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Divorced, Desperate and Dating (Divorced and Desperate Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Christie Craig
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Live...Laugh...Read...with New York Times-bestselling author Christie Craig....

"Christie Craig is a must-read." -- New York Times Bestselling author Nina Bangs

Sue Finley murdered people...on paper. As a mystery writer, she knew all the angles, who did what and why. The only thing she couldn't explain was...well, men. Dating was like diving into a box of chocolates: sometimes the sweetest-looking specimens were candy-coated poison. After a breakup with a bank robber and a divorce from a cross-dresser, she gave it up for good. Then came Detective Jason Dodd.

Raised in foster homes, Jason swore never to need anyone as much as the parents who'd abandoned him. That was why he failed to follow up after experiencing the best kiss of his life: real passion was addictive. But when Sue Finley started getting death threats, all bets were off. The blonde spitfire was everything he'd ever wanted -- and she needed him. And though this novel situation had a quirky cast of characters and an unquestionable bad guy, he was going to make sure it had a happy ending.

Bonus Content:

At the end of the book, get a sneak peek at Christie Craig's newest contemporary romance, BLAME IT ON TEXAS, now available from Forever Books!

Read on for a preview of her recent release, MURDER, MAYHEM AND MAMA, available now in paperback and ebook!

AND as an added bonus, you'll also get a look at the first EIGHT chapters of BORN AT MIDNIGHT, the first book in the New York Time-bestselling YA paranormal series, Shadow Falls, that Christie is writing as C. C. Hunter!! BORN AT MIDNIGHT, AWAKE AT DAWN, TAKEN AT DUSK and WHISPERS AT MOONRISE are currently available from St. Martin's Griffin wherever books are sold. CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL releases on April 23rd!!


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  • File Size: 949 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0505527324
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051XS4KO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,788 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! November 19, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What a delightful sense of humor! Christie's style would even get someone hooked that wasn't really into reading. She gives her readers a mixture of romance and suspense with a big dose of humor! As soon as you read one of her books - you can't wait for the next one to be released!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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STORY BRIEF:
Sue is a mystery writer. Her ex-husband and recent boyfriend were terrible choices. Jason is a police detective who has never dated a girl for more than three months. He grew up in foster homes. As soon as he became attached to a foster parent, he was moved to another home. Therefore, he doesn't want to become attached to anyone for fear of being hurt. He was drawn to Sue and kissed her once. The kiss was too good, and he didn't want to want her, so he avoided her for four months. Now, someone is stalking Sue and sending her death threats. Jason takes some vacation time to stay with Sue 24 hours a day, while he and the police try to catch the stalker. During these several days, Jason and Sue are falling for each other and want to have sex. But, Sue won't forgive him for not calling her for four months. Jason keeps asking, and Sue keeps saying no. This conflict based on Sue denying her desire for Jason lasts throughout most of the book.

REVIEWER'S OPINION (INCLUDES SOME SPOILERS):
There was a happy ending, but it didn't feel good enough. It was mostly a feeling of finally relieving the frustration of this couple denying that they wanted each other.

I was annoyed that for most of the story Sue and Jason wanted each other, but Sue kept saying no. I was annoyed that she didn't ask him "why" he didn't call her for four months, until page 180 and again on page 204. Then, both of those times he didn't answer her.

As soon as the stalker is caught, Sue and Jason have an uncomfortable conversation where neither one of them is honest with each other (page 320). Jason says he needs to go home to check on his plants. Sue acts like she doesn't need him or want to see him anymore.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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For Sue Finley, plotting to kill someone is all in a day's work. The talented mystery author knows all about threats, stalking, murder, and mayhem. What she can't figure out is men, or more specifically one man - Jason Dodd. Four months ago, Jason gave Sue the best kiss of her life and then never called her. But when someone starts sending Sue threats straight out of her own novels, the man who never called suddenly appears in her life once more.

Emotionally scarred from a childhood filled with disappointment and abandonment, Detective Jason Dodd is determined never to chance heartbreak by needing someone. After kissing Sue, Jason knew she was a risk he could never afford to take. Then a stalker threatens Sue and the tables turn. Sue needs him.

As danger draws them to each other, it becomes impossible for Jason and Sue to resist their attraction to one another. But will Jason be able to overcome his past and open his heart to Sue? And will the two be able to put all the pieces of the puzzle together before the mystery of Sue's stalker takes a deadly turn?

