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Bet Me [Paperback]

Jenny Crusie
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1 Oct 2004
Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. 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.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books; New edition edition (1 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330489321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330489324
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thirty-three-year-old Minerva Dobbs, the subject of the bet in Bet Me, is annoyed when her current boyfriend dumps her three weeks before her sister's wedding. But she's downright furious a few moments later when she overhears her now "ex" boyfriend bet hunky Calvin Morrisey that he can't take her home and bed her. In fact, she's so angry at them both that she lets Cal take her to dinner and decides to string him along until after her sister's wedding. Minerva pegs Cal as a handsome "used car salesman of seducers". Cal thinks Minerva is a "cranky, starving, risk-averse statistician". But Minerva's hormones keep whispering "this one", although she knows the gorgeous Cal isn't the man for her practical, white-cotton-bra, several-pounds-over-thin, self. And Cal is blinded by the lust he feels for the voluptuous, sensual woman he glimpses behind Min's actuary exterior. While Cal and Min struggle to deal with their mutual distrust and attraction, their friends and families try their best to interfere and direct the progression of the unlikely romantic connection.

Bet Me is unabashedly, irrepressibly romantic. In the wacky, wonderful world of Min and Cal, author Jennifer Crusie leaves no humorous situation unexplored; no potential comedic cauldron left unstirred; no hysterically funny complication left undeveloped. The reader is treated to a seemingly mismatched hero and heroine who fling caution to the winds to explore their unexpected attraction. The sexual tension is hot, the dialogue witty and wickedly sarcastic, and the supporting cast of secondary characters hilarious. Like Min's favourite Krispy Kreme doughnuts, this novel is rich and sinfully delicious. --Lois Faye Dyer, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No suspence but plenty of sizzle 31 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Quite frankly, like most of Crusie's fans I don't need to read the reviews before I buy one of her novels. I have read them all and she is consistently, bright funny and sexy.
Still for those that do want to hear a review I'd say that 'Bet me' will appeal more to those that enjoyed 'Crazy for you' than say 'Faking it', in that Ms Crusie drops the funny twisting turning suspense that has been a backdrop to most of her other love stories, in favor of a 'straight' purely romantic girl-meets-boy book.
Its the story of Minerva Dobbs, pretty but plump eternal wall flower and seriously sexy Cal Morrisay who takes her out to dinner to win a bet and vows never to repeat the experience. Fate however has something other to say and this unlikely couple find themselves irrisistably drawn to each other.
I don't know if it's my favorite Crusie, but 'Bet Me' satisfied my sugar cravings, it's an unashamedly romantic, boy meets girl, boy 'hates' girl, girl returns the sentiment with knobs on. At that moment you know they belong with each other and you sit back and enjoy the ride.
'Bet me' is funny and really quite sexy (although Crusie does make you wait, she more than makes up for it with some sizzling between the sheets action). I have to admit that I found her reference to fairy tales a little heavy handed, but all is forgiven because I adore the art of simply telling a love story well. Crusie fans might miss the twisty turny slap stick suspense of her other romantic thrillers but this for me was a joy.
Read 'Welcome to Temptation' to see what all the fuss is about but do come back to Jennifer being simple, sweet and sexy in 'Bet me' after you're done.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bet Me 19 Feb 2004
Format:Hardcover
I have read all (yes all) of JC's books and couldn't wait to read this (I was on the waiting list for a long time). Yes it does read slightly different to her other books, and yes the plot is laid out differently, but it does not take away any of the brilliance of this author. I can't think of a single reason why anyone should not like or not get this book, it's easy to read (but not simple), fun (well hilarious actually), has a great story line and the fact that it has an ending telling you what happens to the characters in the future is a very nice change.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This story is solid gold. 31 Jan 2004
By Detra Fitch TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Minerva "Min" Dobbs has only three weeks before her sister's (Di) wedding, when her boyfriend (David) dumps her in a bar because she refuses to go to bed with him. David thinks Min will come crawling back to him and into his bed. On the contrary, only minutes later, Min's friends (Liza & Bonnie) convince her to go talk to the handsome man across the room (Cal). But as Min gets near, she overhears David make a bet with Cal. David bets that Cal cannot get Min into his bed within a month.
Calvin "Cal" Morrisey is David's old nemesis. Cal is everything David is not. Cal also has a long history of dating gorgeous women only a few months before leaving them. Cal never means to hurt any of the ladies, but once they fall in love with him, he leaves.
Min decides to make "The Beast" (Cal) sweat his ego and get him as a date to Di's wedding. What follows is a hilarious tale! And Min learns that "the fairy tale thing" is definitely NOT for kids.
***** This story is solid gold! As much as I enjoyed this author's previous books, this one is the best yet! There is no doubt in my mind that it will hit the best sellers list AND win awards. Yes, it IS that good! Jennifer Crusie, you deserve a standing ovation for this little gem. Highly recommended! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top of the list 25 Nov 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I tend to re-read Crusie's books, I read them over and over again. Bet Me is one I've read more than most and immediately went to the top of my JC list - pipping Welcome to Temptation to the post.

