Book Reviews of Fast Women

Fast Women
Fast Women
Author: Jennifer Crusie
ISBN-13: 9780312932794
ISBN-10: 0312932790
Publication Date: 7/11/2004
Pages: 417
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 113 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Entertaining, smart sassy, wit and romance.
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New York Times Bestseller. Suspense mixed with romance. Lots of colorful characters with good development. Approx. 400 pages.
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Very good - funny, suspenseful, sexy, what more could you want?
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Compared to Crusie's other novels, I thought this book was rather slow. The characters are good, nice and messed up, which makes them believable and fun. But it really dragged on too long without really getting anywhere. I could see that she was trying more daring/thrill stories which she does exceedingly well later, but the execution here was plodding and slow. I could recommmend it as a first book, but not after better ones like 'Bet Me', 'Agnes and the Hitman' or 'Faking It'.
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Wow! My first read by this author and NOW I must get more! Easy to read, I chuckled out loud a few times and I couldn't put it down til it was finished!
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Fun trash to enjoy.
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Very good read...didn't want to put it down.
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Great book. You can't help but fall in love with Jenny's characters and lives.
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Very good book...it was my first by Jennifer Cruise. I'll be sure to look for more by her.
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Good, amusing, easy read
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Jennifer Crusie writes another page turner.
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A detective agency may be a sure setting for mystery and adventure, but in Crusie's latest (after Welcome to Temptation; Crazy for You; Tell Me Lies), a likable cast of characters also find sex, love and empowerment. At 42, recently divorced Nell Dysart starts a new life by becoming a secretary for Gabe McKenna, a gruff private investigator la Sam Spade; McKenna runs an old-fashioned family business in German Village, Ohio, with his cousin and partner, Riley. The new job provides distraction for Nell, and with the support of her china-collecting former sisters-in-law, Suze and Margie; her son, Jase; and a stolen dachshund named Marlene, she gets back on her feet. Gabe is less than thrilled with Nell's sassiness, and they clash over her attempts to clean and redecorate his office. But where there is friction, there are also sparks, and as bull-headed as Gabe and Nell are, they finally acknowledge their mutual attraction. To make things more complicated, Gabe's biggest client is the Dysart clan, Nell's former in-laws, and the history between them becomes confused with present investigations of embezzlement and bribery when Nell discovers the title to a Porsche and a bag of diamonds in her boss's office. After more than one character is found stuffed in a freezer, Gabe, Riley, Nell and Suze set out to solve a 20-year-old murder case. Crusie's snappy dialogue and skillful plotting more than make up for some uneven pacing and one-dimensional villains. The novel's provocative title says too little about this entertaining romantic caper, which will satisfy fans and new readers alike.
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All of Jennifer Crusie's book have a little intrigue and romance. They are a fun, quick read.
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Good book!
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This was my first Jennifer Crusie book, I loved it. funny, and very well written.
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Easy, Funny Read
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read.
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Love, love, love Jennifer Crusie. So smart and funny. We all know the feeling after a break-up just as we all know the feeling when things start to have color again.
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Light read.Interesting mystery.Reminds me of Evonovich style of writing.
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Cute Read!
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Cover is getting a bit shabby, but still a great read!
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Very entertaining romantic comedy with an interesting mystery. More substantial that some of her later books.
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Crusie expands her usual chicklit screwball romance here to include some mystery elements, but the whole thing remains pretty frothy.

When divorcee Nell Dysart takes a "temporary" job in the offices of McKenna Investigations, the last thing she's looking for is a new romance. So of course sparks fly between her and her boss, mostly because she wants to "fix" things he thinks don't need fixing.

Great fun, hot sex, and an occasional dead body on the plus side; a complicated set of family connections on the minus. Still an entertaining read.
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Only read one time!