Yes. It was entertaining.
The most interesting aspect was the betting going on between the main characters.
Probably not. I think there are other books that are better...
The ending was very predictable... and once you read the first two chapters you knew what the ending was going to be.
Neither good nor bad.
I have only read two of Jennifer Cruise's books. Fast Women, which was good and this one. Now I am left wondering which one was the normal writing style and which was the accident.
I love most of JC's books, as I'm a chick-lit fan; but this one is my favorite! It's very smart, very witty and the characters are relate-able. I often picture this in my head as a Lifetime movie or something. It's that cleverly written and that much fun. Wish they WOULD make it a movie lol. I don't know what it is about this story, but it makes my heart warm. I keep it on my iPod at all times, and start it up again if I need a mood-booster :)
There is nothing I don't love about this book. I have read/listened to this book no less than 20 times. The characters are well done but not stereotypical. Ms. Crusie is consistent in their portrayals, but they are not predictable.
I will admit it took me awhile to warm up to Ms. Hurst. I don't know what I was expecting, but now she seems spot on. It could be because I have listened to it so many times her voice is forever entwined with the written word when I read as opposed to listen.
You know, I love a well-done epilogue and this was one of the better ones. I will listen to just the epilogue if I need a short narration to finish up a workout, a walk, a household chore.
While I am a fan girl of Crusie in general and this book in particular, I have read a number of contradictory reviews. While positives seem to far outweigh the negatives, make sure you read samples/listen to samples if you have any hesitancy. I listened to this many times through the library and knew I had to have it. It was one of the first I got when I joined Audible.
You can't help but root for Minerva Dobbs, the main character in this fun romantic comedy by Jennifer Crusie. Her wacky but supportive friends are great and it is fun to hear about her overbearing mother and her burgeoning relationship with ultra-handsome, playboy Calvin Morrissey. I laughed out loud many times and really enjoyed learning about these fun characters. Overall, a fun, sexy novel. Recommend for sure!
It wasn't filled with sex that overwhelmed the story. It had me laughing out loud. A nice romantic story. You'll have characters you will love, hate and some that you wish you could just get rid of because you know people like them exist. This was actually worth the credit, I know this because I normally read reviews not write them.
My favorite character was Cal. I loved the fact that he wasn't trying to get Min to diet and lifted her self-esteem. The rest of the characters were well written.
Deanna Hurst did the voices perfectly and when she did the voices for cell phones well that was great.
I really liked the way that Min and Cal take up for each other...that's what couples do even though they weren't together at that time.
I loved how Min (the main female character) was not the perfect size 6 and how the gorgeous male lead appreciated her looks from the beginning.
I have already listened to this book twice and know I will listen to it again!!
Bet Me ranks close to the top. It's entertaining and keeps you going. It is a very chaotic novel with fun and lively characters. I have listened to or read books where it is chaotic, but only because the author doesn't seem to be able to get it together to write a clean, crisp story line. Jennifer Cruisie does this on purpose! This is like a opera singer being able to sing off key when she needs to.
Min who just seems to have a clutsy life and yes, chaos theory at its finest.
The ability to add a hint of sarcasm in her voice when it was appropriate.
I read this as I was keeping tabs on a philosophy class that a colleague was teaching regarding Cultural Theory through the ages. I have to agree with my colleague when she said, "This is a very intelligently written book." "Cruise got skill."
Love a good story and will read just about anything except Sci-Fi, Supernatural/Zombie/Vampire novels. Not snobby--don't enjoy them.
Don's let the description put you off what is actually a cute story. This book was suggested to me by a friend and I read the description and thought I would hate it--guy makes a bet that he can date a girl. But I actually thought it was a fun read. All of the characters were different than you would expect and the story was deeper than the impression you get by reading the description. I really enjoyed it. My only criticism is that I wished it hadn't ended so abruptly--and the tacked on 5 years later epilogue didn't help or satisfy.
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What I Loved: Minerva Dobbs is a fantastic lead character. She is funny, snippy, real, and just downright screwed up as the rest of us. I laughed a lot reading this book and I even cried at some points. I probably would have done exactly what she did if I was in the same predicament. At 33, perpetually single, she is a good reputation of most single women in her 30s. Calvin was a fantastic leading man. He was stubborn, charming, screwed up, and gets into plenty of situations that put him into hard situations. Those two together are the most fantastic couple I have read in a long time. I love Liza, Tony, Bonnie,Emilio, and Roger they were fantastic friends to Cal/Min. David/Cynthi were great "villains" and perfect thwarts along the way. The parents will just crack you up and the siblings are a big part of their life too. Everything meshes together really well.
What I Liked: Everything! This truly was a great book:)
Complaints: None :)
Audiobook specific review: The narrator Deanna Hunt did a fantastic job. She did a great job with the book :)
Why I gave it a 5: I liked everything about this book. It was such a fantastic read from beginning to end. You would not go wrong reading this book if you like romance, fun, and great couples!
Who I would recommend this too: Contemporary, Chick-lit, and Romance readers would all love this!