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The Rocky Road to Romance [Mass Market Paperback]

Janet Evanovich
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (30 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060598891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060598891
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 790,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association's John Creasey Memorial, Last Laugh and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award.
She lives in New Hampshire, where she is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ho Ho Ho 11 Jan 2005
By Val Birbeck VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Great, laugh out loud fun - forget the plot, it's full of hilarious incidents, like Steve counting the cost of owning a dog; Bob "the little person" dog's table manners; and of course "crazy Elsie Hawkins" (she's in 2 other of Janet's early books, "Smitten" and "Wife for Hire"), obviously a foretaste of Grandma Mazur in the Plum series. Read it and then dip in again and again, there's fun on every page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Dog 19 Nov 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you like "Plum" you'll love this! This story 'rocks' along at a fast pace and your eyes won't be able to keep up with the words! It's nice ol' fashion romance mixed with a ZZZippy up to the minute influence.
I like the characters...Elsie and Grandma Mazur could be sisters! Bob dog is like Bob dog...only a different make...but still eats everything in sight!
A good book that is "unputdownable", good for time off from from reality...pure escapism and funny to boot.
Thank you Janet, I can't wait til the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all janet's books 19 Sep 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
i have all 13+ of janet's books and have loaned them to friends who all enjoyed them. the only person who can't stand me reading her books in bed is my husband (i laugh so much the bed shakes and keeps him awake ) but he still buys them for me "bless him". Penny (D.J.'S wife.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 28 Jan 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
funny, so funny!!! from reading this book, its the first attempt at some characters we have come to know and love in the "plum" series. also a cheeky little romance, little bit of escapism for the modern girl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Story 3 Dec 2001
By Mayfayre - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Change of pace book in which Steve Crow realizes quickly that he's in love with Daisy Adams. She's the one who's resistant to more committment, since her life is overextended with responsibilities already. Some classic Evanovich scenes (including a wrecked car!). I've noticed that the sexual encounters in her Loveswept series books are a little more graphic than those in her Stephanie Plum novels, for those of you who care about such things. Also appearing in this book are the prototypes for Grandma Mazur and Uncle Sandor's car. The characters were sexy, sneaky, witty and just plain funny. It's a book worth finding.
51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read 9 Sep 2004
By Lois - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you're looking for a book that will take you away from the daily grind and will help reduce some of your stress this is the book for you. But also take note that the reader reviews have been for the *older version* before Ms Evonivich took a red pencil to it. For my money this has to be an improvement because when I read one of her books I'm not looking for the sex scenes, I'm looking for a good laugh. This books delivers that.

The hero, Steve, realizes early on that he wants Daisy in his life, it just takes her a while to figure that out. The cast of characters that come along for the ride just adds spice to the tale and a few dozen more laugh-out-loud moments. Pick up a copy, forget about the over-described sex scenes we've all come to expect from romances, and treat yourself to a good laugh. You won't be disappointed.
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rocky Road to Romance 10 May 2000
By "janetfan" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Daisy Adams offers to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, but her boss can only think of more than enough reason why she should not. In the end, she wins out. But, several false starts seem to prove she is doomed to failure. Plus, she is being threatened. So, Steve insists she hires someone for protection. Little did he know it would be an elderly woman who is just breaking into the business! They have several hair raising events such as the time when Elsie's car is stolen and then they are rammed by another car. Daisy and Steve become very close and his dog helps bring them even closer. Evanovich has added humor to this wonderfully light and "feel good" romance. You can see a lot of the mixture from her number series in this book. Happy reading!
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rocky Road to Romance 3 May 2008
By Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Daisy Adams is a very busy lady, but she thinks it may be her lousy time management. When she gets up in the morning she delivers papers, then is a crossing guard to protect children on their way to school. She has a temporary job at WZZZ Radio Station doing traffic reports, after which she waitresses at Rogers Steakhouse part-time, and then she moonlights as a taxi cab driver! In her spare time, she wrote a doggie cookbook called Bones for Bowser and has been asked to write another. On top of all her other commitments, she is working on her doctorate in geriatric psychology, and has an internship at a nursing home. Her little brother Kevin is also staying with her while their parents are out of town.

Steve Crow is the owner of WZZZ, and although he hired Daisy to do Bowser spots on Mondays, he had really not noticed her until he hired her to do the traffic reports. Now that he has he wants her bad, but she has no time for anything or anyone. Daisy does need a dog to do taste tests on her doggie meals, so Steve does the only thing he can think of to be near her - he gets a dog named Bob. When Daisy unintentionally hits a drug dealer with her car while doing the traffic report, she is targeted for retribution. Steve has fallen for Daisy, and takes it upon himself to protect her.

This was a fun read. Steve and Daisy have chemistry, are good together, and Bob is just loveable. Who wouldn't be absolutely smitten with a dog that requires pop tarts as motivation to go running in the morning?
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars delightful contemporary romance 1 Sep 2004
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In DC twenty-six years old Daisy Adams brings youthful exuberance to her five minute spot as the "Dog Lady of Snooze" on WZZZ twenty-four hour radio station. To pay her bills including her school loan and to feed her teenage brother, Daisy holds a host of other jobs such as delivering papers, crossing guard, waitress, cab driver and a graduate school counseling internship. When the station's traffic reporter Frank Mencken is injured in an accident, Daisy asks manager Steve Crow for the position. He agrees because he sees this as an opportunity to score with this enthusiastic flake that has cornered his heart and libido not in that order.

As he spends time "training" her and feeding her sibling, Daisy accidentally stops a notorious drug dealer from escaping the law. To keep her safe, Steve hires a bodyguard, but she chooses elderly Elsie Hawkins. As the two women butcher the traffic reports to the joy of listeners, Daisy and Steve fall in love, but how to fit him into her busy schedule?

Contemporary romance readers will feel they read a plum of a tale with this delightful story starring a likable young woman who holds so many low paying jobs she skews the government statistics on employment. The story line is at its best when it amusingly winks at readers through Steve employing Herculean levels to obtain a few minutes with his beloved while Daisy will tire out most of the audience with her daily routine. The drug dealer subplot adds unneeded suspense, but her brother, Elsie, and a matchmaking canine provide more humor to a fine tale of love if the female protagonist can fit it in her schedule.

Harriet Klausner
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