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Crazy for You

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  14,854 Ratings  ·  481 Reviews
On Wednesday, Quinn McKenzie changes her life. On Thursday, she tries to get somebody to notice. On Thursday night, somebody does.

Quinn McKenzie is dating the world's nicest guy, she has a good job as a high school art teacher, she's surrounded by family and friends who rely on her, and she's bored to the point of insanity. But when Quinn decides to change her life by adop
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 1st 1999)
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Tea Jovanović
Obožavam da muškarcima "uvaljujem" da prevode ženske knjige i slušam njihove komentare... A tek neke njihove interpretacije... :)
Nope nopity nope! This one just did not make me crazy for it!

When reading the blurb (which incidentally I never do and did it for this first time here), I thought it was interesting. Also after having heard about Jennifer Crusie and her books from a friend, I thought I should simply go ahead and read this one, especially as it was loved by a good friend of mine. However, despite the book starting off well, it was all downhill after that, without any point of redemption!

So let's get on with what
Feb 20, 2010 Jacqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is like a well worn jumper that you pull on to keep you warm as the early winter chill starts to bite. I love it. I have it sitting permanently in my bedside cupboard, ready to drag out if I need a little pick me up. Its premise is simple but smart. Quinn, thirty-six, leaves her boyfriend, Bill and starts to lead a new, more spontaneous life which includes among other things, a (very) hot affair with Nick, her used to be brother-in-law now best friend. The only problem is that Bill sti ...more
3,5/5 αστερακια
Jacob Proffitt
This story was . . . problematic. Nick was too much of a loner jerkwad to be attractive as love interest and Quinn a bit too stubbornly stupid to be sympathetic as main character. The secondary characters elevated the story somewhat as they were more sympathetic and attractive than either Nick or Quinn—saving this from two-star territory, but only just.
Jul 04, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it
Reread 7/3/16.

The Crusie laughs are here especially as characters interact with Katie the dog. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Katie could only be beautiful in the eyes of those who love her. Also, Katie is like a hairy, four-legged, reflecting pool. A person looks at her and attributes her with either positive or negative characteristics depending on their own faults and weaknesses. For instance, Bill looks at Katie and sees a sneaky, calculating, sly, manipulative, ugly, unwanted mut
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Όταν πρωτοδιάβασα βιβλίο της Jennifer Crusie, δεν περίμενα πως -στο είδος της- θα γινόταν μία από τις αγαπημένες μου συγγραφείς. Παρά που βρίσκεται πολλά χρόνια στο λογοτεχνικό στερέωμα, και παρά που έχει γράψει δεκάδες βιβλία, άρα θα ήταν λογικό κάποια στιγμή, οι ιστορίες της, να αρχίσουν να παίρνουν την κάτω βόλτα, δεν έχω διαπιστώσει να συμβαίνει κάτι τέτοιο. Αντίθετα, θεωρώ πως είναι μια συγγραφέας ιδιαίτερα ευέλικτη που ξέρει να προσαρμόζεται στις ανάγκες του σύγχρονου αναγνώστη, αλλά στο κ ...more
Apr 07, 2010 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, jennifer-crusie
This was one of Crusie shorter books, and honestly it was funny but it was also really disturbing at the same time. Quinn is the main character and she is tired of being the sister who is always calm and collected and nice to everyone. She always ignores what she really wants because she thinks people need to see her as being the responsible one in her family. When she decides to adopt a dog from the pound and takes it back home her live in boyfriend Bill tells her she can't have the dog. Quinn ...more
Jul 09, 2015 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It had been a while since I read this book, and I couldn't really remember why. I bought it in the first place for the same reason I look at other chick lit books - there's a dog in it. Other than that, there's no other reason to like it until you read it. It certainly wouldn't pass the Bechdel test, but to be fair, none of the men talk about anything but women, either. And the premise is pretty tired. A woman is in a rut, and she decides to make some changes. Madness ensues.

It is the execution
Jan 12, 2013 Qing rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy-romance
1.5 stars

I usually affiliate Crusie with silly yet fun contemporary trashy romance novels, where I quite like the characters and like reading what they go through before the usual conclusion. While this one started off like one, it quickly devolved into something that wasn't really fun to read.

