stray on over to these once you get a taste for the wonder and wackiness that is Janet Evanovich.
Kari Anderson
Mar 28, 2012 Kari Anderson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-book
The Full Box is a four-book audio set. I previously listened to and reviewed Full House here on KariAnnAlysis. It was one of the first audio books I listened to. I’ll always turn to Janet Evanovich when I need a good, light read. That’s why I was thrilled when I found the rest of this series in a complete box.

Here’s a short synopsis of each book:

Full Tilt: Jamie Swift’s newspaper is running on fumes. If something doesn’t turn around soon, she will have to stop the presses. Her silent partner Max
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Wendy
Jul 26, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it
I'm most fond of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum mysteries and usually the "Full" series falls a bit short. This 4th installment, however, comes close with the quirky characters you grow so attached to, that Janet Evanovich is famous for.

So far, Full Blast is the funniest and steamiest in the series. There's certainly a couple parts you want to be sure to read by yourself, if you're prone to blushing!

A steamy romance, over-the-top characters, a car that costs 2 Million and has a talking compute
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Cindi
Mar 03, 2015 Cindi rated it really liked it
Janet Evanovich has written another funny irreverent mystery that kept me guessing till the end. Her characters are so kooky and outrageous, you have to love them.
Annette
Nov 09, 2014 Annette rated it liked it
This is a funny book. Just what a reader expects from this writing team.

Jamie is a small town newspaper owner and her silent partner happens to be a very wealthy and very handsome man named Max.

He is an interesting character although a wee bit improbable. But, there is nothing that Max cannot do either with his technical knowledge or his immense wealth. His secretary is a computer program who develops symptoms of a pregnancy out of sympathy for a pregnant woman. As you can see, the story has unu
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Tiffunee
Nov 15, 2012 Tiffunee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read. . I love the characters in these books almost as more as the Plum books. Janet Evanovich is easily one of my favorite writers. She makes me laugh with her character hijinks and romance.

Full Blast does not disappoint. Holt, Jamie and Max have to battle raging hormones, a heat wave, a murderous villain, and non-stop attraction for each other in a novel where it’s not just the air conditioners going full blast!

Kris - My Novelesque Life
3 STARS

"There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off-and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, while the bakery's selling aphrodisiac-laced brownies and x-rated birthd
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Sally Lindsay-briggs
Jan 24, 2015 Sally Lindsay-briggs rated it it was ok
I really love Janet Evanovich books. When she coauthors, like this one, the humor, the funky adventures and a certain je ne sais quoi leaked out. The identity of the perp who committed the murder was revealed (thank goodness). It was a well assembled puzzle. Overall, the read was just okay. I wanted to like it more.
Cindy
Feb 21, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it
I like the story development between Max and Jamie. The plot line in this one is a little far-fetched, but still it's fun.

This has Jamie and Max chasing after a killer that has targeted women answering a personal ad from Jamie's newspaper. There's lots of fun and quirky situations.
Cyndi McGinnes
Jul 10, 2015 Cyndi McGinnes rated it it was amazing
Chasing a killer? Sounds about right. Loved this book. As usual, Janet Evanovich is top-grade.
Jaime
Apr 22, 2009 Jaime rated it liked it
This was another fun quick Evanovich read. The mystery here is closer to home than in the previous book, and it looks like Max and Jamie might actually be getting more serious. Not a lot of substance here, but enough fun to keep me reading!
Jaime
May 14, 2012 Jaime rated it liked it
I enjoyed the 4th in this "Full" series by Evanovich. Max Holt is sexy as always and the mystery the town was facing grabbed my attention. It was a quick read and I liked seeing the relationship between Max and Jamie Swift develop.
Rebecca
Jan 02, 2012 Rebecca rated it liked it
Not as funny as she can be, and I think I would have liked it better had I read it. I didn't like the voices the reader used. I would have used different ones in my head.

Ok, that made me sound a little weird. :)
Shauna Freeman
A fun and easy story with interesting characters and an ice cream eating dog. I liked the mystery aspect of it and really had no clue who the killer was which kept it from being predictable (which I find many of her other books). The multi-million dollar car with a Marilyn Monroe voice bothered me a tad bit. Sometimes I feel when things like this get introduced into books it's a bit of a cop out because typically things like that don't exist in real life and we have to find information on our ow ...more
Valerie Andrews
Oct 16, 2015 Valerie Andrews rated it liked it
Jamie's unsure about a lot of things: her newspaper's new personals column, a self-proclaimed psychic who's shown up on her doorstep, the dog she's adopted, the lingerie store that's just opened, Vera's new lust for life, her relationship with Max.

She IS sure she doesn't want DeeDee and Beenie moving in with her or the serial killings to continue. And she IS sure she wants Max. Now.

