But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal are dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kremes, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a mutant cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of, including the biggest gamble of all: real love.
©2004 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Hurst's voice contains an energy and exuberance that leaves little doubt that she's the perfect narrator for Crusie's heartfelt comedy of errors....[A] zesty, vibrantly told tale." (Publishers Weekly)
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
You can’t help but immediately like the heroine in this story. This story is all about a bet. In most of the plots using this device, the bet is not exposed until the end and then there is the predictable blow-up. Not here, Min knows about the bet up front, well most of it anyway. Deanna Hurst does a good job narrating the story. One thing that I like about this novel is you connect with the characters pretty quickly and there are six different points of view – good job. This is a pleasant read and worth the time.
Out of the many Cruise books I give this one the better rating than the others. It is fun, zippy, good narrator and I listened twice in two years. Most Cozy's I can only handle once; but this one is playful enough and the banter back and forth is witty enough to keep me listening intently.
I've listened to this book several times over the last few years and I love it! If you like Susan Elizabeth Phillips titles like "Natural Born Charmer", you'll like this! Great characters, witty dialog and good narration. Worth the credits or the cash!
I love Min the female lead. She's very real and has a passion for good food. Cal, the male lead is a terrific character as well. I wish they would make a movie out of this. It would be a fun romantic comedy. I hope Crusie figures out how to cut back on the he said she said though. It's a bit of a distraction. Regardless, this book was such a pleasure to listen to. I also wish they would use this narrator more. I love Deanna's voice!
SLow very slow start almost said that's enough, but it really turned around. I really enjoyed this listen. The story line had it's funny really could happen to you moments then it's its a novel momens. You know you wish you could do that in real life moments. Love Elvis. This was worth the beginning. The listen is worth it.
I thought the story was cute, however the author way overuses the word said. It was constantly "he said, she said". It isn't necessary to use the word that much if the voicing is done properly. In fact, most of the time I knew who was speaking without hearing "he said" or "she said" in this book. It got to the point that I was anticipating the name of whoever spoke, then heard the narrator say the name, and would start cracking up. It was distracting.
I enjoyed this book very much. It made me laugh out loud. It was witty and heart-warming. The narrator didn't change her voice much for the characters...but, it's not hard to follow at all.
I enjoyed this book so much, it's the only one I've read more than 10 times already.
It's down to earth, funny, sad, heart warming and I love Elvis Presley and Mickey & Minnie. I want that Snow Globe....
Thanks for the GOOD READ.... I would recomend to everyone who's into romance!!!
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