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Divorced, Desperate And Dating (Divorced #2)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  2,214 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Sue Finley murdered people...on paper. As a mystery writer, she knew all the angles, who did what and why. The only thing she couldn't explain was...well, men. Dating was like diving into a box of chocolates: sometimes the sweetest-looking specimens were candy-coated poison. After a breakup with a bank robber and a divorce from a cross-dresser, she gave it up for good. The ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Love Spell (first published November 25th 2008)
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♡Karlyn P♡
Great book! Funny, sexy and cleaver writing. It's a romance mystery, but the mystery doesn't overtake the story. The romance between Jason and Sue is center stage, along with some great secondary characters providing comic relief. It was soooo much fun to read. (The mystery was quite cleaver too, and I kept changing my mind on who I thought the bad guy was.)

Sue is a mystery writer who started getting death threats. Jason has known Sue for over a year, as her best friend is married to Jason's be
Story Rating 4.5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 5 stars
Heat Level 3.5 stars
Humor Level 4 stars
Overall Rating 4.5 stars

This was a very good read for me, I really enjoyed this second book of the Divorced and Desperate series. Once again Christie Craig wrote a very good book, with humor, great characters, sexual tension and heated love scenes. I must say that it was not quite as good as the first book that is why the 4.5 rating. The humor was there, just not as funny, the bad guy was t
I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book. Jason is Chase's partner, kind of a commitment phobe since he learned to protect himself after a series of foster homes but he can't get Sue out of his mind since he kissed her four months ago and he can't even look and feel anything for any other woman.

The heroine Sue is a mystery writer who is finally getting back to dating. I dunno I got annoyed by Sue, she led Jason on a merry chase for a long time & then there was the stalker story which kept

4 star contemporary romance

Christie Craig is a new author for me. With a total of 5 novels out so far, 3 of them belonging to the Divorced & Desperate series, this author writes with the sort of dry humor that only few can pull off and entertain the reader as much as this book has kept me entertained.

This book can be read as a standalone although it is the second book in the Divorced & Desperate series, though after reading this, my interest has been piqued enough to consider reading t
Christie Craig has now become my go-to author for when I'm in a chick-lity mood. This is my second book of hers and to me she's given me enough evidence to say that I am happily in her corner. She has a great balance of humor, reality, a bit of suspense, and really hot couples. I can't help it, if you make me laugh out loud or cry then you've sold me, so yeah I'm gonna give her what she's due because she entertained me here.

I haven't read the first book of this series but other than their first
Although the heroine of this book is being stalked, it doesn't really classify as a romantic suspense because the focus of the story was on the romance not the stalker. There is basically no nail biting suspense over figuring out who the stalker is. The hero, a cop, does work at it and figure it out but it is not the important element in the book. Which was fine I believe that the author intended it that way.

I really enjoyed both main characters. They were both well written and plausible. Jason
Sue is a writer. Her husband betrayed her and ever since she's had trouble in trusting men. That sentiment amplifies when Jason gives her a kiss that moves the earth, promised to call and 4 months later still hasn't. Then come the death threats. Death threats too similar to what she writes in her books. And sure she's a modern independent woman, past the hurt of her father's death, past the hurt of her husband's betrayal, past the hurt of her mother's grieving and her new boyfriend the Elvis loo ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
What can I say about this book?Oh yeah I LOVED IT!Christie Craig didn't disappointed me with her second book on the divorced series like some other authors did.It had the whole package,humor,romance,heartache,mystery and a hot(or two if you count Chase too) guy(s).

Everything started when Sue got a package and a dead rat inside and the word die on it.Even if Chase and Jason think the whole thing is set by Melissa her publisher/editor but they are wrong.Someone wants to kill Sue.

After Chase's requ

This is the second book in this series and I was highly, HIGHLY disappointed in it. The first one was cute and was funny, it was slow at some points and you genuinely kind of liked the characters. This book. Sue has annoyed me to no end. Jason is a SAINT to put up with all the mess she is dishing out. She constantly is lying, the constantly teasing and holding a grudge. I mean seriously how long are you going to hold a grudge about not calling?

