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Getting Rid of Bradley (Jennifer Crusie Bundle)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  12,564 Ratings  ·  667 Reviews
High school physics teacher Lucy Savage is finally getting rid of Bradley—and his hideous green recliner. In fact, her front lawn is littered with her cheating ex-husband’s belongings. Because despite standing her up in divorce court, Bradley is out of her life for good. Or so she thinks.

When her sister takes her to lunch to celebrate Lucy’s single status, all their talk o
Audio CD, 248 pages
Published October 30th 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 1994)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
Funny,entertaining and fast paced Getting rid of Bradley is an ideal weekend read,that reminds you that its ok,to not always be logical in life.

Even though the plot dragged a bit in the beginning,I' 0m glad it found its way and picked up halfway before finally ending with a 'BANG'.

Lucy and Zack,damn those two are just too adorable together. ♥ But to be honest I adored Zack best !
I loved the way he just embraced the fact he was in love instead of making it angsty for both of them.

I had a hard time getting into this one. It seemed to drag and the green moss colored hair on Lucy?? Loved her dogs!!
It was funny and I really loved Zack. Not a favorite of mine by JC.
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
When I woke up this morning, I was in the mood for something fun...and funny. So I picked up "Getting Rid of Bradley" by Jennifer Crusie. Originally published as a Harlequin Blaze in 1994, this story is one of her earlier ones. But is one of her funniest in my opinion.

Poor Lucy isn't having a good year. Her ex couldn't even be bothered to show up for the divorce, she beats up a mugger only to find out he's a cop, her efforts to change her life via hair dye have resulted in a strange, moss-green
Nicola Marsh
Jul 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have most Crusie books firmly on my keeper shelf, but it has been far too long since I've read them.

This is an oldie re-released and I loved it. Stayed up till 1am because I couldn't put it down.

Absolutely adore her unique voice, which makes any plot believable and fun.

Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ by: Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Shelves: chick-lit
⭐⭐⭐ 3.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐

On my way to conquer all Jennifer Crusie's books!
I've been recommended the great Bet Me the other day and I am slowly making my way up through Ms Crusie's books.

I really liked this one, I enjoyed the banter, the secondary characters, the comic situations...

The heroine, Lucy is a complete freak, a nut, a nerd, she acted pretty stupid at some times but maybe I overlooked it because of her relationship with her stubborn and sexy as hell cop, Zach.

I loved the whole hair obsession/
Jacob Proffitt
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, steamy
This was a 3.5 stars generously rounded for... reasons...

An early Crusie (an author note at the beginning says it's her second), her skill is already in good form. Zack was a bit standard romantic hero material with a bit of mid-life crisis thrown in to keep him interesting—a little bossy for my taste and with a few quirks I had a hard time getting over. The book is made with Lucy. She's just a fun character with her refusal to give in to the demands of others that skirted the edge of TSTL witho
Jane Stewart
Not bad, but not as good as the author's other books.

Something was repetitive and a little boring about the conversations during the first third of the book. This was one of the author's first books and it wasn't as good as her later books. I was annoyed that Lucy kept saying she didn't believe she was being shot at and that she was in danger, even though a bullet hit her cheek, and a bomb went off in her car. She went out for a jog and to a beauty parlor when she should have stayed home where s
Lavender Brooke
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I have read most of Jennifer Cruisie's books but this is definitely my favourites. I adore the relationship between Lucy and Zack - they made such a sweet and funny couple.

This is the sort of book that you can curl up with and easily finish in an afternoon. Pick a drizzly day, make a cup of coffee (or tea - do feel free to improvise), snuggle up on the sofa and lose yourself in the lovely world of Getting Rid Of Bradley.
I have so much love for this book. It's been a favorite of mine for at least 15 years, and I still love reading it. It never grows old and I never tire of revisiting it. :-)

I don't know how many times I've read this book - and I can't remember when I bought it - but I always laugh and cry in the same places and at the same lines. :-) I last read it in January or February (February 16ish?) of 2015. I'm finally reviewing it after my umpteenth reading on March 26, 2016. I'll share a few of the line
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this was pure joy. And to think I was almost ready to throw in the towel over romance. I'm glad I gave the genre another chance.

Lucy Savage finds her life threatened when her ex-husband Bradley is involved in an embezzlement case. Luckily for her, the rough but competent cop Zack Warren steps up the plate to protect her. As expected from a romance novel, the physical attraction is instantaneous, but what's remarkable about it is that the characters willfully fight against it and keep the
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humorous, i-reviewed
I've read a few Jennifer Crusie books and consider myself a fan, however this book I found disappointing. My caveat is, it's my understanding that this is one of her earlier books, one written before she had perfected her craft to the level it is now. That being said, this book was so disappointing I almost put it down.

The problem? Well while it did have some humurous moments, Lucy was so stupid she was almost unendurable. She seemed to have no logic, Crusie, tried to put the reader inside of L
You know one thing I've noticed that the books by this author are really unconventional yet funny and romantic and this one was no less, we have a cop hero who is kind of down and thinks he is getting older and getting married is death, then he meets the just divorced heroine who actually clobbers him thinking he is a mugger.

