Bet Me epub –

This is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Crusie s novel about long shots, risk management, true love, and great shoes Minerva Dobbs knows how to work the odds.Calvin Morrisey always plays to win But when they face off, neither one is prepared.Because when real life meets true love, all bets are off Minerva Dobbs knows that happily ever after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet, even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs, even if she does wear great shoes and keep him on his toes 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, and it s not long before Min and Cal meet again Soon they re dealing with a jealous ex boyfriend, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, andrisky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of Including the biggest gamble of all true love.

10 thoughts on “Bet Me

  1. D.G. D.G. says:

    After reading this, I don t think I ll eat Chicken Marsala ever again The heroine of this book ate Chicken Marsala in two different restaurants, twice for takeout, at a wedding, at a dinner with her friends and cooked it 4 times with different levels of success I don t know if there s anything boring than a person who never tries anything new if I d been the hero, I d have stopped dating her just because of this I enjoyed the first part of the book the humor was not over the top and the plot was wacky but not creepy Then as the book progressed, I found two of my big pet peeves adults that don t confront their parents when they re out of line and the demonizing of men You see, I had a mother like Min s so I totally understand what it is to live with constant criticism regarding my figure But when I was in my 20s, I had a very firm chat with my Mom about it and told her I wouldn t tolerate that behavior Did my Mother stop completely Of course not, but at least now it s manageable and not humiliating like it used to be And that s why I cannot respect Min who at 33 years old, should not let her mother choose her hairdo, her clothes or the food she eats I HATED how Cal was demonized because he dated a lot He was so nice and thoughtful that women fell in love with him in droves and when he realized they were serious than him, he would break up with them The bastard Doesn t he know that once a woman falls in love with him, he owes her a ring no matter his feelings He made them fall in love It s his fault Because you know, women are little girls that cannot take responsibility for their own feelings and must get every man they want Throwing up now Then the ending was so saccharine, I don t think I ll eat anything sweet for a month.The narration was good but I don t think that Cal s voice was distinctive enough But what makes this narration really irritating is the author s writing style Almost every line of dialogue ends in he said or she said so after a while, I wanted to shoot myself I had to speed up this book a lot, just to see if I could stop hearing so and so said after every sentence.Because I liked the humor, I was thinking that I should give this author another shot, but then I thought that for the first time ever, an author has put me off food If nothing else, that s my clue that I should never read anything by this author again She s liable to make me swear off bread or chocolate and THAT I couldn t stand.

  2. Anne Anne says:

    Cute story, but I m still not sold on Jennifer Cruise.I ve read this one and Welcome to Temptation, which are supposed to be her top two books and my feelings for both are overwhelmingly ok I know she s supposed to be one of the queens of Chick lit, so this leads me to believe that Chick lit will never be my jam.Which is fine.Ok.Min is chubby And Min is always gonna be chubby She doesn t magically lose the weight then find her prince charming And prince charming Cal isn t one of those guys who already knows he likes the curvy ladies It isn t until he talks to her that he realizes he finds her interesting and sexy.The problem is, he s taking a break from women because they are nothing but grief But Min is different And she s worked her way under his skinThe back and forth between these two was really cute and sweet And I enjoyed the fact that she wasn t thin One thing I thought was maybe a little odd were all the food references I didn t find the find the scene where he tied her up and fed her donuts all that sexy, to be honest Butto each their own Also, how many times can you eat chicken Marsala before you get thoroughly sick of it Yikes Branch out and try something new, girl Anyway I blew through it in a couple of days and don t regret it one bit Chick lit may not rock my world, but I certainly don t feel like it s a waste of my time.

  3. • Lisa • • Lisa • says:

