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A hilarious and heartfelt tale by the master of romantic comedy, Jennifer Crusie!

Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio producer Allie McGuffey has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if he's willing to help cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that'...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Harlequin (first published March 18th 1995)
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
Jun 23, 2014 Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ by: Lkay ❇✾The one-click buy button addict❇✾
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was recommended to my by my good friend, Lana... She must have read all 90s CR out there... lol

Anyway, this book was really what I was looking for, short, funny, and real dialogues along the way!
Willow Brook
I tried to give this 3 stars, but just couldn't. Crusie is one of my absolute favorites, but if this book hadn't been on my Kindle, I know I never would have finished it. It lacked Crusie's usual well-drawn characters, full of quirks and insecurities. It definitely lacked the fun and funny banter she is known for. The hero and heroine didn't have much chemistry whether they engaging in brand new lust or falling in love. Plus, they seemed to spend most of the story apart due to a silly "celibate...more
Bree
I've enjoyed a few of the more recent Crusie books and have been checking out her backlist now that it is in eBook form. Unfortunately, I think she was still finding her way in her early books. What I enjoy about her more recent books is the realistic, humorous voice of her characters, primary and secondary. That humor is still in evidence here, but she's also trying to mix in suspense, and I think it results in just too much going on. As a result, character development suffers.

Allie is interest...more
Juliana
(3.5 stars) Charlie All Night is not my favorite Jennifer Crusie book and like a few of her other earlier ones feels more like a novella than a full-length novel. Regardless, it is an enjoyable read and very entertaining. The chemistry between Allie and Charlie is great and they have some fantastic dialogue, there are several humorous scenes, and the secondary characters are wonderful - especially Joe, Allie's gay roommate. All in all, the book is definitely worth checking out from the library (...more
A Well Read Woman (April)
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That moment when you realize what the title of the book means...

Radio producer Allie has been dumped by her boyfriend, and demoted to the 10 pm - 2 am spot on the radio. When temporary DJ Charlie comes in, he awakens in her this go-getter attitude of making him famous, (and boosting her career in the process). What she wasn't expecting, was to fall in love... Too bad Charlie is only around for a short four weeks.

Charlie isn't interested in being famous. As a matter of fact he isn't even a real...more
Samantha

It got better when the radio show started, but it still didn't do it for me. I thought it wasn't plausible, which is hilarious, considering it's contemporary romance.

I've had better.
Jacob Proffitt
Wow. That was a nice upshift in quality. Still a 90s book (not even that late at 1996) but much closer to her 2000s in quality. I really liked both protagonists, not least because they fit so very well together (but maybe that's my crush on Charlie speaking). Crusie's strengths are all manifest here, if not in absolute top form, then at least firmly in their zone.

A note about Steamy: In the mid range with three explicit scenes of moderate length (and that third is a doozy). Not a lot of fooling...more
Marina
Well, I obviously didn't like that book. I do enjoy chick-lit, so it's not that I didn't know what I was getting into, but. But. What is this plot? I didn't like the main plot, which is their love-story but I'll get into this later... Because the "subplots" were even worst: 1) he, Charlie, is investigating some mystery, but I didn't understand if he was a detective or he was just doing it to make his father happy (which makes no sense because he hates him), and it's the most stupid mystery in th...more
Hazel
Cruise must be an animal lover. Of the books I've read from her they all contained dogs. This one isn't an exception. It's a lethal mix: cute animals, humour & a love story. Everything that a good rom com movie has which is what makes her books so addictive.

I never used to read romance or chick lit books coz the ones my aunts used to read we're sooooo stupid! But thank god there are now writers like Crusie that can write intelligent & funny chick lit.

So yeah I give this book a perfect...more
Amanda Westmont
I like just about anything by Crusie, but this wasn't my favorite. These earlier plots seemed to tip heavily around mis-communication between hero/heroine and I just NEVER buy it. She writes these strong, feisty protagonists who refuse to ask simple questions that any woman would ask on a first date, like, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GROW UP? Basically, the protagonist of this novel knows NOTHING about the hero and falls in love with him anyway. It's fun and cute and ridiculously difficult t...more
Andree
Giggle.

Seriously, that's pretty much it. That's pretty much the review. This was generally just charming.

