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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. --Lois Faye Dyer --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book, which I read in one day as I could not put it down, was HIGHLY entertaining and enjoyable.
I liked the book because the writing was fun and funny, witty, and the women seemed more realistic than some some romantic comedy stories.
She says something like "Good thing this isn't a date, or we'd have a really awkward moment trying to come back from that one."
I can't believe I read the whole book. It's a long awkward attempt at body positivity that just ended up making me embarrassed for being a fat girl. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kathryn
I can't say I liked the premise, nor did I enjoy the way the female lead was described early on, but it grew on me quickly. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dawn
Easy, light read. Just what you'd expect. Girl resists irresistible boy; the chase is on. Realization that they are meant to be, with a few obstacles to true love along the way.Published 28 days ago by fierce fairy
Gee, thanks Jennifer Crusie. Now I'm gonna have to drive an hour to the closest Krispy Kreme to get me a donut. This book was such a great read. Witty and fun. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Light, funny, realistic, romantic. It wasn't a book I "couldn't put down" but I enjoyed going back to it each time.Published 1 month ago by susan mcgee
I believe this might be my 2nd Jennifer Cruise book. I chose this one based on a review I read. GOOD CHOICE! Min is in the top half of my Favorite Heroines list! Read morePublished 2 months ago by KindlebyNight
I loved it it was so funny I laughed so many times at the characters. It was a well written the characters were well developed. I could not put it down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer