Apr 3, 2009

Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich

Another audiobook by Janet Evanovich, but this one is not in the Stephanie Plum series or the Between-the-Numbers series. Naughty Neighbor is one of Evanovich's earlier books, which have been dubbed "red-hot comedies."

Louisa Brannigan is a nose-to-the-grindstone press secretary for an up-and-coming senator, Nolan Bishop. Louisa and her neighbor, Pete Streeter, are at odds, particularly since he callously snags her morning paper and receives phone calls at all hours. Streeter is a Hollywood screenwriter who has raised some eyebrows in the political arena and men are out to destroy his car and teach him a lesson he won't soon forget. However, this web grows and soon Louisa becomes embroiled in Streeter's intrigue to find a missing pig.

Readers understand that the tension between these two attractive people will eventually lead to the bedroom, but what they won't predict is the internal struggles both of these characters have with committing to a relationship. Some of my favorite points in the book are when Louisa is arguing with herself about her feelings for Streeter. At one point, she swears she has succumbed to "romantic dementia." Louisa is uptight and careful, while Streeter is relaxed and a risk taker. When these two get together, tension bursts into flames.

Another light read for pure entertainment value. I'd recommend this to those reading romance novels, but are interested in a more modern day tale with a touch of humor.

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16 comments:

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Not my favorite genre, but your review makes this book sound quite worthy for the genre it is in.

bermudaonion said...

I've never heard of these "red-hot comedies" but this one does sound entertaining.

Alea said...

My Grandmother loved this book, I swear to you she mentions it everytime we talk! Over Christmas me and my aunt went out and bought her copies of most or all (can't remember) of the rest of the books in the series, she just had to have them!

Dar said...

I've seen this one at the library a few times and thought to pick it up. It sounds fun. Isn't that cover the cutest?

Serena said...

I really liked the cover and enjoyed the characters even if they were a bit outrageous at times, but I think Evanovich does outrageous really well.

Louise said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been around your blog for a long time. I haven't been blogging much myself, but I just wanted to drop by and say hi, wish you a good weekend and a nice Easter (if you celebrate that) and apologize for being scarce.

I am finishing my Master thesis and this takes up most of my time. Hopefully, by the end of May, I will be able to blog more and participate more around the blogosphere.

I am still reviewing books from time to time on my blog, but I am not really active.

I don't expect you to come running visiting and commenting, I just wanted to let you know that I am very much alive and I miss reading and commenting on your blog very much.

This is a personal message written to all the blogowner, whose delightful blogs I visit on a regular basis, but it has been copy/pasted. So if you find it on other blogger's blogs, that is why.

I look very much forward to be active again - and apologize once again for not being active the past month and not being able to be active for another month or two.

Louise,

http://louspages.blogspot.com

Serena said...

Lou: I hope you come back on soon, and I hope that the thesis goes well. I wish you luck and look forward to seeing you back on the blogosphere.

Anna said...

Sounds interesting. I especially like the cute pig on the cover. :) Something tells me your hubby probably wasn't as interested in this one.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Hubby listened to it, but I don't think this was one of his favorites.

booklineandsinker said...

i prefer her 'numbers' novels...as a jersey girl, i relate to her family and the local landmarks. :)

naida said...

i've seen this one before, great review :)
it does sound like a fun, light read.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Liviania said...

Some of the red hot comedies are disappointing but I really loved this one. The one after it is even better!

Marg said...

I agree with Liviania about some of the red hot comedies being disappointing, and that the one after it is better, but for me, this was one of the disappointing ones.

Serena said...

Which one comes after this. I had no idea there was a sequel. LOL

Marg said...

It's not a sequel. It's juet the next book that was released. I thought Wife for Hire was better.

Serena said...

I will have to check that out. Thanks for the clarification.