Back to the Bedroom

Version: Unabridged
Author: Janet Evanovich
Narrator: C.J. Critt
Genres: Romance
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: July 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

She was the mysterious woman in the long black cloak. He was the sexy guy next door. They shared a common wall between their Capitol Hill townhouses and not much else ... until disaster scored a direct hit on the mystery woman's bedroom and the sexy guy's heart. He baked her a cake, she learned to throw a football, there were some misunderstandings in the living room, some mishaps in the yard, and some romantic moments everywhere.

Reviews (24)

Janet Evanovich

Written by Doda from Staten Island, NY on February 21st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Not a romance novel person - so I could not appreciate this book. I thought she was more of a mystery writer but guess I was wrong. Doda

Back to the Bedroom

Written by Corvette Man from Staley, NC on September 22nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was a complete BORE. It would take a very simple mind to enjoy this junk.

Good Story Bad Narrator

Written by Anonymous on February 12th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Good clean story. Not the best work I have read from JE. Could have been condensed into a short story but still entertaining. Would have been much more enjoyable if read by a better narrator. The reader really ruined the book for me.

Back to the Bedroom

Written by Debbie on August 28th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I was a little disappointed in this one by Evanovich. Not anything like the Stephanie Plum series and a little boring in places. But Evanovich is still one of my favorite authors.

Reader's Voice is Suicide Inducing

Written by Anonymous on March 20th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Why would they let this woman read this book? Did they even listen to it before they released it? Surely there are better readers out there. Can't even give you my opinion of the book, sorry, but The Voice ruined it all for me. Buy the paperback.

Sweet

Written by Anonymous on August 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Funny and delightful. Cant say enough good stuff about Janet. Awesome writer.

Will "fun" do it?

Written by Shane Nixon from Burlington, NC on April 1st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was just "fun". I can't think of another way to describe it. If you are looking for deep meaningful plots, incredibly developed characters, or a story to die for, read something else. But if you need a romantic escape, and maybe a little grin then listen to this one! The narrator was very good!

Back to the Bedroom

Written by Anonymous on February 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Not much to it. Didn't care for the reader's voice.

Will She - Won't She

Written by Tony Rozendaal on February 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The plot developed slowly and the heroine was indecisive about the hero for MUCH too long. The 'mystery' in the book was contrived and barely believable.

Back to the Bedroom

Written by Karen Zeilnhofer on December 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I think an earlier reviewer said this perfectly - it's very cute, very easy to get through, but not like Evanovich's normal (and I mean Stephanie Plum) novels. You still want to finish the book, but you're not dying for another one to come out and fill you in on the heroine's life.

Author Details

Author Details

Evanovich, Janet

"When I was a kid I spent a lot of time in La La Land. La La Land is like an out-of-body experience --while your mouth is eating lunch your mind is conversing with Captain Kirk. Sometimes I'd pretend to sing opera. My mother would send me to the grocery store down the street, and off I'd go, caterwauling at the top of my lungs. Before the opera thing I went through a horse stage where I galloped everywhere and made holes in my Aunt Lena's lawn with my hooves. Aunt Lena was a good egg. She understood that the realities of daily existence were lost in the murky shadows of my slightly looney imagination.

After graduation from South River High School, I spent four years in the Douglass College art department, honing my ability to wear torn Levis, learning to transfer cerebral excitement to primed canvas. Painting beat the heck out of digging holes in lawns, but it never felt exactly right. It was frustrating at best, excruciating at worst. My audience was too small. Communication was too obscure. I developed a rash from pigment.

Somewhere down the line I started writing stories. The first story was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania. The second story was about ...well never mind, you get the picture.

I sent my weird stories out to editors and agents and collected rejection letters in a big cardboard box. When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.

Four months into my less than stellar secretarial career, I got a call from an editor offering to buy my last mailed (and heretofore forgotten) manuscript. It was a romance written for the now defunct Second Chance at Love line, and I was paid a staggering $2,000.

With my head reeling from all this money, I plunged into writing romance novels full time, saying good-by, good riddance to pantyhose and office politics. I wrote series romance for the next five years, mostly for Bantam Loveswept. It was a rewarding experience, but after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre.

I spent two years retooling --drinking beer with law enforcement types, learning to shoot, practicing cussing. At the end of those years I created Stephanie Plum. I wouldn't go so far as to say Stephanie is an autobiographical character, but I will admit to knowing where she lives.

In '95 my husband and I moved to New Hampshire. We bought a big 'ol house on the side of a hill, not far from Dartmouth College. I have a nice view of the Connecticut River valley from my office window and there's a couple acres of land around the house. It's a good place to write a book ... and would be even better if we just had a decent mall. You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can't take Jersey out of the girl.

When we moved to New Hampshire we realized there was more to this writing stuff than just writing, so we formed a family business, Evanovich, Inc. My son, Peter, a Dartmouth College graduate, assumed responsibility for everything financial. He's the guy who pulls his hair out at tax time and cracks his knuckles when the stock market dips. In '96 my daughter Alex, a film and photography school graduate, came on board and created the website. We get about four and a half million hits a month on the site and Alex does it all ... the graphics, the mail, the comics, the store, the online advertising and the newsletter. Both Peter and Alex work full-time for Evanovich, Inc. I'm their only client. My husband, Pete, has his doctorate in mathematics from Rutgers University and now manages all aspects of the business and tries to keep me on time (a thankless, impossible job!) ... plus he does a little golfing and skiing.

It turns out I'm a really boring workaholic with no hobbies or special interests. My favorite exercise is shopping and my drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. I read comic books and I only watch happy movies. I motivate myself to write by spending my money before I make it. And when I grow up I want to be just like Grandma Mazur."