Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Manhunt," by Janet Evanovich: Review

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTorch (November 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780060598822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060598822

Alexandra Scott, a New Jersey resident with a high powered Wall Street career, is burnt out. She cannot take another 80 hour work week, and she doesn't want any of the perks that go along with it. She is tired of speeding through her rat race life before she has Lived it. So, she of the analytic brain and practical mind, trades in her luxury condo for a cabin in the backwoods of Alaska - sight unseen! 

She always knew that Alaska, where men outnumber women by a large percentage, would be the place where she could find the perfect husband. And she wants to get married and start a family before it is too late.

Alex, an upbeat, self-sufficient woman, travels with small sports car and large dog across the country and heads due north. She eventually finds her Alaskan wilderness cabin, which needs a lot of work before the deep freeze sets in, and she meets her nearest neighbor, Michael Casey, an incredibly hunky pilot. Sparks fly but he is a confirmed bachelor. She is as undaunted by his resistance as by the frequent disasters that befall her while learning to be a wilderness woman.

My Thoughts: If fluffy reading offends you, you won't want to read "Manhunt," written in the days before Janet Evanovich wrote the Stephanie Plum number series. However, if you're looking for a little entertainment, and are a Janet Evanovich fan, this is a fun, fluffy book to read. If you are an Evanovich fan, you may find it fun to compare her humor in this early novel to her latest books. There is a big dog, and a handsome man in this book, also.

I enjoyed this book and gave it 3***

I own this book, and I also read it for my Animal Reading Challenge.


  1. I do enjoy some fluffy reading from time to time. This is one of those authors that I've always meant to read but haven't yet!

  2. I may give this one a try pretty soon. Thanks for the review. I need to visit here more often.