My favorite thing about Janet Evanovich’s books is how nutty the characters are. I’m a bit of a mess in real life, and I love that her characters are a bit of a mess, too.
After Kate Appleton divorces her philandering ex-husband, she moves back to her family’s summer home, The Nutshell, to turn it in to a bed and breakfast. The only problem is that she’s run out of money and The Nutshell has a zillion and one things wrong with it, so she needs a job. Matt Culhane, owner of the local craft brewery, thinks that someone is deliberately trying to sabotage him, so he hires Kate to spy.