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review 2017-09-01 18:50
Charlie All Night - Jennifer Cruisse,Jennifer Crusie

I laughed quite a bit. Some of the conversations were exceedingly entertaining.


The basis of the book is that the H's dad and a friend have conspired to get him settled into a job instead of flitting from one town to the next. They did this by asking him to investigate a possible drug dealer at the radio station his dad's friend owns.


To accomplish this, they give him an odd hour, convince another DJ to pass on his producer - his ex and...


They didn't quite anticipate his knack for finding trouble. By the end of his first week, two of the friend's poker buddies were in hot water for less than above board activities, and the h was torn between wanting to kill him and well, that other connection they'd made.


It worked out in the end but was v. entertaining along the way.

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review 2017-07-27 23:51
What The Lady Wants - Jennifer Crusie

Ok well then. That was entertaining. I'm not sure what to think of a hero who is described as having a face like a catcher's mitt with a jaw though. The guy on the cover did not resemble that remark though.


So the h, trying to figure out what was up with her not-so-dearly departed uncle, hires the H...because he doesn't look too terribly intelligent. He's smart enough to play that angle up though and thus begins a madcap adventure with... a wannabe mob boss, his punk grandson who has a crush on his cousin - the h, the not-so-dearly departed's brother, his mistress... his bride of a few days makes an appearance to discover there's no monet. Unfortunately, we're denied her reaction at discovering the house and its contents have been sold too. That would have been amusing.


And at the end, he's managed to annoy enough people into leaving clues to allow him and her to connect the dots. He's also decided that monogamy is just fine, thanks. (there was an amusing discussion about that)

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review 2017-07-07 02:27
Don’t Look Down ★★☆☆☆
Don't Look Down - Bob Mayer,Jennifer Crusie

This degenerated from silly but cute to just plain old stupid. The plot is an unnecessarily convoluted and nonsensical plot that somehow injects

terrorists and mobsters and FBI and CIA and money laundering and stolen ancient artifacts

(spoiler show)

into a Romance. Maybe it’s being purposefully meta, since that’s apparently what’s happened to the hot mess of a movie that our heroine has been hired to finish.


This heroine and her hero, ugh. She knows the guy for all of three days, and hasn’t even slept with him, thinks he doesn’t even have any romantic or sexual interest in her at all, but she’s considering moving herself and her family from NY & LA, respectively, to a swamp in Florida so he can be a part of her life. Then she just literally walks into a swamp in the dark in hopes of finding him so she can have sex with him. And she does! And they do! And it’s awesome! No bugs or anything.


I think it was at this point that I got so frustrated with this story, and cared so little about the characters or what happened to them, that it took real willpower to power on to the end rather than DNFing. I got through it by cheering on the alligator.


Hardcover version. I read this for the 2017 Booklikes-opoly square Cars Land 18: Read a book that was published in 2006, 2011, 2013, or 2014, the years of Cars and its sequels, or that has a car on the cover. This book was published in 2006.

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text 2017-07-01 16:28
Don't Look Down: 186/394pg
Don't Look Down - Bob Mayer,Jennifer Crusie

It seems implausible that, if you were facing down an alligator in the middle of a Florida swamp at sunset, that you could so easily find rocks of the needed size and heft to throw 15 feet with force. 


But what do I know? I've never been to Florida outside of Disney. Maybe swamps do have lots of handy rocks. 


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text 2017-06-29 14:01
Don't Look Down: 95/394 pg
Don't Look Down - Bob Mayer,Jennifer Crusie

     "People should not feed gators," Pepper said, still looking at her book. "Bryce should not feed Ding Dongs to him. Moot will attack."

     Lucy was distracted by the image of Moot dragging Bryce away under the bridge. It was strangely plausible; Bryce was exactly the kind of guy who'd get eaten by an alligator while feeding it snack cakes.


The plot is silly. The characters are pretty two dimensional. But I am enjoying this book very much so far. 



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