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Knock Me Off My Feet

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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  3,136 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Autumn Adams never planned to follow in her mother's footsteps as Chicago's answer to Martha Stewart--she can't cook, doesn't clean, and would rather play soccer than discuss the joys of white bathtub grout. Then some lunatic starts sending her threats in the mail and Audie finds herself under the protection of simmering, sexy Detective Stacey Quinn, a man determined to ex ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 15th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

This was me while reading:

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I confess, I haven't read an oldie for a while, but damn! This had all kinds of great surprises in it :)




I'm gonna keep it short and just say why I loved it so much :)



- The hero


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He isn't some larger than life ultra-badass dude who doesn't know how to communicate other than with swearing and saying the word: MINE!!!!!!!!!
He's a cop, he's really smart, and he's a normal guy!
And I loved the hell out of him!!!!!
OMG he is perfect <3
How he was with her and what he did and j
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Karla

Re-read 9/17/13! I love this book as much, maybe even more than when I read it the first two times. Stacey Quinn is a man's man, but even better he's a woman's dream man, my dream man!! There is something about him that touches me deep in my soul and takes my breath away. He treats Audie like she's a precious gem. He is at the top of my all-time favorite heroes list. I can't get enough of him! This is without a doubt, my favorite Susan Donovan book!

5 Stars...WOW!!! I loved this book. It had ever
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Tracy
Packed a Heck of a Punch
Autumn Adams is Homey Helen, the Chicago maven of helpful home tips, like how to clean anything and what tricks to use to polish the floor. She inherited the job from her imperious mother as a death-bed commitment and has been miserable in the roll ever since. She's the antithesis of Homey Helen, with her horrible cleaning habits and her disregard for order and neatness, her spaz-girl ways, and her tomboy recreations. She's a mess and she knows it; horrible at relationshi
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Diane ~Firefly~
This was a good read and a nice change of pace after all the UF and PNR I've been reading lately. Audie became Homey Helen after her dying mother guilted her into it and has been miserable since. Now she's getting threatening letters and Det. Stacey Quinn is assigned to the case.

What I enjoyed:
* All the characters. I love that Quinn came from a big, warm family that totally contrasts with Audie's cold upbringing.
* Seeing the characters fall in love instead of it just happening in an instant.

Wha
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Exina
Thrilling story with delicious erotica. I was swept away by the chemistry between Audie and Quinn.

The problems and past of the characters are not exaggerated, but credible. I loved to follow the development of Audie and Quinn’s relationship: how they learn to trust each other, adapt to each other.

Pretty good mystery plot, with a surprising twist.
A steamy and emotional read!
Jen
Aug 15, 2011 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Cute. Donovan can write some awesome heroes and seriously messed up heroines. But I like how steady and good Quinn was. And I found myself tearing up over Quinn's family too!

I have to say the bad guy took me by surprise. I was not expecting it to be who it was!
Arch
It's a day shy of being a month that I have finished this book and I am just writing a review. Sorry!

Someone is sending Homey Helen threatening letters. Who could it be?

The heroine is Autumn Adams b.k.a. Audie and Homey Helen. She inherited her mother's company, after her mother died. The company was a Martha Stewart type of show. She would provide viewers with help on how to do "?". Her mother was the real Homey Helen. Helen wanted Audie to take over her company, so Audie did. She wanted her mo
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Noémi nykyriana Molnár
Először is muszáj elmondanom, hogy ezt a könyvet még csak véletlenül se ítélje senki a borító alapján :) :) :) Ennek a borítónak az égvilágon semmi köze nincs a könyvhöz…. el sem tudom képzelni, hogy hogy kerülhetett rá a könyvre XD XD XD

Viszont… a könyv… húúú, imádom, amikor puszta véletlenségből akadok rá ilyen gyöngyszemekre :)))
A történet lényegében… gazdag, elfoglalt szülők gyermekeként felnőni… de hiába a sok pénz, ha az ember nem ismeri meg még a feltétel nélküli szülői szeretete sem :(
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Susan (susayq ~)
I really liked Audie. She was spunky, sporty, witty, wanting to be loved all the while putting on a show being someone she wasn't in public. She tried to be tough while getting threatening letters. She did a good job of it till she met Detective Stacey Quinn....he broke through and found the vulnerable side of Audie. I was totally surprised by who was sending her the letters and the revelation and conclusion to that kept me on the edge of my seat.

I'm looking forward to reading more books by Susa
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Adrienne van der Watt
It was a good book. But... not a "gobbler" read. Whats a gobbler read? A book you just can't put down until you have read every last word.

Like I said, it was good, just not great. I did enjoy the story, but not enough that I will read it again just to relive the high's and low's of the characters.
Marcie
This is Susan Donovan's first book, published in 2002, and she's going to get a LOT better at fully developing vivid villains and crafting edgy conflict. Still, three stars for the insanely cute premise: an athletic, tomboyish daughter of a Martha Stewart-type forced to carry on her deceased mother's legacy and empire. She lives a lie as she knows nothing about cooking, cleaning, organizing, gardening, etc. Picture a perfectly coiffed, polished woman in a signature pink Chanel suit jacket taping ...more
Haylie
really good...Audie really got on my nerves when she was convinced that she didn't know how to love Quinn and his family. I wanted to go into the book and smack her! it had a good ending though. it really surprised me who was writing those letters to Audie, never would have guessed.
Anne
Abandoned at about the 10% mark.
Cherise
This book has been on my radar forever and after reading it I could kick myself for waiting so long to read it. I flippin' loved it! This book is definitely a keeper!!!!
Nadia
not bad. Entertaining enough. It was missing something though. I can't put it into words, but the characters were a bit flat for me. I give it 3.5 stars.
Kellie G.
I totally love this book! Great characters, funny, sexy, suspenseful & a shocking twist at the end!! Big thanks to Karla for recommending this!!
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Knock me off my Feet

Cover: 3
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
5 IRISH STARS!

