- File Size: 1394 KB
- Print Length: 432 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312987854
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2007)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2007
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FC1A8O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I think that it is a crime to have the Spotlight Review rating this only 2 stars!! It is one of the BEST books that I have read all year. I guess that everyone is different, but I can't believe that we were reading the same book.
Jennifer Crusie's books ALL have great dialogue, but sometimes her previous books seemed just a little too "dysfunctional" in a witty kind of way. Even though "Bet Me" has its strange moments, it is a captivating book.
The dialogue completely submerged me into the characters. The entire time I was reading it, I thought, "My God - that is exactly what people would say." It wasn't canned or stilted- it was funny, but more believable than any dialogue I think that I have ever read.
I hope that Jennifer Crusie will write more books like this. What is truly a shame though is that the first reviewer's views are far from the majority opinion of this book. Sadly, that is what too many people will look at. This really is a book worth buying. I loved the characters and especially liked the addition of the last chapter.
Excellent, excellent book.
This one is about a normal girl ... I say normal because she isn't a size two with gorgeous blond hair that catches the light just so & has the perfect job and is the envy of all around her. That's the typical romantic comedy heroine. Not in this book. In Bet Me, we have Minerva Dobbs: a slightly overweight, under-confident, intelligient, hilarious, witty heroine. I laughed throughout this book ... Crusie has a writing style that I haven't seen before. All of her books are romantic comedys, they all have unlikely heroines, and they all have animals. Usually its dogs - but in this one it's a mangy looking cat. Her books have lovable characters -- REAL characters. People you can see yourself actually knowing .... People you can see YOURSELF in. This book struck a chord with me in many ways .... but I loved a scene towards the very end. Minerva is standing in front of a mirror after putting on a dress that our hero has chosen for her and he's trying to make her see what he sees ... a beautiful and sexy woman.
If you're looking for a light, warm-hearted read .... Bet Me is a good bet!
From delightful main characters to an engaging supporting cast, Crusie hits another one out of the park with "Bet Me." Crusie's signature tight storytelling and graceful humor are as present here as ever, but she's added a layer of mythology without apology which creates a thoroughly charming set of characters in a lovely world where fairy tales can come true. It's a good bet that you won't find a better warm fuzzy this year; "Bet Me" is worth every penny of the hardcover price.
Crusie has matured in her writing and it shows in this offering. Her characters are sophisticated, smart and likable. They are movie material. I always thought WTT was movie material but more in a Farrelly Brothers type of movie. Bet me is akin to Mike Nichol's material. Either is lots of fun and true entertainment but Nichol's films have that touch of something that makes them classics. And Bet Me is like that. It has that certain something where the characters are bigger than the pages and they come right off and on to the stage. All the characters in this book are well written and indispensable. Each shines their little bit of flashlight on the fun and development of the romance between the leads. Whether it's the lesbian neighbor bartender or the ex-psycho- analyst girlfriend who is an almost stalker.
Bet Me was an exercise in written foreplay. Badinage type foreplay, where the characters delve into every aspect of each other before giving in to the inevitable. The sexual banter and development of the relationship between Cal and Min is really good stuff and like I said hard to put down. JC really puts a lot into the cultivation of her characters in this book especially the heroine. She is a woman that you can relate to in some ways if not all ways.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought "Bet Me" and "Welcome to Temptation" as a "two for one" for the Kindle. I read WTT first for a book club and really disliked it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Nancy Crays
So, I bought this book because the storyline was interesting...and I really, really wanted to love it. I tried really hard to love it..but I finished it feeling underwhelmed. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm honestly surprised I was able to finish this. I love stories that feature plus-sized heroines, and romances that explore that the men who ended up loving them may not have... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amanda
Spoiler alert? Even though it started great the story got REALLY cheesy towards the end. And everything is expected. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Flavia Gomes
Love Jennifer Cruise! Easy read that makes you want to read all her books.Published 24 days ago by renetta christner
I enjoyed reading it, although I would prefer the characters to be more developed and complex. I felt that their desires were oversimplified and often based on stereotypes. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Katrina
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