I have been on a mission to read the books on my shelf that I got from different places for free. One of the books was The Husband List by Janet Evanovich but it looked like this book came first so I quickly put it on reserve at the library. Love in a Nutshell: A Novel by Dorien Kelly came in to the library and I was quick to pick it up and read it.
Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired
from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to
go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor,
Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast.
Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than
savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees.
Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in
town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop
around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000
bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems
present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And
she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a
saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in…all
while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with
humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.
I thought that this would be good because it comes before one of the other books that I have to read on my shelf. I wasn't let down by the funny antics that Kate Appleton is involved in while trying to redo her family vacation home to bed and breakfast. She comes upon many hurdles including the lack of money and loosing her job. She talks herself into a new job at Matt Culhane's brewery. Kate is working to help around the brewery while trying to take down the person who is sabotaging the brewery so that she has enough money to pay her bills. Of course there are many complications along the way and you have to pick up the book to find out what happens because you will be amazed by the bees, fire and much more. I hope that you check out this book and the others in the series because I think that you will be entertained!