Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich

Author: Janet Evanovich
First published in 1991 by Loveswept (Bantam)

Her tall, dark, and deliciously dangerous boss . . .

When the delightful, daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down. Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms. He'd always favored low-slung sportscars and high-heeled women, but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident, loved old people and pets, and had just too many jobs!

Loving Daisy turned Steve's life upside down, especially once he adopted Bob, a huge dog masquerading as a couch potato. But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps?

The Rocky Road to Romance is the final installment in the Elsie Hawkins series.  I thought it was a cute addition..  In this one, Steve hires Daisy to do the traffic report at his radio station and falls for her instantly.  He has to try to convince Daisy that he means business and does everything he can to win her over.  Even buying a dog to sample her cooking.  Daisy is a busy woman and isn't sure she has room in her life for romance, but Steve proves hard to resist.

There were a lot of laugh out loud moments in this one. A lot of the humor that can be found in the early Stephanie Plum books, can be found here as well.  I think one of the best characters was Bob the dog, of course.  Steve was really cute and really good for Daisy.  She had forgotten how to stop and smell the roses once in a while.  Just reading about her many jobs made me tired!  I loved their HEA, it was super sweet and very fitting.  The little twist with Bob was very amusing.  If you haven't tried out this series, I do recommend giving it a go.  The audiobooks are super quick and make for an amusing listen!

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