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The Cinderella Deal | [Jennifer Crusie]

The Cinderella Deal

Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything.
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Publisher's Summary

Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything. Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Daisy lose her prince, or will opposites not only attract but live happily ever after?

©1996 Jennifer Smith; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks America

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    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 01-21-10
    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 01-21-10 Member Since 2008

    CD DIVA

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    "The Listener"

    So far I hav liked all of Ms Crusie's books. She uses a good dollop of humor in her writing, a little romance and a good story. Also, she uses good narrators.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Gwaltney Durham, NC USA 05-03-12
    Carolyn Gwaltney Durham, NC USA 05-03-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Definitely worth it"

    The narrator has a nice, strong voice and does a fine job with the story. I usually listen to audiobooks while I occupy myself doing chores or walking. However, this time I simply listened to the last 2 hours of the book while sitting quietly with my eyes shut. It was a great way to experience the story, being immersed in it. I felt the anxiety of both Linc and Daisy as they came to grips with their feelings while trying to understand what best to do about them. Linc turns out to be a great hero, and Daisy is equally wonderful.

    This book is different than the other lighthearted contemporaries I've read by Jennifer Crusie, although Bet Me had some serious moments. The Cinderella Deal is certainly humorous, even laugh-out-loud at times, but the humor is laced with poignancy. This story about two mismatched people trying to work things out could have been simply another zany tale of opposites attracting, clashing, and finally getting it right. But for Linc and Daisy, getting it right was at times a painful experience. Both struggle with who they think they are suppose to be, and who they think the other person is. I've read several fun books with the basic "pretend fiance/spouse" plot line, but I've never gotten so caught up in the characters or their feelings. This book may be a fairly short, easy read, but it certainly has depth.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Timmins, ON, Canada 01-26-10
    Susan Timmins, ON, Canada 01-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great escapism"

    If you like romance, try this book--well-narrated, well-written, and well worth the price!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Kirkwood, New York, United States 02-07-12
    Amy Kirkwood, New York, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun!"
    Any additional comments?

    Lots of fun! Maybe not Jennifer Cruise's best, but a good story anyway. The premise was a bit thin, but Link and Daisy are great characters. Lots of great details, funny, warm and sweet.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Philadelphia, PA, USA 02-05-10
    Patricia Philadelphia, PA, USA 02-05-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Delicious, sweet, frothy tale..."

    Witty, fun read with characters you will like. Great for a car trip, afternoon at the beach, or plane ride. The narrator is one of the best I've heard.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    SassiKassi Olympia, WA, United States 07-20-10
    SassiKassi Olympia, WA, United States 07-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable, but cute"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Denise San Jose, CA, United States 02-02-12
    Denise San Jose, CA, United States 02-02-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio books are just my cup of tea!

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    "Jennifer Crusie NEVER disappoints!"

    Once again a great story and it made me laugh out loud. Susan Boyce did a great job as narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Edmond, OK, United States 01-03-11
    Denise Edmond, OK, United States 01-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "good read"

    The characters were well developed, the story unique and entertaining. You are pulled into the story and begin to care about what happens. Fun and easy read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MonaBeeReads Dallas, TX 11-10-10
    MonaBeeReads Dallas, TX 11-10-10 Member Since 2010

    Romance Novel Lover

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    "First Read Awesome"

    Loved this book. Funny, entertaining and easy to listen. Will listen to many more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 599 Spruce Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 08-27-10
    Amazon Customer 599 Spruce Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 08-27-10 Member Since 2002

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    "Just Perfect"

    I have listen to this book several times now and I still enjoy it each time. Love the main character couldn't stop listening to it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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