Bet Me

Bet Me 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 im

  • Title: Bet Me
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie
  • ISBN: 9780312357085
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, thMinerva 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 donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of Including the biggest gamble of all true love Bet Me is the winner of a 2005 RITA Award.

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    1. 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 more 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 ove [...]

    2. 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 overwhelminglyok. 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 [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. WOW! Great story!Excellent writing!Amazing Characters!Min Great decision!CalWe KNOW you didn't make the bet so in the end it made me want to eat LOTS, AND LOTS of Krispy Kreme donuts! *sigh*

    5. 5 Beautifully Insane StarsThis book was.rre 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 insaneally. 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 chub [...]

    6. Drage moje, vidim da ste je mnoge pročitale i da se većini dopala drago mi je (kao uredniku knjige) :) Jednom rečju, šta god da pročitate od ove autorke lepo ćete se zabaviti, nasmejati Pravi laki, zabavni, i A klase "ženski" romani Beach read :)

    7. 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 charmin [...]

    8. 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. Such a Treat!This is my first Jen Crusie book and I can’t believe how long I’ve deprived myself from reading this book that I’ve had in my possession for months. I’m not going to give you a book summary of what the book is about – you can read it when you pull the book up in . But let me tell you this, I don’t read a lot of chic-lit books because they tend to fail to keep me interested, but this book surprised me. Not only did it keep hold my attention, but it kept me smiling and lau [...]

    10. 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 piñata.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 e [...]

    11. 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 see [...]

    12. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️You know when you read a great book when, not even in the middle of it, all you can think of is : I was seriously beating myself up with this the whole time! It felt so good to read this book!To sum it up quickly, I loved it for a lot of reasons but mainly : 1 - DialoguesJennifer Crusie knows how to make her characters talk! Vividly!2 - Humor I was really laughing out loud at some quotes or situations! This book is filled with [...]

    13. It all started with a bet One exciting and incredibly fun chick lit novel that will make you laugh and make you think about whether a happy ending is really possible and theory of chaos real.Min is serious. Cal is a charmer. Min is ready for something more. Cal is not known for serious relationships. Min is angry at men, especially after her last relationship. Cal is not ready for a woman who will tell him "NO". Min is a curvy brunette. Cal likes blondes. And they definitely hate each other.But [...]

    14. I needed this book! It seems as if all of the books I read lately are such intense reads. Bet Me was the perfect reprieve. From the first page, it was just so much fun! I mean, she introduces her "R rated pixie" friend on like page five. The intro scene is Min in a bar with her friends while her boyfriend is breaking up with her. It's obvious that she couldn't care less. That is, until she overhears the bet being made with the "Hunka hunka burnin' love" standing next to her new ex. Call is the p [...]

    15. 5 Stars!! This is my 3rd time reading, or rather this go around I listened to the audio version. Still a 5 star book, the audio version was wonderful, and Deanna Hurst rocked the read. The story still had the same impact it did when I read it the first and second time. One of my favorite plump girlfull figurervy women reads! I smiled like an idiot from beginning to end! Calvin Morrisey is the sweetest guy everI love him!Original review posted 2/11Great book. Lots of fun, loads of laughs, and som [...]

    16. Leer reseña completa en el blog lacomunidaddellibro/reCreo que con esta vez es la cuarta que leo este libro, es uno de ésos libros que siempre recurro cuando estoy pasando por una época en que no consigo que ninguna novela me enganché, siempre que lo leo la historia me atrapa de una forma que hace que lo devore y esté hasta la madrugada para terminarlo (menos mal que siempre me lo leo en sábado).Es una novela ágil, divertida (de las que te hacen reír a carcajadas) y muy romántica (sin s [...]

    17. This book is HILARIOUS!! & CUTE!Story: We meet Min, a woman who doesn't care much about her looks, and is characterized by her friends as plain. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she decides to go out to dinner with a guy who wants to win a bet on her. Calvin is gorgeous, and man whore, a guy who woman shouldn't get too close to, but when coincident plays in the role, Cal & Min gets closer together, and might possibly fall in love. However, will they last together? “Nobody in my li [...]

    18. EDIT - 16/02/2017: I had a horrible day today (well, yesterday), and amidst all my bitchiness and PMS and crying and general bad mood, I couldn't find enough chocolate. Anywhere. So yeah, I read this book again; I don't really know why, and it really made me feel better. I'm upping this to five stars. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Hallelujah! A book written for women where the heroine is not a klutz or a bimbo or a stereotype. Meet Minerva Dobbs, a slightly chubby actuary who doesn't seem to have much luck i [...]