Are all these things related? Can this be some kind of divine judgment? How can this much drama be going on in slee
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Sarai
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Tara
Dec 26, 2010 Tara rated it liked it
Another day another Evanovich book. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I don't feel the zing between Max & Jamie. I want to. But it seems she thought she was in love with her fiance when she met Max, but then she decided she liked Max more, but not really because she didn't trust him completely. And she is obsessed with her job (much like Stephanie Plum) making constant stupid choices that put her safety at risk to accomplish them. Maybe it's the character's themselves. They seem a littl ...more
Anastasia
Aug 04, 2010 Anastasia rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, romance
This was my first time reading a romance by the Evanovich/Hughes duo and it was okay, hence the Goodreads 2-star rating (2 stars = it was okay). There were some entertaining aspects that made me smile and there were some blah parts that made it hard to get through.

Max is definitely my favorite aspect of of the book. I'll admit, he seems a bit unrealistic - a little TOO perfect with his uber richness, his computerized car with a personality, his private jet, etc... But he comes across as a genui
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Erin
May 30, 2013 Erin rated it liked it
Well gee...where do I begin with this book? I liked it, probably because I like murder mysteries even if this wasn't the best one, because it's a rom com murder mystery, like its predecessors. And I usually enjoy the rom com parts too, but this one simultaneously intrigued and annoyed me. You know when a romance has been dragged out too long that by the time the couple gets together you shout "Finally!"? Yeah, this book did not elicit that reaction. I believe it was more along the lines of "What ...more
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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Darla Stokes
Aug 06, 2012 Darla Stokes rated it liked it

First, a public service announcement: this is not a Stephanie Plum book. I figured I should post that right up front, since a good half of the reviewers on Amazon couldn't seem to grasp the concept. Okay, rant over. Deep breath.

This is the fourth in the series about Jamie Swift and Max Holt. Jamie runs a small-town newspaper and has just started a personals column. Then she's approached by a psychic named Destiny who's new to town, offering to write a psychic advice column for free. But before s
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Louise
Apr 10, 2009 Louise rated it liked it
Shelves: women-s-fiction
Another amazing Evanovich novel!!

From back cover:
"There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off and the feeling is mutual.

But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, while the bakery's selling aphr
...more
Nicole
Aug 28, 2014 Nicole rated it liked it
It was ok. I don't like reading series books out of order, but it seems like it doesn't matter in this case. Because they don't always follow the same characters. I like the main characters in this book. Would have liked to read the previous one with them first. Not sure if I'll continue this series or this author, although I seem to enjoy chic lit a lot more than mystery/ suspense these days
Jan
May 03, 2014 Jan rated it it was ok
I normally love Janet Evanovich books, this one, not so much.

Charlotte Hughes runs a newspaper, her boyfriend Max Holt is very rich, in between jetting off for dinner, taking in Max's sister in law and running the paper, Charlotte and Max try and find out, who is bumping off the ladies in town.
Rimma
Aug 28, 2014 Rimma rated it it was ok
Love the Janet style in her famous Stephany series, not so much in love with this one, to naivety not the same dynamic and humor is just not there. This is more a romans novel without much substance.
I am sorry just not something I will read or recommend
LouAnn
Jun 08, 2015 LouAnn rated it really liked it
Full Blast was a new type of Evanovich book for me. it was coauthored with Charlotte Hughes, and I'd never read a book by these two authors previously. The plot was suspenseful and the characters were that classic funny yet realistic Evanovich. The part I didn't expect was it got quite "steamy" with the love relationship. I would have preferred less steamy and more comic, but it was a good read.
Courtnie
Jun 12, 2012 Courtnie rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, reviewed, mystery
This book promised 'Fireworks', thanks to Destiny Moultrie, the new psychic in town and advice columnist. Unfortunately, we were left with a bunch of burning duds and one little 'pop'.

I think this series boils down to this - the writing is overall sub-par. There is potential, and even likable characters but little effort is made to really develope them and therefore the dialogue, and therefore story, is pretty flat. I keep reading the books in this series hoping to really get there, but I'm dis
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Hope N
Jan 19, 2016 Hope N rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
As much as I like the Stephanie Plum series, I was not AT ALL convinced by Full Blast. I found the characters boring, the dialogue awkward and the plot predictable -- not what I would expect from Janet Evanovich!
Lynn
Nov 01, 2012 Lynn rated it liked it
This is a fun light read with quirky romance, fun characters, and a few mysterious twists. I found this book in the FREE box at the public library and it was definitely what I needed at the moment but it doesn't have to stay in my permanent collection and that is okay. If you have a weekend with not much to do but sit in front of the wood-stove and sip tea (or something else!) then this is the book for you! All the zaniness you expect from Janet Evanovich: a lingerie store owned by the former li ...more
Evelyn Wilson
Aug 10, 2014 Evelyn Wilson rated it it was amazing
Fourth one, Full House, Full Tilt, Full Speed and now Full Blast! Glad I am reading these. Jamie & Max are very close ... to love ... love Destiny!
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