Author: Jennifer Crusie

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It Must Be Christmas - Three Holiday Stories

It Must Be Christmas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250106377
  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Authors: Jennifer Crusie, Donna Alward, Mandy Baxter
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when love is in the cold and frosty air—and desire reaches the boiling point. . .

Hot Toy

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie comes a hilarious, sexy story about a determined shopper who grabs the last action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the arms of a sexy secret agent. Mayhem under the mistletoe ensues. Business as usual this Christmas season…right?

Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher

Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money in Mandy Baxter’s story set deep in the heart of Texas. But when gorgeous do-gooder Chloe Benson comes knocking at his door—in search of funds for her charity—Nate can’t ignore the passion he feels for her. Maybe love is priceless after all?

Christmas at Seashell Cottage

’Tis the season in Jewell Cove when local doctor Charlie Yang finds her quiet, steady life disrupted by both an abandoned baby in the nativity manger and ex-SEAL Dave Ricker. Are these turn of events too good to be true? Or is Christmas working its magic—for real— Donna Alward’s heartwarming holiday story?


Hot Toy

Hot Toy
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250090416
  • Release: 2015-10-13
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Previously published in the anthology Santa, Baby, HOT TOY is now available as a standalone e-story for the first time!

Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent...


Crazy for You

Crazy for You
  • Number: 9781250042330
  • Release: 2013-05-07
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Bestselling author Jennifer Crusie's Crazy for You is a deliciously sexy yarn full of secrets, gossip, rumors, romance, and subterfuge... 

On Wednesday, Quinn McKenzie changes her life. On Thursday, she tries to get somebody to notice. On Thursday night, somebody does.

Quinn McKenzie is dating the world’s nicest guy, she has a good job as a high school art teacher, she’s surrounded by family and friends who rely on her, and she’s bored to the point of insanity. But when Quinn decides to change her life by adopting a stray dog over everyone’s objections, everything begins to spiral out of control. Now she’s coping with dognapping, breaking and entering, seduction, sabotage, stalking, more secrets than she really wants to know, and two men who are suddenly crazy . . . for her.


Be Mine

Be Mine
  • Number: 9780373777068
  • Release: 2013-01-22
  • Authors: Victoria Dahl, Jennifer Crusie, Shannon Stacey
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie

Business takes a backseat when successful ad executive Emily Tate meets Richard Parker. He's an accountant who's been sent to keep her in line and under budget in her ad campaign for a sensual new perfume called Sizzle. And if Emily's not careful, she could well melt in Richard's hands. 

Too Fast to Fall by Victoria Dahl 

For Jenny Stone, driving is her escape-from her past, her problems, her quiet life in Jackson Hole. But after Deputy Nate Hendricks stops her-again-for speeding, she could lose more than just her license. She could lose her heart. Nate seems to think that Jenny should replace her love for fast driving with something even more...heart pumping. And despite her need for speed, Jenny's never been one for defying the law. 

Alone With You by Shannon Stacey

When waitress Darcy Vaughan's friend asks her to help out with the launch of a fledgling restaurant, she's happy to oblige. Little does she know the owner is Jake Holland, the perfect guy who slipped through her fingers after their one night of passion. But for Darcy and Jake, one touch was just not enough.


Crazy People - The Crazy for You Stories

Crazy People
  • Number: B00846Y3AK
  • Release: 2012-05-16
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Argh Ink LLC
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For fans of Jenny Crusie, of witty and warm writing, and of contemporary fiction, this collection of short stories was the genesis for one of Crusie's most beloved novels, Crazy for You. The stories focus on three women, Quinn, Darla, and Stephanie, and their mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. Originally written for Crusie's MFA in Fiction, they've been updated, edited, and packaged as a special collection for any reader who loves to laugh out loud.


Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312303785
  • Release: 2010-08-31
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Andie Miller is ready to move on in life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her before they go their separate ways forever. A very distant cousin of his has died and left North as the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs a very special person to take care of the situation and he knows Andie can handle anything.

When Andie meets the two children she quickly realizes things are much worse than she feared. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. What’s worse, Andie’s fiancé thinks this is all a plan by North to get Andie back, and he may be right. Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting.

What follows is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, including a self-doubting parapsychologist, an annoyed medium, her Tarot-card reading mother, an avenging ex-mother-inlaw, and, of course, her jealous fiancé. And just when she thinks things couldn’t get more complicated, North shows up on the doorstep making her wonder if maybe this time things could be different between them.

If Andie can just get rid of all the guests and ghosts, she’s pretty sure she can save the kids, and herself, from the past. But fate might just have another thing in mind…

 


Wild Ride

Wild Ride
  • Number: B003K154RK
  • Release: 2010-03-16
  • Authors: Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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The New York Times bestselling duo of Crusie and Mayer team up again with a hilarious paranormal novel that shows why the wildest ride at the Dreamland Amusement Park isn't the roller coaster

Mary Alice Brannigan doesn't believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she's been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there's a guy she's falling hard for, and there's something about him that's not quite right.

But rocky romances and demented demons aren't the only problems in Dreamland: Mab's also coping with a crooked politician, a supernatural raven, a secret government agency, an inexperienced sorceress, an unsettling inheritance, and some mind-boggling revelations from her past. As her personal demons wreck her newfound relationship and real demons wreck the park, Mab faces down immortal evil and discovers what everybody who's ever been to an amusement park knows: The end of the ride is always the wildest.


Dogs and Goddesses - 3 Story - Anthology

Dogs and Goddesses
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312944377
  • Release: 02/03/2009
  • Authors: Lani Diane Rich, Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Three single women are about to learn that, when it comes to love, you really can teach an old dog new tricks…

Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She’s reluctantly inherited her grandmother’s coffee shop, but it’s not long before she’s brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor.

“Stuart is a consummate mistress of her craft.”—Romantic Times Bookreviews

And then there’s Daisy, a web code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly-wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer whose teaching style is definitely hands-on.

“Rich has a knack for creating memorable characters.”—Romance Reader at Heart

Finally there’s Shar, professor of ancient history at Summerville College, who wakes up one morning to find her neurotic dachshund, Wolfie, snarling at an implacable god sitting at her kitchen table, the first thing in her life she hasn’t been able to footnote.

“Crusie is a master of fast-paced witty dialogue.”—Seattle Times

What on earth is going on in this unearthly little town? It’s up to Abby, Daisy, and Shar to find out before an ancient goddess takes over Southern Ohio, and they all end up in the apocalyptic doghouse…


Anyone But You

Anyone But You
  • Number: B001E28LVS
  • Release: 2006-12-01
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romance
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Part basset, part beagle, all Cupid... For Nina Askew, turning forty means freedom—from the ex-husband, freedom from their stuffy suburban home, freedom to focus on what she wants for a change. And what she wants is something her ex always vetoed—a puppy. A bouncy, adorable puppy.

Instead she gets...Fred.

Overweight, middle-aged, a bit smelly and obviously depressed, Fred is light-years from perky. But he does manage to put Nina in the path of Alex Moore, her gorgeous, younger-by-a-decade neighbor.

Alex seems perfect—he's a sexy, seemingly sane, surprisingly single E.R. doctor—but the age gap convinces Nina that anyone but Alex would be better relationship material. But with every silver-haired stiff she dates, the more she suspects it's the young, dog-loving doc she wants to sit and stay!


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