Books by Jennifer Crusie

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Bet Me (#15 on our Top 100 Romances list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 11, 2004 Jennifer Crusie's newest, Bet Me, is straight-up 100-proof women's fantasy. I think you're gonna love this one. Plump, plain, fashion-impaired Minerva Dobbs suffers one of the harshest fates of a single girl's life: she gets dumped by ...

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Welcome To Temptation (#20 on our Top 100 list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 15, 2000 I'd never read a book by Jennifer Crusie, and I'm always nervous about picking up a book by an author everyone loves. In this case, I need not have worried. Her new hardcover, Welcome To Temptation, is sexy, intelligent, unexpectedly mo ...

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Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time is more ghost-mystery than romance, but I’ll still go ahead and address the romantic elements as well as the more fiction-y portions. On both counts, this is a pleasant read, if not a memorable one. Andie Miller is about to get engaged. Maybe. Before she gives her b ...

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Wild Ride

This is the third product of the Mayer/Cruise collaboration, one that has been very hit or miss for the existing fans of Ms. Cruise's early romance works. Personally, I liked but didn't love Don't Look Down. I gave them a second chance and adored Agnes and the Hitman. This newest book was fine bu ...

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Dogs and Goddesses

Considering the talent behind Dogs and Goddesses, I’ll confess that I expected more than an amusing and fun story. I didn’t get it, but I did enjoy the ride. To put my reaction to this one in perspective, I liked it better than The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes, the first collabor ...

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Agnes and the Hitman

I almost gave up during the early pages of Agnes and the Hitman. There was a lot going on, a lot being set up and, frankly, who is this Bob Mayer guy working his way into my beloved Jennifer Crusie books? I have to say I’m glad I stuck with it. Crusie and Mayer had things perfectly in hand from be ...

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What the Lady Wants

It seems to be commonly accepted among most romance readers that an author's single-title books are better than any category romances she may have written. So it may sound absurd (or just like my typical foolishness) when I say I prefer just about all of Jennifer Crusie's series books over her longe ...

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Flirting with Pride and Prejudice

Jennifer Crusie spends her editorial prologue in Flirting with Pride and Prejudice talking about how she didn’t have the time edit the collection. What with deadlines, her "real" life, and other obligations, she simply didn’t need the extra project. But she couldn’t turn it down. ...

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Don't Look Down

Lucy Armstrong, a successful director of television commercials, has supposedly been given her big break to direct the filming of the last four days of action shots for the movie Don’t Look Down. Few directors would want to finish up someone else’s movie, but the money is too good to pass up. A ...

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Charlie All Night

Charlie All Night was the first Crusie book I ever read, and while What the Lady Wants later replaced it as my favorite of her series titles, this one is still right up there. Allie McGuffey's life revolved around her job as the producer of the prime time radio show at an Ohio sta ...