When I picked up Bet Me I didn't think that Tempation could be beat. I expected a good romantic comedy, fast-paced, multi-dimensional characters with excellent dialogue - all the things that Crusie does best. She never disappoints.

Bet Me is a stunning read, un-put-downable even. Min Dobbs is the heroine, a slightly overweight actuary with great taste in shoes, Cal Morrisey the handsome hero with a string of broken hearts behind him. They dislike each other immediately but can't help the verbal sparring. Min mistakenly believes that Cal has a bet that he can get her to sleep with him. She has no intentions of going quite this far but she does need a date for her sister's wedding; she decides to see how far Cal will go and whether she can drag a relationship out of him for a month.

The reason why Bet Me is special is that, unlike her other books, there's no farfetched crime to be solved. The characters carry this novel. It was refreshing to see a book about relationships that's so well written it needed nothing else. I adore these charcaters, Crusie writes dialogue so well that you can hear the way they speak. She paints their actions so realistically that you can see them move. In addition to that it's not just about Cal and Min - there's Tony, Liza, Roger, Bonnie, David, Cindy.

If you like reading about people and love read Bet Me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bet Me 10 Feb 2006
Format:Paperback
When Min agrees to go out on a date with Cal she knows the only reason he asked her out was because of a bet. A stupid $10 bet to see if he could get her to sleep with him. Well Min has never been one to back down from a challenge and decides that one turn deserves another so she decides that it might be fun to make Cal miserable for as long as he is wiling to endure it.
Unfortunately, Min had it wrong, Cal actually turned down the bet and asked Min out on his own accord and cannot figure out why she is being so horrible to him. After the worst first date ever they both agree that they should never go out again. But the more they want to avoid one another the more they realize that maybe they shoud give this whole datinig thing a second chance.
I heard that 'BET ME' was one of Crusie's first works but for some reason was only recently published and it definitely has the feel of her earlier romance books. Lately Crusie's books have been romance with a hint of mystery wheras 'BET ME' has no mystery whatsoever but is one of her most fun romances to date!
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I think I set my expectations too high but I felt the writing was pretty poor and whilst I enjoyed the middle chunk of the book, the first chapter failed to grip my... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dreams Unwind
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit repetitive but a good buy
I liked this book and have since recently bought another. I liked the characters and they all had brilliant names as well as having interesting or nice personalities. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sketcha
5.0 out of 5 stars Bet Me
Possibly the best Crusie written. Plot, characters and pace all excellent. Much deeper than previous books, this one really explores women's feelings about their own bodies and... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Triumph
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I am a huge fan of Jennifer Crusie this book is one of my favourates a good romantic if you enjoy this one you must read tell mt lies (this is my fav), welcome to temptation and... Read more
Published on 29 Feb 2012 by helly
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I have been a fan of Crusie since I read Welcome to Temptation 10 years ago and have read most of her books. Read more
Published on 30 April 2011 by E. S. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Chick lit at it's best
A great read, so good that I have read it again and again since I have bought the book.

Min does not believe in happily ever after - especially not with a guy who agrees... Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2008 by Betty
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Even Jennifer Crusie's own website describes this book as the 'Crusie-est' book that she has written. I loved it and gobbled it up in one sitting (from 10pm to 3. Read more
Published on 3 Oct 2007 by tigersfan
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad for a romance novel
This is a romance/chicklit cross and not my 'thing' usually, but it was a book group book and I was persuaded to read it. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2007 by Green Book Addict Librarian
5.0 out of 5 stars i wish i could give it more stars!!!!
To begin with, the plot of this book is so unusual but is based in reality so it has that "kooky" edge that only the great jennifer crusie can pull off. Read more
Published on 2 April 2007 by Ms. S. Morgan
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Honestly this is one of the best books I have read in a long time. While it might not be about to win the Nobel prize for fiction it is vastly entertaining, funny, romantic and... Read more
Published on 27 Feb 2007 by Dr. H. I. C. Dalgarno
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