©2006 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre, this effervescent tale will please readers who can relate to Sophie's undaunted exploration of all her desires." (Publishers Weekly)
"Funny, sexy, and wise - it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers." (Kirkus Reviews)
I listened to Crusie's book "Faking It" with the same narrator and some of the same characters and absolutely loved it! So this one has been a rather rude shock. I'm definitely no prude, but at slightly more than halfway through, the overly frequent and interminable descriptions of the sex scenes between Sophie and the mayor are not only NOT a turn-on, they have finally forced me to fast forward through them in irritation. I don't know the actual word count of this book, but at least half of them are variations of "shiver", shudder", and "heat". Especially "heat". Sometimes it appears more than once in the same sentence. I finally concluded that either Jennifer was having a private joke at my expense, or had to meet a deadline by padding out a short story. Save the credit on this one.
Love all Jennifer Crusie books. She sets a scene like a screwball comedy of old. Her dialog snaps and keeps the pace moving along nicely. It would be wonderful to see just one of her books on film. In all her books there is always that "one" scene when it come together and friends & enemy alike square off for a side splitting comedy, that it's a delight to read again and again, just to visualize it in your head!
This is a cute, funny romance novel. If you just need to de-stress from a busy day and wants some laughs all wrapped up in a romance story, this should do the trick.
The narration was fine but a little fast. She should slow it down just a bit.
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis
Oh, it's about the same as most of the others.
I just crack up every time I think of the different paint jobs on the water tower.
Welcome To Temptation is one of my favorite Jennifer Crusie books, so when I was between novels and wanted to listen to something fun and easy I picked it up--I have been enjoying listening to the Audible versions of all of her novels.
Judge me not
Number One because there is humour, sex, great storylines going on
Faking It - same author and narrator This one is my Second best book. Lots of humour, sex, drama and brilliant vocalisation.
Yes Aasne Vigesaa's vocalisation of male and female characters, young, old, sophisticated, rough as, is brilliant listening. I enjoy listening to her - could listen to her story telling all day.
Laughed a lot, enjoyed it thoroughly.
Would highly recommend it if you do not mind sex, humour and a great plot. Highly entertaining book.
This is one my favorite audio books. Most romance novels have terrible narration, I find myself picking books as much for the narrator as I do the story or author. The narrator nails this story, gets the edginess and humor of the characters. It's funny and sexy story and the characters are rich and three dimensional. If only most audio books could deliver this kind of storytelling. I have listened to this book more than once and it enjoy it every time
And again and again and again! I couldn't put this DOWN! Loved all aspects of this book, and can't wait to read Davy's book (already have it... just waiting now!). This book was all over the place, but somehow... Cruise can pull it off and make it just glow!
Single mayor, young motherless child, struggling porn producers, murder, nosey small town, and a hoopla of hilarious family.... oh ya, and romance! who knew it was such an awesome combo!
I listen to audiobooks mainly while commuting 90 minutes a day and when walking. Sometimes when knitting.
Really enjoyed this book. It is light and frothy but not an insult to your intelligence. I like Jennifer Crusie's writing and stories. Will definitely listen to more of hers. Also liked the narrator a lot and highly recommend her as well.
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