I really enjoy the ridiculous cast of characters at the small town radio station. Snarky Charlie and Allie and their on-air arguments! (Although, I've suddenly realized that "he's the on-air talent, she's his producer pushing him to reach his potential" is a trope I seriously enjoy. (view spoiler)...more
~KarenH~
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, it was just what I was needing since I've been reading a lot of very intense stuff lately. Light, funny, with just a small touch of a serious storyline (legalization of medical marijuana) to give it some substance, but not so much that it made the whole book too serious. I liked the fact that the main characters are both initially described as just kind of average - in fact at one point the hero is described as having "the kind of face that the big, good-natu...more
Julie
I read this book in one sitting because it was so much fun. It's totally adorable. Allie is a radio producer, and she picks up this dude Charlie in a bar by getting him to pose as her boyfriend in front of her ex. Only she doesn't know at first that Charlie is the new DJ whose show she's producing. They have a one-night stand, which turns into a multiple night thing as they work together. Charlie just kind of moves in with Allie and her gay best friend/roommate, Joe (who needs his own book becau...more
Izia
Such a short and fun read.
I really enjoyed reading this book.
Reading Charlie All Night was like using heroine. You do it without much thinking, and you really don't benefit from it, but it's fun.

The whole tone of the book is just light and very chic lit-ish.
You can't deny that Jennifer Crusie is one of the best chic lit author out there. Her characters are fun to read and her stories are just light and perfect for off days.

Sometimes, we readers, need a break from dark and deep novels that lea...more
Jeri
4.5 - Because it was so much fun. This book had me laughing out loud. I find myself wanting to quote favorite bits of dialogue, such as the conversation between the Allie (the heroine), Charlie (the man she has just met and with whom she is considering a fling), Joe (her gay roommate) and Mark (her ex-boyfriend): Mark looked from Charlie to Allie to Joe, evidently reading Allie's mind.

"So who is he sleeping with?"

"Me." Allie held her hand like a polite child, her plan now in place. "Joe gets him...more
Jennavier
There are some days when light and fluffy really is all you need, and when that happens Charlie All Night is a great book to read. I enjoyed the humor and the characters. I found the plot a little weak and the overall resolution a trifle baffling. All in all a win on my end.
Eleni Konstantine
Wickedly funny.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. It was a great book to listen to while driving causing me to laugh out loud and many moments. There were a couple of hot love scenes which were blush worthy if anyone could have heard the story.

The narrator did a great job of distinguishing the comments. Near the beginning when Allie is making a fool of herself trying to 'pick' up Charlie by pretending to be perky, Charlie turns to her and says 'What are you doing?' It absolutely cracked me up.

The roman...more
Sridevi
Charlie All Night
I had read this book because of the name Jennifer Crusie on the cover. I had read Bet Me and 2 other of her works before, but only Bet Me had caught my fantasy.
I decided to give one last try to Ms.Crusie's books and I turned to Charlie All Night pretty much by accident.
I feel glad!!

Easily one of the best clean,simple romances I have ever read. This book had it all!

We start with the heroine Allie a 30-something woman who just got demoted in her job - of being a producer on a

...more
Gina Hott
I must admit that although I did enjoy this book it wasn't terrific. The plot was ok - it had great potential - but it just didn't cut it.

A friend of Charlie's dad, Bill, asked Charlie to come to work undercover at his radio station and see why he's gotten an anonymous letter saying that something illegal was happening at the station. So Charlie jumped on board and came to the rescue. His first day there he runs into Allie - who just happens to be slated to be his producer - and they hit it off....more
Tina
I just started reading this author's books. Received a bundle of 4 books in one. This was the last of the 4, and very much the best. I loved this book. It was adorable, witty, and I liked the male characters very much.
Patricia Ange
I know that it's never a good idea to start a new book late in the evening prior to bed. it's especially important to remember that fact when the book is by Jennifer Crusie. I really meant to only read for an hour but once I started I couldn't put the book down. I laughed so hard a some situations in this story that I am sure I sounded disturbed to my teenager. I am sure I will still laugh in reminiscence tomorrow as I suffer the consequences of a well deserved book hangover. In spite of the lac...more
Simran Siddique
4.5 stars. I loved it! Good read. Humorous and fun!
Kris
Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio producer Allie McGuffey has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if he's willing to help her cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that's an added bonus.
Charlie just wants to kick back, play good tunes and eat Chinese food. He's not interested in becoming famous. But he is interested in Allie. And after all, what harm in a little chemist...more
Andrea Guy
I've got a new favorite author after reading Charlie All Night. This book had everything that I like in a good chicklit, its got a bit of mystery, a love affair, but not too hot and heavy, its got music and its funny.

