Love in a Nutshell: A Novel

by Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly

St. Martin's Press | July 31, 2012 | Mass Market Paperbound

Love in a Nutshell: A Novel is rated 4.71428571428571 out of 5 by 7.

Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer

Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory.
Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss.

Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in.all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.83 × 4.18 × 0.95 in

Published: July 31, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 125001039X

ISBN - 13: 9781250010391

Found in: Contemporary

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love in a Nutshell Charming, fun easy read.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love in a Nutshell I enjoyed this book immensely.  Light reading with a mystery and some romance thrown into the mix.  I recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining! I had stopped reading Janet Evanovitch because her books all followed the same pattern. I got this one at a great discount and was pleasantly surprised. I must say it is a light read but quite entertaining and enjoyable!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love in a Nutshell Loved this book. Really enjoyed Matt and Kate's story and how their relationship unfolds. Kate's character was that of a strong women and one to look up too. The pages just flew by, couldn't wait to see what would happen next. One of my favourite romance novels of all time.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love in a Nutshell I loved it.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I did not want to put it down! A great escape from reality> =)
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute title I just love her books!
Date published: 2013-08-31

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Love in a Nutshell: A Novel

Love in a Nutshell: A Novel

by Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.83 × 4.18 × 0.95 in

Published: July 31, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 125001039X

ISBN - 13: 9781250010391

About the Book

Number-one bestselling author Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer. Martin's Press.

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LOVE IN A NUTSHELL (Chapter 1)Kate Appleton needed a job. Again.Actually, need didn’t come close to describing the hunger and sharp bite of desperation speeding her steps across Depot Brewing Company’s parking lot on that crisp October afternoon. Just as the town marina to the right of the microbrewery was growing empty of boats, Keene’s Harbor, Michigan, was growing empty of tourists and their cash. And, at this moment, Kate needed cash. She had moved to Keene’s Harbor a couple of weeks ago, eager to change her parents’ dilapidated lake house into a thriving bed-and-breakfast. They had moved to Naples, Florida, and the harsh reality was that it hadn’t been used in years, except as a nut storage facility by a family of industrious squirrels. Ironic, since a homemade plaque proclaiming the house “The Nutshell” had adorned the front entrance since before she could remember.In any event, the house needed a lot of work, and her parents were less than enthusiastic about pumping tens of thousands of dollars into a home that was already underwater on its mortgage. To make matters worse, they’d gotten a letter from some lawyer last week that the bank had gone into bankruptcy and the mortgage had been sold to some private investor. He’d offered to release Kate’s parents from the debt in exchange for the property. It was actually a fairly generous offer, considering the market, but Kate was trying to build a life for herself in Keene’s Harbor. And dammit, her family home wasn’t for sa
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Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer

Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory.
Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss.

Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in.all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

From the Jacket

"CLASSIC ROMANCE.WITH AN EDGE OF MYSTERY.

sure to appeal to fans of both."--Kirkus Reviews



The #1 bestselling Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer.

WHEN TROUBLE IS BREWING.

Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired as a magazine editor, and she's got nothing left but the Nutshell--her parents' summer house in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate hopes to turn the Nutshell into a bed-and-breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can find involves beer and espionage.

.EAT, DRINK, AND BE WARY!

Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and if Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Unfortunately, Kate despises beer, her co-workers don't trust her--and she's falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's B&B, and keep a killer from closing in.all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another?

"Evanovich and Kelly skillfully combine comedy with romance and suspense

to make a story sure to please the reader."--Booklist

About the Author

JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. She lives in Florida.

DORIEN KELLY lives in Michigan with one or more of her three children, two very spoiled West Highland White Terriers, and a handicapped Coonhound named Bubba. She is an award-winning author and the President of Romance Writers of America.

Editorial Reviews

".as the romance peaks and Matt and Kate share adventures, King hits her stride, ably handling the snappy dialogue between Matt and Kate in a way that distinguishes both characters and is absolutely fun to listen to." -Publishers Weekly

"Destined to make your next road trip a blast." -Shoals