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Jennifer Crusie was born Jennifer Smith in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1949. She received a bachelor's degree in art education from Bowling Green State University, a master's degree in professional writing and women's literature from Wright State University, and an MFA in fiction from Ohio State University. Before becoming a full-time romance author, she was an art and English teacher. Her first book, Manhunting, was published in 1993. Her other works include Strange Bedpersons, What the Lady Wants, Charlie All Night, Anyone but You, The Cinderella Deal, Trust Me on This, Crazy for You, and Maybe This Time. She has received several awards including the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Contemporary Single Title for Bet Me and the RITA Award for Best Short Contemporary for Getting Rid of Bradley. She wrote several collaboration novels including Don't Look Down, Agnes and the Hitman, and Wild Ride all with Bob Mayer, The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes with Eileen Dreyer and Anne Stuart, and Dogs and Goddesses with Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich. She also wrote a book of literary criticism on Anne Rice, published under the name Jennifer Smith. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Bet Me 3,009 copies, 122 reviews
Welcome to Temptation 2,185 copies, 59 reviews
Faking It 2,006 copies, 44 reviews
Fast Women 1,705 copies, 42 reviews
Crazy for You 1,559 copies, 37 reviews
Agnes and the Hitman 1,459 copies, 90 reviews
Anyone But You 1,409 copies, 63 reviews
Tell Me Lies 1,401 copies, 30 reviews
Getting Rid of Bradley 1,278 copies, 48 reviews
Manhunting 1,246 copies, 35 reviews
Don't Look Down 1,201 copies, 48 reviews
Charlie All Night 1,113 copies, 31 reviews
Strange Bedpersons 1,086 copies, 30 reviews
Maybe This Time 939 copies, 85 reviews
What the Lady Wants 878 copies, 24 reviews
The Cinderella Deal 819 copies, 46 reviews
Santa, Baby (Contributor) 610 copies, 17 reviews
Trust Me on This 511 copies, 14 reviews
Wild Ride 487 copies, 35 reviews
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
Sizzle 128 copies, 6 reviews
Be Mine (Contributor) 114 copies, 8 reviews
Hot Toy 36 copies, 9 reviews

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