Rocky Road to Romance (The)
by: Janet Evanovich
Published by: Harper-Collins
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Reviewed by Helen Martin
Daisy Adams is the "Dog Lady" of radio station WZZZ. Surely anything has to beat pushing tasty canine recipes over the airwaves. So when a job for a roving traffic reporter opens, she jumps at it--despite the fact that she's already juggling numerous other jobs.
The new job comes with a raise and more responsibility. It also comes with a hands-on boss, hunky operations manager Steve Crow. When Daisy turns into a media darling after inadvertently foiling a major criminal's getaway, Steve decides he has to protect her, (along with the help of a gun-toting granny), which brings him even farther into the tangled web of her maddeningly overextended life.
But Daisy's got far too much going on to get involved in extracurricular activities--like falling in love.
This was my first Evanovich book, and I can understand why so many people love her. All the characters jumped right off the page. I mean there is a gorgeous rich guy with a heart of gold, a sweet overworked young woman who puts everyone else first, a teenage boy who will eat anything, a psycho granny with a gun, and of course the adorable Bob dog.
The story was simple and easy to follow, with love, romance and intrigue and a few bad guys thrown in. The plot developed really nicely, although the ending of the "baddie" storyline was a bit abrupt (but very entertaining!). I could relate to Daisy really well as her life was as hectic as mine! I shall certainly be on the lookout for more of her books!
Armchair Interviews says: Janet Evanovich has created some adorable characters that will keep readers wanting more, and for a compact little book, this was a corker!
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