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Be Mine: Sizzle\Too Fast to Fall\Alone With You

(Jackson Hole #1.1 (Too Fast to Fall))

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Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie 
Business takes a backseat when successful ad executive Emily Tate meets Richard Parker. He's an accountant who's been sent to keep her in line and under budget in her ad campaign for a sensual new perfume called Sizzle. And if Emily's not careful, she could well melt in Richard's hands. 

Too Fast to Fall by Victoria Dahl
For Jenny Stone, driving is
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2013)
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Exina
Be Mine is a contemporary romance collection, it contains three short stories. First of all, Victoria Dahl’s story, Too Fast To Fall, is absolutely worth reading!

Too Fast To Fall by Victoria Dahl

5 stars out of 5

It was just perfect! I absolutely loved it! Given a not-too-complicated, everyday situation, an endearing couple, some trouble, some misunderstanding, some uncertainty, great chemistry, the finest not love, but attraction confession without saying those certain three little words, and an
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Alp
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5/5


**This review is only for Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie

Funny and sexy.

This wasn't what I expected, especially from this author. Even so, it was enjoyable enough. Plus Richard and Emily's sexy times were sooooooo hot! *fans self*

I adored Richard. He came across as a combination of sexiness, sweetness, and cluelessness. He fell head over heels in love with Emily and that was so cute. However, his biggest flaw was that he never listened to Emily when she seriously wanted him to. Not that he i
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Anita
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Sizzle by Jennifer Cruise - 5 stars
I miss Jennifer Cruise. I want a new book really bad, but this oldie is really funny and so hot is really does Sizzle.

Emily Tate is a marketing director for a perfume company. her last campaign went over budget, even though it made millions for the company. Richard Parker is a budget czar who has be hired to oversee all projects. Emily is not happy. This numbers geek just doesn't listen! But, boy or boy, is he hot.

Too Fast to Fall by Victoria Dahl - 4 stars
This
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Desere
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Three of the most awesome and intensely written stories of romance of all time, nicely packaged into one read.

All three the stories in this book were hot, hot, hot. And filed with romance, passion, intrigue and the perfect elements for Valentines!

In the first book Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie I was entertained with fun, witty and sassy one liners and I really laughed out loud at the scenarios the characters ended up in. The story was about Emily and Richard, he needs to control her and control her
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Meagan
Review part one: Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie

I am a devoted fan of Jennifer Crusie, and a long-time romance reader. And I have to be honest, if I weren't aware of what Crusie is capable of, I would write this story off. It's got two pretty big problems, and since I'm used to the cliches of romanceland I probably could have rolled with one. But having both left me ... disappointed. Cliche/problem #1 - The Asshat Hero. This hero didn't listen to a word the heroine said. Not one. Not even after she po
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Christine
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Sizzle- 1 star
There's nothing that quite ruins a story like when two characters meet and only moments later are talking love and marriage. I don't understand why some authors find a relationship so boresome that they have to skip it and promise readers a lifetime comittment right off the bat.

As for the characters, I found the heroine to be difficult and annoying. She wasn't bossy - she was a raving lunatic with zero regard for direction. We're supposed to believe that everything she ever does j
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Karen
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
The three stars is an average, because the collection was a bit of a mixed bag. I'd really looked forward to reading new stories by Jennifer Crusie and Victoria Dahl (I'd never read anything of Shannon Stacey's before), but I was in for partial disappointment. The Jennifer Crusie offering turned out to be old enough to vote (the title page reverse says it's copyrighted 1994), and it read like it. It was HORRIBLY dated (VCRs? big hair? please), and despite headlining a Valentine's Day anthology, ...more
Monica
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
The first story was a DNF for me. The 'love bomb' was dropped at a weird moment with no build up and it was just not right. After that, I was done. The other two stories were perfect though so I decided to ignore this one before I moved to the other two as far as my rating goes.

Victoria Dahl's story is set in her new town, complete with a saloon and sexy cowboys. I loved this story, it was perfect, cute, not too over the top, and had a small valentine's theme which was adorable.

Shannon Stacey's
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Maria
Oh man....
I was hoping to read some good romantic novellas and I knew that Cruisie in the past had given me just that so I took a chance because I've been curious about Dahl but this... eh.

Crusie's "Sizzle" was a flop. I couldn't get into it as I found both characters to be irritating in different ways; Richard by being autocratic and demanding while Emily was hostile and came across as self-centered but what really annoyed me was that these two, with these traits supposedly fell into instalust
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Ana
Jul 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
I usually like everything Jennifer Crusie writes and I've recently gotten into Shannon Stacey but I agonized through this book of short stories. The Crusie story was too of its time which was about 10 years ago and just didn't age well. Or maybe I didn't age well. It was about an ad exec and a perfume campagin and its a world I'm a little too familiar with. I now know how cops feel reading mystery stories. "That would never happen in a real pitch meeting!" I kept yelling at the book the same way ...more
Keri
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

JC's story was pretty funny in places with her and her secretary going back and forth. But when it came to the H/H, frankly I didn't like either one of them and had a hard time staying with the story.

