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Jennifer Crusie

Autore di Bet Me

59+ opere 29,013 membri 1,045 recensioni 133 preferito

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Jennifer Crusie was born Jennifer Smith in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1949. She received a bachelor's degree in art education from Bowling Green State University, a master's degree in professional writing and women's literature from Wright State University, and an MFA in fiction from Ohio State mostra altro University. Before becoming a full-time romance author, she was an art and English teacher. Her first book, Manhunting, was published in 1993. Her other works include Strange Bedpersons, What the Lady Wants, Charlie All Night, Anyone but You, The Cinderella Deal, Trust Me on This, Crazy for You, and Maybe This Time. She has received several awards including the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Contemporary Single Title for Bet Me and the RITA Award for Best Short Contemporary for Getting Rid of Bradley. She wrote several collaboration novels including Don't Look Down, Agnes and the Hitman, and Wild Ride all with Bob Mayer, The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes with Eileen Dreyer and Anne Stuart, and Dogs and Goddesses with Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich. She also wrote a book of literary criticism on Anne Rice, published under the name Jennifer Smith. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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(eng) a.k.a. Jennifer Smith

Fonte dell'immagine: Photo by Jennifer Maler

Serie

Opere di Jennifer Crusie

Bet Me (2004) 3,185 copie, 131 recensioni
Welcome to Temptation (2000) 2,308 copie, 65 recensioni
Facciamo finta che: romanzo (2002) 2,104 copie, 46 recensioni
Fast Women (2001) 1,805 copie, 43 recensioni
Crazy for You (1999) 1,648 copie, 39 recensioni
Agnes and the Hitman (2007) 1,552 copie, 92 recensioni
Tell Me Lies (1998) 1,468 copie, 31 recensioni
Anyone But You (1998) 1,466 copie, 66 recensioni
Getting Rid of Bradley (1995) 1,349 copie, 49 recensioni
Manhunting (1994) 1,308 copie, 35 recensioni
Don't Look Down (2006) 1,269 copie, 51 recensioni
Charlie All Night (1995) 1,172 copie, 31 recensioni
Strange Bedpersons (1995) 1,133 copie, 31 recensioni
Maybe This Time (2010) 1,036 copie, 86 recensioni
What the Lady Wants (1995) 912 copie, 23 recensioni
The Cinderella Deal (1995) 884 copie, 48 recensioni
Santa, Baby (2006) — Collaboratore — 639 copie, 17 recensioni
Dogs and Goddesses (2009) 566 copie, 31 recensioni
Trust Me on This (1997) 542 copie, 15 recensioni
Wild Ride (2010) 535 copie, 39 recensioni
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest (2007) — A cura di — 194 copie, 7 recensioni
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (2004) — Collaboratore — 144 copie, 2 recensioni
Sizzle (1994) 141 copie, 6 recensioni
Be Mine (2013) — Collaboratore — 129 copie, 8 recensioni
Lavender's Blue (2012) 60 copie, 1 recensione
It Must Be Christmas: Three Holiday Stories (2016) 55 copie, 6 recensioni
Welcome to Temptation [and] Bet Me (2006) 50 copie, 1 recensione
Hot Toy (2015) 41 copie, 9 recensioni
Rest In Pink (2023) 35 copie
Crazy People: The Crazy for You Stories (2012) 32 copie, 3 recensioni
One In Vermillion (2023) 29 copie
Manhunting | Brazen (2015) 2 copie
Fogadj rám 2 copie
Zgrywa (2004) 1 copia
Love is Bad Company (2009) 1 copia
Bet Me | Tell Me Lies | Strange Bedpersons (1994) 1 copia, 1 recensione

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Fluff. Good, fun fluff.
 
Segnalato
Sporkles | 38 altre recensioni | Jun 29, 2024 |
Ok, Crusie has redeemed herself with this one. Agnes likes to cook and sing along with the Dixie Chicks. She has a habit of using her frying pan to defend herself. Along comes an old Mob treasure and Agnes is in the middle. Uncle Joey sends his nephew, hitman Shane, to protect Agnes.
 
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klandring | 91 altre recensioni | Jun 21, 2024 |
Okay so a lot of the fat phobia - internalized and external - didn't age well BUT this really had some great writing and some really smart observations. Crusie amazes me. Also, in case you can't tell THIS IS A SEX BET BOOK. So fair warning because I Hate Bet Books. They hurt my heart and make me cry but I was already committed to this book prior to figuring that out (I know it's called Bet Me but I am not smart). So, for me, the bet-trope worked so fucking well in this book than in any other bet book I've read.

There was SO MUCH DIALOGUE and that was really difficult to get into at first. Like, so many people are talking to one another constantly - which was kind of genius - but was a big shift for my brain. There is a large cast of characters that I did have some problems remembering well. BUT I actually think this would have made an amazing movie (or audioplay). Like is Jennifer Crusie a secret-screenwriter? Because it felt like I was reading a film - in a good way! I loved the epilogue - a tie for favorite epilogues with Kristen Callihan's The Hot Shot.

ps. is that chair scene an homage to Judith Ivory's Untie My Heart? Because I know Crusie loves Ivory! Also, am I going to make Judith Ivory connections appear whenever convenient? Yes. I am.
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s_carr | 130 altre recensioni | Feb 25, 2024 |
I don't know how to say this without saying it in this way . . . there are no books like Jennifer Crusie books. There's a rhythm, a beat, a tempo and it's easy to find yourself out of sync with her if you're not paying attention. I mean this as a compliment: like, there is a precision to the timing of her dialogue and it feels like a well-crafted screenplay. A bit of a, "stay in your seats so you don't miss out on the action."


some cw's: death of spouse (MMC's wife dies, historical), death of parent (MMC's father dies, mother of MMC's daughter dies both historical), cheating (FMC is in a relationship with someone when she begins a sexual relationship with the MMC, so technically cheating however it was clear the FMC was trying to break up with this person for a while - and even on page tried to break up with them over the phone but they were trying to manipulate her - long story long, cheating in books isn't an issue for me and the cheating in this book didn't bother me since imo it was a gray area), drugging (FMC's brother drugged someone in high school), on-page sex, difficult family dynamics… (altro)
 
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s_carr | 64 altre recensioni | Feb 25, 2024 |

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Opere
59
Opere correlate
3
Utenti
29,013
Popolarità
#687
Voto
½ 3.7
Recensioni
1,045
ISBN
546
Lingue
13
Preferito da
133

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