Christie Craig has done it again! Divorced, Desperate and Dating is - hands down - the best book I've read since Weddings Can Be Murder (coincidentally, also by Ms. Craig). It's an enchanting combination of humor, tenderness, seduction, and romance with a dash of danger and a cast of quirky characters that make this book shine.

What is so delightful about Divorced, Desperate and Dating is that every character, from Jason and Sue on down, left their mark on my heart. Ms. Craig has a gift for bringing characters to life, and the warmth, friendliness, and oddities of each person in the story made me wish I could be in the book with them. Sue charmed me from the first.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny but not for me October 10, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Well written, funny, with likeable characters but not really my cup of tea and maybe that is all that is wrong with it. It just didn't feel real enough to me.

I found the heroine a bit too perfect and ditto the hero. Ok, they were quirky and silly in a cutesy fashion which irritated me after a while. I found the humour a little too contrived as well. What, did he really read that magazine in the doctor's waiting room and of course, the grandfather would notice and comment. Um, not in my world. He might mention it to his wife but hardly his grand-daughter. I found the male characters all talked like women - all a bit too soap opera-like to me. The mother, grandparents and everyone else in the book all seemed to be cut from a similar piece of cloth - quirky, sassy but loving and warm-hearted in a nice homespun old people apple pie sort of way. It has also been pointed out that the two main characters dithered around for far too long and I agree. I can't imagine any red-blooded man being so patient but then the pay off was worth it. Yawn. I really don't think his reasons for not contacting her were all that sound either because he soon seemed to overcome them.

All in all, it is not a terrible book by any means and it obviously appeals to a lot of people. Just not to me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is fun to read
This book is fun to read. I like this authors writing technique. I could do without all of the detailed sex scenarios but I am aware that many readers enjoy this. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Susie
5.0 out of 5 stars Divorced, Desperate and Dating review
Divorced, Desperate and Dating is the second book in this romantic suspense series. It is funny with action and police work.
Published 18 days ago by Bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!
This was a very enthralling book that I could not put down! Not a typical love story, which is why I loved the book!
Published 1 month ago by Yolanda
5.0 out of 5 stars no named cats and Elvis
Christie Craig continues this story with great characters with some random thrown in like no named cats and Elvis but she knows how to make it work! Read more
Published 1 month ago by desiree
2.0 out of 5 stars This is a romance novel; not chick lit.
This is a romance novel, not chick lit. If you're into romance novels, you may enjoy it. As for me, I don't enjoy reading page after page about the guy's 'quivering member' or... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kat312
3.0 out of 5 stars lightweight and generally fun
This is definitely more for the Romance reader than for cozy mystery reader, in my opinion, but there was enough there to keep this mystery fan reading til the end. Read more
Published 3 months ago by keep_learnin
5.0 out of 5 stars sort of predictable but fun read
So let's see there is romance, drama and mystery. The romance is a no bayonet but fun to follow. The drama comes in with the romance part of someone who had been hurt having a big... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Divorced, Desperate and Dating
This is a wonderful story. It is humorous, romantic and also a mystery. Christie Craig is an incredibly talented author. I highly recommend this book.
Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Divorced Desparate and Dating
I ordered this book to read on my Kindle Fire. It was free and was an easy read. Enjoyed reading.
Published 13 months ago by Mark Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This is a 3 book series. I am glad I found that out before I started reading it.
I wish that Amazon would put the series together so you would know and not have to research.
Published 13 months ago by Treasea Morrow
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Photojournalist, Author and Speaker

Christie Craig, a New York Times Bestseller, is an Alabama native, a multi-published writer, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. Her romance fiction is widely acclaimed for combining witty humor and heart-felt emotions with a suspenseful, sexy tone. She currently hangs her hat in Texas and writes for Grand Central/Forever. Her backlist titles are available wherever e-books are sold. Check out her website and blog at www.christie-craig.com and her Blog at http://christie-craig.com/blog/ .

In addition, Craig writes romance-flavored non-fiction with Faye Hughes, including The Everything Guide To Writing A Romance Novel and Wild, Wicked and Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You Are in a Romance Novel, a humorous self-help relationship book. You can learn more about Christie's books with Faye at www.WritewithUs.net.

Craig also writes the New York Times and USA Today best-selling young adult paranormal romance series, Shadow Falls, published by St. Martin's Press/Griffin under her pen name C.C. Hunter. You can learn more about C.C.'s books at her website, www.CCHunterBooks.com.

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