Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich was first published in 1988. After being out of print for several years, it has now been resurrected by Harper Collins. Evanovich fans will be eager to lap up this early work from the author.
Northern Virginia provides a setting for this short romantic comedy. Two townhouses with a common wall house two opposite characters. Kate is a musician whose whole life is based on schedules and rigorous routine. David Dodd is a happy go lucky guy who won the lottery and so doesn’t really need to work for anything. One fine day, something drops from the sky onto Kate’s house, blowing a big hole in her roof. And then people are out to kill her. Reluctantly enough, she moves in next door – only temporarily. The sparks fly as expected. Will these two opposite personalities ever merge?
This is the ultimate escapist romance. Don’t give too much thought to ‘whys’ and you’re sure to enjoy it. Stephanie Plum fans will recognize the writing style. I can definitely recognize some elements or ideas which are now a mainstay in the Plum books. As the author herself says, a character in this book is used as a prototype for Grandma Mazur.
Back to the Bedroom is a crazy, fun ride. It is part of 9 out of print books that were reprinted and I’m on my way to reading every one of them.