The Rocky Road to Romance (Elsie Hawkins #4)
“[Evanovich] is funny and ceaselessly inventive."
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Do yourself a favor and read this one.”
The author of so many spectacularly successful mystery novels featuring the inimitable Stephanie Plum, #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich displays a more playfully romantic side with The Rocky Road to Romance. Evanovich de...more
This version is narrated by C.J. Critt who always does such a professional job with Evanovich’s quirky characters. She has a unique voice with a little grit and I always enjoy a book more when she narr...more
สตีฟเป็นเจ้าของสถานีวิทยุที่นางเอกไปทำงานเป็นผู้จัดรายการเกี่ยวกับอาหารสุนัขเพื่อหารายได้เสริมจากการที่เธอเรียนต่อปริญญาเอกด้านจิตวิทยา เธอทำงานตั้งแต่เช้าจรดเย็น เริ่มด้วยการส่งหนังสือพิมพ์ เด็กเสริฟร้านอาหาร จัดรายการวิทยุ เขียนตำราอาหารสุนัข ฯลฯ เธอขอพระเอกควบตำแหน่งนักข่าวรายงานข่าวจราจรเนื่องจากนักข่าวคนปัจจุบันประสบอุบัติเหตุต้องพักรักษาตัว
พระเอกที่แสนจะหล่อ รวย และเซ็กซี่อย่างร้ายกาจถูกมนต์เสน่ห์หลงรักเธอแบบไม่รู้เนื้อรู้ตัว (ไม่รู้แกไปชอบเอาตอนไหน)...more
Okay, so, this was a my first Janet Evanovich book... and likely my last if they're all like this one. I know her books are popular, but they've never enticed me enough to pick one up prior to this. There were some funny moments, but they didn't come even close to making up for the predictable drivel that posed as a story line. Was this supposed to be believabl...more
Daisy is a sweet, overworked girl who falls into a job as a traffic reporter. Her boss, Steve, is gruff and handsome and protective. Even though they've worked together at the radio station for over a year, the minute Daisy gets the job, they fall in love. Riiiiiiiiiiight...more
Daisy Adams has managed to fill her days completely with school, work, and volunteering. In order to make ends meet, she takes on the job as traffic reporter at the radio station where she works, even though she has no idea what to do. She becomes involved with the owner of the st...more
Überarbeitete, herzensgute Frau trifft charmanten, reichen Mann. Knistern, Sex, Liebe, ein auf Rache sinnender Verbrecher, Happy End.
Die Charaktere waren sehr eindimensional und langweilig. Der männliche Protagonist kauft mal eben einen Hund, weil er seiner Angebeteten gegenüber behauptet hat, er hätte einen Hund. Sofort stellt sich heraus, dass der Hund nicht ins Auto (Angeberkarre, die offenbar Frauen so toll finden,...more
This was a...more
The first appearance of a Bob dog is fun - though "him" being a gray and white sheep dog was unexpected. Bob always conjures up images of la...more
Rocky Road is the happy story of a guy who owns a radio station, a likeable overworked woman who does the traffic report, and a dog named Bob. They all fall in love, they outsmart some bad guys, and they eat a lot of dessert. The addition in this story of Elsie Hawkins is truly comical. For an elderl...more
Most of my enjoyment in this novel comes from me being able to see where some of the Stephanie Plum characters come from and developed from.
I know this is a romance novel and it's not supposed to have an earth shattering plot but I do ask for everything to have a plausible clear line connecting it. There was just too much jumping without logical detail.
My other problem was that I didn't connect with the characters at all. I really didn't care whether these two...more
Then she foils a crime by mistake and the baddie comes after her. At his insistence, she hires a Caddy-driving grandma with a big gun.
By the way, he adopts a dog named Bob that eats everything.
Sounding familiar? A few funny m...more
A lot of the dialogue and the thought processes of the main characters...more
In this book we meet Daisy, an over worked and underpaid and way to many jobs. I guess you could call her a workaholic. So right off the bat I am drawn to this gal, understanding the too many jobs and underpaid for all of them and not knowing how to say, "no!"
The story itself was fun and funny,...more
As far as the audio-book itself goes, I wasn't a real fan of the narrator. She sounded like a 65 year old, pack-a-day smoker.
Regarding the story, it's obvious that this is one of Evanovich's earlier books, before I think she really hit her stride. It definately feels like a precursor to the Step...more
Daisy Adams is trying desperately trying to maintain her life--and checking account balance above the negative--by juggling a few odd jobs while also simultaneouly working on her PhD thesis for geriatric counseling.
On a whim, she offers to...more
Her Plum books - the comparison is inevita...more
In this romp, Steve Crow is the handsome, rich hunk that would give Joe Morelli, the hero/love interest in Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, a run for his money....more