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Trust Me on This

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  2,915 ratings  ·  277 reviews
New York Times bestselling novelist Jennifer Crusie combines fast-paced banter, sexy situations, and unforgettable characters in this delightful romance about two reluctant lovers who couldn’t be more wrong about being right for each other.


Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the biggest story of her career. Alec Prentice is a governme
Mass Market Paperback, 308 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Bantam (first published June 2nd 1997)
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Trust Me On This is a screwball romantic comedy about mixed identities, a December/May (secondary) romance and an underlying message about marriage vs. career.

Surprisingly, this one was just "meh" for me. Most of Crusie's books make their way to my keeper shelf. I jumped on Crusie's bandwagon a few years ago after discovering her sharp wit and wicked sense of humor. I've been pushing her books on unsuspecting friends ever since.

There were a few laugh-out-loud moments. Like the comment about Al
Rating 3.5
I really like Jennifer Crusie, her books are totally wacko and fun because of that, you just have to be in the mood for quirky.
This book had way too many players which made it fun. The heroine is a reporter, the cautious sort who has never taken risks and has been in her safe job for twelve years when she gets a scoop about a feminist whose marriage is about to end, so she finally decides to take her best friend's advice and take a risk but things don't go as planned.

The hero Alec has
Jacob Proffitt
I just didn't connect much to this story. It doesn't help that it's pretty thoroughly 90s, both in setting and tone. Alec is kind of a wimpy tough-guy and Dennie is a somewhat limp feminist and while they had some snappy dialogue I just didn't care much. The secondary characters didn't really do much for me, either, and the few scenes from the villain viewpoint dragged everything else down, too. And don't get me started on the bad legal bit at the end—like cops throw out the entire Bill of Right ...more
Jennifer Cruise says at the beginning of this story that this is the only screwball comedy she's ever written and I think she should write more! It still has her signature voice and wit all over it, but it is slightly different than her other books. That's one of the reasons I gave this a 3 Heart Review for the story. The story works so well – really it does, but because of it being a comedy of errors, one of the “rules” of romances is not to let the conflict be something that if the couple just ...more

2.5 stars.

The con artist investigation was ridiculous and disappointing.

I thought a few scenes with the H/h were funny and snappy but apart from that I was bored. There wasn't enough interation or emotional depth for me.
Willow Brook
Another underwhelming re-release from Crusie, this one from 1997. Her reissues have been extremely hit or miss for me. A few I've really enjoyed -- Cinderella Deal, Anyone But You, What the Lady Wants. A couple that barely earn 2 star status like Charlie All Night and now this one.

Crusie describes the story as a Screwball Comedy, which is an apt enough description. I like Screwball Comedies overall but maybe more in movies than books, or maybe there was just too much in Trust Me On This that ma
Jennifer Crusie has long been one of my favorite authors, and I have pretty much everything she's written. So I was beyond excited when I came across this book at a library sale and realized it was one I'd not read yet. I put it on the shelf, not intending to read it right away as I already have so many books lined up, but it began taunting me, “read me, you know you want to, trust me on this!” So I finally dove in, and oh, it was worth it. Jennifer Crusie never disappoints.

