This book said it was Jennifer Crusie's first published book. What way to start!! I have read a couple of other books by her and this one didn't disappoint either. Very funny! I laughed out loud in parts. Very good book. Nice summer read.
A cute fast read. Better than the average "chick lit" romance, but maybe not quite as good as the author's best (IMHO Bet Me is the best Crusie).
I did find the heroine's unfortunate penchant for injuring her dates pretty funny. One ends up in a pool, another has a "heart incident", one has a problem with a horse, and another ends up over a cliff and covered in poison ivy. Finding a guy willing to brave dating Kate isn't going to be easy.
Find a Rich, Handsome and Successful Man
Kate Svenson may be a dynamite businesswoman - but after three failed engagements, she's decided she's hopeless at romance. What she needs is a Business Plan to help her find Mr. Right.
The Cabins resort is ripe with eligible bachelors, all rich and ambitious - just her type. But they're dropping like flies, and after fishing Kate's latest reject out of the swimming pool, Jake Templeton is convinced that Kate is nothing but trouble. Especially for him.
A man who's sworn off ambition and a woman hanging from the top of the corporate ladder don't have much in common. But in that unpredictable territory known as the heart, anything can happen...
This book is very funny. The main character cracked me up every time she would interact with the handy man or the situations she would get herself into while at the resort on her mancation. It's a cheesy feel good story with a happily ever after ending. It gets your mind off of real life. This book was my first by this author. I have purchased and read almost all of her books. I highly recommend anything by this author.
I hesitated to read this book because it was pink. Not just pink, but PINK! That, and the fact that the lead woman was an executive with her hair in a tight bun and who shows up to the Cabins in a silk suit just turns me off. But, she wasn't like Nora Roberts' executive characters' cold, but just had a slight air of superiority.
I loved how Kate and Jack were surprised by their feelings for one another; I loved how everyone else knew before them. My only real issue with her was that she wanted him to be more ambitious, and I don't like when people try to change others, especially potential mates.
I'll definitely pick up another Jennifer Crusie book in the future; this was cute and fun (especially with her other dates' disasters!)
edited to add: well, apparently I already have 4 of her books on my To Be Read list so I'm good to go!
A light predictable read but enjoyable nonetheless. Sometimes I like to read something that I don't have to give a lot of thought to and I want to read a book that just makes me feel good, Manhunting filled that need. We should all have a Jake in our lives at least once! LOL.
I found this to be a very delightfully funny and romantic story. I believe that the way the story was written it kept the characters interesting. There never was a dull moment in the story. I like funny, intense, romantic love stories, and this was all of that.
Kate Svenson is such a fun character to follow... her bad luck with men is extremely amusing. Even though Kate is in her 30's she really seems to "come of age" in her quest for satisfaction and a life-long relationship.
This is an early edition of one of Jennifer Crusie's first books. It's a fast read, and witty, and shows the promise of the future, when she'd writer deeper characters and even more sparkling dialogue.
Crusie's debut novel showed the sassy attitude, snappy dialogue, and sheer exuberance of her later chick-lit work. Her uptight career girl who goes trolling for the "perfect man" at a Kentucky golf resort doesn't end up the way she thought it would â¦ or does it?
Manhunting is an easy read, and a great, but predictable story. This was my first Jennifer Crusie (audio)book and I really enjoyed the way she told a story. She delivered a perfect amount of humor and tension. I also think that the reader of the audiobook did a great job. I look forward to more Jennifer Crusie books and audio books, if this is how all of her books are, I have found another author to snatch up their books.
A wonderful read by Jennifer Crusie. I enjoyed the book and liked reading something that had some cute laugh out loud moments. I was ready to read about her friend, Jessie's romance or even about the brother, Will. A great lighthearted read.
Her books are somewhat far-fetched but wonderful to listen to. They make me smile and laugh the whole way through. This is about a woman with a plan, and a man who is part of the plan but doesn't know it. Hope you smile and laugh through their trials as I have.
Kate Svenson knew exactly what she wanted in a man--he had to be tall, handsome, distinguished and, most of all, successful. So she went on a serious manhunting excursion at a singles resort, bound and determined to hunt down a Mr. Right or die in the attempt! There was the tall, handsome, distingueished groper whom she ended up pushing in the pool. There was the tall, handsome, distinguished snob whom she stabbed with a fork. And then there was Jake Templeton. Okay, Jake was tall, handsome and sexy as all get out. But he didn't have a distinguished or aggressive bone in his body and was content to laze about and enjoy life. He was exactly what she didn't want. Right!!
Kate Svenson has what she thinks any woman would want: beauty, money, a successful career, and an apartment full of French Provincial furniture. Unfortunately, she also has too much time and lonliness on her hands. Tired of the single life, Kate and her best friend, Jessie, come up with the plan to beat all plans. Thus begins Kate's search for the perfect man. Armed with her list of qualifications (tall, distinguised and successful), Kate heads to Toby's Corner, Kentucky, home of The Cabins Resort and vertical golf -- a magnetic haven for the suave businessmen of Kate's desire.
Well, it started out a good plan... Within the first few days of her arrival, Kate has managed to attract men that meet her requirements but with disastrous results. The only thing decent out of the whole trip? The two new friendships she's made: Penny, gorgeous and engaged, who feels she needs to do a little harmless dating before she's tied down for good, and Jake, the rugged resort handyman and exact opposite of the man of her dreams. Hopeless and exhausted, Kate is on the verge of giving up. But wait...is there a light at the end of this tunnel after all?
On the spur of the moment, successful NY stockbroker Alexandra Scott swaps her $400,000 condo for a shack and tackle shop in Alaska to find a husband. Yes she ups and moves because the man-to-woman ratio is unbelievable. (I know this because I've thought of doing the same thing but common sense keeps stopping me.) Well our TSTL heroine seems to be lacking common sense. I found it hard to reconcile the powerful vice president with the woman who arrives in Alaska. I swear she must have stopped and had a lobotomy on the way.
But I really liked Casey. He's seriously sexy and very laid-back, a typical west coast attitude. He's your average guy looking to get laid but of course, not looking to settle down and cohabitate. He has good intentions and really tries to help Alex out. Casey is instantly smitten and dons the shining armor to rescue the damsel in distress...repeatedly.
I did like this book even though Alex got on my nerves. I'm very independent and I just can't stand the wimpy female who can't do anything for fear of breaking a nail. What the heck is Alex doing in Alaska anyway? Oh yes, the man hunt...a very worthy cause but once you catch that great Alaskan, you do realize you're stuck in Alaska right?
I did get one very important thing from this book - when I move to Alaska I need to leave the designer clothes and expensive heels behind. Also I need to trade my shiny red sports car in for a more sturdy model...like a giant SUV.