Author Janet Evanovich's "Full" series, cowritten by Charlotte Hughes, has mixed reviews from readers and critics, and each book in the series has a three- or four-star overall rating at Amazon.com as of April 2015. However, the majority of readers selected either one- or five-star ratings.
Booklist criticized "Full House," the series' first book, for lacking the tension and mystery Evanovich is known for weaving into other novels, particularly those in her Stephanie Plum series. However, Booklist praised the sixth book, "Full Scoop," for its snappy dialogue, brisk pacing and unconventional character development.
Readers are also divided in their opinions. Those who rated the series highly enjoyed the zany characters, the romantic plot and the dialogue. Those who rated the series poorly critiqued it as being lightweight and felt the characters and plot elements were too wacky to be realistic. Nearly all readers agree that the books are quick reads meant to be more entertaining than thought-provoking.
The later books in the series, "Full Blast," "Full Bloom" and "Full Scoop," received much more positive ratings overall, each receiving four- or five-star ratings from over 75 percent of readers. Most found the books funny, charming and engaging. Negative reviewers were largely disappointed because the books did not live up to their expectations.