by C.J. Critt
Lowe takes on the job of being a cook aboard a Maine Schooner for
a week, while her cousin Lucy goes off to get married. She has no
idea just how deep she's gotten herself into by telling Lucy she'd
cover for her for the week until she sees who her boss is -Ivan
Rasmussen, or according to Stephanie, "Ivan the Terrible."
Now she has to deal with learning how to cook in a ship galley,
a hormone-driven teenager as a crew mate, and her constant feelings
of confusion on whether she should kiss Ivan
or kill him. Although
she honestly isn't seeing how his good looks and smooth, pirate
style could make up for him selling her a house that's falling apart
at the seams so quickly that it seems more like sabotage than actual
old age. It's enough to make a girl go back to being a workaholic
Rasmussen sold his house to his friend and cook's cousin, Stephanie
He's always been proud of his pirate lineage, and selling the house,
to him, felt like a mistake, but with the risk of losing his precious
schooner, he had no choice. He thought she was rather wacky, but
dealing with a mysterious killer ghost who has a pension for blueberry
pie, and an overly nosy group of customers, he's starting to wonder
just how much they can take before they both get committed for being
insane. But with all this going on, he can't help but be even more
worried about how hooked he's becoming on the clumsy, sweats-wearing
woman with a past he's yet to find out about whose specialties include
burnt chocolate chip cookies and fish-eye stew.
hilariously funny audio was music to my ears. After a long week
of constant midterms, papers, and tons of the normal college busywork,
being able to sit down and listen to the tale of these two insanely
hysterical people was a definite treat. Stephanie and Ivan are a
match made in comedy heaven. I love the twists Evanovich takes her
readers on. It's absolutely brilliant.
CD - 5 hours/ 4 CDs
Originally published as "Ivan Takes a Wife"