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Crazy for You by Jennifer Crusie

Crazy for You (edition 2004)

by Jennifer Crusie

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Title:Crazy for You
Authors:Jennifer Crusie
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2004), Edition: 1st, Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
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Crusie's books are always fun to read. One of the things I like most about her books is that the relationships in them are almost always believable. In Crazy for You, Nick and Quinn have been best friends for some odd years. But when Quinn decides that she doesn’t like the direction her life is taking her, she starts making changes. One of them is her relationship with Nick. Nick doesn’t like commitment and avoids getting involved in anyone else’s problems as much as he can. But he can’t bring himself to say no to Quinn when she asks him to help her move out of her boyfriend’s apartment and it all spirals downhill from there for both of them. Quinn finds out that her “perfect” boyfriend might just be off his rocker and Nick finds himself more involved in Quinn’s affairs then he’s completely comfortable with. I loved Nick and Quinn’s relationship. It was nice to see a relationship that had developed over a long period of time and where the characters were friends first. Also, Quinn’s ex-boyfriend, Bill, was done really well. I know some people thought he was a little unbelievable and I did have a moment or two towards the end where I thought that same thing, but his actions and a lot of the things he pulled were believable to me.

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  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
Readable, well-developed characters, plot interesting enough for a romance. Knocked it off in a day and enjoyed it. ( )
  wareagle78 | Feb 16, 2014 |
I was quite enjoying this one until the stalking plot went from funny to creepy.
  rmaitzen | Feb 7, 2014 |
Favorite re-read of mine! ( )
  ames | Sep 30, 2013 |
In fanfic circles, there’s a recurring debate on warning labels — what should you warn for in a fic, and are you the author really obligated to inform readers in advance that this story contains rape/character death/original characters/slash/poor grammar/goat sodomy/professional wrestling? And one counter-argument that’s often raised is that we don’t expect published books to have warnings; if you’re squicked by a particular topic, you can darn well avoid a book until you’ve gotten confirmation from a review that it doesn’t contain your squick.

So here’s a warning for this book: If you have ever had a really creepy ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend, one who didn’t get that you two were separate individuals rather than you being a clone of them, one who ignored you when you said “I want to break up”, this book may squick you. (Then again, you may find it cathartic.)

It’s a funny book with a lot of fun characters and a really sweet central romance, but it was obvious to me from the moment he appeared that one character was a real creep, and I’ve dated someone on that particular scale of creepy. I ended up skipping or skimming all the scenes from that character’s viewpoint, and his general presence and actions made the book much less enjoyable for me. ( )
  castiron | May 10, 2013 |
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On a gloomy March afternnon, sitting in the same high school classroom she'd been sitting in for thirteen years, gritting her teeth as she told her significant other for the seventy-second time since they'd met that she'd be home at six because it was Wednesday and she was always home at six on Wednesdays, Quinn McKenzie lifted her eyes from the watercolor assignments on the desk in front of her and met her destiny.
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High school art teacher Quinn McKenzie's life is perfectly normal--and it's making her insane. She's living with Bill, the nicest guy in Tibbett, Ohio, and he's crazy about her. Really crazy. Quinn is already having serious doubts about the future of their relationship when Fate intervenes, in the form of the scrawniest, squirmiest scrap of a dog you'd ever want to lay eyes on. She figures if the dog has the good sense to detest Bill on first sight, she ought to pay attention. And besides, there's Nick Ziegler, local mechanic and totally unsuitable love interest. Of course, that only makes Nick all the more appealing, not to mention his phenomenal aptitude between the sheets, and against the wall, and in the car, and... But getting rid of Bill is harder than Quinn ever expected. In fact, Bill was the last person she would have thought would try to hurt her. Thank God Nick is as capable with a two-by-four as he is with an automobile engine! Jennifer Crusie's second contemporary romance is a smash--literally! You'll laugh while you're tucking the covers around you a little tighter. --Alison Trinkle

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A bored high school art teacher dumps her football-coach boyfriend and embarks on a mayhem-filled search for happiness that lands her in trouble with the law and sends her into the arms of the one man in her small Ohio town she should probably avoid.

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