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Welcome to Temptation | [Jennifer Crusie]

Welcome to Temptation

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation.
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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble, and in love.

©2006 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Sharon 12-11-11
    Sharon 12-11-11
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    "The "heat" made me "shudder""

    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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Larra 05-07-13
    Larra 05-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Oooooooo!!! Yea!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I would recommend this book. Campy good fun with entertaining and dynamic characters.


    What other book might you compare Welcome to Temptation to and why?

    Wish I knew....... I'd go read them.


    What about Aasne Vigesaa’s performance did you like?

    The only thing I found disappointing at all is that she hasn't narrated MORE books. It's hard to adjust to a different reader when trying to listen to another Crusie book, because Vigesaa really seemed to capture the comic tone and created the perfect little nuances of the different characters. She pulled off all of male characters without making them sound like a bunch of sappy dopes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I immediately went and found the sequel, FAKING IT, and loved the crap out of that one, too.


    Any additional comments?

    I started Crusie with these two books. I'll be crushed if it's all downhill from here. I've hated that these books are now a "known" to me, and won't be a fabulous new discovery until the dementia really sets in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 02-15-13
    Tina 02-15-13
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    "Truly Enjoyable Listen"

    I have found that this book to be such a relaxing listen. The storyline is cute and the narrator is great. I find I smile a lot while listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-23-11
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-23-11 Member Since 2009

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    "Average"

    I find the family of con artists in this series to be rather boring. Jennifer Crusie seems to repeat herself a lot in these books as well. If it hadn't been on sale, I would have been even more disappointed...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Camille Bristol, RI, United States 02-04-13
    Camille Bristol, RI, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator was Awful...."
    What would have made Welcome to Temptation better?

    I couldn't listen to this book because of the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Jennifer Cruise other books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    bluedog 02-18-15
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    "Good story spoiled by the Narrator"
    What did you like best about Welcome to Temptation? What did you like least?

    I'm about halfway through this story. I'm enjoying the concept of the story and the plot, however the too fast pace of the Narrator is making it very difficult to follow. The Narrator is good at shifting their voice for male characters, but the female characters and non-character specific dialog is read in a very monotone voice. In the future, I will make a point of avoiding books read by this Narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Aasne Vigesaa’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


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    kellie 02-13-15
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    "Hollywood, give us screwball comedy's like these."

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Minnesota 01-19-15
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    "Slow down narrator"

    The story was okay. Narration was difficult to get through. There were times when the narrator was reading so fast and sounded like she was rushing to finish the sentence. her voice was not pleasant to listen to either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    a Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-05-15
    a Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-05-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Jennifer Crusie is an autobuy"
    Any additional comments?

    Interesting characters, snappy dialog, realistic dog.

    If Jennifer Crusie can be said to have a formula this is it, fortunately it's a formula that I would buy over and over again. This book fulfils that formula and then some (you will never look at a water tower the same way again).

    Not a perfect story but definitely a five star story

    One of the books I re-listen to every so often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 10-13-14
    Tracy 10-13-14
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    "One of my favorite Cruise books"
    What made the experience of listening to Welcome to Temptation the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration was fine but a little fast. She should slow it down just a bit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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