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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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    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shelli Myakka City, FL, United States 01-09-09
    Shelli Myakka City, FL, United States 01-09-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Welcome to Temptation"

    The story was good but I really did not like the narrator at all.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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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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    Kindle Customer 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bethieboop Hollis Center, ME 12-23-13
    bethieboop Hollis Center, ME 12-23-13 Member Since 2014

    "A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis

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    "Temptation is fun"
    Where does Welcome to Temptation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Oh, it's about the same as most of the others.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Welcome to Temptation?

    I just crack up every time I think of the different paint jobs on the water tower.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn Tishler Victoria, Australia 11-04-13
    Glenn Tishler Victoria, Australia 11-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Judge me not

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    "Brilliance at its best"
    Where does Welcome to Temptation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number One because there is humour, sex, great storylines going on


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

    Faking It - same author and narrator This one is my Second best book. Lots of humour, sex, drama and brilliant vocalisation.


    Have you listened to any of Aasne Vigesaa’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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

    Laughed a lot, enjoyed it thoroughly.


    Any additional comments?

    Would highly recommend it if you do not mind sex, humour and a great plot. Highly entertaining book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    skinner 10-04-13
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    "One of my favorite audio books"

    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
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Golden Penny TN 07-18-13
    Golden Penny TN 07-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Cruise does it again"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-12-13

    I listen to audiobooks mainly while commuting 90 minutes a day and when walking. Sometimes when knitting.

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    "Loved it! Excellent chick lit!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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