Anyone But You Author:Jennifer Crusie THE LAST THING NINA NEEDED WAS FRED — She was beginning life fresh -- new job, new apartment. No husband. All she wanted was a puppy. A happy, perky puppy. — Instead she got Fred. Part basset, part beagle, part manic-depressive. — She loved Fred. Everything was great. Well, her best friend went thro... more »ugh men like tissues and somehow Nina had to single-handedly save the company she worked for, but her life was great. Until Fred brought home Alex Moore -- poster boy for lonely women. NO, NO, NO she yelled at her hormones and her heart. Anyone but Alex.