    5 DONUT STARS.A fabulously written book with plenty of heart and soul, low on the drama and high on the humour, Bet me is a book that all romance lovers should have on their I need to read shelves My book heart was crying out for a chic lit fix, so with a few recommendations for this book under my belt I decided to forge ahead and reconnect with my first love of reading style This author did not disappoint Bet me was a gorgeously funny and romantic escape and i m left with a huge smile on my face.What s it all about Minerva Min Dobbs is a slightly cynical, witty and suspicious thirty something who has found herself dumped by a man who she barely liked let alone loved Trouble is Min has an impending wedding to attend as her sisters bridesmaid, throw in the need for a date, two hilariously entertaining best friends, an overbearing mother and a dress that doesn t fit and Min finds herself looking for a replacement man to fill the dateless gap Min is well aware that there is no such thing as a prince charming to deliver her own happily ever after especially one who asks her on a date to win a bet Calvin Cal Morrisey is ridiculously handsome and successful, this charmer is not looking for a long term commitment especially with the girl who fails to fall for his boyishly good charms, so the two meet through a dubious bet and fall straight into drama, chaos and the possibility of love, Bet me is the wonderful story of Cal and Min Can opposites really attract What did I love Spectacularly well written, witty and full of humour this story is chic lit at its finest The book was so random it was amusing, I could not get enough of this loveable story that I devoured in just one sitting Lately I have found myself so overrun with dramatic books that Bet me was a complete breath of chic lit air I loved both the hero and heroine in this story, I fell in love with Min, she was sassy and vulnerable and I loved her quirky, goofy sense of humour even with her self doubt she was always likeable a great leading lady for the delectable Cal, this hero was outstanding he was sweet and sexy and all things book yummy, I was than pleased to meet this duo The book has Great supporting characters and so many point of views in the book I lost count, just know this it worked and I loved getting snippets of life from all the characters The dialogue between the characters is nothing short of amazing, it is so fast paced and entertaining I was in awe at my reading experience There was nothing that I didn t love about this story and I m rushing now to read other books by this talented author Amazing intro, juicy in between bits and a deliciously scrumptious ending, I am officially in book love.Final thoughts Jennifer Crusie is obviously an established author, her writing style is flawless and this book had me swooning and laughing in equal measure Bet me brought me back to question myself as to why I ve been leaving this genre of book collecting dust on my shelves, its a funny, quirky tale of learning to trust and that love is often found in the strangest of places What can I say If you are a fan of a romance with laughs than your local comedy club, then don t hang around, go grab it readers Kisses.

  4. Lady Heather Lady Heather says:

    WOW Great story Excellent writing Amazing Characters Min..

  5. Jo ★The Book Sloth★ Jo ★The Book Sloth★ says:

    5 Beautifully Insane StarsThis book wasbizarre but so damn charming It was full of light humour and absolutely free of drama It is a book you read when you need something to pick you up I m so glad I read it The main characters were mostly insanereally We have Min who after being dumbed by the world s biggest idiot goes into her all men are pigs phase, and we have Calvin , the comitment phobe, who gets entangled in a stupid bet against his will They are our main couple She is a little chubby and never takes risks, he is a gambler They decide they have nothing in common and won t be seeing each other again But fate has other ideas What i m trying to tell you, Min said, is that im going to grow up to be one of those chubby old ladies It s in my genes Like self raising flour i m going to pouf That s going to work out well for me, Cal said Because i m going to grow up to be one of those horny old men who chases chubby old ladies around the couch The mean characters were completely insane David the douche makes the bet with Calvin that he can t get Min in bed in a month, just after he breaks up with her, despite the fact that he wants her back Cynthie , Cal s crazy ex, wants him back She is a relationship gourou and she is certain that love can be clinically analyzed and she is meant to be with Cal Don t get me started with Cal s mom, Aka The Iceberg This book strikes for funny and light and the characters reflect it.The friends were just as crazy In this category we have Roger , who glances at Bonnie for the first time and decides he ll marry her but he ll wait a month before he proposes , and Bonnie who believes in fairytales and princes Roger is hers They are both completely adorable, like teddy bears, and perfect for each other And then Tony and Liza, who are the man whore and the free spirit I ll just say that every time Cal kissed Min, Liza decked him with her purse Need I add anything This is a woman you ve known less than twelve hours It took you a year to pick out a couch, but you re seriously Yes, Roger said She s the one The result A beautiful mess of a book It was charming and cute and so easily read that you didn t want it to end Re read June 2015

