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Bet Me

>> Thursday, January 7, 2010

Name: Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Pages: 391
Start Date: January 4
Finish Date: January 5
Type: Adult Comedy, Romance; Paperback
Status: Library

Summary: Setting: small city in Ohio.Thirty-three-year-old Minerva Dobbs is annoyed when her current boyfriend dumps her three weeks before her sisters' wedding. But she's downright furious a few moments later when she overhears her now "ex" boyfriend bet hunky Calvin Morrisey that he can't take her home and bed her. In fact, she's so angry at them both that she lets Cal take her to dinner and decides to string him along until after her sisters' wedding. Minerva pegs Cal as a handsome "used car salesman of seducers." Cal thinks Minerva is a "cranky, starving, risk-averse statistician." But Minerva's hormones keep whispering "this one," although she knows the gorgeous Cal isn't the man for her practical, white-cotton-bra, several-pounds-over-thin, self. And Cal is blindsided by the lust he feels for the voluptuous, sensual woman he glimpses behind Min's actuary exterior. While Cal and Min struggle to deal with their mutual distrust and attraction, their friends and families try their best to interfere and direct the progression of the unlikely romantic connection.Bet Me is unabashedly, irrepressibly romantic. In the wacky, wonderful world of Min and Cal, author Jennifer Crusie leaves no humorous situation unexplored--no potential comedic cauldron left unstirred--no hysterically funny complication left undeveloped. The reader is treated to a seemingly mismatched hero and heroine who fling caution to the winds to explore their unexpected attraction. The sexual tension is hot, the dialogue witty and wickedly sarcastic, and the supporting cast of secondary characters hilarious. Like Min's favorite Krispy Kreme donuts, this novel is rich and sinfully delicious. Indulge. Enjoy.

My Review: Wow. That is one word to describe this book. There is no action, mystery, or scandal, but there are bets. Lots of bets.... It a fairy-tale, in a snow-globe, that finally gets shaken up. Throw in doughnuts, chicken Marsala, both the awesome Elvis' (Costello & Presley), great shoes, a wedding, scary families, a freaky cat, crazy exes, and sexy bets, and you got this book. It has some very sexy sexual content, so you have been warned. But I loved it, and by the end (which is prefecto!) I was in love with not only the main guy Calvin, but I had a soft spot for every one. Even Harry :)

p.s. --- The Shoes!!!! Who wants them? I do!

Exert: " One upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men. She looked into the handsome face of the man she'd planned on taking to her sister's wedding and thought, Those days are gone. 'This relationship is not working for me,' David said. I could shove this swizzle stick through his heart, Min thought. She wouldn't do it, of course. The stick was plastic and not nearly pointed enough on the end. Also, people didn't do things like that in southern Ohio. A sawed-off shotgun, that was the ticket." - Opening (pg. 1)

Cover/Title: Love the cover! And the title is perfect!!!

Official Book Page <-- Have to read this page LOL
Chicken Marsala (as it is made by Min)
<-- You have to go down a little but it's there!
Bet Me
Copy Edit Collage
<-- It's at the bottom
My Bet Me Playlist <-- If I need to add songs, comment!

~ The Clumsy Reader aka Christine


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