Sunday, October 01, 2006

Trust Me On This by Jennifer Crusie

As I start this review it is 11.23pm on 1 October, but given that this is the book that I was going to read for the September TBR challenge, I am going to say that I completed the challenge, because surely it is still September somewhere in the world (buggered if I can find where though!) Am I clutching at straws? Okay, fine then....I didn't meet the TBR challenge for September...I'm on the Wall of Shame for sure!! LOL!!

The challenge for September was to read a category book or to read a book from a series. Actually I probably could have qualified the series one nine times over in the last month!

"I bet that smile gets you everything you want...."

As soon as Alec Prentice spotted the spicy brunette in red silk, he vowed that the tempting con woman would not escape him! Dennie Banks was prepared to do anything to get her story, even flirt her way into the arms of a man who promised to helpĂ‚—but when the feisty reporter dared him to kiss her, his mouth scorched hers with wildfire yearning. Could two passionate partners in crime get their man and each other?

In a deliciously fast-paced and funny romance, Jennifer Crusie proves without a doubt that everyone's guilty of somethingĂ‚—and it might just be love! Drawn into a reckless charade by a man whose dangerous charm was hard to resist,could she uncover his mysteries without surrendering her own?

Title: Trust Me on This

Author: Jennifer Crusie

Year published: 1997

Why did you get this book? I only started reading Jennifer Crusie's books last year, and really enjoyed them. Since July last year I have read all of her books, with the exception of three - Sizzle, Cinderella Man and this one. I therefore got this book because I am trying to catch up on her backlist!

Do you like the cover? What's not to like - Purple dress, big hair, clinch.....lovely!

Did you enjoy the book? Yes

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? No the author is not new to me, and yes I will definitely be trying to track down those elusive books by her. Actually it is exciting to note that Jenny Crusie has quite a few new things coming up soon - the first being a novella in the Santa Baby anthology that is soon to be released.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? For a change this wasn't a library book, so this time I am keeping it!

Anything else? I really enjoyed this. Yes, it was rushed in terms of the time line, but I liked the humour, and the set up. I liked the fact that there were in effect two parallel romances going on through this novel, with the second one featuring Alec's aunt. The only part of the plot that didn't feel as though it was resolved properly was about the conman and his girlfriend, but given that the book was only just over 200 pages long I am prepared to let that one go! I am not disappointed that I sought this one out. Now I just need to find the other two books of Crusie's that I haven't read and I will be set!

Rating 4/5


  1. This is one of the few Crusie books that I haven't read -- I have it TBR but haven't felt the urge to bump it up. How does it compare with other early books, and with her more recent books?

  2. It's definitely more basic than some of her later books, but all the elements are there!

  3. I'm telling you, the old Loveswepts of Brockmann and Cruisie just don't steer you wrong. I can't remember who else wrote for them but they had a killer line up. I didn't even know they existed until they folded and now finding them is hard. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    I actually preferred all of Crusie's work before her single title books. Bet Me is the only single title book of hers that I have read and I did love it but I did find it tame in the sexual department ;)


  4. I have to agree with you there. I think that the sex scenes in this book were way hotter than any of her single title books!

  5. hmmm I never try Crusie's early work yet. Maybe I should then, since I hear everyone here said it hot.

    But I only read a few of her stand alone one lately :)

  6. OH, I am so jealous you have this book! I want to read it so badly! And now, after reading your review, I want to read it even more. Sigh, time to go on a book hunt.



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