Everyone's angry and short-tempered, which is annoying in itself, but then there's the ladies of the books (with the exception of Edie) whom are just so unreasonable and rather high maintenance. I felt sor
Diane ~Firefly~
Feb 11, 2011 Diane ~Firefly~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary, dog
Crusie is one of my favorite authors, so I always enjoy re-reading her books. This is a great one for alphabet challenges on character names as you have a female Q - Quinn and a male Z - Nick Ziegler. Quinn decides to get out of her rut and go after what she wants for a change.

What I enjoyed:
* The characters. Crusie always writes interesting characters.
* Katie, the dog.
* There are four romantic stories taking place and all are interesting.

What could have been better:
* Bill was unrealistic. (view
Dec 02, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-own, sweet-romance

I had a great time reading this :)
4.5 would be more accurate.
I loved it! It was funny and (surprisingly) steamy!
It has an appropriate title, really.
Apr 03, 2013 Nakeesha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Cruise never rarely disappoints! This story was near perfect. It was party fiction with 5 POV's. I'm not a fan of party fiction, and initially I thought I'd be putting this back on the shelf. But she had me before the end of the first chapter!

Once upon a time, there was a mutt, and before the happily ever after this mutt would change everything and then put it back together again. Katie, the mutt, sneaks into Quinn's life and puts a wrecking ball in her seemingly perfect relationship wi
Rosina Lippi
One thing about Crusie's novels: there's always something going on beneath the surface.

You might think this is just a story about a girl having to chose between two men. Her rock-solid live-in boyfriend, thoughtfulness incarnated, and boring as boiled eggs on the one side, and on the other, somebody she's always had a crush on. He was once married to her sister for a few disasterous weeks. The sister has moved on and is happily settled, but Quin still can't get past Nick. Who is something of a k
This is the first Jennifer Crusie novel I've tried, after hearing from numerous people on LiveJournal that she's worth reading--and, well, adhering to the LJ canon has rarely steered me wrong so far. I did like it. It was cute and had just the right level of fluff, and I really liked the dialogue, which was often witty and fun. The hero and heroine, Nick and Quinn, weren't made overly stupid for authorial reasons, though towards the end of the book, I was just urging them to go get busy already, ...more
Well, having read Getting Rid of Bradley, I was disappointed in this novel from Crusie. I believe this one came out first but no matter, it is almost the exact same plot. Boring girl leaves boring guy. She loves dog(s) and needs a change by way of a haircut. Meets a dark, rebel-type bad boy with a heart of gold who eventually falls in love with said character despite being a bachelor-till-I-die type. He saves her from mysteries threats from ex boyfriend. She has a close call with death/abuse. Al ...more
May 18, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I guess I'm addicted.

I mean, there's really no excuse for the number of Jennifer Crusie novels I've devoured if I didn't really like them, at least a little bit. I recognize that the plotlines are transparent, the characters are a bit silly, and the sex scenes are strangely reminiscent of each other. But they're perfect to casually pick up, read a bit in the workroom, read a bit on the reference desk, and read before going to bed. I never feel like I'm missing a pivotal moment despite not devot
This could have been a great book if Bill was not insane and if Quinn and Nick had a better friendship. I'll start with Bill. It was completely melodramatic and too insane to read when Bill became... insane. Yes, he starts off being annoying, planning out Quinn's life with him, but he becomes progressively insufferable. It might have helped jumpstart Quinn and Nick's relationship, but it was definitely detracting. At least to me. Quinn and Nick were supposed to be best friends. How exactly does ...more
Jane Stewart
Kind of nice. Ok. I couldn't get into the characters that much.

It was about a school teacher, Quinn, her family and friends. It was about relationships that weren't going well, some were breaking up. Some got back together later. Nothing really excited me. Even after seeing her end up with Nick, which was a happy ending, I felt as if too many details were missing. The story wasn't as fulfilling as I would have liked.

Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting current day, sm
Nov 24, 2014 Dalila. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable story to read. Definitely interesting with some very crazy characters thinking they're kind of stuck in the same old daily boring routine wanting to feel basically wanted again and mix things up a bit. Then you get some who just can't handle change clearly at all
This didn't really work for me - and sadly it's the maths that I keep coming back to. Sadly I can't say what I didn't like without spoilers so her goes.

