What Looks Like Crazy (Kate Holly Series #1)

What Looks Like Crazy (Kate Holly Series #1)

by Charlotte Hughes

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ISBN-13: 9780515144239
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Series: Kate Holly Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 830,657
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Hughes is a country girl at heart, born and raised in the South. She has written more than 50 books in comedy, romance, and suspense, including the Full House series, co-written with Janet Evanovich. She is also the author of Nutcase, The Last Southern BelleWhat Looks Like Crazy, and High Anxiety. Hughes lives in a small South Carolina town with her husband, two sons, and two dachshunds. In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening.

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"Her words turn to gold on the page." -JANET EVANOVICH

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What Looks Like Crazy (Kate Holly Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book could have been great with a little more depth. The romance is lacking, and the story moved a little too fast. If you are looking for a book to read while you wait for the next Plum novel, this is not for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I found the book to be a fast read, I felt like it was a knock off of Stephanie Plum. Like Ms. Hughes was trying to sound like Janet Evanovich, and start a herione like hers. It was not very original and was greatly lacking in something. Dr. Holly is a boring version of Stephaine Plum.
Anonymous 8 months ago
just+a+great+fun++read
authorfriendly on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Very fun book and poignant at at times. I am biassed however (I know her personally), but she is as funny in person as she is in her books. Psychologist Kate Holly deals as best she can with a divorce she is ambivalnt about, paients who are crazy, family who are crazier, and a receptionist who is her best friend but wants to offer free manicures as a promotion.
laurarvrsd on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This was the first book I read specifically by Charlotte Hughes, and it was a treat to read. Kept the pace going, with a few surprises thrown in. I'm ready for the next Kate Holly story (Nutcase - the teaser at the end hooked me).
cathyskye on LibraryThing 8 months ago
First Line: As a clinical psychologist, I've spent most of my time trying to convince my clients they're not crazy.You might be more familiar with Charlotte Hughes from the series she co-wrote with Janet Evanovich. I admit to reading the first, Full House, and not being very impressed.This time, the South Carolina writer is all by her lonesome and introducing us to clinical psychologist Kate Holly. Kate lives in Atlanta in a house with mood swings that she calls "Mad Ethel". She's afraid to say too much about the house to her landlord in case all the repairs are made and the rent is raised. She has an eccentric receptionist who drums up business by such schemes as offering free manicures. and her mother and aunt collect junk art. (They recently installed a vaguely sexual sculpture in her front yard, and Kate's neighbors are up in arms.)Her psychiatrist ex-boyfriend keeps referring all sorts of "interesting" cases to her, and Kate begins to receive mysterious threats. If she weren't so busy chasing after everyone, she just might be able to take these threats seriously.Kate is an extremely likable character. She has a good turn of phrase (I blushed so hard that I was certain I'd singed my eyebrows), and we tend to see eye-to-eye on things: Despite my Ph.D. in clinical psychology, I had yet to figure out why Popeye and Brutus were constantly coming to fisticuffs over a woman like Olive Oyl.I also liked the care and concern Kate showed with each of her patients. What did wear a little thin with me throughout the first section of the book was her reason for divorcing her firefighter husband-- she literally cannot stand the thought of his being in danger every single day. That's the only reason. Kate's explanations carried on a bit too long for me, to the point where I wanted to tell her to put on her big girl panties and deal with it. Good thing I'm not the psychologist, eh?Other than being mildly irked with Kate for the first quarter of the book and wondering about a practically non-existent mystery, I greatly enjoyed this book. Hughes' skill in characterization will have me looking for the second book in the series, Nutcase, when I need something light and fun.
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Fast read.
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