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“Funny, hot, and suspenseful. Christie Craig's writing has it all. Warning: definitely addictive.” —New York Times Bestseller Nina Bangs

“Christie Craig creates believable characters with compelling stories”—Fresh Fiction

 “The mystery and romance plots fit seamlessly into a witty and fast-paced novel that’s easy to read and satisfying to the heart.” —Publishers Weekly

“Craig's novel is an entertaining tale that holds the interest from the first sentence to the final word.”  —RT BOOKreviews

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About the Author

Christy Craig is a multi-published photojournalist, motivational speaker and writing teacher who has more than 3,000 credits for her nonfiction writing, including several appearances in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, as well as her own monthly humor column for a national magazine. She has co-written two non-fiction guides with award-winning, critically acclaimed author Faye Hughes: The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel (9781598695373; September 2008; Adams Media) and Wild, Wicked and Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You Are in a Romance Novel (9781605500591; July 2010; Adams Media). 

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505527308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505527301
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,087,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I read this book in about a day and a half.
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I will definitely read other books by Christie Craig and would recommend this to any romance reader.
Jer
Great characters, interesting story line, well written.
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98 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Karlyn on December 20, 2007
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This book was so much fun to read. It's a sizzling romantic comedy about a woman who's dog discovers an injured man in her backyard. He (Chase) is a cop that just escaped the bad guy, but who is also being framed as a bad guy. You know from page 1 who the bad guy really is, but its quite a mystery as to how they will prove it. Meanwhile, these two spend many days and hours confined together in her remote home near a lake, which creates a great deal of whitty dialog and steamy scenes as they go about trying to prove him innocent. There are a lot of secondary characters that were great. I really hope we see one or two spin off stories from this book, especially Jason's story. ;-) Fans of authors such as Rachel Gibson, (who like their stories funny but with depth to them), will love this book. This is NOT a fluff book or a book that is all about sex (which are becoming way too common!) This has a real strongly developed story that showcases a very interesting couple on the journey to falling in love. A yummy book, highly recommended!
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Colleen Thompson on December 8, 2007
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Take one sexually-frustrated, slightly kooky photographer dressing up her pets for a Christmas photo shoot (in February), add one injured, wrongly-accused, and ever-so-hunky cop-on-the-lam who takes her hostage, and throw in a bevy of wacky secondary characters, and you have Christie Craig's delightful DIVORCED, DESPERATE, AND DELICIOUS. This was a fun, fast-paced "cabin romance" with a bit of intrigue and a Texas-sized dollop of sexy humor.

Highly recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CarrieKindler on March 24, 2012
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If the lead character said "Jeepers!" one more time, I was ready to throw my kindle out the window. JHL's review is spot-on; all I'll add is that the author seems to try to inject some quirky minor characters, but they're so uni-dimensional that they just distract. Poorly developed characters are one of the best ways to kill a book--and the only characters who are well developed here are the main ones, who aren't even likable. It's worth the price (currently free), not the time investment.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mytakeonit on March 8, 2012
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OMG soooooooo boring. 3/4 is about sex, sexual yearning, sexual fantasies, and sex and sex. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind sex in romance novel, but this one is so saturated with sex that you forget what the story is about. I deleted from my Kindle before the end. I could not stomach this book.
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49 of 62 people found the following review helpful By jhl VINE VOICE on March 20, 2009
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I bought this book because the reviews were so universally positive. While I can accept that different people find different things funny, I was hugely disapppointed in it. The set-up for the story is certainly kooky - pet photographer meets cop hiding from his partner-turned-murderer - but the characters are fundamentally unamusing. Both lead characters are tortured by events in the past - a cheating husband, and a fiancee killed in a police incident. They constantly dwell on their unhappiness, and there's no evidence that they have any fun with each other except when they're having sex. They don't tease each other, they don't have clever (or much of any) conversation, they don't do anything interesting except try to get the cop's name cleared. The "humor" comes mostly from secondary characters who keep dropping by to harangue the female lead about sex. If you think sex is funny just because it's sex, then I guess you'll be amused by all this, but I was bored, and I thought it was all pretty stupid.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Cheri F. Jetton on November 28, 2007
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MAY I RECOMMEND...
By Cheri Jetton

Christie Craig's debut novel with Dorchester, DIVORCED, DESPERATE & DELICIOUS, slated for release Nov. 27, 2007, is a winner.

Lacy Maguire is soured on relationships. One broken engagement and one failed marriage would do that to any woman. (Not to mention her mother's track record of six divorces.) Lacy's career, friends and pets keep her busy you know. Who has time for dating, or kissing or any of that stuff? Who needs a man's arms around her, a man's warm breath in her ear, a man...ah, where were we? Oh, yeah. Who needs a man! So what to do with the hunk her dog has just found hiding behind the backyard shed?

Wet, wounded and running, police detective Chase Kelly needs to lay low until he can nail the rouge cop who tried to kill him, but is this the place? The lady is a looker, but quirky. I mean, it's February and the house is filled with Christmas music, her ugly little dog is wearing antlers, and a cat's in a Santa suit! Is this a woman he can trust not to give him away?

Christie's characters are warm and wonderful, and the plot intriguing. Her skillful humor carries us through even the more improbable scenes - imagine family, friends, good guys and bad guys all crowding into Lacy's small home at the same time! Christie makes it work. When you've finished reading this one, you'll haunt your favorite bookstore for the next book in her line up.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Katie Babs VINE VOICE on March 15, 2008
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Detective Chase Kelly is not having a good day. A veteran cop on the force is dirty and Chase found out. He was left for dead, well trying to escape, as he was shot and jumped off a bridge into the lake down below. Plus, it is February and not the perfect weather for a swim.
Chase is found by a sexy woman wearing a huge pink shirt with "Divorced, Desperate and Delicious" on the front, and nothing else. He comes to the conclusion that he will hide out in her place and pulls a gun on her to make her see reason. But what Chase is in store for will make for an interesting few days as he hides out.
Lady Maguire is a photographer who is trying to take come holiday pictures for next year with her motley crew of cats and dogs. She has no sex life to speak of and her ex-husband likes to come around once a year for no strings attached sex. Lacy is fed up, but scared to take the plunge with another man. Her mother has been married six times and intimacy scares her because she doesn't think she is good at it. But then when Chase shows up and forces her to help him, she knows her days with only her animals for company are over.
Both Chase and Lacy are together in very close quarters. Chase wouldn't mind spending the next few days getting to know Lacy both in and out of her bedroom. And even though Lacy finds Chase to be very attractive, her own issues stop her from going to distance with him. Plus, with her mother and loopy girlfriends stopping by along with Zeke, the dirty cop on the loose looking for Chase, these two hardly have a moment for themselves! And don't forget Lacy's ex-husband who still thinks Lacy is open for him to come back into her life whenever she wants.
Christie Craig has written an unbelievable story that can only be pulled off in a comedic romance.
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