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Before Janet Evanovich authored her Stephanie Plum series she wrote twelve romance novels that were all re-released by HarperCollins in the past couple of years. This was Janet's very first book published. When I saw it on my To-Be-Read pile I knew it was perfect for the What's In A Name Challenge for the book with a size in the title.
Chris Nelson gave up her figure skating career for a man only to have the marriage end in divorce. She is now a single mom living with her daughter and her aunt. She coaches young hopeful skaters until they rise to the national level. The rink she uses is not equipped to handle the schedules needed for skaters at that high level.
The book starts out with her car breaking down on the turnpike. She can handle almost anything life throws at her but mechanical things like cars are beyond her knowledge. She usually drives a car until it dies and then buys another used one. Who could have guessed that her life would change forever that day on that turnpike?
A handsome hunk of a man, Ken Callahan, comes to her rescue. But after he alerts her to the lack of oil in her vehicle she lets the hood fall, landing on his arms, breaking one of them. He remains perfectly calm and requests that she take him to the hospital. Then she meets his dog, a huge rottweiler, and finds out just how close the quarters are she tries to drive him to the hospital in his truck. This is just where the fun begins!!
I really liked this story. Some days it is just fun to read a story you know will have a happy ending. Romance novels like this fit the bill wonderfully. It is important to remember that this was the author's first published novel originally published in 1987 and has only had minor editing. Reading this book now you can see how Stephanie Plum was created by this author. She has a definite style.
It is full of humor and a very entertaining fast read. A great escape for an afternoon.
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This book was from my personal collection.