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Knock Me Off My Feet

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  4,086 ratings  ·  149 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 just
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Mo
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one. Nice, light read with a quirky heroine and a sexy (Irish) hero - OK he was born in the USA but he was still Irish to me. My kids were born in Belgium but they have their Irish passports.


There was something about Quinn that completely unnerved her. He was a very basic man ... What he was, she decided, was incredibly male. He oozed it. He knew it.



"I don't know much about Ireland. I suppose you're Catholic."


Most of us are!!


We had a little bit of a mystery element. A litt
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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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Paige  Bookdragon
Quite frankly, I'm surprised that I enjoyed this book. This is the type of book that you have to read in order to be lazily entertained and it did a good work, in my opinion. The characters are fun and I didn't even roll my eyes with the romance bits.

Will read more Donovan in the future.
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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Anita
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, just wonderful. This hot romance works on so many levels and it has a pretty good mystery element too. The characters come alive and their problems make you feel for all children and adults caught in homes without love.

Autumn Adams is a syndicated columnist known as Homey Helen. Homey Helen was Audie's mother who was killed in a random mugging in a bad area of Chicago. Helen's last wish was for Audie to take over the column. So, Audie quits the job she loves as teacher and soccer coac
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Diane ~Firefly~
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
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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Lisa
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finish reading this book and left me all nice a warm such a great book. The Quinns make you a part of there family. You know how when you enjoy a book so much after you finish it you just want to take the time to take it all in that's what I am doing now, I highly recommend this book, so put it on your pile to read :) I was sorry to see it end but it will be with all of my keepers and maybe one day it will Knock Me Off My Feet once again ~


Happy Reading Lisa
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
I read this book years ago and loved it so much, it went on my shelf for my favorite romance books. When I was in a slump last month, I decided to pick this up again since I remember loving it, but don’t quite remember all the details. I loved falling in love with this book and these characters all over again! Autumn is one of the funnest yet frustrating heroines I’ve read in a while. After her mother, who was basically the local equivalent of Martha Stewart, is murdered she makes Autumn promise ...more
Exina
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
Andréa
My first book by this author but I’ll definitely check out her other works. I had a great time. Really entertaining story that made me guess and doubt for a long time. Audie got on my nerves a lot of times even if I could understand where she was coming from. I loved Quinn determination. A great mix for a great story.
Nefise
2.5 stars

Even though I know that it's a nice story, I couldn't get in the story. I stopped reading and started again a few times because I know it was worth to try. I think it was about my mood or we didn't click...
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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Susan (susayq ~)
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Haylie
Jun 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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.
Jen
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: donovan
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!
Barbara ★
I liked this more than I thought I would. The mystery was well-written and I honestly hadn't figured it out until the reveal.
Cherise
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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
Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fluffy, quick-reads
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.
Anne
Feb 19, 2015 marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Abandoned at about the 10% mark.
Barbara
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cute any funny contemporary romance.
Kristina
This was a book that took me awhile to get through. I did like it but it wasn’t that engaging for me.

Audie Adams has taken over a housekeeping column from her mother. Her mother was murdered and now she is receiving threats from someone. And now the police have gotten involved in the case. Detective Stacey Quinn is trying to figure everything out but he didn’t think he would fall for Audie. Something about her beauty mixed with her clumsiness is endearing to him. But Audie is not used to be lov
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Baca Buku
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.75

I liked this romantic suspense. The plot and storytelling were good although the grammatical errors - and there were many - really irked me. I thought the MCs were great although Audie got on the nerves at times with her mood swings - one minute laughing and enjoying whatever she was doing, the next minute, crying over the same thing. I would take Quinn as one of my book boyfriends, definitely! Quiet, and yet during intimate moments, he says a lot of sexy and emotional things. Those

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MaggieReadsRom
Jul 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
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
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
This book is a quick read...in case you need something to fill in between books. It's not that great of a story! Autumn Adams has taken over writing her mother's column after she was brutally murdered. She doesn't want to do it, but feels obligated to. She has a dysfunctional family. The detective assigned to her case has a wonderful family and she falls in love with him...but pushes him away. It's all very textbook and can be a bit boring to read.
Katy
I was a little skeptical when I started reading this book. After the first chapter, I was hooked! The heroine was sweet and sassy. The hero... well he was just freakin' amazing! He was quiet yet strong and passionate. This book is one of the few books that made me tear up at the end and I hated to put it down.
Zeljka  Kovacevic
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book really was not what I expected. It started ok but some place half way I felt like I want to skip pages to get to the end. Somehow story was very stretched out and I lost interest.
It is a decent story but it just didn`t do it for me.
One of those books that will not stick in your head for long.

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Deepa
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
It was Ok. Somehow could'nt quite get my hooks into it. I think it might have been a little bit more of soft porn than was in the mood for.
The villian was predictable and motive too. Infact I was leaning in that direction as soon as the childhood stories started.
JOCA
Apr 30, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
Interesting premise but the pacing was slow and I wasn't overly convinced by the 'suspense' angle because everything else felt very rom-commy. Like the idea, but the execution didn't work for me. DNF.
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