VC's story was better and very hot. Jenny and Nate rocked the smexy times. I also appreciated that we didn't have an ILY at the end. The story was too short for that, but there was plenty of you give me lots of explosive o's and we must continue delving into this. :-)
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Shelly
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I wasn't sure about this anthology, especially after the first story by Jennifer Crusie. But the last two stories more than made up for it! I liked the characters and plots in both. The Crusie story was by far the weakest of the three. It was written about 20 years before the other two, and you could tell. Even for an anthology story it moved way too fast. The characters were also really unlikable. ...more
Amanda
I'd give Jennifer Crusie's book 1star. Ms Dahls book 1 star. And Ms Stacy's book 4 stars. The first two were just BAD. ...more
Susan
SIZZLE by Jennifer Crusie

Business takes a backseat when successful ad executive Emily Tate meets Richard Parker. He's an accountant who's been sent to keep her in line and under budget in her ad campaign for a sensual new perfume called Sizzle. And if Emily's not careful, she could well melt in Richard's hands.

Emily is an ad exec who is very good at what she does, but she does have problems keeping within a budget. The company assigns accountant Richard Parker to keep her under control. Emily ca
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Amber Taylor
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Jennifer Cruise Sizzle is disgusting, he literally raped her, this was a sick book where a man continually ignored what a woman said, "no, stop, I don't want" in several scenes and each time so was ignored, 1 time she was in pain and was ignored, the next she was saying she couldn't have sex and was ignored.

this is even worse is each time she just "let it go" so we are teaching women now to "oh it's okay" to be hurt, raped or ignored even on small issues...just let it go. Shannon stacey book was
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Dekaydreader
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Sizzle didn't much; a shame, since I usually like Jennifer Crusie. I've read this before, but wanted to have another look at one of Dahl's contemporary stories, and this was available at the library. Novella vs. full novel isn't always a fair evaluation of an author, in fact usually not; so many authors shine at one and stink at the other. At any rate, Sizzle rates maybe 1.5 stars as I find the basic premise unacceptable, or at least unpalatable. Other two stories I give 3.5 - 4 stars. Fun overa ...more
Goya
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sizzle: Richard sure lived up to his nickname...Dick. But in true Crusie fashion, she made me like the story. Jane was a riot! Sort of wish we had her own book.

Too fast to fall: Liked it a lot, but Nate’s after sex small talk could use some help.

Alone with you: First book i’ve read by Shannon Stacey, and I will have to check her others out! Wish this could have been a full novel.
Raquell Cronin
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved reading these 3 mini stories. Only thing I disliked is that there were a lot of typos in each story, including messing up the main characters name in 2 of the stories. I normally can skip over typos but renaming your main character is a big one for me.
Teri-K
Mar 24, 2020 marked it as dnf
Shelves: duds
Three novellas.

Sizzle, by Cruisie was a total flop. I enjoy some of her lively, funny romances. This one tried to be erotica. The MCs were confusing and inconsistent and the situations were frankly dumb. ot a success.
Valerie
Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Sizzle - 2 stars maybe if I'm being generous. wasn't believable in any way shape or form. multiple instances of a partner saying "no" or "Stop" and it being ignored. Not romantic.
Too Fast To Fall - cute!
Alone With You - awwwww, loved it!
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Skyler Donaldson
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
2/5... if even.
Combined this book wasn't the worst thing I've ever read but it certainly wasn't something I would ever recommend to anyone, ever. I am going to take in to consideration that each author was only allotted a little near a hundred pages so a fully fleshed out story couldn't happen. Now with that in my mind I have to say, I am and not disappointed with this book as a whole. Which is a shame considering I do rather enjoy all of the authors involved. It was too rushed and not enough pa
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Kristen
Jan 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018-reads
Someone recommended this one to me because it was a cute, quick read. I didn’t really enjoy the little bit of it that I did end up reading. I didn’t quite get through the first story...
Stacey Elder
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Jennifer as always, but some of the stories felt a little rushed, though I’m sure that that had something to do with the condensed version of them.
Jaime Moynihan Baum
Short novels, fun read. Not the best but kept my interest.
Holly Matejka Matisak
Jan 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Sizzled me out of reading the rest. Horrible story.
CJ Dennis
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Rom-Com! Definitely rated x hot and very enjoyable!
Katie
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it
The three books went in order from best to worst. Sizzle was hot, but Alone with You lacked what I thought was chemistry.
Emily N.
Apr 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I read this mainly for Victoria Dahl and I'm glad to say that I enjoyed Too Fast to Fall. I was also pleasantly surprised by the other two stories as well! ...more
Megan Mcallister
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Only read first novella.
Kelly
Sep 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
The book has 3 novellas by 3 different authors. I enjoy all the authors in this book. Even so, I chose to check it out from the library due to the story Sizzle being one the author receives no royalties on and would rather have not seen reprinted. This is a case of the publisher trying to and probably successfully cashing in on an author's name. That said, I feel sort of sorry for the other two authors as well because they are newer published authors and can gain good exposure from the book. The ...more
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