Full Bloom

Full Bloom

by Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes

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This winter promises record-high temperatures-and A DESIRE that reaches the boiling point...

Beaumont, South Carolina, is on "sizzle" this February. So is its newest entrepreneur, Annie Fortenberry, who has inherited her grandmother's B&B. According to a local psychic she also inherited a spirit from its glory days as a brothel-not the kind of publicity the Peachtree Bed & Breakfast needs if it's hosting millionaire Max Holt's upcoming wedding! If rumors of a prank-playing ghost aren't stressful enough, a mysterious man has arrived with an eye on Annie and her master suite. Wes Bridges is all leather and denim, sporting a two-day beard, straddling a Harley, and sending the B&B's testosterone level through the roof. Annie's cool demeanor may be dropping as fast as Wes's jeans, but leave it to her missing ex-husband to dampen the passion! Turns out someone has done him in, and all evidence points to Annie...Wrapped up in a murder plot, Annie must find the killer, save her own neck, and get back to where she was-wrapped up in Wes's strong-loving arms...

Fast-paced action, steamy sex, suspense, and lots of laughs-it's the Full series from #1 bestselling author, Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes

"Will greatly please readers with its rapid-fire dialogue, roller-coaster pace, and unconventional characters."-Booklist (starred review) on Full Bloom

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250051127
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Full Series , #5
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 160,958
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, a dozen romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, the Lizzy and Diesel novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. She lives in Florida.

Charlotte Hughes was raised in the South, the oldest and only daughter of three children. She co-authored the very popular Full House series with Janet Evanovich.


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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Full Bloom (Janet Evanovich's Full Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Full Bloom is about a wacky, sexy Bed and Breakfast in Beaumont SC. The owner, Annie Fortenberry is struggling after her husband left her, and preparing for the local hot couple's (and series favoririte's Max and Jamie's) wedding. But things go awry, and the house is haunted..and a mystery unfolds (I won't give it away, you will never guess). The best yet of the FULL Series, and as good as book five of the Plum series. Charlotte Hughes and Janet Evanovich have really hit their stride as co-authors. This one is a keeper, you won't want to lend it for fear you won't get it back.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Beaumont, South Carolina, Annie Fortenberry is trying to prepare her historical mansion turned B&B into a wedding reception for her best friend Jamie Swift and millionaire Max Holt. Her handyman Erdle Torney who came with the place she inherited from her grandmother has failed to do his job so she loses her temper and goes after him with a rolling pin. Visitor Wes Bridges gets in the way and is knocked out............................ A gardener borrowed from her neighbor finds human skeletal remains in an isolated area where foliage has grown. The victim is Annie¿s spouse Charles who allegedly ran away several years ago. In fact, Wes is a private investigator working for Charles¿ mother to prove that Annie lost her temper and harmed her son. As the police suspect Annie as the killer, Wes believes she is innocent, but wonders if that is because he really likes her when she is not holding a rolling pin.......................... This amusing romantic who-done-it has the audience laughing from the moment Wes finds out how insane the Peach B&B is that is after he awakens from a bonking and swallowing a horse tranquilizer given by a retired vet. The story line gets even zanier, but never loses focus on the murder investigation handled by the cops and Wes separately. FULL BLOOM is a strong comedic romantic mystery that readers will want more plums from Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes...................... Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love anything Janet Evanovich writes, this is a great series just make sure you read in order.
cckkaa1 More than 1 year ago
Very funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was comical and sexy at the same time. It's a great book to kick back with on a rainy day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zany. Fun-filled. Sexy. The fifth in the Full series, Full Bloom is full of eye rolls and arched eyebrows to the extent that I began seeing mental pictures of Grouch Marx every time I read that someone either ¿gave an eye roll¿ or ¿did an eye roll¿ or ¿arched one brow¿ or ¿arched both brows.¿ All that was needed was a cigar and the Marx picture would¿ve been complete. Romantic comedy novels are generally not my genre, but I¿m adding more of them to my repertoire and getting used to the flavor. The list of characters in this story is long, perhaps too long, but there are the usual standouts. The main character, beautiful red-haired Annie Fortenberry; the hunky Wes Bridges; the lovable old neighbor, Doc; the soon-to-be-marrieds, Max and Jamie, whose approaching nuptials at Annie¿s B&B, a former bordello in its day, is one of the plotlines in the book. Add Theenie, Destiny, and Lovelle, Annie¿s wacky boarders at the B&B; a drunken, cranky handyman (well, he¿s not really so handy), Erdle; and Annie¿s devoted friend (and wanna be lover), Danny, and we have the basic set. Many other characters come and go and each adds his/her essence to the tale. The plot surrounds events at the B&B; primarily the preparations for Max and Jamie¿s wedding, and everyone¿s interest in getting Annie hitched again after the disappearance of her wayward husband three years previous. Annie is a major klutz, so there is a great deal of what approaches slapstick comedy involved in her every move. When hubby, Charles¿s, remains are found buried in Annie¿s backyard, the plot thickens, and Annie finds she is in deep doodoo. Oh, yes, I almost forget, there¿s also a ghost living in the B&B (for sure?). Yes, reader, this story does include the kitchen sink so enjoy the entertainment it provides. Carolyn Rowe Hill
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book full of zest and romance that is twisted around in a sexy and intriguing way! A must read for all who love romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a love story wrapped around a mystery. Great Characters carried over from the series. Good backdrop. I would have liked more mystery and less love story.
JCD2 More than 1 year ago
Another quick, easy read that takes you to Beaumont, South Carolina where a bed and breakfast is owned and occupied by eccentrics.  Everyone is their usual off the wall self until a hunky stranger shows up.  From the house haunted by ghosts to the re-appearing, disappeared husband it's madcap comedy all the way.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I¿ve been a fan of this series, but I have to say that I was a little disappointed to find that Jamie and Max weren¿t the main characters in this adventure. Instead, we get Annie, the owner of the B & B where their wedding is being held, her mysterious tenant, Wes, and Annie¿s missing husband buried in the backyard. It still had all the zaniness that you would expect from Evanovich, and a pretty good red herring that led to me not having a clue who the real bad guy was. There¿s one book left in this series, and I¿ll definitely be reading it.
Jthierer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the mystery part of this more than the romance. As always with Evanovich, the wacky supporting cast take the book from formula to funny. It seemed overly light while I was reading it, but when I finished I wanted more, which is always a good sign.
shelleyraec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While amusing, and that is what I was expecting, it was a little too empty for me to really enjoy it. I think perhaps it was overshadowed by the couple of books I finished before it and the one after so while I snickered a few times it didn't leave any of itself behind for me to think about.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The haunted Bed and Breakfast (that was a bordello)and the new romantic couple, made this a fresher story than the previous 2 in the series.
CheriePie69 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, though perhaps not quite as much as Full Blast, the 4th book right before this one. Still, a few laugh-out-loud moments and scenes that stay with me for a while and make me chuckle even then is how I determine the mark of a good book, and in that regard, this book certainly did not disappoint. I went through the entire book thinking I knew who the murderer was only to be surprised by a twist ending so I appreciated that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and entertaining
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I enjoyed it but didn't learn a lot about cooking.
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hkporter More than 1 year ago
Lots of funny stuff going on. I kept reading to find out what would happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light quick read, funny and romantic, perfect for a rainy evening, beach or a long flight
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