Saturday, January 27, 2007

Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich

I finished this book this morning but I had to work so now I am finally posting the review. :)

Megan Murphy was content in her life till she sees a bunny come up to her and start nibbling on her skirt. His owner soon follows and the owner yells at her for letting the bunny nibble on the skirt. This perplexes Megan but she decides to let it go until a day later when the bunny is hopping down the street again and this time finds out where the owner Patrick Hunter lives so she can return the bunny. Patrick is so surprised to see her but then a young woman bursts into his house and hands him a baby. It turns out that the baby named Timmy Coogan is left with Patrick and Megan for what seems forever. The mother Tilly leaving Timmy with Patrick since he is a pediatrician and feels she can trust him. They work together to take care of the little guy slowly falling in love with him. They work on plans for a traditional thanksgiving. But will the pretend life end or will Patrick finally get what he wants a wife and a family?

This is the third book that I have read by Janet Evanovich and they just seem to keep getting better. She just makes her characters come so alive and I just enjoy them so much. I feel a part of the lives of the characters in her stories. The setting for this story may not be all that unique but I found myself laughing at adjusting to a new baby. I had some of the some experiences myself with my son when he was a baby.

Megan was a wonderful woman. It never eluded to whether she was Irish or not but she sure had the red head temper. Oh she made me laugh. Patrick could be a dream for a lot of women. Smart, funny, and loves kids even though that is part of his career. The passion between them had me running for water at times but even Patrick could be a true gentleman and keep things at a slow pace when asked to do so. Megan had such a hard time learning to care for little Timmy. I could relate cause at first with my son I had a few mistakes made. I didn’t end up with quite so much food on me as she did in her hair. I could also relate to the fact that a couple of relationships I had before I met my husband to be left me wanting to take a break from men. I didn’t take it quite to the extremes she did but then her circumstances were a little different than my life.

I would rate this book a 5/5 because it really touched my heart. I enjoyed the journey that Patrick and Megan took together with Timmy. I also found the feelings between Megan and Patrick wonderful. I had a difficult time putting the book down and found it to be a quick because I didn’t want to put it down. I read this a little out of season but I loved the story. It is a great book to read and I am definitely planning on reading more by Janet Evanovich.

Well off to finish the review for Night Visions by Ariana Dupre. :)