Alice "Allie" is a producer at a radio station who was just demoted from her job in the morning drive, and dumped by the DJ that just happened to be the guy who DJ'd the morning drive. But that's where Charlie Tenniel comes in. He's the new late night DJ and Allie wants to make him...more
Kara Jorges
One of Crusie’s earlier efforts, her writing style was firmly in place even back then, but this book failed to engage my interest. It begins when Allie McGuffey’s boyfriend, who has dumped her for someone younger and thinner, also tells her she’s being replaced as his radio morning show producer. Allie has instead been moved to the 10 pm to 2 am slot. This is where the story lost me. Because of all the years I worked in radio, I knew it was ludicrous for a night show in a small town to have a pr...more
Sarah
Despite the fact that she was dumped, radio producer Allie’s doing pretty well for herself – until her ex gets her demoted from the radio station’s prime-time spot. Stuck with temporary DJ Charlie on the 10 pm to 2 am radio slot, she’s determined to make him a star (nevermind the fact that he doesn’t want to be a star at all). And if she can use a fling with Charlie to help her get over her ex, so much the better.

It’s not the best premise, but it’s fun and different. Allie lives in a small town,...more
Erica
That's it, I am completely sold on Jennifer Crusie books from here on out. I've read two now and both have been super awesome and absolutely adorable! Allie and Charlie has a great story to tell, and I cannot wait to check out yet another read from the wonderful Jennifer Crusie.

I wasn't completely on board at the beginning of this one. I was probably closer to a quarter of the way into this one before I started to get the "aw, I love this story" vibe and then it was smooth sailing from there on...more
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Yes, it all started with a one-night stand, or at least what was supposed to be a one-night stand. The physical relationship was easy enough for the couple to get addicted to, but the other part of the relationship – the important stuff – is figured out afterwards.

It’s watching a relationship develop backwards, or a car driving in reverse on the highway. And just as scary as it sounds, it is still eye-catching. Good luck looking away from that scene! Especially with the humor and strain exhibit...more
Amelia
Yes, it all started with a one-night stand, or at least what was supposed to be a one-night stand. The physical relationship was easy enough for the couple to get addicted to, but the other part of the relationship – the important stuff – is figured out afterwards.

It’s watching a relationship develop backwards, or a car driving in reverse on the highway. And just as scary as it sounds, it is still eye-catching. Good luck looking away from that scene! Especially with the humor and strain exhibite...more
Shanise {Camisado Mind}
I read this book for my personal "Contemporary February" challenge, and I'm really glad I did. This book is not for you to think too hard. Don't expect to be motivated to go out and change the world. And you won't have these words resonate with you like you've just read the worlds best fiction. No. This is simply a lovey-dovey kind of book that makes you giggle, blush and just overall feel good. And that's just one thing I love about contemporary books!
When we meet Allie she's at the top of her...more
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Jenny Crusie is the NYT bestselling author of twenty some novels and lots of other stuff. Her latest novel, Maybe This Time, hit shelves in August, 2010.

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“His sentences didn't seem to have any verbs, which was par for a politician. All nouns, no action. ” 96 likes
“King scratched at the door to be let out."
Charlie snorted. "King obviously has a lot of stamina. I'd have been clawing
at the door a lot sooner if I was trapped in a booth with Mark."
"But Mark ignored him, so King... uh, pooped."
Charlie grinned. "And then?"
"Mark yelled at him and scared him." Harry fought back a grin. "So King
pooped again."
Charlie's grin widened. "Mark is an idiot."
"So then Mark waved the script at him, and King—"
"Pooped again." Charlie started to laugh.
"Then Marcia came in and threw a fit because of all the poop in the booth and because Mark was mistreating a puppy. She gave him ten minutes to get the booth clean, and she took the dog away from him.”
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