  6. Michelle Michelle says:

    4.5 Fairy Tales Do Come True Stars It s been a long time since I ve read a JC book I remember her always putting a smile on my face and once again JC had me smiling and laughing many times I loved Mim and Cal Hell I loved everybody in this book I might have liked it so much because Mim and Cal acted like enemies instead of lovers lol All because of a bet made between Mim s ex David and Cal which Mim over hears So Mim starts off hating Cal right away and is quick to shoot down his charming ways They butt heads every time they are around each other They never want to see each other again but fate has different plans for them And when it came to the important stuff they were both there for each other I loved how Cal made Mim feel sexy about not being a size two He loved to watch her eat He made her eat He also was quick to put Mims mom in her place when it came to her harping all the time to Mim about not eating carbs and dieting I loved how Mim stood up to Cals family and never made him feel stupid because he was dyslexic Elvis her cat was awesome I loved how every time Cal or Mim voiced out loud to themselves that they were never going to see each other again something weird would happen Cal burned his finger or bumped his head Mim stabbed her self with a loose staple Haha These two had really good friends They were all wonderful and had each other s back Oh and Mim had some really cool shoes and she loved Elvis Presley She had me jamming many times during this book It brought back memories of my mom playing Elvis records when I was younger Haha This was told through many different POVs and I really liked that a lot I had no problems figuring out who s head I was in lol If you re looking for a light on drama funny read with tons of tension this ones for you

  7. Tea Jovanović Tea Jovanović says:

    Drage moje, vidim da ste je mnoge pro itale i da se ve ini dopala drago mi je kao uredniku knjige Jednom re ju, ta god da pro itate od ove autorke lepo ete se zabaviti, nasmejati Pravi laki, zabavni, i A klase enski romani Beach read

  8. Mo Mo says:

    Until recently, this was not available on KINDLE in Europe and I really wanted to read it so what s a girl to do had to order the paperback Loved it No sooner had I the paperback than it became available on KINDLE in Europe What s a girl to do Download it and read it again Great, great story.

  9. Didi Didi says:

    4.5 STARS Sometimes I find myself discovering a new to me author, and thinkingWHERE THE HELL HAVE I BEEN Why haven t I heard of Jennifer Crusie before now Despicable.And because I m late into the game, I won t bother explaining what this book is all about I loved it I loved Cal Truly loved that dream of a book boyfriend He was honest, sweet, considerate, giving, loving and an an all around true gentleman The scene where they re eating chicken Marsala ummYUM and he describes how he sees her bodysigh Seriously, I was this close to tearing up With Min s mom dishing out endless weight loss advice, and her ex being a douche, Min deserved someone who could see her for herself and love her deeply, want her desperately and keep her forever Min was funny I always felt she put up a shield against people that would judge her, or assume things This was of course a defense mechanism, and it was hilarious in the beginning when she used it like crazy against Cal There were tons of laugh out loud moments, a fantastic secondary cast loved her bff s Bonnie and Liza touching scenes, swoony scenes and a romance that gave me the warm fuzzies Cheesy right Doesn t matter, I loved this Tony was awesome, really standing up when it was necessary, and pointing Cal in the right direction David was a total idiota, and Cyn, poor, sightless Cyn She was smart professionally, but totally clueless personally Love can t be theorized and tested using variables and science This style of plot where there are other things going on above the main romance are my favorite They keep you on your toes and round out everything beautiful that is reading I m now off to start reading JC s other books, this is why goodreads is so great, we discover new and fantastic authors The ending was beautiful, the pacing incredible, no filler whatsoever I especially loved how the epilogue was written, answered all my questions, and proved some of my suspicions But the real winners Cal and Min, loved them Highly recommended.

  10. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    Actual rating 1.5 stars Because I m in a good mood today. Warning the gif is strong with this one Again. Why Why the bloody fish did I do this to myself Because I m a first class idiot, that s why And because I m a complete, utter, total masochist, that s also why Yep, that s me, the human pi ata.Okay, let s get this over with as quickly and painlessly as possible This book made me feel like And also like And also, also like All in all this proved to be a charmingly delightful reading experience And I have to say it put me in a deliciously jovial, cheery mood Good times and stuff And the moral of this Next Time Anyone Sees Me Reading a Book Similar to this One Please Do Me a Favor and Shoot Me in the Head Thank Thee Kindly Super Extra Crappy Non Review Thingie NTASMRaBSttOPDMaFaSMitHTTKSECNRT is ah, sugar shock inducing books, there really is nothing quite like them Who would want to read gloriously dark stuff packed with liars and assholes when such enchanting tales as this one exist I sure wouldn t Oh no, not me P.S One day chicken Marsala will save the world It will eradicate all diseases, make hunger disappear, stop armed conflicts and bring peace on earth Trust me on that one, I read this book, I know what I m talking about.