The heroine is a teacher who got married because she felt it was time and when she saw her husband with another woman, threw him out in part due to her sister and now has dy
Jul 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There was literally nothing about this that I liked. I finished only because it got picked for me and I forced myself to, but really, it was a struggle. It has to be one of those "it's not you, it's me" books though, since everyone else on my GR list has given this at least 4 stars.

And I'm just sitting here, stupidly blinking and looking around wondering what I missed. Or if I even read the same book.

I feel like I lucked out with Bet Me being the first Jennifer Crusie that I ever read all those
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun book by Jennifer Crusie!

In this book we have Lucy - a gal who is trying to turn her life around but somehow everything just explodes on her. She goes to court to divorce her hubby (That would be Bradley) and he doesn't even bother to show. She decides she needs to color her hair to make herself feel better and it turns out green. Oh - and someone is trying to kill her. Yeah. Not a great week for out poor Lucy. Lucky for her Zack the yummy cop is there to protect her!
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Really enjoyed this. It's light. It's fluff. And it is funny as could be. The book doesn't take itself too seriously and is good for a bunch of laughs to boot. Not as steamy as I normally like but it makes up for it in many other ways.
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get into it, but in the end I liked it quite a bit. A fun, fluffy, light read.

3.5 stars.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Romance is not my genre...never has been. I had to read a romance novel to fulfill a reading challenge at my library. So, I will not critique this book since it is truly the first romance book I have ever read. I will say that Jennifer Crusie can be quite funny at times. Whew, so glad I can check the romance category off my list.
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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I love reading these older books by Jennifer Crusie because I can read them in a day. Of course that means I don't accomplish anything else on my days off, but I enjoy the time I spend with her stories.

This one is about a teacher, Lucy, and a cop, Zack, who fall in love. The plot is convoluted and was so ridiculous it reminded me of an episode of the Hawaii Five-0 remake (which I like a lot, but that show is ridiculous most of the time). It involves Lucy's ex-husband and embezzlement and jealous
The beginning of the book had me thinking this was going to be a zany story. There was a lot of screwball humor.
Crusie seems to be setting up a great story with two characters that seem different from anything I have read before.
Love how Lucy keeps saying "sorry I beat you up" and Zach keeps getting more and more exasperated saying "you did not beat me up, besides I wasn't defending myself because I didn't want to hurt you". Oh by the way Zach is very macho, alpha but with a sensitive side (i
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
School teacher divorces her husband, and promptly gets shot at and dragged into his embezzlement case, except she also lands herself a cop for protection.

Not feeling it. The whole thing felt rushed and phoned in, but more to the point, this is one of those romances where all two people have to do is meet. Everything else just happens. I realize this is, like 80% of the romance genre, but I was just not in the mood for a story about how all you need to do to achieve lifelong romantic happiness is
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary Romance Fun read!

A very funny romance with a likeable heroine, an adorable hero and three loveable dogs. In fact, if you like dogs, you will love this book.

The only thing I don't like about it is the cover, it's so horrible I switched editions for my review. Whoever did the cover art on the version I read obviously never read the book, because that doesn't represent Lucy or the upbeat feel of the novel.

The book contains one bad word and a couple of intimate scenes.
This is one of Crusie's earlier novels, and it shows in both her plotting, and in early versions of characters and ideas that she'd go on to rework in her later novels. It's probably one of her best early novels, though, and a good, frothy read for a slow night at work. The heroine and hero have a great meet-cute, Crusie is very good at using repetition for comedic effect, and I think she does a better job of balancing the cute romance and the mystery side of things than in Crazy for You.
❂ Jennifer
Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
For the book form of a sitcom you just can't go wrong with Jennifer Crusie. This book is a lot of fun, full of witty dialogue, madcap action and a bit of romance and sex. Ms. Crusie writes wildly entertaining stories that are always good for making me smile.

Full review:
Probably 4.5ish, but JUST SO MUCH FUN. It had me laughing out in places (THE DOG JOKE!!!).

The relationship was super-fast, but in a believable way. (Well. In a believable way within the world.)

I found the beginning a little rough, but, overall, just really enjoyable.
This was just a ton of fun. All the characters were amazing, even the supporting ones. It was funny, it kept me on the edge of my seat, the sex was hot and meaningful, the romance was awesome, really, such a good read.
Jan 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Crusie fans
Getting Rid of Bradley is one of Crusie's typical, screwball comedies with romance, suspense, green hair and a thug in a leather jacket. Not my favorite Crusie, but it is a fairly short book and definitely worth looking at.
May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the dogs, and the dog jokes.
I didn't feel like the characterizations were as strong in this one, as compared with some of Crusie's other books (although the dogs were great, natch). The lead-up to the protagonists' great romance was rushed for one, and while Lucy more than proved her ability to take care of herself, Zack's protectiveness verged on paternalistic and it didn't really make sense with the person we'd been told that he was before the book started. Humorous as usual for Crusie, but not one of my favorites so far ...more
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A spur-of-the-moment, wonderfully illogical, perfectly heart-warming novel. Also, the perfect rainy-day book.
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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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