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Welcome to Temptation

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 edition (25 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423322525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423322528
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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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.

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"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.

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By A Customer on 5 Feb. 2006
Format: Paperback
Probably the best of all Jennifer Cruise's books. An attractive and witty central couple and amusing side characters.
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!
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Format: Hardcover
I really liked this book - I think it is better by far than her last two books and worth the hardback price.
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.
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By A Customer on 29 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is great, unputdownable - I read it in one day and then read it again the next. The characters are funny, the supporting characters not least so. Sophie and Phin are the right side of believable and their story is gutsy, romantic and sexy. I'll definitely be reading more books by Jennifer Crusie.
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I absolutely loved this book. It's really great quality chick-lit, fantastic characters, loads of tension in the plot, and a real page turner. I started reading it yesterday evening and stayed up half the night to finish it! The small town, gossipy atmosphere of Temptation is really vividly portrayed and there is plenty to enjoy besides the sizzling affair between Sophie and Phin. I defy any woman to read this and not fall a little in love with Phin - he's wonderful!
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The only issue with this writer is that she can be repetitive. Once you've read one of her books, you've read all of them. It's the typical facade of the main characters pretending they dislike each other and of course, the woman must have a plump lip (the last book also has a female protagonist who the male loved for her lip) which doesn't work for me, because not all men are fixated on lips.

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.
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By A Customer on 28 Jun. 2002
Format: Paperback
A witty, entertaining romantic comedy filled with warm, memorable characters who are much more fun to read about than the usual whingeing thirty somethings thrust upon readers by UK 'chic-lit' authors.
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.
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Format: Hardcover
Brilliant, funny and sexy. Cruisie's latest is worth every penny of it's hardback price. Great hero/heroine and good supporting cast plus intriguing quotes from movies. First time I've ever fancied the mayor in an American small town. I took the book in work to lend to a friend and kept taking it back to reread my favourite bits.
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Format: Paperback
Yes, I am addicted to Crusie's books.
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!
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