Dennie Banks is a re
Alec and his boss Harry work for an unnamed agency that tracks down white collar criminals. Alec's Aunt Victoria invites him to a literary conference. Alec somehow determines that the land swindler they've been tracking down, Bond will show up at. Meanwhile, Dennie's a journalist who feels like she's not taking enough risks. She deduces that a famous author (Janice) whose husband is cheating on her will be at that same literary conference so Dennie heads their to stalk, er, get an interview. Oh, ...more
Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the biggest story of her career. Alec Prentice is a government agent working undercover to catch an elusive grifter. When they meet by accident, it's a case of mistaken identities at first sight. What they don't mistake is the instant attraction they have for each other, an attraction they'll do everything in their power to resist--because Dennie thinks that Alec is running interference for her interview subject, and Alec suspects that Denni ...more
Trust Me on This is a reissue for Crusie, but since I didn't get a chance to read it the first time around I was glad for the chance now. I've been a fan of Crusie since reading Welcome to Temptation, which has since become a favorite. I've found many of her most recent efforts--mostly collaborations with another author--disappointing, however. Trust Me on This is a return to classic Crusie. The author herself calls it a "screwball comedy" and it is, with misunderstandings gallore and a plethora ...more
This is a nice little screwball comedy. It’s light and fluffy. It’s the easy read I enjoy between more substantial genres. I knew starting this book I wasn’t looking for anything too deep.
Jennifer Crusie has a definite and recognizable style. Even her books written for Bantam, like this one, carry her discernible stamp. She creates extremely likeable, approachable, sexy male leads. Alec Prentice is just too cute for words, and honourable too. I mean despite the wit, the banter there's always re
Romance. Two con artists, three English professors, two government agents, and a journalist walk into a hotel bar. This is another of Crusie's older books, repackaged and republished. The setup is super clunky, but once everyone's in the same place the book just zips along. The banter is great; all the making out is great; but the sex is not so great, and was in fact so unappealing I actually skimmed it. I liked the romance between the two thirty-somethings. They had chemistry and treated each o ...more
Shannon Stacey
This book was mad fun! Great dialogue and banter, with a zany plot in which nobody is who everybody else thinks they are. I would have given it five stars, because it was incredibly entertaining, but the two romantic arcs were very rushed. I didn't mind it in the secondary romance because they were older and they'd been around the block, so just reaching out and grabbing some happiness worked for me. But the primary romance didn't really develop. It just suddenly...was. But, overall, it was a fu ...more
Joey the J in R.J. Spindle
Chapter 1
A nice quick set up to a nice quick book. I didn't realize going into this book that the protagonists would be so ... old. I guess early to mid fifties is not all that old, but it is older than is usual in these kinds of stories. I feel like that is only going to heighten the effects. Crusie is so good at what she does.

Chapter 2
The gears are in motion. The traps have all been set. Now for the first ball to drop, and I think that is going to start happening on the next page. It has to. T
I wanted so bad to love this book from the start....I actually didn't love it until the middle. I love Ms. Crusie's writing (as evidenced by the amount of her books I have read) and usually it grabs me from the start so much so that I can not put it down. I reread the rerelease of this book and could tell that it was one of her first books. Good but not the awesome and instantly engaging storyline and characters that I am used to. Still a great fluff book!!
Well, this was much better than yesterday's Crusie installment (What the Lady Wants). There was a little more wit, a little more character development, a slightly better integrated plot, and a secondary pairing involving an older woman/younger man. That said, no one should ever, ever use the phrase "kicked off the slam" to describe a particular part of the sex act. Oh my god, Crusie, what?
Heidi Hart
I was (am) home sick and wanted something to read that wouldn't take a whole lot of focus or mental energy, so when I found this on my Kindle, I thought it would fit the bill perfectly. I thought I had read all of Jennifer Crusie's back catalogue, but if I'd ever read this before, I didn't remember it at all. It's nowhere near her best work, but it was a quick read and entertaining enough. It's a mistaken-identity story: Alec is at a conference to catch a con man, and Dennie, a journalist, is th ...more
Funny and simple story of mistaken identity. He thinks she is a swindler, she thinks he is a air head Clark Kent look a like. There is some funny banter between H and h that did make me laugh out loud, but the story was corny, too clean and nothing new.
Petie McCarty
This may be an older Crusie novel, but it is a fabulous read, and I would have given it eight stars, but Goodreads refuses to go past five. This is truly a laugh-out-loud screwball comedy whose characters will stay with you long after the story ends.

True to form, Ms. Crusie provides the greatest line I've read in a romance novel thus far: "He ran down six flights of stairs because the elevators had stopped on somebody else's floor, somebody who didn't have the rest of his life waiting for him i
Light and frothy and I totally enjoyed it. Don't look for depth or believability. Look for some great dialog and screwball comedy. Think zany but clever romantic comedy movie.
I have no idea what possessed me to pick this book off the library shelf! Maybe I need to take a break from all the murder stories that I generally gravitate towards, and go for a real story.

However, I did not know that this was going to be another formulaic romance novel.
You know the kind.
His hot breath on her cool shoulder.
The couples fall in love, get engaged and quit their jobs all over someone they met 48 hours earlier.
They all live happily ever after.

Fantasy, I think you call it.