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Sep 23, 2016 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this A LOT!!
Ah, what a pleasure, a book for which I have gladly suffered a day after an almost sleepless night - really I can't recall the last time when I went to sleep at 4 am, because I just wanted to finish the book.

What else can I say, is there a need for more praise? Well, maybe the thing that it was funny and sexy and even smart. Every one of us have that time when we feel that we need change, and sometimes there comes the situation which triggers this change and after some perturbations everything g
Heather B.
Feb 12, 2013 Heather B. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
Quinn McKenzie is a high school art teacher who is dating the well admired high school coach Bill. She is finding herself bored with her everyday life and really wants to make a change that will make her feel excited again. When a stray dog was found at the high school, Quinn believed that the dog was a sign to start this change she desired by adopting the stray dog and she named the dog Katie. Her boyfriend, Bill, did not want the dog in their lives because he believed that this dog would mess ...more
Jun 03, 2010 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm giving this book 4 stars because, really, it's worth it. But I have to admit that part of me was hanging out for 3 stars because the book wasn't all that comfortable for me to read. I enjoy Ms. Crusie's writing, but some of her books show an underbelly of cynicism that isn't fun. Fast Women was one of those books, and I've tried to read Welcome to Temptation and stopped, twice, for the same reasons. Ms. Crusie's views on men, relationships, and marriage are sometimes a downer. Wrapped in a h ...more
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.

Quinn is interest
Olga Godim
Oct 05, 2013 Olga Godim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jennifer-crusie
I love Jennifer Crusie, anything she’s ever written. In this story, Quinn wants a dog. When her current boyfriend Bill denies her wish, she leaves him and falls in love with her best friend Nick. Bill can’t accept the fact that Quinn left him for a dog, so he stalks her and tries to get rid of the dog. And Nick can’t accept the fact that his best friend is in love with him, and he with her. He resists the temptations of her kisses and her body but helps Quinn to rescue her dog from the Evil Bill ...more
Jan 30, 2010 Donna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was about change: looking at your life, and yourself, and realizing that you've just "settled." It starts with a little dog that the main character, Quinn, finds and decides to keep, except her live-in boyfriend doesn't want. When he takes it to the pound, something in her breaks loose and she rescues the dog and leaves him. That's the beginning of a widespread domino effect - for her, and those around her.

I would like to give this book a higher rating, because the author did a better
Ana Banda
Nov 13, 2011 Ana Banda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick Ziegler es terriblemente sexy&el mejor amigo que todas hemos tenido o tendremos! todas estamos o estuvimos enamoradas del beffo pero no todas se atrevan a intentar algo! el viejo es sexy sexy sexy & s e x y me lo llevo pa' mi casa *.*
Quinn; Dios que loca! practicamente hizo que todo mundo cambiara su vida;pero me cayo bien!
la mamá de Quinn&Eddie que loco fue eso O_o & que siguieran juntas hasta el final aun mas!
Thea&Jason mis vidos :3 a Jason tambien lo quiero para mi *
Vicky Ziliaskopoulou
Ένα βιβλίο με πρωταγωνιστές γύρω στα 35 τους, οι οποίοι αντιδρούν σαν να είναι 18 χρονών, όλο πείσματα και γκρίνιες και στερεότυπα του στυλ: "Κάτι θέλω αλλά δεν σου το λέω, βρες το μόνος σου".
Γυναίκες που γκρινιάζουν για τους άντρες τους ή τις βαρετές σχέσεις τους και προσπαθούν να βρουν τη λύση ώστε να δώσουν λίγη ένταση στην καθημερινότητα- αυτό είναι το πολύ ωραίο αυτού του βιβλίου, ίσως λίγο σε ξεκουνάει προτού βαρεθείς τη συζυγική σου ζωή, αλλά ο τρόπος που το κάνει είναι λάθος. Ίσως πάλι
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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.
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“She glared at him. “Who the fuck do you think you are?”

“I think I’m the fuck you want,” Nick said, and when she swung on him, he ducked under her arm and caught her to him, taking her mouth with his so completely that she stopped swinging to enjoy the heat and shudder he kissed into her, so relieved to finally have his arms around her.”
“I’m a feminist,” Quinn said. “We get irrational urges.” 7 likes
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