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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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    Catherine 07-11-14
    Catherine 07-11-14
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    "I liked the love story, the plot was mediocre"

    The rhythm was slightly off. The whole package is not quite tight. But all in all it is worth the time to listen.

    I really liked Phin, and I came to care about Sophie. I thought the setups for some of the sexual interludes were less than believable, but believability is not a priority with Crusie's stories.

    The book was fun. Not her best, not her worst.

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    katherine 05-02-14
    katherine 05-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "No temptation"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Unsure


    What didn’t you like about Aasne Vigesaa’s performance?

    The first 30 minutes of the book were comprised of one unending sentence. No audible punctuation, no pausing and read very fast. There was no discernible differences between characterizations, making the dialogue very difficult to follow. It was exhausting.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It might be a cute story to read, but not to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Chapel Hill, NC, USA 01-31-14
    Jennifer Chapel Hill, NC, USA 01-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't waste your time"

    Vapid characters, vapid storytelling, and lackluster narrating. Crusie certainly appears to have a following, but after this book, I'm not inclined to read her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lulu 01-10-14
    Lulu 01-10-14

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "Snappy Dialog and Disreputable Characters"

    ... my favorite combination.

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sometimes you just need a book that you don't have to take seriously. And there is no way to take this book seriously.

    I love the Dempsy family. They are about as disreputable as it gets. And Temptation, as towns go, is pretty dysfunctional. When you add quick-witted dialog and a great narrator, it makes a very entertaining book.

    I loved the chemistry between the two main characters as well as all the crazies orbiting around them.

    Cruise can be inconsistent. Never bad, but not always good. She out does herself in this and especially in the sequel - Faking It. I wish she wrote more books about the Dempsy family. They are her best characters by far.

    1 of 2 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Houston, Texas USA 11-21-13
    Amazon Customer Houston, Texas USA 11-21-13 Member Since 2012

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    "possibly good story but had to stop listening"
    Would you listen to Welcome to Temptation again? Why?

    Not with the same narrator, it was monotone, fast even at lowest speed and no real presentation. So disappointed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Couldn't bear listening to get into story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Aasne Vigesaa?

    There are many good narrators, one who can tell the story and make
    The listening an experience. She could have been reciting the periodic table it was that monotonous.


    Any additional comments?

    Wont buy anything with this narrator. Sorry, generally I have a tolerance but it was a frustrating experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lesley caddo mills, texas, United States 11-07-13
    Lesley caddo mills, texas, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't get past the narrator!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Can't rate the story I couldn't stand the voice of the narrator. Not trying to be rude just not pleasant.


    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Beth Summers Punta Gorda, Florida United States 10-19-13
    Amy Beth Summers Punta Gorda, Florida United States 10-19-13

    Live the life you have imagined...

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    "A Fun Listen"

    I enjoyed the book, but I will not be looking for the rest of the series. Several characters were annoying, but I didn't mind the main ones.

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    skinner 10-04-13
    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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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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