Nutcase (A Kate Holly Case, #2)
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Nutcase (Crazy #2)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  880 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Readers will go nuts for the new Kate Holly novel.
Psychologist Kate Holly is about to get evicted from her office, and her best option may be to share space with her jacuzzi-loving ex-boyfriend, Dr. Thad Glazer. That's not going to help her patch things up with her firefighter ex-husband. With her oddball patients, meddling mother, and eccentric secretary thrown into the...more
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Published February 24th 2009 by Jove Books (first published January 16th 2009)
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I really enjoyed this book and I read it super quick - but I can't help but notice the similarities between Charlotte Hughes books and Janet Evanovich's.

Dog? Check. Kate adopts "Mike" a stray who follows her home and proceeds to give birth to a litter in short order.

Old Lady? Check. It Kate's case it is the annoying budinski across the street.

Cross dressing friend? Check. In Kate's case it's a former navy man and chef who is also a patient of hers.

Wacky sidekick who says whatever is on her m...more
Jun 17, 2009 Arch rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone That Loves To LOL While Reading A Book
I give this book a 3.5/5 stars. This book had me laughing. I want to note that this book is in first person.

Nutcase is about a psychologist name Kate, who is being evicted from her office, because she blew it up. A patient was referred to her. Let me just say that their session wasn't going too well. We don't get a chance to visit the session, we are only told about it. Anyway, the patient makes Kate angry. She takes from him what she thought was his insulin and threw it against the wall, if I...more
Aug 29, 2009 Ladiibbug rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Comedy Fans
Recommended to Ladiibbug by: Donna Brooks!
#2 Kate Holly, Psychologist series - Romantic Comedy

This is a funny and refreshing series. Kate and her patients, co-workers, and family are entertaining, lively and unique. The author details Kate's sessions with her various patients -- sometimes hilarious or touching, sometimes sad or uplifting. The author does a fine job of being kind and respectful toward the mentally ill or those struggling with issues, while enlivening or adding depth to her story.

Kate's love interest, her ex-husband Jay,...more
3 1/2 stars (rounded up because it was a fun read)

2nd in the Kate Holly series.

This book picks up 2 months after the end of What Looks Like Crazy Kate Holly|5175] leaving Kate evicted from her office and looking for a new place to see her patients. Her and Jay are still working on their "marriage," which is technically ended, but they both want to work it out. She's still seeing a couple of patients from the first book and she has some new ones, including a woman who thinks she is Marie Osmond.

May 22, 2010 bookczuk marked it as abandoned-thru-no-fault-of-its-own  ·  review of another edition
This was one of about a dozen books from about 4 different sources. When I hauled them home, I noticed that there were a couple I would actually read. I started this one yesterday, because everyone needs a light little diversionary book every once in a while. I'm not sure which of the places I got the book from.

Like other books I've occasionally had given to me, I noticed it had a little water damage on the bottom of the pages at the back. It's sort of a beach read, so I figured it had sat on a...more
Nutcase by Charlotte Hughes
Paperback - February 24, 2009

4 Stars

Nutcase by Charlotte Hughes is the second book featuring Psychologist Kate Holly.

In this installment, Kate deals with many personal and professional issues such as oddball patients who's mixed and various problems seem to constantly put Kate's life in danger, an eccentric mix of family & friends who are constantly needing Kate's help and attention and persistent marriage problems with firefighter ex-husband Jay which includes...more
Psychologist Kate Holly specializes in quirky, nutty clients. It sort of goes with the territory, but then again, Kate's methods bring her into the middle of her clients' lives in unexpected ways.

Each client is served up to the readers with all his/her colorful quirks for our bookish delight. Even as we see Kate as the psychologist, we also see her as someone who is very real, human, and a bit "nutty" herself, with her tendency to be a bit obsessive-compulsive.

