Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book review: The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich


Janet Evanovich is well-known for her "Plum" series, but occasionally does a one-off. The Grand Finale is a one-off.

Ever had one of those days where practically everything goes wrong? Well, our heroine, Berry, has one of those lives. In a single evening she falls out of a tree, her car is destroyed and she has to give up a free pizza to an understandably dissatisfied customer. On top of that, she's got three meddling little old ladies living with her in her one-bedroom flat. Things really take a turn for the ridiculous when she meets Jake. He's handsome, charming and good with kids and little old ladies, but he's not in her life plan.

Evanovich's flair for the absurd is working overtime here, and not always in a good way. While a lot of the misadventures are truly hilarious, it sometimes gets overplayed. Still a pretty good read.

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