✓ Welcome to Temptation Á Download by ☆ Jennifer Crusie I was on a reading cruise for Crusie s books, but after this one, I think I ll change author for a long time.
The narrative thread of this book is a porn movie No kidding I mean, can you go any less romantic than this Minus 2 Stars.
The love story between the two protagonist is a physical story where they say F word me to each other most of the time, which leads to many cheap scenes I could have lived better without It wasn t very romantic, maybe real Could be, but I don t think so, it was really exaggerated on the physical attraction and the intimate scenes were too many, over the top, and overstated.
Minus 1 star.
The sister is clingy, selfish, and lies a lot she annoyed me too much Minus 1 star.
At about 60% of the book there s a crime mystery to solve that is the only thing that saved this book from ending up on the not to read shelf, I still would not suggest it, but I will not ban it to the dreaded shelf The mystery is interesting, funny in its many facets, and gives a sprint to the book.
Plus 1 star.
The ending is happy and cheesy, just how I like it.
Plus 1 star Little spoiler here, this one got the final balance Minus 1 star Skip if you don t want to know view spoiler The side story of Rachel, a twenty years old good girl that wants to escape the small town, is simply creepy The author s idea of her happy ending is to have her move to L.
A with forty five years old king of porn Leo, to start producing soft porn movies Really hide spoiler As in this painting, the temptations of the small Midwestern town conveniently named Temptation were not apparent to me That s ok one thing I appreciate about Crusie is how she creates characters who are attractive to and romantic with one another specifically, as individuals, rather than being idealized in generically sexy ways I was willing to buy that this mayor jerk despite encumbering bitch mother and precocious daughter and this rotting, ill decorated house in this boring, oppressively conservative, horrible humid small town were what Sophie wanted even if they all sounded like Hell to me Oh, but Temptation is supposed to lead us to Hell Maybe this is all a secret coded religious message about avoiding Temptation Mm, probably not, but I ll avoid the town just in case.
I really really liked this book I have two regrets about this book though, 1 it was written by the same author as the last book that I read, Faking It I bought them at the same time but I should have read them in reverse order They are not a series persay, but they had several common characters The timeline of this book was about 2 years prior to the other book I could still follow both books very well, it just would made sense had I known The second regret was that once I finished the book, I went to the authors website and read her biography I so wish that I had done this before I started reading either of these books These few statements say it all In the summer of 1991, she began to research her dissertation on the impact of gender on narrative strategies, searching out the differences in the way men and women tell stories As part of the research, she planned to read one hundred romance novels and one hundred men s adventure novels The romance novels turned out to be so feminist and so absorbing, that she never got to the men s adventure fiction and decided to try writing fiction instead.
Her solo novels continue to explore women s journeys, especially issues dealing with relationships, friendships, community, and creativity.
So now I get it I understand what the author is trying to do here with her books Not like I didn t figure it out in same ways on my own, it was just helpful to read her process What I like about this book as well as the other one, is that they were about real relationships The people argued and were irrational sometimes They lied sometimes and were honest other times They had quirks and character flaws They loved people, and sometimes they were hurt, sometimes not It was real life kind of stuff Well sort of.
I have actually not yet gotten around to doing some of the things that went on in this book, but I am sure some people have.
Welcome to Temptation was SO MUCH FUN Romance is one of my guilty pleasures to read Predominantly a thriller fan at heart, I still admittedly LOVE a good romance novel This one was just great Totally over the top and corny, but such good escapism Sophie and her sister Amy travel to the small town of Temptation to film a movie for a hollywood star Clea, who grew up there On the way they crash into another car, and that is the beginning of their troubles There is way too much to go into in detail, but Sophie soon starts falling for the town mayor Phin, her sister starts falling for the town cop, her delinquient brother shows up, Cleo s ex husband shows up causing trouble, someone shows up dead, Sophie inadvertently ends up making a porn film, and on top of all that, someone is trying to kill her I m surprised I enjoyed this so much I have read only one other book by Crusie, Bet Me, and I must have been one of the only people on the planet who read that and was less than impressed But I liked the premise of this one, and it shows up on peoples favourite romance lists all around the world so it was about time I read it.
I couldn t source a copy reasonably priced that is so ended up opting to use up a credit on audible Glad I did, the audio version was great At first I didn t like AAsne Vigesaa s seemingly monotone voice, however I m not sure if it was her voice or my annoyance that shifted, but soon I was absolutely hooked I loved her rendition of all the characters, especially Clea I think it is the quirkiness that got me in this book All of these over the top, out of control situations had me laughing out loud I just loved the witty dialogue between the characters I loved Sophie, and the tension between her and Phin I also enjoyed reading about the town Temptation felt like a character of its own with all its fun residents and events Don t think I would have wanted to live there though I do have criticisms, it was a little long, and I had a bit of a problem with the male lead Phin and his attitude, but I was easily able to just forget about the things that were annoying me, and just enjoy the fun Would I recommend it Yes for the ADULT romance fans This book ain t for the youngins Quite a few steamy scenes For reviews visit my blogwww.