Her firefighter ex-husband Jay Rush...more
Jay Rush is a sexy firefighter who’s in marital counseling with his ex-wife, when he can make it. He’s been a little busy trying to stop an arsonist who’s starting fires all over the city. Dr. Kate Holly is a psychologist about to be evicted from her office. She’s still in love with her ex-husband, but is considering sharing an office with her ex-boyfriend who wouldn’t mind getting back together with her. To top that off her dog is showing signs of depression. Kate is so worried about helping ev...more
As a psychologist I love the opportunity to read fiction that involves psychology. Nutcase is a romantic suspense by Charlotte Hughes. It features Kate Holly, a clinical psychologist from Atlanta. While it has a plot that centers on a serial arsonist, the book is really an ensemble story with a host of interesting and fun characters, and its central premise, that the life of a psychologist is enough to drive anyone nuts, rings true.

The story begins with Kate and her ex-husband in couples therapy...more
Finally! A female character who stands up for herself. As I read it I kept comparing it to another favorite, Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich, and to the Maggody characters as created by Joan Hess.

It was an entertaining, fun, quick read which is chock full of zany characters and off-the-wall action. Add in a couple of romantic situations with two hunky men, and it was straight out Plum good! Dr Holly, a divorced psychologist, has a slew of patients who she treats for various mental issues, see...more
Suspense Magazine
In a natural follow up to What Looks Like Crazy, Charlotte Hughes introduces her newest volume in the Crazy series, Nutcase. Following previous mishaps, psychologist Kate Holly is hoping to have a little bit of normality in her life. But honestly…wouldn’t that be boring? Hughes doesn’t disappoint in throwing the readers directly into the action as Holly and her unconventional troupe of friends, family and patients continue to wrestle with the unexpected. Holly’s own idiosyncrasies are in overdri...more
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
4 stars
Another cute, quick read from Charlotte Hughes, staying right on par with What Looks Like Crazy. This is just what I needed to bring me out of the reading slump I'd been in for the past week or so!
I love the random, wacky cases that Kate Holly keeps getting herself mixed up in. The best part about it is that while some are just silly, we also get to see real issues and ones that I'm sure a lot of people don't even know are real conditions. I love reading these books because it brings me...more
Like Hughes' first book in this series, this installment was fun, entertaining, and a very quick read. The characters are quirky although occasionally not memorable, and the book works as excellent mental escapism.
Very quick read and laugh out loud funny. Read this book for the laughs not the plot, which is so weak it is almost non-existent. I studied psychology in college, and found the descriptions of crazy psychiatrists and psychologist spot on and hilarious. I didn't like the author's rather Hollywood portrayal of multiple personality disorder, and think the books could have done without that particular character. I wouldn't consider this book a romance, just a simple wacky comedy. Even with my low ra...more
Danica Lamphere
Completely enjoyable I love the main character and her clients and husband. A little predictable but overall a fun read
Barbara ★
I picked this up since I enjoyed the first two books in the Full Series by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes. I liked the humor and the feisty heroine. Unfortunately, Nutcase is not in the same class and I wonder if it is because no one is tempering the insanity with a degree of sanity. Dr. Kate Holly is almost as nuts as her patients. One thing after another goes wrong and our TSTL heroine is totally inept and unable to handle her life never mind her practice. Definitely not a series I will...more
Kate Holly is a psychiatrist with a heart of gold--she is too compassionate. She always gets into trouble with her family and her patients. In this book, she is struggling to keep her practice while managing her love life. She herself could use a good shrink. Thankfully she has her friend and receptionist Mona—a wealthy socialite who works for free. Couldn’t we all use a Mona? Through it all, Kate discovers that some days are good, some are bad, but she is meant to help people. Easy breezy light...more
There's a quote on the cover that says that this book is madness and mayhem, and that sounds about right. There is so much going on its a little crazy. But interesting. It's about Kate Holly who is a psychologist and this follows her adventures with her wacky patients (the girl with the many personalities freaked me out) and dealing with her ex-hubby Jay (they seemed cute to me, so hopefully they stay together) and a few other crazy things. It's a quick read, but the second in the series, so you...more
Kara Ripley
This book was laugh-out-loud funny. I totally did. I really enjoy the characters and the off the wall things that happen. (I loved it when Kate's dog, Mike, got high! I think it would be hilarious to go to the vet to have him tell my my dog is high!)

