Bet Me represents my first foray into the world of contemporary romance. You can buy the book with these links. Min, of course, overhears the bet, though unfortunately not Cal turning it down. Misunderstandings, mayhem and chicken masalas ensue. A couple of reviews back I kind of laid into Dragon Actually for not taking its fun seriously enough.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. Even if she does wear great shoes and keeps him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, th Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet.
When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon, they're dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all—true love. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages.
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To ask other readers questions about Bet Me , please sign up. Is this worth giving a read? This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [whats the important story of bet me? Laura To learn to love yourself for who you are and how you are wired, not for anyone else's expectations or approval.
See all 3 questions about Bet Me…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Bet Me. Jul 20, D. The heroine of this book ate Chicken Marsala in two different restaurants, twice for takeout, at a wedding, at a dinner with her friends and cooked it 4 times with different levels of success.
I enjoyed the first part of the book — the humor was not over the top and the plot was wacky but not creepy. Did my Mother stop completely? He was so nice and thoughtful that women fell in love with him in droves and when he realized they were more serious than him, he would break up with them.
The bastard! He made them fall in love! Because you know, women are little girls that cannot take responsibility for their own feelings and must get every man they want. Because I liked the humor, I was thinking that I should give this author another shot, but then I thought that for the first time ever, an author has put me off food. View all 40 comments. Aug 08, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: kindle , chick-lit , read-in Cute story, but I'm still not sold on Jennifer Cruise.
I've read this one and Welcome to Temptation , which are supposed to be her top two books and my feelings for both are overwhelmingly I know she's supposed to be one of the queens of Chick-lit, so this leads me to believe that Chick-lit will never be my jam. Which is fine. Min is chubby. And Min is always gonna be chubby. She doesn't magically lose the weight then find her prince charming. And prince charming Cal isn't one of those guys who already knows he likes the curvy ladies.
It isn't until he talks to her that he realizes he finds her interesting and sexy. The problem is, he's taking a break from women. But Min is different. And she's worked her way under his skin The back and forth between these two was really cute and sweet. And I enjoyed the fact that she wasn't thin. One thing I thought was maybe a little odd were all the food references.
I didn't find the find the scene where he tied her up and fed her donuts all that sexy, to be honest. Also, how many times can you eat chicken Marsala before you get thoroughly sick of it? Branch out and try something new, girl! I blew through it in a couple of days and don't regret it one bit. Chick-lit may not rock my world, but I certainly don't feel like it's a waste of my time. View all 27 comments. Shelves: love-you-forever-and-ever.
A fabulously written book with plenty of heart and soul, low on the drama and high on the humour, 'Bet me' is a book that all romance lovers should have on their 'I need to read' shelves.
My book heart was crying out for a chic-lit fix, so with a few recommendations for this book under my belt I decided to forge ahead and reconnect with my first love of reading style. This author did not disappoint 'Bet me' was a gorgeously funny and romantic escape and i'm left with a huge smile on my face. What's it all about Minerva 'Min' Dobbs is a slightly cynical, witty and suspicious thirty something who has found herself dumped by a man who she barely liked let alone loved.
Trouble is Min has an impending wedding to attend as her sisters bridesmaid, throw in the need for a date, two hilariously entertaining best friends, an overbearing mother and a dress that doesn't fit and Min finds herself looking for a replacement man to fill the dateless gap.
Min is well aware that there is no such thing as a prince charming to deliver her own happily-ever-after especially one who asks her on a date to win a bet. Calvin 'Cal' Morrisey is ridiculously handsome and successful, this charmer is not looking for a long term commitment especially with the girl who fails to fall for his boyishly good charms, so the two meet through a dubious bet and fall straight into drama, chaos and the possibility of love, 'Bet me' is the wonderful story of Cal and Min Can opposites really attract?
What did I love? Spectacularly well written, witty and full of humour this story is chic-lit at its finest. The book was so random it was amusing, I could not get enough of this loveable story that I devoured in just one sitting. Lately I have found myself so overrun with dramatic books that 'Bet me' was a complete breath of chic-lit air.
I loved both the hero and heroine in this story, I fell in love with Min, she was sassy and vulnerable and I loved her quirky, goofy sense of humour even with her self doubt she was always likeable a great leading lady for the delectable Cal, this hero was outstanding he was sweet and sexy and all things book yummy, I was more than pleased to meet this duo. The book has Great supporting characters and so many point of views in the book I lost count, just know this; it worked and I loved getting snippets of 'life' from all the characters.
The dialogue between the characters is nothing short of amazing, it is so fast paced and entertaining I was in awe at my reading experience. There was nothing that I didn't love about this story and I'm rushing now to read other books by this talented author. Amazing intro, juicy in between bits and a deliciously scrumptious ending, I am officially in book love. Final thoughts Jennifer Crusie is obviously an established author, her writing style is flawless and this book had me swooning and laughing in equal measure.
What more can I say? If you are a fan of a romance with more laughs than your local comedy club, then don't hang around, go grab it readers View all 87 comments.
REVIEW: Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Bet Me is a contemporary romance novel written by Jennifer Crusie. Crusie had never explored that genre, and she was convinced she would find it difficult to wade through that types of books. To her surprise, she discovered that she enjoyed the genre, so much so that she became a literary critic for the genre and began writing romance novels herself. She finished her initial draft of Bet Me in There was no interest from the publishing industry, and Crusie put the manuscript aside. Martin's Press to release longer single-title novels. The book was released February 10,
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. Even if she does wear great shoes and keeps him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. Including the biggest gamble of all—true love.