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Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie
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Jul 05, 2011

really liked it
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Read from May 19 to June 03, 2011

Yes, it all started with a one-night stand, or at least what was supposed to be a one-night stand. The physical relationship was easy enough for the couple to get addicted to, but the other part of the relationship – the important stuff – is figured out afterwards.

It’s watching a relationship develop backwards, or a car driving in reverse on the highway. And just as scary as it sounds, it is still eye-catching. Good luck looking away from that scene! Especially with the humor and strain exhibited between Charlie and Allie, not to mention Charlie’s character. Did I mention Charlie?

How can anyone not fall for a guy who defends a woman’s honor against the scathing words of her ex-boyfriend? Or a guy who is gentle enough to cradle a tiny puppy against his muscular shoulders? (I bet that image alone could make many women swoon). His skills in the bedroom don’t hurt his appeal, either. That’s Charlie, in a nut shell. Swooning, yet?

Allie’s character isn’t so bad herself. I cannot help admiring how she is comfortable with her own “soft” figure. I especially love how Charlie appreciates a full-bodied women, too (sorry, digressing back to Charlie, again). I was a tad bothered with Allie’s initial intention to use Charlie to get over her own problems. Then again, without this act, Allie wouldn’t have created the conflict – falling for Charlie – and we wouldn’t have an incredibly fun book to read.

My only complaint is when the book got a bit didactic at the closing, with the whole drug legalization subject. But, I can overlook that point when I think of the smiles, blushing, and laughter I had through the rest of the story.

So, would I recommend this swooning, tender, steaming, and funny novel? Do you really have to ask?

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Victoria Yay! Jennifer Crusie!

Amelia You gotta love her. I was laughing in the first chapter!

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