Book Reviews of Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1)

Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1)
Welcome to Temptation - Dempsey, Bk 1
Author: Jennifer Crusie
ISBN-13: 9780312974251
ISBN-10: 0312974256
Publication Date: 4/15/2001
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 535 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 166 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Another cute chick lit novel from Crusie... Two sisters who operate a small wedding video business join a has-been actress to make a film in the actress' home town. Naturally, they almost immediately meet handsome available men, and romance (and explicit sex) promptly ensues. Throw in a mother who is protective of her 30-something, womanizing son, a Porn King who may sponsor the film if they spice it up a little, a councilman's daughter who can't wait to get out of town, and, oops, a dead body, and you know you're off for a fun ride.
lolagranola avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Very humorous, sexy, smart story. The female characters are strong women and you'll want to cheer for them through out the story.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very quick and fun read, I'm looking forward to starting Fast Women soon... little bit scandalous, so if you like that kind of thing, this is for you. :)
staceid avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Filled with laughs both big and small, this is a fun little book about life, love and putting your family first always. While parts were a bit drawn out and mildly confusing, the overall story kept me smiling until the very end.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great book, very easy to get lost in.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another of Cruisie's great hilarious romantic "who dun its". Well worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is laugh out loud funny.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an awesome book, J.Crusie at her best!
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
this is one of 3 they books are sexy, funny, and much more.
mrscrodian avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. It was a funny and quick read.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book!! I loved this book! It was another great Jennifer Cruise book.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious romance.
Guinan avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Fun and sexy read with out being too explicit. Characters who draw you in.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Slow start, but worth the wait. I loved the story and characters!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! Jennifer Crusie is one of my favorite authors. Definately a great summer read. Romance with a bit of mystery.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very entertaining and funny.
Linda avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 770 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Lively characters, funny scenarios
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another Jennifer Crusie books that kept we guessing and laughing this was the 2nd one of hers I read now I really am a fan
AimeeR avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great read by Crusie - LOVE her heroines!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun and very steamy read! The chemistry between the heroes are well written.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this author! I bought alot of her books!! Very creative, but really laugh out loud funny, shes a great author!
CheriePie avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the 2nd book I've read by Crusie and though not my usual genre, I think I liked it better than Fast Women. It started off slow and the first chapter had a hard time holding my interest. I had just finished a cozy mystery, Owls Well Ends Well by Donna Andrews, and the slower pace of Temptation kept putting me to sleep. I almost thought I'd have to put it down before finishing the first chapter. Since I was traveling at the time, and at the 2006 BookCrossing Convention, I had my share of other books to choose from instead of starting this one. Fortunately, I kept at it though, and the pace picked up as additional characters were introduced.
Princesslooneytoons avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
As always Crusie delivers a funny, sexy story.
kathyk avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
One of Jennifer Cruise's best. I liked Phin. Sexy and funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! A fun and quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I don't normally read romance, but this one is a shining example of what a truly good romance should be. And it has some mystery, too.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fun read! Love reading Jennifer Crusie, if you like Evanovich you'll like Crusie.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of Crusie's best!!
puddins-mom avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Funny Stuff!Turn LEft AT Small Town SecretsYield To Oncoming DesireWelcome To Temptation!
gour0 avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on
Loved it! Jennifer Crusie is quirky and funny.
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Another book with the Dempsey family. Always good for comical antics and maybe a con or two.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
Hilariously sexy romance about a filmaker and the mayor of a small town in Ohio.
Tata avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 135 more book reviews
The Sensational New York Times bestseller. It is bright, funny, sexy and wise. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a great read
sasfras72 avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on
Another favorite by Jennifer Cruise. She writes such realistic heroines, women that I would love to be friends with. And men that I would just love to love. Sophie is always looking out for everyone else, and finally she's met the man who asks, "who looks out for you?".
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 255 more book reviews
My first chick lit whodunnit. I didn't like it as much as Fast Women (which is excerpted at the end of this book). One chapter in particular was full of typos.
boogbonz avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
This was the first book of Crusie's that I've read. I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely read more of hers.
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A fun, fast read.
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What a great, light summer read...I think Crusie's best book! A romantic comedy/mystery with likeable characters, small town gossip and a bit of political intrigue thrown in for good measure. I pulled my lounge chair into the shade and gobbled this one up like candy.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 84 more book reviews
Too chic-litty for my taste. Not the type of hero and heroine I usually go for.
