Bet Me

Bet Me

Book - 2004
Average Rating:
10
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312303464
0312303467
9780312987855
0312987854
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
blue_dog_8329
Nov 20, 2016

Not exactly what I expected, but I guess that's why I didn't 100% enjoy it. I think I pictured the story and characters with different looks and personalities ahead of time, so when I actually read it I was kind of disappointed. Still an okay book for people looking for something different to read time to time.

SaraLovesBooks Oct 11, 2016

Bet Me might be the best contemporary romances I have ever read. The humor, the snappy dialogue, and the realistic characters all serve to make an absolutely amazing tale. *Highly* recommend.

EscapesToBooks Oct 11, 2016

One of the very best contemporary romances. Read it for laughs, read it for the snappy dialogue or read it for the happy ending. Just read it!

n
nidofito
Feb 22, 2014

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.

EvaIFischer Jan 29, 2014

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

t
tragicflaw
Jan 03, 2012

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.

mark445 Dec 13, 2011

Good read

compulsive_reader Sep 19, 2011

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

b
bookpusher
Aug 11, 2011

Really enjoyed this book!

m
monkers1ze
Jun 19, 2011

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

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at TCCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top