I enjoyed reading them, although I found parts dragged on a bit. I prefer reading a series all at once as I find I forget what happened in the previous book if there is too big a time lapse in between.
I'm glad I read them, and for the most part, really enjoyed all four books. I don't think I have to give a blow by blow of each book because, by now, I think just about every man and his dog has read them, or seen the movies.
Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
This was a bit of light summer reading. Very predictable but fun.
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. 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?
Judgement in Death by J.D. Robb
In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushed Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged, Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation...
The Italian Wedding by Nick Pellegino
Settled in London with their own taste of home in the form of their restaurant, Little Italy, the Martinellis are a typical Italian family: fighting, eating and loving in equal measure.
Now Pieta's sister is getting married, and Pieta will make the wedding gown. But she is distracted by a series of mysteries. Why is her father feuding with another Italian family? Why is her mother so troubled? And could the man she's always held a torch for really be getting married to someone else?
As the wedding draws nearer, Pieta uncovers the secrets that have made her family what it is-and may stand between her and happiness...