Divorced, Desperate and Delicious (Divorced #1)
A police officer on the trail of in-department corruption finds himself framed and on the run from the law, right into the house and arms of a woman divorced, delicious and too good to be true.
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Meanwhile, these two spend many days and hours confined together in her remote home near a lake, which creates a great deal of witty dialog and steamy scenes as they go ab ...more
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 5 stars
Heat Level 3.5 stars
Humor Level, priceless
Overall Rating 5 stars.
I absolutely loved this book, it had it all, great story, ton's of humor, great characters, sexual tension, steamy love scenes, some angst, a very bad villain , some really good action and of course a HEA ending.
The only complaint is the cover picture on this book. Because of it, the book sat for a few months but boy am I glad I decided to read it.
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Lacy stumbles upon Chase as he's running from someone who wants to frame him for murder. Initially he forces her, albeit rather nicely, to help him, but when she sees for herself that he's telling the truth, she not only helps him, but falls in love with him too.
Unlucky in love and in a sexual funk, Chase shows Lacy that there's truth in the magazine articles that she's been reading about multiple orgasms...boy does he ever, ov ...more
The heroine has a family history, her mother & grandmother have gotten married & divorced million times & she does not want to repeat history so she's never getting involved again, one ...more
3.75 stars. The first of the Divorced trilogy, DD&D is a romantic comedy from start to finish. Add in a fairly absorbing suspense, interesting secondary characters, a LOT of sex, and four adorable animals, and...what's not to like? Lots of light-hearted fun and a few good laughs, even if it reads like a French farce at times.
No Spoilers. From synopsis and first chapters:
PLOT: Chase is a widowed narcotics detective in Houston, Texas. He's got a huge , and gives his all, so he hasn't had a r ...more
HERO is a Warrior, a cop who's been wrongfully accussed by a bad cop trying to kill him, still emotionally numb from the death of his wife. He forces his way into a woman's house to heal and hide until he can p ...more
If you want a very light read that makes you laugh (whilst cringing), with a bit of "yummy-ness" thrown in and a good cop/bad cop then that's what you'll get with this one.
Lacy is a divorcee whose dog of a hubby was caught on video shagging his secretary in a lift. She is kind of gagging for it and flirts with a vet/fedex man/plumber you name it. It's pretty much all she thinks about, dreams about, talks about, etc. So yes this really annoyed me and put me off he ...more
'Craig writes a love scene in the shower where the hero actually does "fall on his ass" from slipping in the moment while supporting her!!! It is HOT and FUNNY and REAL LIFE! There is plenty of good and funny stuff!!!'
Oh man, Ive got to get this book soon!
The writing was well done as always from Christi Craig. The hero learned t ...more
I adore humour in books and this fun story had plenty of that!
Lacy and Chase are great together, well matched protagonists.
And the cast of secondary characters definitely need their own stories.
After nearly being killed by the partner who's trying to frame him, an injured Chase is on the run with no idea where to turn. But when a dog with antlers and a woman wearing nothing but a t-shirt declaring her divorced status find him, he finds himself hiding out in a house with talking appliances and cats dressed up for Christmas. In February. Either he's lost his mind, or the beautiful woman forced to take him in is completely off her rocker. Then again, she's his only chance at coming out of ...more
I will be going forward with this series.
It had the perfect amount of sass ,suspense , romance , BFF time ,angst & uhhmm of corse "adult hot bits" lol
But u wana know what bits were the best ??? I know u do lol . It's when ms Craig had me laughing & horny at the same time !! She had me laughing so much at 1 point( phone call from the ex ) I was holding my crotch to stop myself pee'ing lol ......it's also had me h ...more
(That is a ridiculous review that I shudder in embarrassment to put my name on. If I can get a hold of it from the library again, I'll read and review it again and try to ...more
This is one of those. Ends at 82%.
It's the standard story: good guy on the run hides in house with innocent (?) naïve (?) sexy-looking female. They find a mutual attraction and she believes in his innocence although he's kept her captive. But the dialogue was far too crude to be enjoyable and some of the minor characters, (the mother for exam ...more
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Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)[ Chase (hero) had a healthy sex life prior to his marriage to Sarah - who died from a brain tumor two years prior to the start of the book. We come to find out that he pretty much wants to die after she dies. He eventually, I think a year later? starts ...more
The book started a little slow for me, so I gave the first half 3 stars. But I thought the second half was really entertaining and gave it 4 stars.
Overall, this was a cute story and sweet romance. Lots of humor. Mrs Craig gave just enough info on the secondary characters to make me wonder what happened to them.
This book would be a great beach read.
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The book begins down that oft-traveled plot road of the hero (Chase) on the lamb, accused of a crime he didn't commit. Okay, I can handle it. I've read this plot before, more than likely I'll read it again sometime in the future. His path takes him to the door of the TSTL heroine Lacy. Here's where my hatred begins. She's seen the news, she recognizes Chase as a wanted criminal who is suspected of murder. He forces his way into her home, he's got a gun, and he handcu ...more
I had trouble deciding between 4 and 5 stars, but I went with 5 because it “lightened my heart and brightened my day.” Some books are hard to put down due to suspense or other intense anticipation. This book is not like that. I was able to put it down, but it was enjoyable all the way through. I was laughing out loud several times and continued to chuckle over certain conversations the next day after reading the book. It’s a feel good story with a b ...more
Lacy Maguire has become content with her life as a photographer living with her dog, Fabio, and her three cats. She also made a vow of chastity after finding out her now ex-hubby was doing his secretary. Although she's more horny than not, she is content with keeping her vow because she doesn't want to end up like her mother and grandmother who have twelve divorces between t ...more
Apparently she was hella desirable and so many guys wanted to sleep wit ...more
Lacy and Chase. To borrow an expression from the lexically, grammatically, and syntactically-challenged youth of America, OMG!!!!! (always include at least 5 exclamation points when using that acronym. Otherwise it’s hard to get kids ...more
I decided to read "Divorced, Desperate and Delicious" because I was in the mood for a sappy romance novel. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this story had a little 'teeth' to it. It is more of a romance/suspense novel.
Detective Chase Kelly has found himself looking down the barrel of a gun pointed at him by none other than his partner Zeke. As he attempts to find a way of getting away alive, he is grazed by a bullet before managing to jump off a bridge into the wat ...more
Title: Divorced, Desperate and Delicious
Author: Christie Craig
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Divorced #1)
Rating: 5 Stars *****
A lot of times when you go for the free books, it’s a crap shoot whether you’re gonna get a fantastic book, a meh kind of read, or one that really doesn’t work for you. When it comes to this story, it’s definitely a case of nailing a fantastic read and one I will definitely want to read again in the future.
I’ve never heard of the author before picking ...more
Photojournalist, Author and Speaker
Christie Craig, an Alabama native, is an award-winning, multi-published writer, multi-published photo journalist, motivational speaker, and writing teacher.. Her non-fiction articles and photography have appeared in almost three thousand national magazines. A Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in more than fifty RWA-sponsored contest ...more