TROUBLE IN HIS EYES AND IN HIS WICKED GRIN. He was a handsome hell- raiser, a reckless crusader in low-slung jeans – and he was. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple. Naughty Neighbor [Janet Evanovich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dear Reader: In a previous life, before the time of Plum, I wrote.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview naugty Naughty Evvanovich by Janet Evanovich. In a previous life, before the time of Plum, I wrote twelve short romance novels. Red-hot screwball comedies, each and every one of them. Nine of these stories were originally published by the Loveswept line between the years and All immediately went out of print and could be found only at used bookstores and yard sales.

I’m excited to tell you that t Dear Reader: I’m excited to tell you that those nine stories are now being re-released by HarperCollins. Naughty Neifhbor is the eighth in the lineup, and it’s presented here in almost original form.

Naughty Neighbor – Janet Evanovich

Usually when I edit these books I do some modernizing. I do this because the books were meant to be contemporary as opposed to historicaland I don’t want the reader to have a time disconnect. In the beginning of the original Naughty Neighbo r, my heroine throws a handheld phone into the toilet, and the next morning she goes into the bathroom and sees the “slim silver antenna caught between the toilet lid and seat. And I don’t know how many women wear front-closure bras anymore, but that got left in, too.

Naughty Neighbor is probably the most romancey of all the Loveswepts I wrote, but there’s still a small mystery to unravel. Louisa Brannigan neighbof a no-nonsense, hardworking press secretary, fighting her way to the top of Capitol Hill, with no help from her annoying neighbor, Pete Streeter. He receives phone calls all night long, he steals her morning paper, he thinks jeans are formal wear, and worst of all he’s involved Louisa in the disappearance of a pig.

So this is the story of a pig in Witness Protection and love being found by a workaholic woman and a fun-loving man who makes terrible pots of coffee. Paperbackpages. Published February 26th by Harper first neibhbor Louisa BranniganPete Streeter.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Naughty Neighborplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 27, Alp rated it it was amazing Shelves: After reading both positive and negative reviews, I decided to read this book anyway.

I’m glad I did because it was incredibly good though it was a bit cheesy. I found the story was funny, entertaining, fast-paced, and so sweet. Neighbog book mainly focused on jandt hero and heroine who were so adorable.


I loved the way they were attracted to each other. Both of them weren’t perfect, but they were perfect together! I had a good time reading it! View all 4 comments. Jun 16, Cheri rated it liked it. A short entertaining beach read. Early works of JE are just some fun reading! Mar 24, Marianne rated it liked it.

This one is mainly romance with a touch of very vague intrigue. There is some fun dialogue, but the story is just a bit too drawn out.

Aug 24, Kari Anderson rated it liked it. Naughty Neighbor is before the Stephanie Plum era, but I see a lot of similarities. The lead female is always witty, the lead male s is always dreamy and the family is always a riot, especially evanvoich grandma. Definitely rang true in this book as well. I almost forgot to mention the great use of animals. In this one, a former journalist Pete is trying to break a crazy story about a politician.

Right down my alley. It starts with Pete and his neighbor Louisa. They know everything about each other before meeting because the walls are thin. They hate each other in the beginning, but in the end … yeah right. I will leave you with a couple of parts of the janst that I loved though. There was a daisy on her plate. It only had one petal left. Fellas, if your still reading my mushy post, definitely steal this idea And in true Evanovich fashion, the love for donuts: I had 7 letters to fill for my A to Z Challenge and stumbled upon this for N.

I am really glad I found it because it was a good book. One three different pages, I found errors. One page had a set of squiggly lines between words. And finally, there was a missing apostrophe.

And it completely changed the sentence. If you can overlook the typos, pretend there are four bookmarks. I had one major problem and a few small ones, but more about those later with this audio book — it was over much too soon!

The story is on the shorter side, and I felt these characters had so much more to say and I neighor to get to know them more! This quirky little story really tickled me and I didn’t expect that since my initial impression was that this might be a random audio jnaet. The voice of C. Critt immediately felt off to me. It seemed more mature and slightly gruffer than what the st I had one major problem and a few small ones, but more about those later with this audio book — it was over much too soon!

It seemed more mature and slightly gruffer than what the story seemed to call for.

BUT, Critt is an excellent performer and her enthusiasm and comedic timing will eventually make you forget that her voice isn’t exactly matching the heroine’s personality. Kudos to Critt for making the characters come alive so well. I found myself pleasantly surprised as the characters grew on me.


Naughty Neighbor

Again, part of that was due to the enthusiasm of Critt, but mostly it was the appeal of the characters as Evanovich expertly unveils them. I was particularly drawn to Pete Streeter and his unpretentious attitude and easygoing banter with Louisa.

Having the hero fall hard first makes for a nice change, and Pete really puts his heart out there early. Gotta love a man not afraid to commit!

Louisa was a naugyty less developed, so I didn’t feel nearly as drawn to her. Still likable, but she could have used more background or some deeper insight into why she valued her independence so much that she was almost willing to let Pete walk away.

That felt a little forced to me and I didn’t fully see it fitting into the personality that had been painted of her. Otherwise, she was delightful and so was the story.

All in all, this is a cute little audio book that showcases some great work by Critt and by Evanovich. If you are anything like me though, you’ll want more substance to the story so you can hang out with Louisa and Pete for a little naughy longer. Oct 06, MsAprilVincent rated it it was ok Shelves: This is one of Evanovich’s earlier works, and man, does it show.

Though there are flashes of humor throughout, the plotting is inconsistent, the characters are underdeveloped, the mystery lacks complexity, and the romance is implausible.

On the other hand, this is the kind of thing that kept Evanovich writing, and she eventually hit One for the Money, Stephanie Plum’s debut. While the characters in this book–the Naughty Neighbors in the title–are no Stephanie and Morelli or Ranger, if you pref This is one of Evanovich’s earlier works, and man, does it show.

While the characters in this book–the Naughty Neighbors in the title–are no Stephanie and Morelli or Ranger, if you preferthere is trace evidence here. It’s almost like a point on a graph that illustrates Evanovich’s growth as a writer, and the progression from Naughty Neighbors to One for the Money is unmistakable.

It’s a good object lesson to aspiring writers. I can always depend on Janet Evanovich for a funny, lighthearted, silly read. Pete and Louisa are neighbors, Pete living upstairs and Louisa down. He is noisy, steals her morning paper and funny smells come from his apartment.

Pete can hear everything in Louisa’s apartment, including her phone calls from her mom. After her boss, a Senator, finds out she has an association with Pete, he fires her suddenly and the mystery begins. Pete and Louisa work together to find out what is going on.