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Welcome To Temptation / Bet Me

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Welcome To Temptation

Population 2,158. And falling.

Sophie came to Temptation, Ohio to help her sister make a movie. Now she’s making trouble for the town council, love with the mayor, and lemonade for a murderer.

Bet Me

"Put your money on fate."

Logical Min thinks love is a fairy tale. Rational Cal thinks forever’s a myth. Implacable Fate thinks they’re meant for each other.
Published (first published September 5th 2006)
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Slavena
I listened to both Welcome to Temptation and Bet me over the weekend.

Welcome to temptation is the best audiobook I have listened to so far this year. The dialogue was smart and funny. The characters were amazing. Sophie Dempsey goes to Temptation, Ohio - a very small town to help her sister shoot a movie. her sister and brother are both raised by Sophie and relied on her their whole life. So her life centered around her little sister up until they reached Temptation. In temptation Sophie meets w
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Beth S.
Bailing out of Welcome to Temptation in the middle of chapter 5 because I hate every single character. Suppose I should give Bet Me a try while I've got it.

Update: Enjoyed Bet Me, but I'm not a huge fan of how she gives everyone horrible parents. Someone has to have nice parents so the others can share them! Also the epilogue seemed like overkill.
Rosa
me encanto!! es perfectamente inprfecto, es encantador y adorable y hace que te vuelvas loca. este libro es como estar enamorada, al principio crees que puedea manejarlo pero con el tiempo pierdes la cabeza de felicidad y puede que al final termines llorando de alegria y felicidad.
Louisa P
Absolutely fab. Listened to the audiobook while sunning myself in Greece last week and I've got to tell you I loved every minute. Love this author and her quippy delightful banter!
Jennavier
This is the actual copy I read, but I starred them separately for review purposes.
Edie
One of my all time favorite books.
R*beth*h Hart
This is the first time I have ever read anything by Crusie and what a pick! A town called Temptation with a water tower painted like a nipple and shooting a porn film trouble is just about everywhere.
Then who can resist a bet? And when your target is such an underdog who would think you might fall for her? I love this story it goes along with one of my favorite authors Jennifer Weiner. Be confident in who you are and stick up for yourself even if no one else will. Great read and will definitely
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Meredeth
Great way to spend on a long flight.
Kaye Stambaugh
Bet Me is the second of Crusie's books that I've read. Both were romantic comedies. While the romance genre has never held my interest, Ms. Crusie develops characters that are quirky and smart. The snappy dialogue is light and fun. This is Chick Lit all the way but an entertaining read that lightens up my mood after a heavy or dark book.
Kim
Started Welcome to Temptation and only read a few pages before skipping to Bet Me. Bet Me was good. Over the top - not sure who wouldn't excise toxic people like David and Cynthie, but whatever. Not sure about Welcome to Temptation. Might go back to it later. Might not.
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Couldn't finish. I enjoyed the beginning of "Temptation," but then it just seemed to drag. And honestly there were too many characters all speaking at once for me. I like a lot of dialogue, but not when it's coming from so many people.
Aruna Nandigama
A wonderful Book by Jennifer Crusie. A humorous contemporary romance that takes you across lanes. The wonderful description of scenes and emotions make this book a memorable one. But my favorite book is Bet Me.
Jennifer Lassiter
Ended up being much better than I expected! Mindless entertainment, which was just what I needed at the time. Good relaxation read.
Kim
Better book than what it would be like. Kinda silly, but still a good read.
Jenny
I loved that "Temptation" is about secretly shooting a porno in a small town.
Nancy
I just read "Bet Me." It was great! A fun read, very entertaining.
Jennifer
3 stars for Welcome to Temptation. 4 stars for Bet Me.
Ying Yuvejwattana
They are both good. But to be honest, I prefer Bet Me.
Vivian Njeri
Hail to Jenny I was glued from the start
Louise Forster
Another terrific book from Jennifer Crusie.
Melissa
I just could not get into this book.
Donna
Really enjoyed- love her books
Christina
Love all her books!!!
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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.

Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.
More about Jennifer Crusie...
Bet Me Welcome to Temptation (Dempseys, #1) Anyone But You Agnes and the Hitman Faking It (Dempseys #2)

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“I even yelled at you last night." Phin eased up. "For which I apologize."

"It was kind of nice," Sophie said. "At least you know I was there."

"Oh hell, Spohie, I always know you're there." Phin rolled twords her on one hip, and Sophie felt felt a flare of hope, but he was just digging something out of his back pocket. "Here." He weld out an emerald-cut diamond ring the size of her head. "Marry me, Julie Ann. Ruin the rest of my life."

"Hello." Sophie gasped at the ring. "Jeez, that thing is huge. Where did you get it?"

"My mother gave it to me," Phin said sounding bemused.

Then the other shoe dropped. "Marry you?" Sophie said, and the sun came out and the birds to sing and the river sent up a cheer. Marriage was probably out- Liz as a mother-in-law was too terrifying to complete , and Phin would never get elected agian if he was married to a pornographer- but suddenly everything else was looking pretty good.”
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