Über die Autorin:
Bereits an der Universität beschäftigte Jennifer Crusie sich mit den vielfältigen Aspekten romantischer Literatur. Ihre erfolgreichen Bücher, von denen einige für den RITA Award nominiert und von dem Romantic Times Magazine ausgezeichnet wurden, begeistern durch eine gelungene Mischung aus Humor und Romantik

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Undercoveragent Alex Prentice denkt, Dennie Banks sei kriminell und ist ihr deswegen auf den Fersen. Zwar ist Dennie sehr sexy und überaus hübsch, aber dennoch:
Teresa Sporrer
Es sollen vier fabelhafte Tage auf einemUnterhaltunsliteraturkongress in einem schönen Hotel werden.
Die Journalistin Dennie Banks will unbedingt ein Interview mit der Autorin Janice Meredith ergattern, die jedoch weniger von der Idee begeistert ist. Aber es gibt ja noch Alec, dessen Tante ihr helfen könnte ...
Der Undercover-Agent Alec Prentice will hingegen den Immobilienbetrüger Brian Bond aufspüren, der, so glaubt Alec, sicher mit der hübschen Brünetten Dennie zusammen arbeitet.
Und somit nimmt
Michelle Cristiani
Nice madcap. Not Crusie's best, but a lot of mistaken-identity romp that would make a good 40's movie. And yet again, my library book cover looked a lot more benign than this Harlequin-esque one I see here on Goodreads. It bugs me that a perfectly normal book that would probably net millions as a romantic comedy film gets thrown into the category of 'only for women who want to read a half-decent book about a hot guy.' As I know Jennifer Crusie campaigns for romances to get more literary respect, ...more
Mary Wyman
Jennifer Crusie is an awesome and brilliant writer. I love how the characters used sarcasm in their talks and how funny it was to hear. The one thing I do like about the book that changed was the cover. The one with Dennie and Alec on the cover doesn't say "humor" or "happy smiles even in trouble" to me. The one with the Yorkie and suitcase on the cover I do like because that one says "humor" and "happy even in trouble smiles". That's my personal opinion on the cover. But overall, the book was e ...more
For as much as the storyline can be simple, ordinary or some could say even vapid, i truly enjoyed this book. It is funny, witty, and just a pleasant lovely read!
The way Jennifer Crusie tells her novels has something special, something that can grab your attention and take your mind someplace else even with some simple plot and wording.
And this is the power of writing, that one extra quality that not all authors have and that can make a reading a bliss.
Thank you for writing your books Mrs Crusi
Reporter Dennie Banks is attending a Literature Conference to get the scoop on a story that could change her career. Alec Prentice is at the same conference trying to catch a con man in the act of stealing innocent people's life savings. He believes Dennie is an accomplice and is trying to get close to her. Dennie needs to talk to Alec's Aunt Victoria, a key speaker at the conference, so she pretends to be interested in Alec. No one knows who to trust.

Older Jennifer Crusie story. My rating: 3.5
This book was enjoyable enough, but it felt like it was lacking something. There wasn't much of a plot; the characters weren't developed to their fullest extent; and the romance just wasn't totally believable. Falling in love with someone in three days? Sorry, but I don't buy it.

Also, I was super excited to see this was a story about a journalist and an FBI agent (I'm going to assume Alec is with the FBI, although that's never made clear.) I was expecting a little more excitement, but the plot w
Still more flu, one more Jennifer Crusie. I'm wondering if I'll run out of Jennifer Crusies before flu virus. (And I had my flu shot this year, Gosh darn it!)

More romance and humor and shenanigans in the - I imagine - mythical town of Riverbend. It's beginning to sound like the place to pick up guys.

However, Jenny really upset me in this one. It didn't have anything to do with the romance, the intrigue, the humor. No it had to do with her knowledge of classic monster movies.

You see, at one point
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Fluffy Fun

Determined reporter Dennie Banks is fired up to get her hooks on a story that will launch her from the society page and she thinks she has it when gossip about the impending divorce of a famed marriage advocate and feminist author drops in her lap. She uses some time away from her job to track down a lead and ends up in a hotel during a convention at which the author is speaking. Unfortunately, it's the same convention that federal agent and fraud specialist Alec Prentic
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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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