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Pretty Bad (Recipes with Romance #5)

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  136 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Madison Worth may be your average over-the-hill, overpaid top model, but she is not a diva. The cake throwing incident at the New York Fall Fashion Show? Completely justified. It wasn't her fault Kate Moss's face got in the way. But the fallout has her deep in social Siberia--literally--on a dairy farm in Podunk, Massachusetts. Why? To get a job of course! As spokesmodel f ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Zebra (first published 2007)
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Jun 28, 2009 Lois rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. The author is from Indiana, and I may meet her at the Romance Writers of America conference in July.

Good: Some amusing stuff, mostly involving her expensive shoes getting ruined.

-- Much reliance on superlatives and telling: "He was the only man who..."
-- Abrupt plot points. She suggests that he take some different photos for his ads (for which she's the model) and a couple pages letter he wants her to be his marketing director. (a) hardly follows (b), as
Mar 10, 2014 Jyv rated it it was ok
Repetitive and predictable. I just don't get the relevance of the recipes at the beginning of each chapter - a pointless distraction.
Aptly named.
Jul 07, 2012 Stephanie rated it liked it
Romance books with recipes. This book's recipes are cheese based. The recipes sound wonderful.

Quirky characters, this one was my favorite of the Shirley Jump books that I have read.

Too detailed sex scenes for me, but that's just me...

Rebekka Steg
Apr 21, 2012 Rebekka Steg rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, chick-lit, 2010
I found this book left behind at the airport, and needed something to read so picked it up. It's extremely predictable, not very entertaining, but the recipes seem decent. Wouldn't have wasted money on it though.
Sep 06, 2009 Ry rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, romance
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Ashley FL
Feb 06, 2011 Ashley FL rated it liked it
Not as good as the last one (this one was just three stars, the other one was more like 3.75).
Feb 14, 2009 Sherry rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2006-2010
Strong characters but generic. Wasn't much of a plot.
Elizabeth O'dell
Mar 20, 2013 Elizabeth O'dell rated it it was ok
Was an ok read, but was a tad predictable.
Jun 03, 2013 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: own, romance
Title says it all.
Jul 26, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge
Enjoyable romance.
Jun 30, 2010 Shelly rated it liked it
Light reading.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.

Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, inc
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