My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Some novels are meant simply to be light, fun reads. This is definitely one of those novels. I think Janet Evanovich’s early romance novels can best be described as practice. Evanovich even admits that Elsie Hawkins (the best character in Back to the Bedroom) is an early version of Stephanie Plum’s Grandam Mazur. So I don’t think they’re meant to be judged too harshly but simply enjoyed like a bowl of buttery popcorn – no need to focus too hard.