Cate Madigan isn't asking for trouble. Her wacky Irish family is constantly playing matchmaker for her with men who leave much to be desired. All she wants is peace and quiet and a nice place to live while she saves her money from tending bar in a lively Boston pub. Okay, so what if her roommate is a cross-dressing lounge singer named Marty Longfellow? In exchange for cheap rent, all she has to do is take care of his plants and collect his mail when he's out of town. And then…Marty disappears. At the same time, a bullmastiff named Beast shows up with instructions from Marty to take care of him. Can Cate handle this 120-pound bundle of joy who wants to devour everything in sight? Ex-cop Kellen McBride has decided to make Cate's bar his nightly hang-out. But is he just there for the beer? Or does he have an ulterior motive for getting close to Cate? When Cate comes home to a ransacked apartment, she realizes Kellen knows more than he's saying. Problem is, he's turning up the heat in her lifein more ways than one. Soon Cate finds herself in deep trouble with mysterious stalkers, a lovesick would-be boyfriend named Patrick Pugg, two friends who are looking for love, and the very sexy, possibly dangerous Kellen McBride. The south side of Boston has never been wilder….
Janet and Leanne
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Romantic Times BOOKreviews
Cate Madigan finds herself in hot water when her transvestite roommate Marty goes missing. As usual in Evanovich's books, the heroine is then the focus of unwanted attention by a number of thugs looking for her roommate; her apartment gets tossed, and people get threatened. Cate has bigger problems than trying to figure out if Marty is really dead, as is being reported by the locals. She has to cope with the persistent affections of ex-cop Kellen McBride. There are some laughs to be had, and, sharing this gig with romance author Banks, Evanovich knows how to turn up the steam; Lorelei King is especially good at voicing her heroines and heroes. Unfortunately, Patrick Pugg, who is obsessively stalking Cate, is a very irritating character; continually referring to himself in the third person, Patrick is a rare misfire. This is one of Evanovich's slightest books and should therefore be purchased only by those libraries that see a demand for anything she writes.