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Bet Me

Crusie, Jennifer (Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bet Me
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This is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Crusie's novel about long shots, risk management, true love, and great shoes. . . .Minerva Dobbs knows how to work the odds.Calvin Morrisey always plays to win.But when they face off, neither one is prepared.Because when real life meets true love, all bets are off. . . .Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet, even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs, even if she does wear great shoes and keep him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.But fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon they're dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all - true love. Bet Me is the winner of a 2005 RITA Award.
Authors: Crusie, Jennifer
Title: Bet me
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0312303467
0312987854
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Jennifer Crusie
Subject Headings: Wagers Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Wagers
LCCN: 2003058182
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Feb 22, 2014
  • nidofito rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's exhausting reading Crusie's books. There are so many characters that you have to keep track of and you can't zone out or use them as background noise either because they're all interesting to read. Heck, even our main couple is exhausting to read about. You can't expect the same thing from them whenever they meet.

I have to say though, she really let that sexual tension go right until the very end. I think we were all a little frustrated, along with Cal, to finally get Min in bed.

Its getting a little hard now to decide who my favorite female and male leads are after reading a few of her books. I think what's best about them is that no one is without faults, makes them all so like-able.

Jennifer Crusie is in my opinion the undisputed goddess (pun related to her collaboration with Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich ABSOLUTELY intended) of romance. I would liken her to Nora Ephron with the perfect blend of humour, romance and intelligence. Her characters, with all shapes and sizes (especially the women) make me want to be like them... in my own special way. Bet me is the best of her novels, so far, in my opinion. I like everyone of the distinct characters and I quite frankly wanted to live where they are. If you liked the tv show FRIENDS - particularly Monica and Chandler - then you'll probably enjoy this book

Jan 03, 2012
  • tragicflaw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great read, a friend bought it and couldn't put it down while she was visiting me and then she gave it to me and I couldn't put it down. It is not my usual read but it was enjoyable and funny. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud at some points to keep from waking up my husband.

Dec 13, 2011
  • mark445 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good read

Sep 19, 2011
  • compulsive_reader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best romantic comedies I've ever read!

Aug 11, 2011
  • bookpusher rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this book!

Jun 19, 2011
  • monkers1ze rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I would put money on this book. Its worth reading again!

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