Nell Dysart's in trouble. Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place.
On day one, she uncovers an embezzler. On day two, she turns up bribery. On day three, she has sex with the wrong man. On day four, she steals a dog. On day five, her boss tries to fire her... And fails miserably. Because even Gabe McKenna has to admit that no matter how much he hates the confusion she's brought into his life, Nell shares his passion for making things right.
It's not long before they share another passion, one they can't ignore - even in the face of distractions like adultery, blackmail, arson, murder, and really bad business cards.
©2004 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Aglow with the sparks of wit and romance...smart and sassy." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A beach book for your brain...a sexy, intellectual read." (Redbook)
"Burr puts her all into the steamy scenes that get better and better as the book progresses." (AudioFile)
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Fast Women was a "can't put down" , "gotta see what happens next" adventure of fun! The characters are very likable, and their interactions and relationships with one another are deliciously tangled. This book was slightly reminicent of Stephanie Plum. I would love to have seen this book as the first in a series, and know without a doubt that I would have sped through them all.
Jennifer Cruise is an amazing storyteller, placing the reader in the very rooms/situations with the characters, and Sandra Burr does a very good job with her narration, animating each personality.
I was left wanting more of Fast Women! Definitely worth the credit!
Jennifer Cruise does a great job of providing a main character that's very easy to sympathize with and cheer for. The reader follows Nell as she finds her way from wiped-out divorcee to hot lover. The relationship she has with Gabe definitely sizzles! At times you'll want to slap some sense into both of them :) One of the things I found interesting--maybe a little disturbing--about this book is that some of the supporting characters seem very old-fashioned. Perhaps it's simply generational, but I was surprised to find leading women discussing whether or not they should work/have a career. Yet, what you'll love about all the women in this book is that they are there for each other, understanding of one another, and ultimately make the life decisions that will make them the happiest. I liked that none of the characters were perfect. Their flaws only made them that much more likeable.
I loved the story, but they made a poor choice in a narrator for a romance novel. All the women sound like they're all out of a 1950's sitcom and all the men sound like women on steroids. It took a lot out of the story. I've always been a big fan of Jennifer Crusie. 'Bet Me' was, by far, my favorite audiobook. I think Deanna Hurst would have done a much better job with the voices. Overall though,I would recommend this book.
Fast, fun, entertaining
Welcome to Temptation because of the facets of the women and the love stories evolving.
This is great typical Sandra Burr performances. I always love her narrations.
I want to continue to listen to Jennifer Cruise. This is my fifth book in two weeks.
A truly dissapointing read. It is difficult to understand why this was prioritised to be an audiobook when there are so may great romance novels out there. The characters just seemed shallow and uninteresting to me.
I would recommend this book to a friend. In the simplest of terms, it's a story about normal women feeling empowered and at peace after terrible break-ups. Throw in some conspiracy, murder and cover-ups, great dialogue and punchlines, and you have this fabulous book.
The china. lol If you haven't ready the book you may not get that answer, though there is a huge coffee cup on the cover. But the china in the book was everything. I've never been into china...ever..but the china and the way they felt about there china was so interesting that I find myself wanting some egg cups :/
My favorite scene was when Nell went apesh*t on her ex-husband in his office after finding out that he'd lied to her...classic. I can't help but grin every time I listen to it.
No tears, but there was lots of laughs.
I haven't mentioned this yet but I LOVE Sandra Burr. She is so fantastic at what she does. Her timing and delivery was perfect and I loved listening to her read.
Fast Women is a funny book. If you like Jennifer Cruise's writing, you'll appreciate this book. The narrator does a lovely job.
This is my sixth Jennifer Crusie books ??? I can say it was the best one of hers I have read. I loved the characters in the book but felt it took too long to get to the meat of the story. The ending is predicable and several twist and turns in the book ??? nothing you can???t see coming. In general it was a fairly fun book to listen too. Like the previous books of hers she has her reoccurring themes ??? it dishware.
Retired US Army and current IT Proffesional who loves to read
I think I'm also discovering that so much of liking an audio book has to do with the narrator as well. I knew I heard this voice before and I did - w/Nora Roberts Three Sisters Trilogy. She just has this voice that puts you right into the story (wonderful). I just think that anything Sandra Burr narrates is bound to be a good listen. Obviously the book needs to be good but I'm thinking Sandra probably only does "keepers".
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