Back to the Bedroom

Back to the Bedroom

by Janet Evanovich
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Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich

Dear Reader:

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 1988 and 1992. All immediately went out of print and could be found only at used bookstores and yard sales.

I'm excited to tell you that those nine stories are now being re-released by HarperCollins. Back to the Bedroom is presented here in almost original form. I've done only minor editing to correct some embarrassing bloopers missed the first time around.

I lived in northern Virginia when I wrote Back to the Bedroom. My children were young, and we spent a lot of time visiting the Washington, D.C. museums and wandering through the historic neighborhoods. One day while strolling Capitol Hill I came upon two townhouses that captured my imagination. The houses were totally different -- a birthday cake of a house and a bran muffin of a house, and yet they shared a common wall. I wondered about the people who lived inside the houses. And eventually thehouses inspired Back to the Bedroom.

Back to the Bedroom is the story of a young woman with the soul of a birthday cake living in a bran muffin house -- and a nice-looking guy with the substance of a bran muffin living in a birthday cake. They share some misadventures, some romantic moments, some misunderstandings, and ultimately they turn into wedding cake.

And for Plum fans, you'll be interested to find that this was the first of the four romances to feature Elsie Hawkins, the prototype for Grandma Mazur.

Janet Evanovich

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061797552
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 13,709
File size: 471 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.


Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey


B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Back to the Bedroom 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Denisewithsabrina More than 1 year ago
Janet compares romance novels to birthday cake, and hers are just that - something simple and sweet that just makes you feel good. Back to the Bedroom is my favorite so far. You can see Janet's humor working up to be what her Stephanie Plum's books are: the accidents, the silliness, and even her first draft of Grandma Mazur are there. Read it - there's no way you won't like it. And I don't even like romance novels - just decided to give hers a try since she can't seem to write her Plum books fast enough!
thoughtsKM More than 1 year ago
I have found the books Evanovich wrote "before the numbers", to be funny, cute reads. I haven't read one of them I did not enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lives up to her reputation light fun and easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad she left out rhe explicit stuff! Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light read. Read in one night. Very funny. The ending seemed to come to a complete halt or I wasn't ready for the book to be over. Good book to start off with, if you have never read from this author before. Now into Love Overbroad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A simple, light romance. A quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic reading, but then Janet Evanovich wrote it! what can you expect!
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Back To The Bedroom is a pre-Plum novel by popular American author, Janet Evanovich. It is the first book in the Elsie Hawkins series, on whom, Evanovich says, Grandma Mazur was modelled. Dave Dodd has been watching his busy, energetic neighbour come and go for a while: always in a hurry, keeping erratic hours, wearing a long black coat and lugging a large, oddly shaped metal case on wheels. When something really big falls from the sky and crashes through her roof, he jumps to the rescue. Katie Finn doesn’t have time to deal with the hole in her roof, her broken bed and the ruined (brand new!!) feather quilt: she has a matinee to play in, she needs to get to the Kennedy Centre with her cello now! She has no choice but to leave Dave in charge. By the time she returns, in the pouring rain, Dave is on the roof trying to cover the hole. A slight mishap later, he’s lying on his back, winded, on her ruined bed. Katie straddles him to check he’s not a corpse, and he’s smitten. Elsie Hawkins, an elderly ex-resident of a care facility, turns up to rent Katie’s spare room, and Dave continues to make himself useful to Katie, hoping she’ll soon realise she’s in love with him too. And she soon is, but there’s a problem: Dave seems to be unemployed, and there’s no way she could even consider a serious relationship with someone whose work ethic is so vastly different from her own. Funny and a little bit sexy, this is an enjoyable read.
dorimoose More than 1 year ago
Another great book. All of her books I read where not disappointing. Just finished Notorious Nineteen, I think it was the best one yet. Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep me in suspense, making it hard to put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast read, it was a cute story with likable characters, esp. Elsie and had delightful humor throughout. I would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a funny book, with believable characters, ridiculous plot, but fun. There is her predecessor to Grandma Mazur and parts of this book made me laugh out loud (not good when you're sitting in a hospital waiting room). The characters are not as well defined as her later novels, but her sense of humor and writing style are certainly there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a funny delightful romance story. The author tells a good story with a great sense of humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane's bbots are always a wiiner! Always a winner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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I drag you to res 4, where i chain you to a bed, legs spread.
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