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Prepare to be absolutely charmed by Jennifer Crusie's riotous tale of two slightly twisted sisters and a town chock-full of hunks, coots and petty politics in Welcome to Temptation.
Sophie and Amy Dempsey are just two wedding filmers trying to hop to the next level of their careers when they agree to produce a documentary of ageing film star Clea Whipple's return to her hometown of Temptation, Ohio. And when the local mayor, Phin Tucker, and the police chief, Wes Mazur, proffer themselves as willing subjects for quick flings, Sophie and Amy aren't the type to object. But things are never easy in rural Ohio, and what starts off as an esoteric art film project soon evolves into potential porn--and that's just the relationships, let alone the documentary. Clea's husband Zane turns belly-up, the race for mayor turns dirty and Sophie and Phin turn on the heat full steam.
With hot sex, clever characters and Crusie's trademark wit, Welcome to Temptation will keep your eyes glued to the page and your stomach aching with laughter. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre" --"Publishers Weekly" "With her third seriously pleasing hardcover--bright, funny, sexy, and wise--it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers." --"Kirkus Reviews"
A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre "Publishers Weekly"
With her third seriously pleasing hardcover--bright, funny, sexy, and wise--it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers. "Kirkus Reviews"" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Sophie Dempsey is the only 'normal' one in a family of likable and charming con artists. She is the 'mothering/nuturing' figure in the family, who really just wants to settle down in one place with a home and family. However, for the sake of her sister's hope of Hollywood, Sophie finds herself in Temptation, Ohio to make a come-back film for ageing former porn star Clea Whipple, who was born in Temptation and owns a farm there.
Enter Temptation's mayor, Phineas T Tucker, who's town council have just voted in an anti porn law and whose mother is trying to desperately marry him off to the too young Rachel Garvey of the "excellent legs".
Phin is the handsome, well-dressed epitany of every "glossy frat boy" who ever snubbed Sophie, and she's just the type of woman his father warned him about. So the scene is set for a witty battle of the sexes, plus one of the townsfolk is trying to bump Sophie off. Add Sophie's, con man brother, her controlling fiance, Phin's snobby, wealthy mother and his young daughter, Rachel Garvey and her parents and the sexy conniving Clea and her husband, plus a dead body and plenty of sex and you have an entertaining, amusing read. Enjoy!
I loved the characters of the hero and heroine - I ended up fancying the Mayor myself and especially liked the devious Dempseys and the 5 rules to get people to do what you want.
I just wish now that we could have a sequel as I really liked all the nutty characters living in Temptation and would like to see how Sophie dealt with them when she became Mayor.
The characters are nice and it was a good read. It's good to have a main female who isn't squeaky clean (the soft porn she's writing) which also doubles up as a good excuse to get intimate with Phin.
The sex scenes absolutely sizzle off the page and expertly walk the thin line. Highly erotic, but never pornographic. Readers who have an aversion to the 'F' word might find the language a little strong on occasion as the aforementioned is used rather a lot. It didn't bother me too much. What did irritate me was the heroine's pulse which had an annoyingly repetitve habit of 'kicking up' every few pages. Seems to be a favourite phrase of the author's. However, that's really just nitpicking. I am sold on Jennifer Cruisie and will buy her other books. Usually modern romantic comedies leave me feeling bored and once I've read one, I have to abandon the genre for at least 6 months to recover. (last happened to me with Marian Keyes. I loved Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, but when I came to the end, that was it for a long while!) With Cruisie, however, I'm thirsting for more.
See publisher's blurb for clues to the plot, but the situational and conversational humor are the best part of any Crusie novel. Well, and, of course, the characters.
This is another that I started with the paperbacks until they kept wandering off, then I bought the audio.
Aasne Vigesaa has the characters and emotions down to a science, and that is great for us listeners!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not romantic, too many cheap scenes... and the porn movie theme was as off putting as it gets.Published 17 months ago by Emma Frost
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. Read more
This book is one of JC's best books, as it has well developed characters and some very funny moments. Read morePublished on 5 Jan. 2012 by J. Heynert
This is a light-hearted and funny romantic suspense novel, high on the romance and low on the suspense. I'd recommend it if you like Buffy-style humour and aren't a prude. Read morePublished on 1 Sept. 2010 by M. Rahman
I absolutely loved this book. I have never read any of Jennifer Crusie's books up until now and I am so glad I stumbled across this little gem! Read morePublished on 10 April 2010 by 2Angels
I first read this on my honeymoon six years ago, since then I have read every other book by Crusie but this is far and away the best. Read morePublished on 4 May 2009 by Amazon Customer
I've only recently discovered Jennifer Crusie but I love what I've read so far. This book really zips along and I stayed up til 2am to finish it! Read morePublished on 31 Jan. 2008 by VB
This is not only my favourite Jennifer Crusie, its one of my favourite romance books too. Both the main characters are likeable and Phin Tucker is one of the sexiest fictional men... Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2007 by Trashy Romance Addict