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Susan Donovan
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St. Martin's Paperbacks; Reissue edition (December 15, 2002)
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Home Susan Donovan KNOCK ME OFF MY FEET. Stay with us, Chicago. We'll be right back after the break. The anchorwoman flashed a smile until they were off the air, then turned to her guest.

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Susan Donovan Knock Me Off My Feet Chapter 1 Detective Stacey Quinn stood in the shadows of the television studio and watched her. She glowed in a proper pink suit jacket that reminded him of frosting on a party cupcake. Her hands were folded primly on the desk in front of her. That voice, however, came from a full, luscious mouth that was anything but prim and proper, and he listened to the flow of it-honey-smooth, rich, and god-awful sexy.

I purchased this book because I have enjoyed other books by Ms. Donovan (He loves Lucy, Public Displays of Affection . Donovan (He loves Lucy, Public Displays of Affection, and The Kept Woman). I liked the character connection, the banter was adorable (I had a few good laughs),.

My theory is these people keep the mind and hands occupied so the heart doesn't break. I think you've seen this behavior: Clean, clean, clean. Control, control, control. that you don't have time to look around and realize you've wasted your entire life. It's helpful and entertaining! Quinn thought it possible that he was hallucinating.

Knock Me Off My Feet. Unfold your own myth. Real Men Do It Better (Includes: Tempting SEALs, by Lora Leigh · Carrie Alexander · Susan Donovan · Lori Wilde. A quartet of popular romance authors present four erotic novellas of love and passion in an anthology that includes ''For Maggie's Sake'' by Lora Leigh, Susan Donovan's ''Bed and Breakfast,'' ''Siren's Call'' by Lori Wilde, and Carrie Alexander's ''His Bo. He Loves Lucy. Author: Susan Donovan. Sexy, sizzling, and downright funn. uite a potent package!

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Next, Autumn Adams yanked off her pink suit jacket, wadded it into a ball, and shoved it under the car seat. Quinn laughed as he turned north onto Lake Shore Drive. I hope you got a secret way to get wrinkles out of linen. She surfaced with an elastic band and haphazardly bunched and twirled her thick hair into a heap at the back of her head. Those little damp curls appeared on her neck again, and he had to turn away. I read all of the letters you dropped off, Miss Adams. Sixteen notes in all, beginning last summer, right?" "Unless I got another one today. I haven't been to the office to check my mail.

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Autumn Adams never planned to follow in her mother's footsteps as Chicago's answer to Martha Stewart--she can't cook, doesn't clean, and would rather play soccer than discuss the joys of white bathtub grout. Then some lunatic starts sending her threats in the mail and Audie finds herself under the protection of simmering, sexy Detective Stacey Quinn, a man determined to examine her every nook, cranny, and ex-boyfriend in his effort to find the stalker. A disarming combination of macho cop and sweet charmer, Quinn is hard to resist. But with Audie's bad luck at finding and holding on to Mr. Right, she think it's best to keep her distance...

Quinn soon discovers that the real Audie is an alluring blend of fantasy babe and tender-hearted female all wrapped up in what he can only hope is leopard-print underwear. She's not what he's always pictured for himself, but could she be everything he'll ever need?

Digging through Audie's many layers could turn out to be the hottest, craziest, sexiest bit of detective work Quinn has ever attempted...if it doesn't kill him first.

  • Tujar
Homey Helen was a successful newspaper columnist with housekeeping hints. Helen has two adult children Audie and Drew. Helen was killed and Audie inherits the column. Her mother's dying wish was that Audie would take over the job. Audie knows nothing about cleaning and cooking but she does her best. Helen's assistant Marjorie is the brains behind the column. Someone is sending death threat letters to Audie. Quinn is the police detective assigned to the case. He and Audie soon fall in love.

This is ok, but nothing special to set it apart from other romance novels. There is more mystery than suspense. We are curious about who is threatening Audie, but there is not a feeling of suspense or danger - other than the climactic scene at the end.

The character definitions are cute. Audie has great soccer skills and she frequently trips - kind of klutzy. Quinn is the one who cooks and cleans efficiently. He even saves Homey Helen articles. He's from a large, happy, close-knit Irish Catholic family who loves the White Sox. Audie is a Cubs fan. Quinn plays in a bag pipe musical group. Audie grew up in an emotionally distant family - no love between the parents or between the parents and children.

The dialogue and overall plot are typical for the genre. I've read them many times. If you're in the mood for this, it's ok. But I prefer being surprised and delighted which I wasn't. I can't remember how I felt about the sex scenes. I believe they were ok.

As typical in romance novels, after falling for each other, there is a separation. The reason for the separation annoyed me. It's been done too many times before and was not interesting. Audie breaks up with Quinn because "I was scared that there was something wrong with me and that I'd only hurt him one day - so I ran away from him."

CAUTION MINOR SPOILER (I don't give away who done it.)
There was another scene I didn't care for. Audie hates Tim. Someone has been sending love-type notes to Tim, signing them with Audie's signature. Tim responds to this in a reasonable manner. When he starts to say he got her note, she interrupts him and says "Get the hell out of my face!" If she would have listened (do something reasonable), she would have learned that someone was sending fake notes to him and part of the mystery would have been solved. But the author wanted to keep this going for a while, which annoyed me as a plot device. If she wanted to keep it going, just don't do a scene where "you stop someone from telling you what's going on."

Story length: 326 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious swear words. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: 5. Approximate number of sex scene pages: 20. Setting: current day Chicago, Illinois. Copyright: 2002. Genre: contemporary romance with mystery.
  • Yramede
I purchased this book because I have enjoyed other books by Ms. Donovan (He loves Lucy, Public Displays of Affection, and The Kept Woman). Generally speaking, I liked the book, but apparently when they formatted it for Kindle e-readers, they allowed some glaring typos to pop up. That was my first issue that took away just a little off making the solid 4-star rating for me. Besides the typos, I felt that the book dragged a little for the first 9 chapters or so. The last chapters, the book picked up quite well. I liked the character connection, the banter was adorable (I had a few good laughs), the ending brought on a few tears as well as some cheering for the hero-heroine of the book.

Not trying to offer much of a spoiler because this book had some really good points that balanced out the bad ones. The pseudo-mystery involving the heroine, Autumn Adams (nickname Audie) did offer some guessing for most of the book, but the shock factor of the revealed mastermind was not there. Meaning.... you do eventually come the the same conclusion. The push-pull between Autumn and Sandey (not exactly a strong, masculine name for a guy) Quinn (nickname Quinn) did not flow as well as I thought it should. I did like the opposites attraction between the two endearing, but I kind-of got the feeling that Quinn was far too influenced by his mother when it came to being a neat-freak that loves to cook and a little less of the rough and tough cop that he was. At least the ending (that is, in the epilogue), I appreciated the notion that Autumn was not fully cured of her uncertain tendencies about love and commitment, but still tries to embrace it. In fact, the idea that Quinn was so in-tune with her that he knew the right things to say before she would even ask.... he was an emotional rock for her and I likes that. The childhood stemmed rivalry between Quinn and the Deputy (or vice) mayor, Tim, really did not make much sense to why they remained competitive as adults did not hold much water for me. I could at least understand the bitterness they had for one another. One of the most touching parts for me was Quinn's family. I absolutely adored them. All in all, not a bad story to read. Would I recommend this book to a friend? Sure, but not in the Kindle format (the typos were a bit annoying and I can only hope the paper version does not have that issue). Nice mix of sexual tension, sexual sizzle, humor and emotional feeling.