I am a Jenifer Cruisie fan but her last couple of books have been off the mark for me. Maybe she is writing to a different audience. I loved Fast Women, Welcome to Temptation, Bet Me, Manhunting, Faking It, Agnes and the Hitman, these are my favs, I have listen to them numerous times. I miss the style she previously wrote in. Great characters, intriguing story lines, funny, interesting relationships. This book is entirely forgetable.
Over the last few years when I have been in the mood for a fun, easy read, I turned to a handful of Crusie books I happened on in the local library and was delighted by her light-hearted romps with their gutsy, witty and sexy women. But this one was very disappointing. The two main characters didn't feel work for me at all; and there was little of the edgy humor found in the other (newer) stories that I had read. As the conclusion approached I couldn't wait for it to end. Afterwards I looked at the actual publisher's date--1996; perhaps it was an early work and Crusie's writing and storytelling skills were still immature. There was nothing really wrong with the reader, but somehow her interpretation of Daisy just made the character that much more...well, flat. Not recommended.
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Sweet love story .starts out as an arrangement but quickly turns into something else. Nice ending
Daisy. At first, I thought she was a little silly, and I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy the book. However, she grows throughout the book, and I felt like I really got to know the character. She was fun and interesting.
This book is a fun, quick listen that made me laugh and cry.
The characters are not one-dimensional. I was really cheering for them. Narration was not bad or distracting. Not a waste of time.
I have enjoyed Jennifer Crusies's work for a long time and this book did not disappoint. Daisy is a wacky artist, struggling to make ends meet when she makes a "Cinderella Deal" with her handsome & disapproving upstairs neighbor, college professor Linc. She agrees to pose as his fiancee for 24 hours, while he goes to an interview at a college. Of course, this college is in the perfect town, with the perfect people, setting up the perfect life that Daisy really cannot have -- or can she?? No more spoilers, but I bet that you will enjoy this romantic, funny story as much as I did. I put my kids and husband on hold and listened to the nearly 6 hours over the course of one day and it was well worth it. Narrator Susan Boyce does a great job, too.
Overall, 5 stars!
We have recently started reading Crusie books (5 so far) and are hooked. In this story she creates a pair that are impossible to imagine together and through a wonderful story in which each of them discover truths about themselves, they find they can create a perfect Cinderella ending. Can't wait to read more books buy this author with a wonderful sense of humor with great characters.
Even though this story was quite predictable, it had enough of Jennifer Crusie's trademark humor to give it a good rating. It actually made me laugh out loud more than once. If you want a light romp of a story, this one is fun.
I like Jennifers books. This one is fun and fast. Some of it is very easy to figure out where it's going. Still, It was worth it.
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Daisy Flattery is a free as it can be character. Makes you want to be her. I love the way she is so giving, free-spirited and willing to take on a challenge. Even if the challenge to save her apartment is to pretend to be engaged to her obnoxious neighbor Linc Blaise.
Linc on the their first meeting thought what a space cadet. She dresses like a flower child of the 60's. She is not the type of girl he would ever consider dating let alone be engaged to. However, he needs someone of her caliber to pretend to be engaged to him to land a huge job offer at an university.
Upon receiving his dream job he realizes that he has to keep up the charade until they can play up a breakup. What Linc was not counting on is the infectious personality of Daisy. Will faith take over his heart or will he keep to a deal and that is the end of it?
All I can say is that Jennifer Cruise has such a cute way of writing these fairy tales of love. This was one of those stories that you just want to see as a Hallmark or Lifetime movie. Susan Boyce was a delight as she performed the characters throughout the book making them all come to life and add to the personalities of each of them. Draws you into each scene as it takes place.
From Daisy being her flaky, giving self to Linc's somber this is the way is should be demeanor. To the town's folk that she brings into their lives. I like this story so much this is one that I actually did listen to 2 times.
I guarantee that this will be on your fav list of romance comedies.