My only complaint is that the mystery was second to the ridiculous things that happen. It was a coincidence that Kate solved anything; she did do any investigation or get into any trouble.

I had forgotten how funny the first book was. I was reminded o...more
a bit of fun from Charlotte Hughes
Georgiann Hennelly
Kate Holly is a psychologist ever since she accidentally blew up her office with nitroglycerin. She thought the patient was bluffing. She has been one step away from going crazy. First she,s still in love with her exhusband a fire fighter. They both want to give it another try. But with her oddball patients, her meddling mother, and her eccentric secretary thrown into the mix not to mention a rash of suspicious fires will Kate be able to put her life back together or end up in a padded cell. a f...more
Kristin Gansor
I enjoyed it and I am really enjoying her line of books so far. This is my second read by her, I have one more on my shelf ( And After That, the Dark by Charlotte Hughes ) I will be on the lookout for her other books. I just like her writing style, she's not annoying, the characters are believable, the story plots are believable and you can put yourself into her place.
Book 2 also good. Unfortunately, we break a few ethical principles here (which ya'll know would drive me nuts). Also, she manages to get a gender identity disorder and a multiple personality case - can we say really against base rates and totally unbelievable. however, if you can ignore that and focus on the story, this is also a good read that's a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
I enjoyed this book! It was a light read but had some quality substance in it, too. Not a recipe in sight, either. It wasn't until I was finished with the book that I read and remembered Charlotte Hughes collaborated with Janet Evanovich on their Full House series. Fun stuff. Nutcase (A Kate Holly Case, #2) by Charlotte Hughes
I was disappointed with this book. The author tells the story from the female's perspective (Dr Kate Holly) but unfortunately we learn precious little about what the lead male(Jay Rush) is thinking or feeling. There is also no love triangle, and the combination of these two points leaves the book lacking an emotional connection between the reader and the characters.
I liked this book a lot more than the last one. The mysteries are more realistic-sounding in these books, which I like. They kind of wrap around all of Kate Holly's problems and I like that about Hughes's writing style. I'm excited for the next one coming out. I like how these books leave me satisfied, but still wanting more.
Ever since Kate blew up her own office with nitroglycerin she has been one step away from going off her rocker. Charlotte Hughes words turn to gold on the page per Janet Evanovich. Will Kate put her life back together before she ends up in a padded cell. You will have to read this one to find out. Quick read book.
Coleen Murphy
This is the second in the series. I stumbled on these books because of my love for Janet Evanovich. The characters are all quirky, funny, and real. They constantly find themselves in rare, but believably silly, situations. I swear they are part of my family. I can't wait for the next one.
Julie Robert
This book was exactly what I needed: a break from the heavy literature I've been tackling lately. It moved at a decent pace and the story was cute and relatable. Very much reminiscent of Evanovich. I will say that the "action" came way too late in the story arc. Otherwise, no complaints.
a great follow up to 'What Looks Like Crazy.' I really enjoyed this book, learning more about Kate and Jay, as well as the fact that patients from the first book were involved in the second book. I look forward to the third installment (and I hope it comes out soon!)
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Charlotte Hughes is a NY Times best selling author of over 40 novels. Currently she is launching NUTCASE, starring Dr. Kate Holly, a psychologist trying to stay sane amidst madcap, and mayhem. Charlotte Hughes is doing both a virtual blog tour and a real world book tour as well. You can find out more at Charlotte's website or her blog at http://blog.readcharlottehughes....more
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