Sue has been annoying, I kept hoping for her to get
Cute, but repetitive tug of war.
This book started out good, really good. A sweet romance between an author named Sue and a sexy hot cop named Jason. When the author’s life becomes threatened the romance between the two heats up and it’s a great read. Until about way through, and the tug of war romance between Sue and Jason becomes so overdone I just wanted to pull Jason from the book and take the hottie for myself and slap Sue! The resolution of the mystery was such a sad attempt I honestly mi
This was really cute. It started a little slow for me, but picked up around the middle. I felt for Jason, he had a lot of issues growing up. And so did Sue, but the two of them were really adorable together.

The mystery was good as well. But, I liked the banter and humor the most. This author does a great job with that. I look forward to reading more in this series.
I gave this book one star for the hero. I really liked his character and he was pretty much a saint to put up with the heroine. If I based the rating on the heroine it would have a negative rating. The heroine was probably the least liked that I've ever read (and I've read A LOT). She was flighty, ditzy and treated sex like an adolescent (should I, shouldn't I, oh my he took my shirt off) and what adult woman refers to a penis as a pencil? I almost didn't finish the book due to her but I can't s ...more
This fluffy romance with a dash of mystery was a little frenetic for my tastes, with what seemed like an overabundance of description of who’s doing what when. I thought it could really have used a good editor to trim down some of the excess. (Didn't help that the ebook was terribly formatted... the dozen references to the heroine's pan ties drove me buggy. Not to mention her plea sure. It was like reading a book narrated by a robot.) It grew on me some towards the end, after the mystery was saf ...more
Scaling Bookshelves

This is my first Christie Craig book, I never want to see another one again. It was utterly and totally EXHAUSTING! Such an agonising and exasperating read, I wish I had never picked it up. When I turned the last page, a huge amount of relief washed over me as it was finally, FINALLY over.

I've never experienced that before when reading. Though to be fair, I usually stop reading a book or skip pages when it starts getting bad. But since I had gotten this book for the sole reason of reviewing it,
Amy Smith
I loved this story. It was great as a stand alone and even better if you read Divorced, Desperate and Delicious. My only issue is the same I had for the first book. The typos are outrageous and diatracting! I've seen "the" when an author meant "they" but in this story at one point a pronoun had been changed into the word "die." It makes me stop and re-read the story instead of just continuing to enjoy it. There are also multiple capitalization and puntuation issues. I'm saying it is very hard to ...more
I spent the first half of this book frustrated with both hero and heroine for NOT TALKING about what needed to be talked about. I'm also really tired of "quirky" family used as background filler for romance novels. Enough with the crazy parents/grantparents.

Other than that, I liked the main characters and the plot was decent.
Jeanie Jackson
Second in the DDD trilogy. Fun light romance with a little suspense. A lot of similarities to the first one. Enough laughs to keep me entertained. It took me a long time to figure out who was threatening Sue. Enough of the other characters to keep me happy. I like these people.
Not a big fan of when characters don't talk to each other but it fit here... It was part of that made them who they are. It was annoying but it made the story sweeter for me. This just hit all the right buttons for me at the right time.
I loved this book. Absolutely loved it!
I tried to think of all the right things to say that would make other readers want to spend a few hours of fun and frolic. Yes, it's witty, romantic, great characters, etc etc etc. But that's been said about a million books.
So here goes...
Take a chance on this funny, amorous book that will make you laugh at loud and sometimes wipe a tear away. It costs less than lunch at McDonalds, a grande Latte at Starbucks, or in some places a tank a gas. Go for it!! Wha
Read in one day! The conversational banter between author Sue Finley and Jason Dodd, a narcotics detective for the Houston Police Department is wonderful - sometimes witty, sometimes sexy, and sometimes downright hilarious.
One of my sheer delights as a reviewer is to share that this romance novel may truly be enjoyed by women and men. Christie Craig provides the reader with glimpses throughout the story of the feelings and more importantly the daily 'survival techniques' that Sue and Jason have
I liked it. The mystery was interesting, the hero's conflicts were realistic. The relationship between the H/h was good. I absolutely can see him kissing her and then never calling, loved the way he thought about her talking!

