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Bet Me

by Jennifer Crusie

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Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal are dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kremes, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a mutant cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of including the biggest gamble of all--real love.… (more)
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I really enjoyed this contemporary romance. These two met on a bet and didn't intend to keep going out but they just couldn't stay away from each other. The hero was totally adorable. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
Narrator of the audio book is excellent. ( )
  tsmom1219 | Feb 24, 2022 |
I was entertained. ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
Chubby heroine stops struggling to lose weight and gets it on with a hot dude who is into her curves and her sexy shoes.



I love Jennifer Crusie's romance novels, and I've only read two of them. As a closer to 40-than-30-year-old mother of two, I appreciate a romance novel (or any work of fiction geared towards adults) with a female protagonist I can truly relate to. In Bet Me and Anyone But You, the leading ladies work wonderfully unglamorous jobs, have body/weight issues and have an unabashed powerful sex drive. Unlike their chick-lit counterparts, Jennifer Crusie's heroines are emotionally generous, educated, beautiful in their ordinary looks, don't obsess about the latest fashion trends, or are socially awkward neurotics.



They are normal women with normal quirks, and you can understand why the hunk du jour in Bet Me and [b:Anyone But You|33732|Anyone But You |Jennifer Crusie|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1168462747s/33732.jpg|3409] fall for them and want them more than just for their looks. The ladies are witty, relevant, strong-willed without being the stereotypical bitch. The male characters are not as well drawn out as the women, but are presented as more than just two-dimensional and all-understanding eye candy that is featured in today’s more contemporary female-geared fiction.
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  RakishaBPL | Sep 24, 2021 |
A slow burning romance just like I love them! ( )
  Ash600 | Mar 19, 2021 |
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Crusie, Jenniferprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alda Delgado, EnriqueTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bampi-Hautmann, DorisHerausgebersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holst, Lisbetsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hurst, DeannaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kornbichler, Evasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perković, MihaelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
- Gloria Steinem
Dedication
For Monica Pradhan McLean
Because her price is above rubies
Which she knows how to invest,
And because every book she writes
is a diamond
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Once upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men.
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"Good. Oral I'm good at." The silence stretched out until he said, "I didn't mean that the way it came out."
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Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal are dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kremes, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a mutant cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of including the biggest gamble of all--real love.

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Minerva Dobbs knows how to work the odds.
Calvin Morrisey always plays to win.

But when they face off, neither one is prepared.
Because when real life meets true love, all bets are off. . . .

Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet, even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs, even if she does wear great shoes and keep him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon they're dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all---true love.
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