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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTorch (July 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060598875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060598877
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.


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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Jana L. Perskie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 13, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Smitten" is pure fluff. But it is fluff that I loved! If you're looking for a complex plot, and characters with some heft, this is not the book for you. This is a short romance novel with lots of humor, that showcases Janet Evanovich at a much earlier point in her career. I could easily see the talent that grew to author the fabulous Stephanie Plum series, i.e., "One For The Money," etc. It is in this novel(ette) that the character of Stephanie's grandmother emerges, (one of my all time favorite people), in Aunt Elsie. So, if you have a few hours to spare for some delightful entertainment, this is a good choice.
Lizabeth Kane is a recently divorced mother with 2 very active little boys and no way to pay the bills. She had devoted 10 of her 32 years to being a wife, (of an ambitious and wealthy philanderer), and a mother. Now she needed a job. Her Aunt Elsie was coming to spend the summer to care for the kids, but so far - no luck in the job search. Lizabeth had graduated years ago from Amherst College with a degree in history. Her resume is that brief, and her liberal arts education, minus experience, certainly does not make her competitive in the job market.
She stumbles on to a construction site where she meets Matt Hallahan, a real estate developer and CEO of his own company, as well as a carpenter, man-of-all-trades...and gorgeous hunk to boot! He is immediately smitten by Lizabeth and hires her as a laborer-in-training - on the condition that she work with him. He is terrified that she will kill herself while hammering nails. And so begins the love story, with a minor mystery, and about 180 pages of smiles. Go for it!!!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Kelly VINE VOICE on April 8, 2008
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Lizabeth Kane was desperate to find a job. After getting divorced, she needed to find some way to support her two boys, but she had no experience at doing anything. When she saw the construction site near her home advertising a help wanted for a carpenter, she thought it would be perfect, and within walking distance from home. Matt Hallahan couldn't believe it when she told him her story about needing a job, but couldn't bring himself to turn her down. He knew he would find something for her to do. As Matt got to know Lizabeth and her kids, the more he found himself unable to stay away. He wasn't Mr. Commitment, but found himself wanting one with her. Only to his surprise, she didn't want to get involved because she wanted to learn to be self-sufficient and on her own. Matt couldn't fault her for wanting to make it on her own, but he was determined to change her mind because as far as he was concerned, she was already his. He just had to figure out how to get her to love a guy that has a Harley and a tattoo. When a flasher makes nightly appearances at Lizabeth's house, Matt has the perfect excuse to move in!

Enjoyable read. This is an earlier work of JE, and you can see character similarities from this book incorporated into the Plum series.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Tola Asuni on February 10, 2001
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hello everyone! i just wanted to sure with you that this was a very wonderful read.. however i sincerely warn you not to read this book out in public.. unless you a acquainted with curious stares and looks of disbelief.. (speaking from second-hand experience that is.. hehehe) but if not, then read it in the privacy of your own home. This was a splendid read; you'll fall in love with Lizabeth and Matt (the falling-fast-for-each-other couple) and most of all lizabeth's eccentric yet VERY comical aunt.. this book is brimming with laughs and tender moments! don't pass this one up.. its a keeper!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Haschka TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 15, 2006
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Halfway through a 600-page monster of Victorian intrigue, I felt the need for a frivolous respite. SMITTEN was just the ticket.

As author Janet Evanovich explains in a preface written just inside the front cover, SMITTEN was one of twelve short romances - "red hot screwball comedies" - written in her pre-Plum days, nine of which are being re-released. This book in particular was inspired by her experience fixing up a fixer-upper house with her husband.

The heroine is Lizabeth Kane, a recently divorced Mom with custody of two precocious boys, a hyperactive puppy named Ferguson, and Carol the Cat. Lizabeth needs a job, but is either over or undereducated, depending on the prospective employer. She's also, by any standard, unskilled and inexperienced at anything except folding clothes and baking cookies. In desperation, she takes a job as a carpenter with a local building contractor, the hunky Matt Hallahan, even though simply pounding a nail presents her with a challenge. Kane and Hallahan are immediately attracted to each other, and, in short order (and 234 brief and occasionally PG-13 steamy pages), a relationship erupts despite the periodic intrusion into her backyard of a pesky nighttime flasher.

In SMITTEN, the Evanovich fan can see the evolution of the character types that eventually populate the author's enormously popular Stephanie Plum series. (I know; I've read them all.) Lizabeth is a simpler, but just as delightfully kooky, pre-incarnation of Stephanie. Kane's Aunt Elsie could be the twin sister of Grandma Mazur. And Matt morphs into the more complex and sexually infuriating (to Stephanie) Detective Joe Morelli. There are even the zany action sequences that become fully realized with Plum's involvement.
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