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Hero at Large Paperback – Jul 1987

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Jove Pubns (July 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425100839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425100837
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,601,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Dear Reader:

In a previous life, before the time of Plum, I wrote twelve short romance novels. Red-hot screwball comedies, each and every one of them. The romances were originally published between the years 1988 and 1992. All immediately went out of print and could be found only at used bookstores and yard sales.

I'm happy to tell you that those stories have now been re-released by HarperCollins, presented in almost original form. I've done only minor editing to correct some embarrassing bloopers missed the first time around.

Hero at Large was the very first book published. It's about a sexy guy who cooks a potholder in spaghetti sauce and charms a single mom and former world-class ice skater with the promise of a ride on his Zamboni. It's got broken bones, giant turkeys, cantankerous cars, and Aunt Edna.

This was the book that changed my life forever and made me a published author. When Hero finally reached the bookstores, I was almost arrested for loitering in Walden's. I stationed myself in the romance section and wouldn't leave until I saw someone buy my book. It took three days!


--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.

--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa2e2b48c) out of 5 stars 154 reviews
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2e4909c) out of 5 stars Nothing new March 30 2010
By Migdy N - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Whoever has read Evanovich before knows that after a while her books are still funny but exactly the same. I have been a fan for a while and still enjoy reading her but confess that am getting tired of the same plot with different names. Basically, no surprises, we can always know what to expect. I wouldn't recommend paying 9.99 for this book, wait until it's cheaper and you will have a fun time.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa303e510) out of 5 stars Rotties Rule May 5 2010
By Dog Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I admit it. I bought this book because of the Rottie on the cover. I have (now) all these reprints of Evanovich's early works. They are almost all identical - cute but repetitive after the 3rd or so title. However, I couldn't pass by that Rottie.

Sigh. He almost never appeared in the story. A few lines but no relationship with his owner. Drat.

Anyway, as with all the others from this reprint group, the story is cute. A good way to while away a couple of hours but nothing to write home about...or to warrant time writing a thorough review.

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2e92da4) out of 5 stars hero at large April 6 2010
By Tammy Hoyt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I am a huge Janet Evanovich fan and have read every one of her books. Many of the early ones are really good but not this one. This is the worst one of her books! It's corny, stupid, and lacks all the humor found in the rest of her novels .
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2e95384) out of 5 stars FUN AND ENTERYTAINING Aug. 25 2011
By Lori Caswell/Dollycas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Before Janet Evanovich authored her Stephanie Plum series she wrote twelve romance novels that were all re-released by HarperCollins in the past couple of years. This was Janet's very first book published. When I saw it on my To-Be-Read pile I knew it was perfect for the What's In A Name Challenge for the book with a size in the title.

Chris Nelson gave up her figure skating career for a man only to have the marriage end in divorce. She is now a single mom living with her daughter and her aunt. She coaches young hopeful skaters until they rise to the national level. The rink she uses is not equipped to handle the schedules needed for skaters at that high level.

The book starts out with her car breaking down on the turnpike. She can handle almost anything life throws at her but mechanical things like cars are beyond her knowledge. She usually drives a car until it dies and then buys another used one. Who could have guessed that her life would change forever that day on that turnpike?

A handsome hunk of a man, Ken Callahan, comes to her rescue. But after he alerts her to the lack of oil in her vehicle she lets the hood fall, landing on his arms, breaking one of them. He remains perfectly calm and requests that she take him to the hospital. Then she meets his dog, a huge rottweiler, and finds out just how close the quarters are she tries to drive him to the hospital in his truck. This is just where the fun begins!!

I really liked this story. Some days it is just fun to read a story you know will have a happy ending. Romance novels like this fit the bill wonderfully. It is important to remember that this was the author's first published novel originally published in 1987 and has only had minor editing. Reading this book now you can see how Stephanie Plum was created by this author. She has a definite style.

It is full of humor and a very entertaining fast read. A great escape for an afternoon.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2e2730c) out of 5 stars Not Stephanie Plum! Jan. 13 2011
By tricia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Janet Evanovich's readers are so hungry for new books, that her publisher has re-released many of her first romance novels to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, these re-releases lack the sparkle that I so enjoy with Stephanie. In this book, a figure skater with car problems is aided by a hunky "carpenter". Semi-wackiness ensues, and true love begins. There is an aunt character that is so much like Grandma Mazur that you may wonder if they're twins. Sort of spoiler alert: The main characters fall in love and tell each other so in the first night they meet. Their emotions grow stronger by the minute. I found that really absurd.
So, I will go hungry for Evanovich books between the Plum series publications rather than buy anymore of the re-releases (this was my 4th).

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