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Divorced, Desperate And Dating (Divorced #2)

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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
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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...more
Kathleen
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...more
Saly
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...more
Maldivianbookreviewer

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...more
Maqluba
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...more
Jacqueline
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...more
Karla
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

...more
Lizo
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...more
VLynch
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 ½ 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 m...more
Hudson0624
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
willaful
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
Carrie
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.
315
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.
Ferne
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...more
Jane Stewart
The main story is relationship conflict based on vague communication and fear of being hurt which didn’t work for me.

STORY BRIEF:
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...more
Tina
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.

The...more
♥Jamie
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.

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

My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/revie...


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...more
Fatty
May 02, 2013 Fatty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: funny
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
Joanita
This was my first Christie Craig book, and I really liked it. There were so many laugh out loud moments, that my boyfriend started giving me weird looks :-) Even with all the humor, the relationship between Sue and Jason created so much depth, i was at times so sad for both of them and frustrated too. I wanted to shake them both to open their eyes to the fact that what they feel for each other was special. But of course both of them have rejection fears to overcome, and that only got sorted at t...more
Jessica Alcazar
VERY ENTERTAINING!
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...more
Elizabeth Reyes
I originally picked up the book because it was free on Kindle. I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd never read any of Ms. Craigs books. It turned out to be a fun read. I really liked the authors sense of humor. I found myself laughing outloud at times. I might have been able to read in one sitting if I'd had the time. So instead I read it over a period of a few weeks. The author succeeded in getting me right back into the story everytime. The only thing that bothered me was the tug of war between t...more
gert
I almost didn't finish this for one reason: heroine used the word 'pencil' instead of any other acceptable word for penis. like, five times on one page. (for a bit, I was concerned it was a Christian romance). and I have no idea why there was such reticence, because not more then a couple of chapters later, there's some pretty graphic (and good!) sex scenes.

I got this free from kindle so didn't have huge expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. a half-decent suspense element, and a pretty goo...more
Mindy Blanchard
I attended a writer's workshop for Writers' Group of Acadiana maybe in February of this year (2009); I don't know I can't remember but Christie Craig was the speaker. She was fabulous. In a few hours of hearing her speak on writing I had figured out fixes for a few major probs in my newest work in progress. She was funny and so wonderful; I became an instant fan. Its not like me to buy a book at a conference or workshop from a new author but I couldn't help it. I had to take a chance.

Christie Cr...more
May
Aug 29, 2010 May rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of super light mystery + romantic elements novel
Shelves: funny
You know those books that you read and totally love, even though there are all kinds of details that SHOULD have you ripping it to pieces instead? know what I mean?

That's me with this book. Both the heroine and hero have troubled childhoods, and apparently that rules them. Trust and love issues, saying what they really mean, expressing emotion... c'mon people! It should have been a deal breaker for me, really.

Ah but it didn't matter. Christie Craig, I'm discovering, weaves tales that make me bot...more
Kelli Klein
Divorced, Desperate and Dating, the second book in the Divorced series, by Christie Craig was purchased at a book fair. It caught my eye because I had just separated from my husband and knew I would be divorced. While I can't picture myself as either desperate or dating, I was intrigued by the summary.

I was glad I got the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the two main characters, Sue and Jason, had unbelievable chemistry. I couldn't wait to get to the sizzling sex scenes and when the book...more
Prettypetunia
I like Christie Craig's writing, even if her stories are incredibly formulaic. They all really do follow the same exact arc, with the man chasing the woman, even though he's not really a relationship sort of guy, and it being his issues in the end that they have to get passed. I enjoy watching the man chase the woman (because in a lot of romances, it seems to be the other way around), but the fact this so closely follows the rest of Craig's books that I've read keeps me from giving it a higher r...more
Laura
4 1/2 stars
Great book! Both Jason and Sue are interesting characters and there is an amazing chemistry between them. I had a difficult time putting the book down and read it quickly.
Plenty of humor...I laughed and smiled a lot during the book. The animals added plenty of laughs...loved the dog!
This is a follow-up to Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious, which I haven't read yet. I didn't feel like I missed out on anything, but I still plan to read the first book. Christie Craig has a great writi...more
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