Saturday, March 18, 2017

Back to the Bedroom Book Review

I went to the next book in the pile of my Janet Evanovich series and the library only had this one in large print so the book was a little bigger but that was probably only because of the front.  Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich was the next that I got to read.  It was actually the first in another series with Elsie Hawkins which I wasn't aware of until I was into lots of the other books was even a option but glad I got to read this one!

Dear Reader:
In a previous life, before the time of Plum, I wrote twelve short romance novels. Red-hot screwball comedies, each and every one of them. Nine of these stories were originally published by the Loveswept line between the years 1988 and 1992. All immediately went out of print and could be found only at used bookstores and yard sales.
I'm excited to tell you that those nine stories are now being re-released by HarperCollins. Back to the Bedroom is presented here in almost original form. I've done only minor editing to correct some embarrassing bloopers missed the first time around.
I lived in northern Virginia when I wrote Back to the Bedroom. My children were young, and we spent a lot of time visiting the Washington, D.C. museums and wandering through the historic neighborhoods. One day while strolling Capitol Hill I came upon two townhouses that captured my imagination. The houses were totally different -- a birthday cake of a house and a bran muffin of a house, and yet they shared a common wall. I wondered about the people who lived inside the houses. And eventually the houses inspired Back to the Bedroom.
Back to the Bedroom is the story of a young woman with the soul of a birthday cake living in a bran muffin house -- and a nice-looking guy with the substance of a bran muffin living in a birthday cake. They share some misadventures, some romantic moments, some misunderstandings, and ultimately they turn into wedding cake.
And for Plum fans, you'll be interested to find that this was the first of the four romances to feature Elsie Hawkins, the prototype for Grandma Mazur.
Janet Evanovich

I read this summary long after finishing the book and it couldn't be more true because there were some interesting parts in the book.  The most interesting was that Elsie Hawkins was just like the grandmother in the Stephanie Plum series.  The other fun fact is that this book is set right where I live in Northern Virginia and I didn't even know that Janet Evanovich used to live here too!! This was an interesting story about Kate and Dave who were neighbors who barely knew each other and then they got to know each other through a bunch of interesting events including some that you will have to read to believe.  Kate is a lifelong concert cello player who fills her life with her music and lots of hard work.  While Dave seems to not have a job and just stays home spending money.  Kate's life turns from boring to crazy and Dave is there to help her through it.  Kate decides that she can't possibly be serious about this man because he isn't a serious man but she might be wrong.  I think that you will enjoy this book as much as the Stephanie Plum novels because it follows a lot of the same rhythm and humor.  I hope that you check it out and see for yourself.

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