Booknose avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 63 more book reviews
From Publishers Weekly:
Crusie's saucy feminist romp stars a heroine who captures her man's heart, and then goes after his job, meanwhile enjoying "headbanging sex," filming soft porn and acquiring both a house and a dog named Lassie. A car crash welcomes Sophia Dempsey to Temptation, Ohio, as she arrives from Cincinnati to help her hot-tempered, smart-mouthed sister, Amy, film a video with a washed-up local actress. Sophie's misgivings about small-town Temptation increase when she sees the town's rusted welcome sign: "We Believe in Family Values." Yet unconventional Sophie soon ditches her boyfriend (who is also her ex-therapist) and falls for Phineas Tucker, Temptation's macho mayor, scion of the town's premier political family and single father. News of the Dempsey sisters' film prompts the prudish town council to institute an antiporn ordinance, which Phin is obligated to uphold while he inspires Sophie's experiments with sexy camerawork. Crusie adroitly mixes the outrageous and the practical, modern feminism and old-fashioned romance, and adds a liberal dose of razor-sharp humor. Sophie's effort to enact the mayor's favorite sexual fantasy is thwarted by interruptions by various townspeople confessing to murder, while, in one hilarious highlight, Sophie's costume for the evening falls victim to the laws of gravity. Minor characters offer more humor and romance: the police chief and the ex-juvenile delinquent, Sophie's scheming brother and his ex-wife, the porn king and the town debutante, Phin's daughter and his mother. Like a stand-up comic, Crusie (Crazy for You) charms with her brisk, edgy style, and the repartee between Sophie and Phin keeps energy and sexual tension high. A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre, this effervescent tale will please readers who can relate to Sophie's undaunted exploration of all her desires.
rubuhroom avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Small-town secrets, gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder and really exciting sex. Jennifer Crusie is one of my favorite authors and she held her own with this one. Fun read.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
So funny! My all-time favorite crusie!
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
I have read them all, they blend together.
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Really enjoyed this one - typical Crusie!
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This was a very funny book, I liked it alot.A romance with alot of other things going on at the same time.
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Very funny romantic comedy.
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good story with nice charaters and nice murder myster
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Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moemt she drives into townm she gets a bad feeling.
Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temtation is a little too right. And when she has a run- in with the towns unnervingly sext mayor, Phineas Taylor, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous.
All Sophie wants to do is film the video and head home. All Phin wants to do is shoot pool withthe police chief and keep things peaceful. They both get more than they bargained for when Sophie video cause an uproar and the proper citizens of Temptation set out to shut them down.
Asevents spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselve caught up in a web of gossip, blacmail, adultry, murder andreally excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper into trouble..and love.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 84 more book reviews
Very funny book! Great steamy scenes too. Well written characters that really come to life.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Great book by a fantastic author. Very funny!
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
A lively, funny, sexy book about a big city video producer who travels to a little town on assignment and finds herself inexplicably attracted to the town's mayor and the lifestyle there.
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book is in good shape...small tear on spine and u can tell its been read
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
Wow! What a fun book! I had a few moments in the first few 75 pages or so that I found to be a little too bizarre (some of the residents of Temptation belong in Stepford!), but it picked up after that and was very enjoyable. I am one of those people who MUST read books in order, if you are too, follow this one up with Faking It to find out what happens with Davy.
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Great Easy read for a rainy day.
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The middle of this book lost me for awhile but it all came together in the end
Smokey avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 265 more book reviews
Welcome to Temptation, Ohio, where Sophie Dempsey has an assignment to film a wedding video. Shortly after she hits town, she has a run-in with the town's sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker. This unlikely pair find themselves caught up in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, and murder.
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One of my favorites! I have literally read this book four times and loaned it toprobably three people just on my own but it's in great condition
tracey avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 41 more book reviews
Another great book bt Jennifer Crusie
redhatter avatar reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 577 more book reviews
Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming weddings until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drives into town, she gets a bad feeling. She is from the wrong side of the tracks and everuthing about this town is a little too right.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos untill an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drives into twon, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temptation is a little too right. And when she has a run-in with the town's unnervingly sexy mayor, Phin Tucker, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous.
All Sophie wants to do is film the video and head home. All Phin wants to do is play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. They both get more than they bargained for when Sophie's video causes an uproar and the proper citizens of Temptation set out to shut them down.
As events spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble...and love.
reviewed Welcome to Temptation (Dempsey, Bk 1) on + 711 more book reviews
Turn left at small town secrets...yield to oncoming desire...welcome to Temptation...As events spiral out of control, Sophie and Phil find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phil fall deeper and deeper in trouble...and in love.
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Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drives int town, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and Temptation is a little too right. And when she has a run-in with the town's unnervingly sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous. As events spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble ..... and in love.
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I bought this book thinking it sounded good.. but, I've never read it..