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Revenge Gifts
Revenge Gifts
Author: Cindy Cruciger
ISBN-13: 9780765352255
ISBN-10: 0765352257
Publication Date: 8/30/2005
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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15 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent! I laughed all the way through this book. I loved all the characters in the book. The main character, Tara, well, all I can say is she must be my sister from another mother! is the business I wish I owned. Tara's sarcasm and cynical outlook on life is central to the plot. I read at least one book every day. I can honestly say that this is the BEST book I have read in the last year! The only bad thing is that the author has not written anything else. My highest recomendations for this book.
BetsyP avatar reviewed Revenge Gifts on + 566 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is Cindy Cruciger's first book. I really enoyed it. The main character, Tara is sort of a loner, who started up her own business, Revenge Gifts. She is smart, and sarcastic. I hope there are more stories featuring this character. This has a few laugh out loud scenes, which I always enjoy. I recommend this book.
VampireRat avatar reviewed Revenge Gifts on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It's not too often you can enjoy a good romance and get a good Hee-Haw out of it as well. This was great light reading. Fast and fun. Really different from most of the genre'. Worth a try.
LaurieS avatar reviewed Revenge Gifts on + 504 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a fun book. The author has a warped edgy sense of humor that I found quite funny. The heroine Tara tells the story in the first person. She has a dreamy life living in a lovely little bungalo on the Florida Keys (rent free in exchange for a bartending gig) and sells "revenge gifts" on the internet and lives with a bunch of ghosts. Sounds like heaven to me. She's sarcastic, despises kids and doesn't let any guy get too close. Soon though things begin unraveling as karma comes back to bite her in the behind. This is a cute little episodic read with a lot of characters (sometimes too many for my liking) and there is a lot going on. The main character and her love interest don't seem to do any sort of growing if you're looking for that sort of thing but it's fun nonetheless.
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Helpful Score: 1
Tara Cole specializes in revenge. Now someone has put a curse on her. It started with the black cat - and maybe Howard. Was it payback or destiny knocking on her door?
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a smart & fun little novel that sizzles with all the heat of the Florida sun! Revenge, ghosts, karma and romance...What more could you ask for?
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining and different! Good romance-mystery--adventure novel.
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Incredibly funny, lighthearted... I would have liked a more final ending, it seemed as if you were reading and reading, then it was just over.....all in all a good read!
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An amusing piece of brain candy.
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This is the author's first book. Very funny. The end left me a little disappointed but, I will definitely look forward to her next book.
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I found it a cute read, but the main character/author was a bit scatterbrained and jumped around on her subject quite a bit. I wanted to see the ghosts play more of a role, but it was okay.
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Tara owns a .com store selling Revenge. Only someone is out for revenge against her and delivers her a black rooster and other black things. The story is set in the Florida keys which provides a great backdrop for some very odd characters. And Tara's houseguests are wonderful ghosts. There are lots of one liners and each chapter has a line of "wisdom". This was a quick read. It's different and well worth the time.
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not the best book I ever read. I was a bit disappointed.
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I almost did not get through this book. I found it very trite and superficial.
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TARA COLE SPECIALIZES IN REVENGE In fact, she's an expert. Lace pillows filled with cat hair-for your least-favorite, most allergic relative; boxer shorts that set off metal detectors-for your cheating spouse; and her best seller at chocolates for your worst enemy, so you can watch gleefully as she packs on the pounds.
Tara's best friend warns her that all this revenge is damaging her karma, but Tara doesn't care about her next life-she wants to enjoy this one. Besides, her kitchen is full of cranky ghosts. Tara figures she'll be the same one day, when she leaves the mortal plane.
That might happen sooner than she thought, because someone has put a curse on her. A black cat, a black dog, even a black goat, appear, each followed by bizarre, almost-disastrous events. And it all started around the time Howard showed up. Howard says he wants to go into business with Tara, but it seems like he wants to go to bed with her. Unless he's the one who cursed her . . . .
Is this karma coming full circle-or destiny knocking on Tara's door?