Evanovich often uses descriptive imagery, painting vivid and humorous settings for the reader, such as the spaghetti dinner when Mrs. Crow drops in just in time to see Bob the dog eating at the table like a human. Other descriptions leave much up to the imagination of the reader, such as Steve's observation about Daisy's dress for the charity dinner. He describes it in general and thinks it pretty, but leaves the reader to imagine the specifics. This serves to prevent outdated fashion or habits in the novel and makes the story more timeless.
The Rocky Road to Romance