Chris Nelsonís beat-up hatchback is on its last legs when it decides that the
highway on Chris's way to work is the perfect place to lay down and die. Chris Nelson
is not amused. She's already suspicious of mechanics and their high rates for
promising everything and fixing nothing and is ready to give up on her dying car when a good
Samaritan comes to her rescue with a slobbery dog as his sidekick.
is delighted to stop and help out a stranded motorist - anything to delay the
way into work. Chris Nelson proves to be a delightful delay, if somewhat clueless
as to taking care of her own car. Caught under the spell of Chrisís charm, Ken somehow hurts himself repeatedly over the course of the book
- and somehow Chris feels the need to offer a place to stay as he recuperates from
the unintended injuries she keeps inflicting on him.
Chris gets the impression that Ken works in construction - which he does - but she doesnít
realize that he owns a construction business and is actually well-off. When Chris finds out, she feels betrayed and hurt. Circumstances
are resolved, and... thatís the whole book.
This feel-good read warms your heart but is also slightly boring. I don't normally read Evanovich novels, but I was pulled in by the sweet-looking Rottweiler on the cover (Iím a pushover for big dogs). I was more than slightly disheartened when the Rottweiler wasn't even featured at all in the
story. Isn't the cover art supposed to reflect the contents within? Apparently not the case for this one.
One thing I did like about this book is the intimacy that Chris and Ken share.
While they don't consummate their young relationship until the end of their story, the
evocative sensuality and emotion between them made me sigh.