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com booksbabiesbeing Just from the title you can probably guess this is what I call a smut novel Honestly, I would really rate it as a 4.
5 It is a true guilty pleasure, at least for me Embarrassing to say, I ve read it three times, each time straight through I m not a huge fan of these types of books but Jennifer Crusie did it right with this one The quirky characters are engaging, the steamy scenes aren t gratuitous, overly graphic, or repetitive, and the storyline isn t just a contrived venue for the author to demonstrate numerous different ways to describe a hoo ha , tally , and what to do with them Sorry if I offended anyone with my pre school referral to body parts it s a hazard of my profession And if you enjoy this you should definitely read Crusie s later novel, Faking It another guilty pleasure, 2nd only to Welcome to Temptation.
I m one of the four people in the world who hate this book Here s why.
Admittedly, there s a lot to like about this book The Julie and the Bear story, the dog, the dialogue, some of the time, and some other stuff, I guess, but I get so hung up on the stuff I hate about this book I can t seem to remember any other good stuff Let s break down my issues, shall we 1 Phineas Tucker, for one Sophie describes him as a townie, but I d go further and describe him as an a hole preppie He is, not to put too fine a point on it, a jerk I don t think Sophie s first impressions of him are too far off he s a snob, and arrogant, and sometimes mean He breaks one of my cardinal rules of dating you should never date anyone male or female who ever tells you to Shut Up I think it s about the rudest thing you can say to a person you care about It s not ok with me.
2 Phineas runs a bookstore In a town of like 1000 people Profitably Seems so unlikely, but Crusie wants us to believe it, despite the fact that he never actually has a customer.
3 The fact that we learn about his daughter at almost the halfway point of the book is inexcusable What a great dad.
4 Sophie s family I just can t feel empathy for Amy or Davey Amy s just selfish Davey is criminal 5 Sophie I like her whole steps to the con idea but again, just not a lot of sympathy for her She knows what she s doing is wrong And she does it anyway 6 I m not a big fan of voyeuristic sex, so I couldn t sign on to that either Especially since they do actually GET CAUGHT and it s on purpose I just wasn t buying into the romance, really Why was Phin so into Sophie Why didn t Sophie stand up for herself and not allow the film to degenerate into porn To be honest, the best part of this book was Leo I loved Leo Poor, pitiful porn king.
Anyway, I don t get it Why does everyone like this book so much What am I missing 5 Stars Thanks Tammy This is the second book you ve recommended to me and it was as great as the last FANFREAKINTASTIC The chemistry, the suspense, the fun and the not at all what you expected ending is what makes this book a total keeper But I have to warn youit ll drag you in before you know it and every chore you had planned to do will be thrown by the waysideEnjoy Another great book by this talented author I am loving the way JC writes lots of witty one liners, quick comebacks and subtlety You d think most books were good on the subtle aspects of things the author wants you to pick up on, but no JC writes subtlety so well that I NOTICED And I love that I loved Bet Me, and I loved this.
I m a bit of a sucker for small town romance, it s always so sweet and atmospheric This book was no different I loved Sophie She was a little anal at first but really came into herself She was kind and sweet, always putting others before herself But she had insecurities and a sexy mayor like Phin Tucker rolled right into those Phin was incredible Bored and tired of his job and his town, he s curious about Sophie and attracted I love how their banter went and how they progressed from nothing to SOMETHING Third person dual pov s are the best Being able to be in both the H h s heads gives the story a much well rounded feel Phin was sexy as hell, his slow and sure loss of control over his feelings for Sophie was beautiful to see The secondary characters were wonderful Amy irritated me for a while there, always relying on Sophie and being selfish in wanting only what she wanted, never what her sister did She grew up a little by the end so I was cool with her The murder mystery was mild and almost comical when everything was revealed Loved the ending, loved seeing how everything panned out I m very glad I discovered this author, her writing is refreshing even despite being around for a long time She knows how to write a male pov and write it realistically, and that is not the norm Next to Lisa Kleypas, I think JC writes the most sexually alluring and evocative males I know this is only the second book I ve read by her, but I m willing to make that statement.
Welcome to Temptation, where lust and whole lot of crazy has taken overGreat book lots of laughs The banter between Sophie and Phin just flowed, like a great improvised comedy routine Very enjoyable mindless read Sophie Dempsey Is Content Living A Quiet Life Filming Wedding Videos Until An Assignment Brings Her To Temptation, Ohio From The Moment She Drive Into Town, 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, Phineas Tucker, Making A Little Movie Turns Out To Be Than A Little DangerousYield To Oncoming DesireAll 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 Than They Bargained For When Sophie S Video Causes An Uproar And The Proper Citizens Of Temptation Set Out To Shut Them DownWelcome to TemptationAs 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 Troubleand In Love