I listened to Crusie's book "Faking It" with the same narrator and some of the same characters and absolutely loved it! So this one has been a rather rude shock. I'm definitely no prude, but at slightly more than halfway through, the overly frequent and interminable descriptions of the sex scenes between Sophie and the mayor are not only NOT a turn-on, they have finally forced me to fast forward through them in irritation. I don't know the actual word count of this book, but at least half of them are variations of "shiver", shudder", and "heat". Especially "heat". Sometimes it appears more than once in the same sentence. I finally concluded that either Jennifer was having a private joke at my expense, or had to meet a deadline by padding out a short story. Save the credit on this one.
... my favorite combination.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sometimes you just need a book that you don't have to take seriously. And there is no way to take this book seriously.
I love the Dempsy family. They are about as disreputable as it gets. And Temptation, as towns go, is pretty dysfunctional. When you add quick-witted dialog and a great narrator, it makes a very entertaining book.
I loved the chemistry between the two main characters as well as all the crazies orbiting around them.
Cruise can be inconsistent. Never bad, but not always good. She out does herself in this and especially in the sequel - Faking It. I wish she wrote more books about the Dempsy family. They are her best characters by far.
Absolutely, I would recommend this book. Campy good fun with entertaining and dynamic characters.
Wish I knew....... I'd go read them.
The only thing I found disappointing at all is that she hasn't narrated MORE books. It's hard to adjust to a different reader when trying to listen to another Crusie book, because Vigesaa really seemed to capture the comic tone and created the perfect little nuances of the different characters. She pulled off all of male characters without making them sound like a bunch of sappy dopes.
I immediately went and found the sequel, FAKING IT, and loved the crap out of that one, too.
I started Crusie with these two books. I'll be crushed if it's all downhill from here. I've hated that these books are now a "known" to me, and won't be a fabulous new discovery until the dementia really sets in.
I have found that this book to be such a relaxing listen. The storyline is cute and the narrator is great. I find I smile a lot while listening to it.
I find the family of con artists in this series to be rather boring. Jennifer Crusie seems to repeat herself a lot in these books as well. If it hadn't been on sale, I would have been even more disappointed...
I couldn't listen to this book because of the narrator.
I love Jennifer Cruise other books.
The rhythm was slightly off. The whole package is not quite tight. But all in all it is worth the time to listen.
I really liked Phin, and I came to care about Sophie. I thought the setups for some of the sexual interludes were less than believable, but believability is not a priority with Crusie's stories.
The book was fun. Not her best, not her worst.
The first 30 minutes of the book were comprised of one unending sentence. No audible punctuation, no pausing and read very fast. There was no discernible differences between characterizations, making the dialogue very difficult to follow. It was exhausting.
It might be a cute story to read, but not to listen to.
Vapid characters, vapid storytelling, and lackluster narrating. Crusie certainly appears to have a following, but after this book, I'm not inclined to read her again.
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis
Oh, it's about the same as most of the others.
I just crack up every time I think of the different paint jobs on the water tower.
Welcome To Temptation is one of my favorite Jennifer Crusie books, so when I was between novels and wanted to listen to something fun and easy I picked it up--I have been enjoying listening to the Audible versions of all of her novels.