    19. Me encantó 😄😄😄, desde el principio me hizo reír mucho es de esos libros que sirven para mejorar tu estado de ánimo para enamorarte y hacerte sonreír Al principio es una historia de amor-odio donde los personajes no se toleran, se conocen en un bar y por una apuesta van a una cita que resulta ser desastrosa y ellos lo único que quieren hacer es no volverse a ver pero por azares del destino se vuelven a ver una y otra vez parece que esta empeñado en que estén juntos.Min y Cal tiene [...]

    20. Don't you just love it when you re-read a book you haven't read in years and are instantly reminded of a genre you used to adore, and a book you thought was wonderful?If possible, I enjoyed this even more on my second read.Ah, Cal. What a dreamboat. <3Read #2: March 6, 2016 - 5 starsRead #1: August 17, 2012 - 5 stars

    21. I belong to the 6% of the human populace who do not like this book. And I have to say, I do not like being the odd man/woman out.I honestly wanted to like this book. This is included in All About Romances Top 100 list and on Dear Reader Top 100 list plus it won Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Contemporary Single Title (2005), so it was justified that I had high hopes for this. Also, all my friends rated this four stars or more, however, the characters and dialogues were unbelieva [...]

    22. 4.5 Betting Stars!This was such a great book!! Jennifer Crusie writes a great love story with lots of humor. Thank you for picking it for me Alexandra!! You did good :O)

    23. Fantastic Contemporary Romance!I've been wanting to read Bet Me for some time now after seeing all the good reviews- despite the fact I tried one or two other Cruise books awhile ago and wasn't all that hip to them. I liked them well enough but nothing really demanded she become an "autobuy" author. Bet Me might change that.I thoroughly enjoyed this one!Min Dobbs has everything a girl could want, good, stable job, close friends, who cares if she has less than ideal weight? And okay, in the men d [...]

    24. 4,5 για την ακρίβεια!! Ήταν ένα υπέροχο βιβλίο. Ένα μαγευτικό ταξίδι στην ιστορία της Μιν και του Καλ. Μπορεί από την περίληψη να υποθέσει κανείς ότι πρόκειται για ένα cliché, ένα κλασικό love sotry , διαβάζοντας ωστόσο παρακάτω αντιλαμβάνεται πως κάτι τέτοιο δεν ισχύει. Στην προκειμ [...]

    25. God bless Chick-lit. Especially Chick-lit that's happy and filled with sexual tension and innuendo!Here's the story: Min Dobbs (yes, horrible name, but it illustrates how 'plain' she sees herself) gets dumped in the opening sentences by David, who then meets up with God's gift to women, Cal Morrisey and bets him that Cal can't bed Min in a month (because David couldn't in two). At the exact same moment, Min and her girlfriends are checking out Cal and daring Min to go over to him. She does and o [...]

    26. My favorite Crusie book. Wonderfully witty lines. Guaranteed to make you feel good. I did not want to stop reading.The book starts with a well done mis-communication - the bet. David bets Cal that he can’t get Min to bed in a month. Cal refuses but says he’s willing to bet ten dollars that he can walk out the door with her. Min overheard part of the bet but not all of it, and she thinks it’s a bet to have sex with her. She is angry, but she leaves with Cal because she wants to be rude to h [...]

    27. 4.5MIERDA DE HADA.Desde el primer momento me engancho y me hizo reír, me sorprendió porque el ritmo no decae en ningún momento. Por lo general cuando los libros tienen tanto humor terminan por cansarme porque da la sensación que recurren siempre a los mismos tipos de chistes pero en este caso no me paso eso. Frase favorita:“Pareces una princesa obsesionada por el sexo, hasta arriba de heroína”, pensó, pero dijo:- Estás preciosa –porque también era verdad.Juro que lo leo y me tiento [...]

    28. Oh, Christ, I gave her a feral catI adore this book and I'm currently on my 58th reread, approximately. Any book that can rouse my hunger for both chicken marsala and serious shoe shopping at the same time is a winner.

    29. 4,5 betting stars from me. Bet me is one of those books you should read when your mood is down and you need something funny and relaxing in order to forget your problems. Bet me is definitely one of those books. Free of drama, without exaggerations all you have to do by reading it is to have fun with the adventures and the airs and graces of the main heroes. An absolutely entertaining book that all the fans of contemporary romance should read. You want a bet ?It is my first Jennifer Crusie book [...]

    30. An entertaining book. If I didn't sleep on it, it would probably be rated higher than I like it before I started thinking about its issues. As usual, there are things that are great and those that are not. Before anything else, this will end up in I like it category because it made me laugh more than once. That would be the first good thing about it.Next, I love that Min is thirty three and she is not skinny. She doesn't get skinny by the end of the book either. Min enjoys food.I read this book [...]

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