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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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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.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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

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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Such a Funny Book

Temptation is just the name of the town. The two best friends, Thelma and Louise style just go for it. Along the way there are too many odd characters , and odd happenings. So the girls find something to keep them occupied. Thoroughly enjoyed this little book by Jennifer Cruise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 07-05-16

Funny even as reread

Yes, I am addicted to Crusie's books.
See publisher's blurb for clues to the plot, but the situational and conversational humor are the best part of any Crusie novel. Well, and, of course, the characters.
This is another that I started with the paperbacks until they kept wandering off, then I bought the audio.
Aasne Vigesaa has the characters and emotions down to a science, and that is great for us listeners!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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!

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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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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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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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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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