Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
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Crazy for You by Jennifer Crusie

Title: Crazy for You
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Genre: Romance
Setting: A small town in America.
Reason for Reading: I had the goal of reading trashy fiction on my vacation.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 323, including a preview of Welcome to Temptation, which I actually already read.
Copyright Date: 1999
Cover: A pickup truck with a dog on top of the cab. From beneath the body, two pairs of legs are poking out, one male and one female.
First line: "On a gloomy March afternoon, sitting in the same high school classroom she'd been sitting in for thirteen years, gritting her teeth as she told her significant other for the seventy-second time since they'd met that she'd be home at six because it was Wednesday and she was always home at six on Wednesdays, Quinn McKenzie lifted her eyes from the watercolor assignments on the desk in front of her and met her destiny. Her destiny was a small black dog with desparate eyes, so she missed the significance at first."
Best part: I loved the side characters Darla and Nick and the way their relationship is portrayed. Novels almost never bother to spend time on established relationships, especially in the romance genre.
Worst part: This book is not as fluffy as I imagined. Anyone who has ever had a stalker might want to skip it.
Imaginary Theme Song: Of course, Crazy for You by Madonna.
Grade: C. It was good, with some parts that were great. I don't know if I'll reread it.
Recommended for: Fans of the romance genre, or those who'd like to try it, who, again, have never had stalkers.
Related Reads: Welcome to Temptation by the same author, and Agnes and the Hit Man which she cowrote with Bob Mayer. Also, Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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