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)
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".
I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did some of her other books...this one had too many fast women! Just too much "bed jumping" for my taste. Sex partners seem to be incidental to these characters.
Just hit a scene that has me in tears I am laughing so hard. I cant wait to check out another book. I hope they all have this since of humor. I may go back and listen to this part again just for the laugh.
Tbhe plots were interesting. The characters genuine. The relationships warm... a good quick feel good chic book.
I enjoyed the women - their humor. The women were real and not catty...real friends.
I had a difficult time at first with the pace that she read in....slow down.....
There were many tender moments.
Not a heavy book. The hardest part was keeping track of the characters and their relationshops. I enjoyed it tremendously and would love to visit with them again.
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