Linc Blaise has himself in a bind. When he interviewed for a job at a small conservative university, he lied when he told them that he was engaged. Now they've asked him to present a paper at the university...and bring his fiancee. It seemed impossible to come up with a bride-to-be on short notice, until he noticed his neighbor, Daisy Flattery, charming her way out of a sticky situation. Daisy agrees to make over her flamboyant self into a quiet conservative fiancee for a couple of days. But soon the couple of days turns into a marriage of convenience for Linc and Daisy.
Cute romantic comedy with two likable characters. I didn't want to sit this book down and finished it in a couple of hours. Anyone who likes Crusie's humor will enjoy this book. My score: 4.5 Stars.
This is one of Jennifer Crusie's earlier books. It was a fun read, and I really enjoyed it!!!
Lincoln is a total stick-in-the-mud and seriously OCD. Daisy is a flighty artist who furnishes her place from thrift shops and garage sales. They couldn't be more different if they tried but I guess opposites do attract as once Linc started talking to Daisy he couldn't stop. Of course, Lincoln had nothing go to say about Daisy until he needed her help to get a job. Then his tune changed real fast as she just grew on him.
Linc is an ass but by the end of the book, I found that I liked him because he changed just for Daisy. It's always fun to watch a man fall in love against his will.
This is a typical Jennifer Crusie story. If you like her writing style, they you will like this one too.
This Is A Good Read But It's Short
Typical Crusie - nothing surprising - I would classify as a chic lit, cozy read. Not one of her best - but typical.
I enjoyed this book and it was good for light weekend reading, but it was not my favorite book by Jennifer Crusie. I appreciate that she was going for straightforward romance, but it felt like only the main character (Daisy) was even remotely fleshed out in any way -- everyone else was a caricature or a non-entity to me. It's still a fun quick read and if you're a fan of Crusie's work you'll recognize her sense of humor.
This is the first book I've read by this author. It was a cute story about how opposites attract. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
I adore Crusie; her books are fantastic. However this one seemed rather early in her career or something. Although enjoyable, not her stellar work.
Great book! Fun, quick read!
I had a lot of fun with this book- I found the characters much more sympathetic than the ones in Crusie's very, very similar Strange Bedfellows, and I liked the enjoyable-but-realistic way that the characters were able to grow (plenty of compromises, false starts, and- after sticking with each other in spite of their plans and doubts- a happy ending).
Typical Crusie fare. Light, fun and entertaining. Very good narration by Susan Boyce.
When an uptight college professor needs a fake fiancee to impress a hiring board, he talks his wacky neighbor into taking the job. And of course, Complications Ensue. The plot has been done before, but Crusie's light hand and fun characters make it an enjoyable read anyway.
Vintage Crusie. Loved the hunor and the characters.
A lightweight, silly book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Jennifer Crusie is a favorite of mine when I'm in need of something fun and fast to read. Will be looking for another Crusie book soon.
This one started out a bit slow, and I had some difficulty connecting to the characters at first, but I found myself really routing for Daisy towards the end, even with all her eccentricities! It sure took the hero a while to "wake up", but over-all a cute read.
Not her usual steamy style of writing, but this book was a refreshing change and I really liked it. Predictable, but fun to read. A quick read as well.