Foul Play by Janet Evanovich. Publisher: HarperCollins, October 2008

When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can’t resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn’t mind Jake’s charming sincerity.

Then suddenly the job-stealing chicken disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to prove to Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?

This is the story of Amy Klasse who was just fired from her job as a daytime hostess of a children’s show and replaced by Red the chicken. Jacob Elliott is a veterinarian who first sees Amy take his parking spot and falls instantly in love with her at first sight. He offers her a job as his receptionist to keep her close and they both fall cautiously in love before succumbing to their feelings and subsequent marriage proposal. The secondary story to this romance is that Red the chicken is brought into Jake’s clinic and is later found missing and Amy is suspected in his disappearance. Amy runs away from the situation until Jakes finds her and brings her home. This was a fun read.

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