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Me while reading the book:

I'd laugh out loud

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Get excited with the characters

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Get irritated with all the bullshit

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Feel awkward with all the hot scenes

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Cry with the characters

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And just be happy

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Autumn Adams inherited her mother's job as Homey Helen and one year after working as Homey Helen she receives death threats. Here comes Detective Stacey Quinn, a macho detective who has all
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Willow
I read this book when I first got on my contemporary romance kick, and at the time I remember thinking it was Awesome Good Times. I was so impressed by just how much fun a really good romance could be.

Then I recently read it again and could only come to the conclusion that I was a daisy-eyed girl that gave away five stars much too easily.

This book has all the elements of what you'd expect in a contemporary: kooky heroine, charming alpha male, endearing but quirky family, and even a mystery wov
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Viohlet
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MaggieReadsRom
The ingredients for Susan Donovan's KNOCK ME OFF MY FEET are a hunky, Irish police detective and threats by mail to a Martha Stewart-esk columnist who'd much rather spend her time on the soccer field. Furthermore, there is mention of kilts and what is worn beneath them and bagpipes and their possibilities, there’s a bunch of ex-boyfriends who are suspects, an associate with a questionable taste in clothing, lots of bed talk by the otherwise quiet detective, quite some touching and feeling and a ...more
Laurie
Autumn Adams never planned to follow in her mother's footsteps as Chicago's answer to Martha Stewart—she can't cook, doesn't clean, and would rather play soccer than discuss the joys of white bathtub grout. Then some lunatic starts sending her threats in the mail and Audie finds herself under the protection of simmering, sexy Detective Stacey Quinn, a man determined to examine her every nook, cranny, and ex-boyfriend in his effort to find the stalker. A disarming combination of macho cop and swe ...more
Julie
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Jane Stewart
Dialogue and plot were ordinary. Nothing special or different. Mystery but no real suspense.

STORY BRIEF:
Homey Helen was a successful newspaper columnist with housekeeping hints. Helen has two adult children Audie and Drew. Helen was killed and Audie inherits the column. Her mother’s dying wish was that Audie would take over the job. Audie knows nothing about cleaning and cooking but she does her best. Helen’s assistant Marjorie is the brains behind the column. Someone is sending death threat let
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Donnelle
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The premise is a simple one, and others have relayed plot details very well, so I won't rehash them again. What makes this book so good is that Audie and Quinn are so well-matched - they surprise and challenge each other; they're constantly delighting one another and making each other laugh; their sexual chemistry is off-the-charts; and most importantly, they support each other (aside from a couple of brief misunderstandings); and they teach each ...more
PattyPepperpotts
Knock Me Off My Feet is a good light reading on a lazy day. It has enough elements of romance, mystery (the characters are in the middle of a crime investigation) and good old fashion witty dialogues to make it a likeable read.

However, I wouldn't say it's downright remarkable or outstanding. It was just right, a bit lukewarm for my tastes. I felt the book had an awkward start, like we were reading chapter 3 instead of chapter 1... It seemed like we were thrown into the situation immediately and
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Cathiecaffey
I so loved this book! This was Susan Donovan's debut and a dear friend of mine told me I so would love this book, so I ran out and got and read that night. This author absolutely rocks! Has a fantastic writing voice that the humor makes you laugh out loud and its real! And the intensity of the romance of Audie and Stacey was simmering, bubbling over! And it was so perfect, so romantic, real and intense. This author has it all! She's my autobuy now! (I would of given a way detailed review but so ...more
Shxrxn
Damn it, how did her heart become such an empty, awful place?
- Audie
Some people never change.
- Quinn
I get a feeling you want something you don't know how to ask for.
- Quinn
She told him once that she believed she was missing some basic part of her heart—she just didn't know how to deal with people who wanted to comfort her, love her.
- Audie
I'll put up with a bit more torture if I have to. I've already decided you're worth the wait.
- Quinn
If there's a choice between laughing and crying, the Quinns
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Avellaneda
Not bad, not bad at all. My first Susan Donovan and I doubt it will be my last. LOVED the hero; lukewarm on the heroine. Let me just say that I liked her about 70% of the book (athletic, witty, sexy) and then all of a sudden she's pretty damn stupid, rude and freaking insecure. I guess that "twist" was to build drama, but I swear its was as if a flip switched off and so did she. That part, frankly, made me feel so embarrassed to be a female.

Kimberly
Very cute book. I read it in 1 day (plus 1 hour) and really liked it. I had the "mystery" figured out by page 60 (well 2/3 of it) but yet I continued to read it and could not put it down. Audie is a great girl... I love her spunk and even though she has commitment issues she is strong and funny. Quinn is a great guy. He is written perfectly. I love his humor and also his intensity. I love that the characters had a connection right away but didn't find themselves "in-love" after 5 minutes of meet ...more
Jan
Meh. It was really strange. I really liked this book up until 90%. Audie and Quinn were a lovely couple. I really liked their personalities, their back-stories and their romance. I thought they had a good inner conflict as well. Just when that comes to a big bang though, the suspense case that brought them together blows up as well, and it completely sidetracked from the romance.

Suddenly we get a POV from the person threatening Audie, whose inner monologue explains everything he/she did and why.
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SUSAN DONOVAN's novels have won accolades for being witty, sexy, and entertaining. A former newspaper reporter with journalism degrees from Northwestern University, Susan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels have been translated into dozens of languages. Susan is a two-time RITA Award finalist, and her novel TAKE A CHANCE ON ME was named Best Contemporary Romance of 20 ...more
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