Janet Evanovich's “Full House” assembles a quirky cast, including Billie, a divorced mother of two; Nick Kaharchek, her wealthy love interest; Sheridan Flock, his former fiance; Deedee, his serial marrying cousin whose latest fiance is the champion wrestler, Frankie the Assassin; Deedee's younger brother Max, the child genius; and Raoul, their pest control man. All of these characters come under suspicion as geraniums, cars, and stables start to blow up, and a spider and bug infestation plagues the suburb.
This report prepared by Alison
St. Martin's, Sep 2002, 6.99
His current class consists of seven students, but one of them stands out for polo instructor Nicholas Kaharchek. It is not that Billie Pearce is extraordinary in any sense except that she does not belong near a horse let alone a polo field. His thoughts prove prophetic when her horse steps on her foot. Nick takes the injured pupil to the hospital.
To his chagrin, Nick is attracted to Billie, a divorcé with two children currently on vacation with their father. She likes him too and offers the use of her presently empty nest home for his lunatic cousin Deedee to stay. He jumps at the offer, but wonders where the attached strings are even as he falls in love with the one student who flunked polo 101.
Though readers will not pull out a plum, fans of amusing romantic suspense will enjoy the remake of FULL HOUSE by Janet Evanovich with the help of Charlotte Hughes. The story line never takes itself seriously as the antics of Billie and the support cast leaves a bemused and bewildered Nicholas wondering who is in the asylum if the folks he cherishes roam the streets?
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner