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Knock Me Off My Feet

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  3,754 Ratings  ·  136 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

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
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.
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
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
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.

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
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!
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!
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
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 :(
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
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.
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.
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!!!!
Kellie G.
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I totally love this book! Great characters, funny, sexy, suspenseful & a shocking twist at the end!! Big thanks to Karla for recommending this!!
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cute any funny contemporary romance.
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.
Feb 19, 2015 marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Abandoned at about the 10% mark.
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.
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
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Didn't captivated me
May 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Review written after a second read:

The first time I read this book, some years ago I don't remember exactly when, I remembered it vaguely as a not so good chick lit by Susan Donovan whose novel He Loves Lucy is among my favorite comfort book.

Still, I think at the time had I had rated it, I probably would have given it 3 stars. Unfortunately several years have past and I've read in-between a fair share of chick lit novels.

While the thing I always loved with Susan Donovan, who writes pretty straig
christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)

Knock me off my Feet

Cover: 3
Plot: 5
Characters: 5

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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
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jane Stewart
Dialogue and plot were ordinary. Nothing special or different. Mystery but no real suspense.

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
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When you finish reading the book with a huge grin on your face - you know it's a winner!
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Apr 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, swoon
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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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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