In January 2006 I was introduced to Jennifer Crusie by a friend who lent me Bet Me. I read it in 1 sitting and have read it numerous times since. I haIn January 2006 I was introduced to Jennifer Crusie by a friend who lent me Bet Me. I read it in 1 sitting and have read it numerous times since. I have pretty much read everything by Jennifer Crusie with Bet Me and Welcome to Temptation at the top of my favourites. I have been disappointed in the last 2.5 books by her that I’ve read and didn’t have very high expectations going into this book. Maybe This Time has joined Bet Me and WTT as my Crusie favourites.
This is what I call classic Crusie, funny, quirky over-the-top offbeat characters, friction between the heroine and hero, hot sex and music references of songs I haven’t heard in years, and good comfort food. I actually ended up making Banana Bread while listening to this. (And yes I used brown bananas. :-)) I borrowed this book via Overdrive and listened to this book, the reader was excellent.
Andie Miller has gone to see her ex-husband North Archer to give him back 10 years of Alimony cheques to get closure before she marries her new fiancé. North has been give guardianship of a distance deceased cousin’s children who have gone through 3 Nannies and needs someone to go and look after them. When Andie arrives she discovers that the house is haunted, the children are messed up, there’s a housekeeper that serves hot toddies laced with peppermint schnapps. Add in a couple of séances, a trio of ghosts, a parapsychologist, a shallow reporter, and North & Andie’s quirky family members you get a totally fun book.
I loved the opening line from JC in the acknowledgements. The book starts off with “This book takes place in 1992 because.”
This is a keeper book for me and the next time I make book purchases this should be on my “must buy” listit was a solid 4 stars for me....more