Saturday, October 28, 2006

Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich

Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich steps away from the number series to write this book, which was originally titled Ivan Takes A Wife (gee, can't see why they changed it). Stephanie Lowe, ex cop, offers to take over from her cousin Lucy as a chef on the boat Savage. Savage happens to be owned by hunky Ivan Rasmussen (his name even sounds hunky!) and as the title states, it's love overboard.

Why do I keep reading romance novels? They are so corney and unbelievable! Ivan thought he loved Stephanie only about a day after being on the same boat together, even though he's a self-proclaimed womanizer. Please! I don't believe it for one second. Over a greater time period this story would be more believable. Although, Evanovich really does do a good job of painting Ivan as a hunk (yum)! And what's with Janet Evanovich and the name Stephanie? Does she have a kid named Stephanie (if so, poor kid, she's getting modelled after the hokey characters in this book!)? The cover is pretty though, so bonus marks for that!



Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I was going to ask the same thing about the name Stephanie!

I have tried, and failed, to get into the non-Plum books that Evanovich writes, even though I consistently hear good things about them. It's gotta be me, huh?

Lauren said...

No, it's not you! Because I didn't think much of this book either!

Anonymous said...

This was actually first released as a category romance. Those are hokey just by nature.

I haven't read the Plum books and I wasn't terribly impressed with this either.