Crazy For You
Quinn McKenzie has always lived what she calls a "beige" life. She has a good job as a high school art teacher, and she's surrounded by family and friends who rely on her. She's dating Bill, coach of the championship high school football and bas...more
The stupid sheriff cares all of a sudden and followed Nick, but didn't do much to help besides arrest Bill after the fact.
In a sort of epilogue, the drive-in opens. Bobby loses his job because Greta was on the committee choosing a new principal. </spoiler>(less) (hide spoiler)]
La historia transcurre en la pequeña localidad de Tibbett (Ohio), donde todo ...more
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 ...more
This one is so difficult for me to review! It did, in fact, make me a little crazy while listening to it. I've read/listened to a lot of Crusie lately, and I don't think that this is one that will stick in my mind for any time - at least I hope not.
What I liked:
-Scant little. But let's be clear, I did not HATE this book. It was Crusie's usual humor and pacing. If you like her stuff, then don't skip this one on my account.
-The love story was there, the awkward circumstances ...more
Quinn has been living with Bill the Dudley Do-Right, Viking looking, successful football coach. She finds a dog she wants to keep, he say no. She moves out. Nick (her ex BIL, best friend and secret crush) helps her. From here on out it continues in the cutesy light-hearted contemporary rom-com ...more
No sé si me gusta mucho eso.
Lo que me gustó es que los personajes son gente normal (maestros, peluqueras, mecánicos). Nada de millonarios, ejecutivos ni chicos malos, ni vírgenes multiorgásmicas.
Los conflictos me parecieron originales y me llegaron:
-las relaciones de parejas basadas en la comodidad y la costumbre, no en la pasión
-la rutina que vie ...more
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 ...more
It starts with a dog that she rescues and wants to keep, which leads to her breaking up with her boyfriend who'd been railroading over her while she let him, and the changes have a ripple effect on her closest friends and family.
Free from the constraints she'd put on herself for years, she realizes she has the hots for Nick, her best friend who was married to her sister once upon a ti ...more
Primer libro que leo de esta autora y la verdad es que me ha gustado aunque quizás esperaba algo más. Lo negativo creo que se lo lleva la parte d ...more
It is the execution ...more
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 ...more
Desde el principio se puede ver que Quinn y Nick son el uno para el otro, y los únicos que no se dan cuenta son ellos. Y Katie es la pequeña perrita pulgosa en medio de todo que logra que Quinn se de cuenta de lo que realmente puede hacerla feliz en la vida y que luche por ello.
Lean esta historia, tienen de todo. Amor, risas, drama, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.
“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.”