I could have done without the moms - why do the moms always have to be so out there?? The ex-husband was also too much - (view spoiler)
This was a delightful story about a mystery writer named a Sue Finley who met Detective Jason Dodd four months before the story begins with a kiss. Unfortunately Jason never called Sue after that kiss because he knew it meant more than just a casual kiss and that was not what he wanted.

These two people are now being shoved together because of threats to Sue and it is Jason's job to find out who is trying to scare her. You will love the banter between these two characters and it makes for a fun r
Jane Stewart
The main story is relationship conflict based on vague communication and fear of being hurt which didn’t work for me.

Sue is a mystery writer. Her ex-husband and recent boyfriend were terrible choices. Jason is a police detective who has never dated a girl for more than three months. He grew up in foster homes. As soon as he became attached to a foster parent, he was moved to another home. Therefore, he doesn’t want to become attached to anyone for fear of being hurt. He was drawn to
In a few words…

The good: Humorous, Suspenseful, tension, writing, characters (well developed).

The bad: Sluggish, (too) angsty, grammar, predictable, characters (unlikable).

Personally, I think this book would have benefited from a side romance (missed opportunity with h's mother and fruit-selling Elvis…). There was just way too much repetition with the H/h and their thought processes and issues. A nice reprieve to a sub-romance would have been ideal. Or just knock out 100-150 pages of the BS.

Right now, I am a Christie Craig addict! I had seen her name before, but never really put much attention into checking out her books. That was a mistake. I love them. They are romantic, sexy, sweet, heartwarming, suspenseful, humorous, etc. I could go on. Divorced, Desperate and Dating is second in the book series, and it was just as entertaining and fun as the first.

Mystery writer, Sue Finley, understands how to murder someone. On paper that is. She just cant seem to figure men out. She
Recommended Read

My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed:

For Sue Finley, plotting to kill someone is all in a day’s work. The talented mystery author knows all about threats, stalking, murder, and mayhem. What she can’t figure out is men, or more specifically one man – Jason Dodd. Four months ago, Jason gave Sue the best kiss of her life and then never called her. But when someone starts sending Sue threats straight out of her own novels, the man who
cute, entertaining romantic "mystery" (not that mysterious - and I wonder a little about the police in this story not identifying the bad guy a lot earlier than they did!). A little wacky --not quite Stephanie Plum level (thank goodness!), but definitely a little silly.

Good summer beach reading.

I am going to look at more by this author. Including going back and reading book 1 (Not sure how I picked up book 2 first!).
May 02, 2013 Fatty rated it 5 of 5 stars
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SEXY.ROMANTIC.SEXY.CUTE.SEXY.MYSTERY.SEXY. ACTION. Did I say SEXY? I would give it a TEN if I could!! I don't know if it really deserves a ten or I'm just deprived of a good book with all the "elements" I'm looking for in the longest time ever and have finally FOUND IT! This book had everything. So this is how it goes.. It had two broken people, one who doesn't want to want and another who wants to be needed and along this throw in some crazy stalker who wants our h dead and hot and sexy cop (H) ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Great book! Funny, sexy and cleaver writing. It's a romance mystery, but the mystery doesn't overtake the story. The romance between Jason and Sue is center stage, and the comic relief is off the charts! It was soooo much fun to read. The only annoying thing of the story, in my opinion, was how Jason waited till almost the last page to answer the very important question: WHY DIDNT YOu CALL?!?!?! LOL It would have at least allowed their sexual romance to begin a little earlier i
After (surprisingly) enjoying 'Divorced, Desperate & Delicious', which I got for free via Amazon for Kindle, I decided to spend the four bucks and buy this second installment. While it wasn't mind blowing, it was again an enjoyable, light, fun, read. I enjoyed it enough that I bought book number 3 (the final?).
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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
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Divorced (5 books)
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